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Jill Scott

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A mature R&B vocalist who excelled most with slower, sensual material ("Slowly, Surely," "I'm Not Afraid," "My Love") and was versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment ("Golden," "Family Reunion," "Hate on Me"), Jill Scott grew up in north Philadelphia and began her performing career reading her own poetry. She was heard by Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, drummer in the Roots, who invited her to join the band in the studio, resulting in the co-composition "You Got Me," a 1999 Top 40 pop hit that actually featured Erykah Badu instead of Scott herself. Subsequently, she collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common, and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent. Signed to Steve McKeever's newly formed Hidden Beach label, she released her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1, in July 2000. One of the most favorably reviewed R&B albums of the year, the set peaked within the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart and reached number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Experience: Jill Scott 826+, featuring a lengthy live set on one disc and studio material (including a soaring collaboration with 4hero) on a second disc, appeared the following summer. Scott's star power soared over the next year, eventually earning her a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance for "A Long Walk." Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3, both of which debuted in the Top Five of the Billboard 200, followed in 2004 and 2007, respectively. A compilation containing several of her most notable guest appearances, titled Collaborations, was also released in 2007. The same year, Scott appeared in a pair of movies, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? and Hounddog, which set the stage for her starring role in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, an HBO series that debuted in 2009. A switch to Warner Bros. -- which followed some legal conflict with Hidden Beach -- yielded 2011's The Light of the Sun, led by "So in Love," a collaboration with Anthony Hamilton. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The following month, Hidden Beach released The Original Jill Scott from the Vault, Vol. 1. Within a year, the label initiated a three-volume series of remixes dubbed Crates: Remix Fundamentals. Highlight appearances on albums by Robert Glasper and Bernhoft preceded a pair of 2015 releases: the Hidden Beach-era anthology Golden Moments and fifth proper studio album Woman. The latter, supported by the Atlantic label, was her second album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200. ~ Andy Kellman & William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
Jill Scott

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    16 songs

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    Woman

    15 songs

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    The Light Of The Sun

    17 songs

    On Air

    The Light Of The Sun

    15 songs

    On Air

    The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3

    17 songs

    On Air

    Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2

    44 songs

    On Air

    Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1

    16 songs

    On Air

    Golden Moments

    14 songs

    On Air

    Collaborations [14 Tracks]

    1 song

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    Closure

    1 song

    On Air

    Fool's Gold

    1 song

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    You Don't Know

    1 song

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    So In Love (feat. Anthony Hamilton)

    1 song

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    Shame (feat. Eve & The A Group)

    2 songs

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    Lovely Day [Radio Edit]

    11 songs

    On Air

    Crates: Remix Fundamentals, Vol. 1

    12 songs

    On Air

    The Original Jill Scott from the Vault, Vol. 1

    15 songs

    On Air

    Original Jill Scott From the Vault, Vol. 1

    12 songs

    On Air

    Live in Paris +

    21 songs

    On Air

    Experience: Jill Scott 826+ [21 Tracks]

    22 songs

    On Air

    Experience: Jill Scott 826+ [22 Tracks]

    7 songs

    On Air

    Hate on Me

    53 songs

    On Air

    Jill Scott Holiday Gift Package

    1 song

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    Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2

    31 songs

    On Air

    Experience: Jill Scott 826+

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Top Songs by
Jill Scott

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    Popularity
  2.   A Long Walk
  3.   So in Love
  4.   He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)
  5.   Gettin' in the Way
  6.   The Way
  7.   Back Together
  8.   So Gone (What My Mind Says) by Paul Wall
  9.   Fool's Gold
  10.   It's Love
  11.   My Love
  12.   Golden
  13.   Can't Wait
  14.   The Fact Is (I Need You)
  15.   Whenever You're Around
  16.   Blessed
  17.   Bedda at Home
  18.   Hate on Me
  19.   Not Like Crazy
  20.   Slowly Surely
  21.   One Is The Magic #
  22.   Comes to Light (Everything)
  23.   Lovely Day
  24.   Whatever
  25.   All I
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jill Scott

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    Smooth Jams

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    Contemporary R&B

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    R&B Deep Dive

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    Amy Winehouse: DNA

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    Frank Ocean: DNA

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    Adult R&B

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    His & Hers Radio


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