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Jill Scott
Born April 4, 1972 (1972-04-04) (age 35)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genre(s) R&B, soul, neo soul, jazz, quiet storm, spoken word soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, poet, actress
Years active 2000–present
Label(s) Hidden Beach
Website www.jillscott.com

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Contents

Biography

Early life

Scott grew up an only child in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised by her mother, Joyce Scott, and her grandmother. She indicated in an interview with Jet Magazine that she had a happy childhood and was "very much a loved child".[1] Scott attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls and after graduating, attended Temple University while simultaneously working two jobs. She studied secondary education for three years and had planned on becoming a high school English teacher, but after spending time as a teacher's aide, Scott became disillusioned with the teaching profession and dropped out of school.[2] Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Philadelphia High School for Girls, more commonly known as Girls’ High, is a public college preparatory high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For the private Christian university in Tennessee, see Tennessee Temple University. ...


Prior to her breakthrough in the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor. She remains close to her mother and grandmother, nicknamed "Blue Babe", resides in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and is divorcing her husband of five years, Lyzel Williams, who is a graphic artist and DJ, after twelve years together. (Scott wrote and recorded the song "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)" about Williams.)


Music career

Scott began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work. She was eventually discovered by Amir "?uestlove" Thompson of The Roots. Questlove invited her to join the band in the studio, and the collaboration resulted in a co-writing credit for Scott for the song, "You Got Me." In 2000, Erykah Badu and The Roots won the Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group for "You Got Me".[3] Subsequently, Scott collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common, and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent. Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ... Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971), known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. ... The Roots, also variously known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Fifth Dynasty, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy-winning hip-hop band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. ... Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas) is an American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ... Eric Benét (born October 15, 1966 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... Rent is a rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson[1] based on Giacomo Puccinis opera La bohème. ...


Scott was the first artist signed to Steve McKeever's 'Hidden Beach Recordings' label. Her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 was released in 2000. She experienced some chart success and notice with the single "A Long Walk", which eventually earned her a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance. Scott lost that award, but won a 2005 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance for "Cross My Mind." The live album, Experience:Jill Scott 826+, was released November 2001. Scott's second full-length album, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2, followed in 2004. Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Scott continues to write poetry; a compilation volume of her poems, The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, was published and released by St. Martin's Press in April 2005.[4] Recently, Scott was prominently featured on hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco's 2006 single "Daydreaming" which also appearred on a new Scott collection called Collaborations on January 30, 2007.[5][6] Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper. ...


The Collaborations collection served as "an appetizer" for her next studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released September 25, 2007.[7] A clip of the title track was released on a bonus disc from Hidden Beach Records and included with Collaborations. The lead single "Hate on Me", gained airplay in May 2007 with a video released in mid-July. In advance of the album's release, Hidden Beach released a 17-minute album sampler through their forums.[8] Interspersed between the dozen songs previewed on the sampler was a personal explanation from Jill for the inspiration behind some of her songs. is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Film and television

On advice of her good friend, director Ozzie Jones, she began pursuing a career in acting in 2000.[9] She joined a fellowship at a theater company in Philadelphia. For two years, she took small, menial, jobs in exchange for acting lessons. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


In 2004, Scott expanded her resume by appearing in several episodes of season four of UPN's "Girlfriends" playing Donna, a love interest to main character, William Dent. She also appeared in the Showtime movie Cavedwellers, starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.[10] She will star as Precious Ramotswe in a movie version of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, currently in production.[11] For other uses, see Girlfriend (disambiguation). ... This article is about the pay TV channel. ... Kevin Norwood Bacon[1] (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor who has starred in Footloose, Animal House, Stir of Echoes, Wild Things, JFK, and Apollo 13, among many others. ... Kyra Sedgwick (born August 19, 1965)[1] is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. ... Precious Ramotswe is the fictional central character in The No. ... The No. ...


In 2007, Scott starred in Hounddog and in Tyler Perry's movie, Why Did I Get Married?. Hounddog is a film written, directed and produced by Deborah Kampmeier and starring child actress Dakota Fanning. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Why Did I Get Married? is a 2007 comedy-drama adaptation written, produced, directed, and starring Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. ...


