In a year of incredible firsts, including her first #1 album in the country, Grammy-winning singer, actress and poet Jill Scott has tied the record for the longest #1 record on Urban Adult Contemporary radio format in. At 17 weeks, the debut single – “So In Love” featuring Anthony Hamilton off her critically acclaimed fifth studio album The Light Of The Sun – holds onto the eleven year title as the most played record of the year in the format with Maxwell’s “Fortunate” (1999).
Currently on the second leg of her widely successful Block Party Tour, Scott has also earned three 2011 Soul Train Award nominations for Album Of The Year, Best Female R&B Artist and Song Of The Year for “So In Love.”
A busy 2011 for Jill, earlier this year she took The Jill Scott Experience to the 2011 BET Awards performing the scintillating album gem “Rolling Hills,” as well as performances on The Today Show, Live! With Regis & Kelly, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Live! With Jimmy Kimmel. Never one to slow down, later this year, Scott is set to perform at the prestigious 18th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert alongside Sugarland, Janelle Monae and David Gray, BET’s Black Girls Rock alongside Mary J. Blige, as well as the legendary Soul Train Awards, which honors Gladys Knight and Earth, Wind & Fire. In December, the songstress will also perform a string of hits including her heart-wrenching “Hear My Call” on the 2011 Vh1 Divas special.
After gracing the cover of Billboard Magazine which named 2011 as “The Year Of Jill Scott “, Jill returned from a four year musical hiatus to release her widely anticipated album The Light Of The Sun which garnered rave reviews across every outlet from Entertainment Weekly who remarked, “she returns to R&B like she never left.it’s a welcome flashback” to The New York Times who commented, “Ms. Scott’s songs are proudly and forthrightly feminine, and they set out to persuade and motivate.It’s a lesson her songs live up to.” People Magazine listed the album in their “Critics’ Choice” lauding that “The Light of The Sun reflects that 2000 classic with its hip-hop swagger and spoken-word musings…Wow.”
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Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. Before being named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010 and appearing on VH1 Divas alongside Aretha Franklin, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the late 90s. In 2000, she released her much anticipated debut record, Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds, Vol. 1, a double platinum album that earned Scott several Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist. Two more critically acclaimed albums followed, Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds, Vol. 2and The Real Thing: Words & Sounds, Vol. 3which garnered two more Grammy Awards and spawned multiple worldwide tours.
Not just limited to music, Jill Scott is a true multimedia brand across books, clothing, TV and film. Most recently, Jill was cast as the lead character in the HBO/BBC mini series filmed on location in Botswana, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, a Peabody Award-winning show directed by the late Oscar Award-winning director Anthony Minghella. Before that, Jill starred alongside Tyler Perry & Janet Jackson in the #1 national movie series Why Did I Get Married? as well as Lifetime Movie Network’s Sins of the Mother, the made for TV movie which became the second-most watched premiere in the network’s history.
A consummate writer at heart, she penned The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, a compilation of poems that instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Scott also developed an intimates line for Ashley Stewart and founded Blues Babe, a registered 501(c)3 foundation which supports minority students pursuing college degrees.