Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years Active: 1999–present
Genres: R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Jazz, Spoken Word
Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet and actress. Scott began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work. 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. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #17 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was later certified 2× platinum. The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2001 Grammy Awards, “Gettin' in the Way” was nominated for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance and ...
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