Vocal profile

Scott is a talented vocalist who infused jazz, R&B, spoken word, and hip hop among other genres to create a distinct style that many refer to as neo soul. Her vocal capabilities are so rich that a reviewer on Pop Matter, referring to Scott's vocal ability stated, 'Scott draws on her upper register recalling the artistry of the late "songbird" Minnie Riperton and Deniece Williams'.[12] The same reviewer in another article stated, 'The song evokes the artistry of Minnie Riperton as Scott sings in the upper register that makes its only appearances on Who is Jill Scott? on the teasing "I Think It's Better" and "Show Me".[13] Scott has "a very rare facility to hit notes in the sixth and seventh octave, as displayed on songs such as 'Gimme' where she hits a D6, and on 'Spring Summer Feeling' where she hits a C7 note with full vibrato".[14] For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a musical genre of the late 1990s and early 2000s that fuses contemporary R&B, 1970s style soul, classical music, jazz, and elements of alternative-hip hop. ... Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American soul singer and songwriter, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. Possessing a rare five-octave vocal range, she displayed the ability to imitate instrumentation and even birds. ... Deniece Niecy Williams (June 3, 1950— ) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


Other appearances

Her live performance in 2004 with members of The Roots, which also included backing a performance by Erykah Badu, is featured in Dave Chappelle's 2006 concert film, Dave Chappelle's Block Party. The Roots, also variously known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Fifth Dynasty, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy-winning hip-hop band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. ... Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas) is an American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ... Dave Chappelles Block Party (aka Block Party) is a documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry. ...


Charity work & advocacy

Scott has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses. The Blues Babe Foundation offers financial assistance to students between the ages of sixteen to twenty-one, and targets students residing in Philadelphia, Camden, and the greater Delaware Valley. Scott donated USD$100,000 to help start the foundation. The foundation was named after Scott's grandmother, known as "Blue Babe" because of the bluish tint in her brown complexion. Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is a jazz and rhythm and blues singer. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ... USD redirects here. ...


On the foundation's website, it defines its mission statement as one where it "seeks to provide financial support and mentoring for those students who have shown the aptitude and commitment to their education, but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of their undergraduate degrees".[15]


In the spring of 2003, the Blues Babe Foundation made a donation of more than $60,000 to the graduating class of the Creative Arts School in Camden, New Jersey. Any student who maintained a 3.2 GPA received a yearly stipend for the next three years that was put toward his or her college education. Look up Creative in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The term creative can refer to: Creativity is defined as the ability to be creative. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A grade in education can mean either a teachers evaluation of a students work or a students level of educational progress, usually one grade per year (often denoted by an ordinal number, such as the 3rd Grade or the 12th Grade). This article is about evaluation of...


At the Essence Music Festival in July 2006, Scott spoke out about how women of color are portrayed in the lyrics of rap songs, and in rap music videos. Scott criticized the content for being "dirty, inappropriate, inadequate, unhealthy, and polluted" and urged the listening audience to "demand more".[16]


Discography

Albums

Year Album US US R&B UK RIAA certification
2000 Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 17 2 69 2x Platinum
2001 Experience: Jill Scott 826+ 38 7 - Gold
2004 Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 3 1 27 Gold
2007 Collaborations 11 3 - -
2007 The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 4 2 Gold 349,500[17]

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. ... Collaborations is, as the title implies, an album of collaborations between Jill Scott and other artists. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B UK singles Album
2000 "Gettin' In the Way" 115[18] 28 30 Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
2001 "A Long Walk" 43 9 54 Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
2001 "The Way" 60 15 - Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
2002 "He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)" 125[19] 46 - Experience: Jill Scott 826+
2002 "Gimme" - 107 [20] - Experience: Jill Scott 826+
2004 "Golden" 110[21] 31 59 Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
2005 "Whatever" 112[22] 34 - Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
2005 "Cross My Mind" - 38 - Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
2005 "The Fact Is (I Need You)" - 63 - Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
2006 "Daydreamin'" (Lupe Fiasco featuring Jill Scott) - 83 25 Food & Liquor / Collaborations
2007 "Hate on Me" 107 24 - The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3
2007 "My Love'" - - - The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Daydreamin is the second single taken from Lupe Fiascos Food & Liquor album. ... Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper. ... Food & Liquor is the name of Lupe Fiascos critically-acclaimed debut album, released on September 19, 2006. ... Collaborations is, as the title implies, an album of collaborations between Jill Scott and other artists. ...

