Jill Scott Poster

Trivia (27)

Originally sang the hook on The Roots Grammy winning song "You Got Me."

Was offered a role in the Broadway play 'Chicago', but turned it down.

Attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls

Has a cat named Stacey.

Released a book of poetry entitled "The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours" in April 2005.

Originally attended Temple University to become a high school English teacher.

Performed with a Canadian touring cast in the musical 'Rent'.

Her stepfather was abusive, so she and her mom went to live with her grandmother.

Slept in the same bed as her grandmother until the age of eighteen.

Recorded 50 songs for her debut album, but included only 18.

She quit teaching after other teachers complained about her method of singing to students to improve their memorization skills.

Founded the Blues Babe Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to college-bound students in the greater Philadelphia area, in 2002.

Named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2001.

Released her double-platinum debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, in 2000.

Was nominated for a Grammy in Best New Artist of 2000, but did not win.

Cites Sarah Vaughan as one of her musical influences. The others are Frankie Beverly and Maze, Minnie Riperton, Donny Hathaway, Anita Baker, Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Sade.

Mother's name is Joyce Scott.

While not a single, the album track "He Loves Me," dedicated to her then-husband Lyzel became a particularly popular song in her live and televised performances.

Won a 2005 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance for "Cross My Mind.".

She remains close to her mother and grandmother, nicknamed "Blue Babe", and resides in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Prior to her breakthrough in the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor.

Favorite movie is The Wiz (1978).

Announced June 20, 2008 that she is engaged to her drummer, Lil' John Roberts.

Invented a new brand of bras for full figured women called "Butterfly" in the spring of 2008.

Gave birth to her first child at age 37 on April 20, 2009, a son named Jett Hamilton Roberts, who arrived 5 days earlier than expected. The child's father is her now ex-fiancé Lil Jon Roberts.

Recording her new album The Light Of The Sun: Words and Sounds, Vol. 4. [February 2010]

Currently living in Tennessee [February 2021].