|Jill Scott has become one of the most accomplished and noteworthy female vocalists of the modern era. With a stylistic range unlike that of any other singer, Scott has transcended multiple genres by incorporating sounds from across the entire realm of music. Her vocal abilities have lent themselves to soul, jazz, rock , R&B, hip hop, soul, and more throughout the course of her career, which has allowed her to attract a wide array of fans. Known for her magnificent, high-energy stage presence and beautiful vocal range, Jill Scott is a must-see for any music enthusiast. Purchase your Jill Scott tickets today to take in this musical wonder in the flesh!
Scott was born an only child in a neighborhood on the north side of Philadelphia. She was raised there in tandem by her mother and grandmother, and she exhibited an interest in music and the performing arts from a young age. In her adolescence and collegiate years, Scott had ambitions of becoming an educator. She studied along this track for several years as a student at Temple University in Philadelphia. Ultimately discovering that the education profession wasn’t for her, Scott left Temple during her senior year and began working a series of odd jobs while performing spoken word poetry in Philly and along the East Coast. It was through these performances that she first caught the attention of Amir Thompson, also known as Questlove.
Rise to fame
After seeing her perform, Questlove was immediately taken aback by Scott’s abilities and raw passion. He began to work with her on a number of tracks that were being written for his hip hop group The Roots. After an extensive writing process, Scott earned a credit as a co-writer on the single "You Got Me," which was released on The Roots 1999 album Things Fall Apart. The song, which was performed by The Roots and pop sensation Erykah Badu, earned a Grammy Award and brought mainstream media attention to the mostly unknown Scott. From here, Scott had a springboard by which to launch her career.
Major releases and critical acclaim
Since gaining notoriety from her work with The Roots, Jill Scott has gone on to establish an incredibly successful career as a solo artist. She has released four full-length studio albums: Who is Jill Scott, Words and Sounds Vol. 1, Beautifully Human, Words and Sounds Vol. 2, The Real Thing, Words and Sounds Vol. 3, and The Light of the Sun. Her work has earned her multiple Grammy award nominations, and she won the Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance in 2007 with her song “Cross My Mind.” Scott has also established herself as a world-class collaborating artist, working with leaders across multiple genres to generate emphatic hit songs. Most notable, perhaps, was her collaboration with hip hop sensation Lupe Fiasco on his song “Daydreamin’.” That song won a Grammy award in 2008 for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.