Jill Heather Scott was born on 4 April 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an American singer, songwriter, model, poet and actress. She is a three-time Grammy Award winning singer- song writer, New York Times best selling poet and an actor.
Jill Scott Career Details
Her 2000 debut album, who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol.1 went platinum and the follow up Beautifully Human Vol.2 & The Real Thing Vol.3 both achieved gold status. She began her career as spoken word artist appearing at live poetry readings. She was discovered by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the roots who invited her to join the band in studio. She received co-writing credit for the song You Got Me. Scott debuted as an artist during Root’s live show, singing as original artist of the song. Scott then collaborated with many artists including Eric Benet, Will Smith and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada. She was the first artist signed to Steve McKeever’s ‘Hidden Beach Recordings’ label. She debuted in Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol.1 which was released in 2000. She was nominated Grammy for her single ‘A long walk’ and won the 2005 Grammy for best urban R&B Performance for ‘Cross my Mind’. She writes poem. The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours were a compilation of her poems which was released by St. Martin’s press on April 2005. She featured in a collaboration single “God Bless the Child’ which earned her second Grammy award. She shared the win with Benson and Jarreau. In 2006, Scott was featured on hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco’s single “Daydreaming” which won Grammy for Best Urban Performance. In 2012, official debut single “So in Love” featuring Anthony Hamilton was released which debuted no.43 in US Billboard Hot R&B song charts, Scott’s highest debut on charts. She began her acting career in 2000 with debut in Tyler Perry’s Neighbours from Hell. She then did many films. She also established the Blues Babe Foundation which is a program to help young minority students pay for university expenses.
Jill Scott Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents, Siblings
Scott grew up as an only child and was raised by her mother Joyce Scott and grandmother. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls and afterwards attended Temple University. She wanted to become an English teacher but after three years of study and serving as teacher’s side, she became disillusioned with teaching career and dropped out of college. Scott had married her long-term boyfriend Lyzel Williams in 2001. The couple dated for 7 years before their marriage. But unfortunately, Scott and Williams got divorced in 2007, after six years of marriage. On 20 June 2008, Scott announced that she was engaged to Li’l John Roberts, her drummer during her concert. The couple welcomed their son, Jett Hamilton Roberts on 20 April 2009. She announced her breaking up with Roberts on June 2009. She married her long-term boyfriend Mike Dobson on 25 June 2016 but got divorced after 15 months of marriage.
Jill Scott Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Jill Scott is $12 million. She earns from her music career. Jill Scott also earned her net worth through acting in several movies like Why Did I Get Married, Why Did I Get Married Too? Sins of the Mother, Get on Up etc. She has also been seen in television series such as Girlfriends, Law & Order, Special Victim Unit and the Showtime Movie.