Grammy Award history

Category Genre Song Year Result
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance R&B "God Bless The Child" George Benson & Al Jarreau feat. Jill Scott 2007 Won
Best R&B Album R&B Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2 2005 Nominated
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance R&B "Whatever" 2005 Nominated
Best Urban/Alternative Performance R&B "Cross My Mind" 2005 Won
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance R&B "He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat) (Movement I, II, III)" 2003 Nominated
Best R&B Female Vocal Performance R&B "A Long Walk" 2002 Nominated
Best New Artist General n/a 2001 Nominated
Best R&B Female Vocal Performance R&B "Gettin' In the Way" 2001 Nominated
Best R&B Album R&B Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1 2001 Nominated

Awards/nominations

  • BET Awards
    • 2005, Best Female R&B Artist[Nominated]
    • 2001, Best Female R&B Artist [Nominated]
    • 2001, Best New Artist [Nominated]
  • Image Awards
    • 2005, Outstanding Music Video: "Golden" [Nominated]
    • 2005, Outstanding Song: "Golden" [Nominated]
    • 2005, Outstanding Female Artist: Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 [Nominated]
    • 2002, Outstanding Duo or Group: "Kingdom Come Theme Song" [Nominated] w/ Kirk Franklin
    • 2002, Outstanding Album: Jill Scott-The Experience [Nominated]
    • 2002, Outstanding Song: "He Loves Me" [Nominated]
    • 2002, Outstanding Female Artist: Jill Scott- The Experience [Nominated]
    • 2001, Outstanding New Artist: Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 [Nominated]
    • 2001, Outstanding Song: "Gettin' In the Way" [Nominated]
    • 2001, Outstanding Female Artist: Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 [Nominated]
    • 2001, Outstanding Album: [[Who is Jill Scott? Words nnd Sounds Vol. 1 [Nominated]
  • Lady of Soul Awards
    • 2005, Best R&B/Soul Album, Solo: Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 [Nominated]
    • 2001, Best R&B/Soul Single, Solo: "A Long Walk" (Winner)
    • 2001, Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist: "A Long Walk" (Winner)
    • 2001, Best R&B/Soul Album, Solo: Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 (Winner)
  • Soul Train Awards
    • 2005, Best R&B/Soul Female Single: "Golden" [Nominated]
    • 2005, Best R&B/Soul Female Album: Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 [Nominated]
    • 2001, Best R&B/Soul Female Single: "Gettin' In the Way" [Nominated]
    • 2001, Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist: "Gettin' In the Way" (Nominated)
    • 2001, Best R&B/Soul Female Album: Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 [Winner]

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... Janet Jackson on the cover of Vibe in 1998. ...

References

  1. ^ Jill Scott: SINGER KEEPS IT REAL WITH SOULFUL, DOWN-HOME SOUND - Interview. Jet (August 20, 2001).
  2. ^ Touré (April 26, 2001). Soul Sister Number One. Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ http://www.inkblotmagazine.com/rev-archive/Jill_Scott.htm
  4. ^ Who is Jill Scott? Now she's a poet too. NPR (April 27, 2005).
  5. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (December 26, 2006). Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'.
  6. ^ Jill Scott. Hidden Beach Recordings.
  7. ^ http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2007/01/0210.cfm
  8. ^ http://family.hiddenbeach.com/index.php?automodule=downloads&showfile=10
  9. ^ Jill Scott on Acting, Singing, and Divorce. Retrieved October 15, 2007.
  10. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1264/is_4_35/ai_n6132452
  11. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/movies/23wines.html
  12. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/s/scottjill-experience.shtml
  13. ^ Neal, Mark Anthony. The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs: 'Eternal' (DreamWorks). Pop Matters.
  14. ^ Book Jill Scott. 1-800-4ENTERTAINMENT. Retrieved on January 2, 2007.
  15. ^ http://www.bluesbabefoundation.org/
  16. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5149498.stm
  17. ^ http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/13004
  18. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=344&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3039712&cdi=7646678&cid=11%2F04%2F2000
  19. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=344&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3044145&cdi=7807919&cid=01%2F12%2F2002
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=345&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Singles&ci=3045599&cdi=7860396&cid=05%2F25%2F2002
  21. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=344&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3055248&cdi=8204390&cid=09%2F11%2F2004
  22. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=344&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3057161&cdi=8274696&cid=02%2F12%2F2005

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