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    Jill Scott

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    Genre:Soul, R&B
    Rank:7415 history »
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1The Rain lyrics
    Will Smith feat. Jill Scott
    2Imagination lyrics
    3Sometime I Wonder lyrics
    4Brotha lyrics
    5Fatback Taffy lyrics
    6Rolling Hills lyrics
    Gimme lyrics
    8Shame lyrics
    Jill Scott feat. Eve
    9Celibacy Blues lyrics
    10Only You lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    2,061 5.0/5
    Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds, Vol. 2 [2004]
    2,817 5.0/5
    Who Is Jill Scott?: Words And Sounds, Vol. 1 [2000]
    Brown Sugar [original soundtrack] [2002]
    4Experience: Jill Scott 826+ [2001]
    5Hidden Beach Presents: The Original Jill Scott From The Vault, Vol. 1 [2000]
    6In Too Deep [original soundtrack] [1999]
    7Wild Wild West [original soundtrack] [1999]
    8Rush Hour 2 [original soundtrack] [2001]
    9Live In Paris+ [2008]
    The Real Thing: Words And Sounds, Vol. 3 [2007]


    Born Jill Heather Scott in the North Philly neighborhood of the City of Philadelphia, PA on April 4, 1972. She began her career as a performance poet. She was discovered by Amir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots. Questlove invited her to join the band in the studios. Which resulted in the live version of "You Got Me" in 1999.

    Subsequently, she collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, Lupe Fiasco, Common and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent. Signed to Steve McKeever's newly formed Hidden Beach Recordings label, she released her debut album Who Is Jill Scott: Words and Sounds Vol. 1 in July 2000. The following summer she released Experience:Jil Scott 826+ after she released the single "A Long Walk." Scott continued to gain more recognition, eventually earning a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance for "A Long Walk", Jill Scott won a Grammy award at the 2005 Grammy awards for Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female.

    Jill Scott appears in David Chappelle's Block Party performing with The Roots and Erykah Badu.

    Scott released a new album, entitled Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 in 2004. Her book of poetry, The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours was released in April 2005.

    Recently, Scott was prominently featured on hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco's 2006 single "Daydreaming" which also appeared on a new Scott collection called Collaborations on January 30, 2007.
    The Collaborations collection served as "an appetizer" for her next studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released September 25, 2007. 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. Interspersed between the dozen songs previewed on the sampler was a personal explanation from Jill for the inspiration behind some of her songs.

    Jill Scott is also an accomplished actor, appearing as detective Precious Ramotswe in the BBC's dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's series of books: "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency". Scott also appeared as "Sheila" in the Tyler Perrry film, "Why Did I Get Married" (2007) and its sequel, "Why Did I Get Married Too" (2010) .

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