Jill Scott (II)

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Jill Scott (II)

Born

4/4/1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birth Name

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Jill Scott is the neo-soul singer of the 21st century.

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Songs Written and Performed for Soundtracks:
      The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2009) - "Khutshanyana" (traditional), performer
      Obsessed (2009) - "Golden", writer and performer
      Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) (VG) - "Golden", writer and performer
      Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008) - "It's Love", writer and performer
      Something New (2006) - "Family Reunion", performer
      Block Party (2005) - "You Got Me" and "The Way", writer and performer
      Shadowboxer (2005) - "Bedda at Home", performer
      Beauty Shop (2005) - "Golden", writer and performer
      Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) - "Comes to the Light", writer and performer
      Brown Sugar (2002) - "Easy Conversation", writer and performer
      Down to Earth (2001) - "One Time", performer
      Kingdom Come (2001) - "Kingdom Come", performer
      Save the Last Dance (2001) - "Shining Through", performer
      In Too Deep (1999) - "Dreamin'", writer and performer

    • In 2002, Jill appeared in a made-for-TV movie called Broadway's Best. She also did the following films: Why Did I Get Married (2007) as Sheila, Hounddog (2007) as Big Momma Thorton, and Cavedweller (2004) as Rosemary.

    • In 2001, Jill was listed as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

    • Her musical influences include Frankie Beverly & Maze and Minnie Riperton.

    • She was divorced from Lyzel Williams in 2007. On April 20, 2009, Jill gave birth to her first son, Jett Hamilton Roberts, whose father is her fiance, drummer Lil John Roberts.

    • In 2005, she won the Grammy award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her song "Cross My Mind". The album it was from, Beautifully Human, Words & Sounds, Vol. 2 was also nominated for Best R&B Album in the 2005 Grammys.

    • She appears on Lupe Fiasco's song and music video "Daydreaming".

    • Jill's nickname is Blue Babe. Her other nicknames are Jilly from Philly and The Lady Jill Scott.

    • Jill has a volume of her poems called The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours.

    • Jill's height is 5'6" (1.68 m).

    • Jill originally sang the hook on The Roots' Grammy winning song "You Got Me."

    • Jill was offered a role in the Broadway play "Chicago", but turned it down.

    • She studied secondary education for three years and had planned on becoming a high school English teacher.

    • She was discovered by Amir "?uestlove" Thompson of The Roots.

    • She began her performing career as a spoken word artist.

  • Quotes

    • Jill: When I get onstage, I automatically feel beautiful.

    • Jill: (on when she first became pregnant) I definitely had issues over the course of my life, reproduction issues. I was married for five years and could never conceive a child. Until now ... It's the most amazing thing that's ever happened to me.

    • Jill: (talking about her song "Fact Is (I Need You)") The men are supposed to be here and not just as boyfriends and husbands-what about our uncles, godfathers, nephews and cousins? That song is a call-out to them.

    • Jill: Music is supposed to touch people and act as a bridge between one human being and another. I want listeners to feel something when they experience this album-there are songs to remind us to get wild, be quiet and also, be revolutionary.

    • Jill: I write about what I'm living and I knew that I couldn't create an album without having some time at home. Otherwise, this album would have been about being on the road.

    • Jill: All I have to do is be me on stage. But acting, I have to be someone else, and walk how they would walk and blink how they would blink. I used to talk about it bad like, "aw man, that person made $10 million a movie?" But now I understand why they do. I get it now.

    • Jill: Married life is really good, it's a beautiful thing, I enjoy spending my life with this man; I like him, I like his personality, I like the way he treats his friends. When I'm talking about love, I'm talking about him.

    • Jill: I wanted to remind people I'm just flesh and blood. I falter. I am poor. I am blind. I am pitiable. I am naked. But I'm here and that is the blessing. The gift of life.

    • Jill: I am a woman, I make mistakes. I make them often. God has given me a talent and that's it.

    • Jill: When I'm writing, I like to hear the music first-the whole process, not just a partial idea. I'd gotten a lot of great Jill Scott-type tracks, but I didn't want another version of the songs that were on the first album.

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