"I think, as an artist, you have to have experienced some deep turmoil, some kind of pain, because that's what connects you with the world. That's what makes it juicy."

  • Born Jill Scott on April 4, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jill Scott's debut album, 2000's Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1, landed at No. 17 on the Billboard 200, bringing her unique brand of R&B and spoken word to a mainstream audience. The single "A Long Walk" reached No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Scott earned her first three GRAMMY nominations for 2000, including one for Best New Artist. Her first career GRAMMY win came for 2003 for "Cross My Mind," which earned Best Urban/Alternative Performance. She made her GRAMMY stage debut at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards in 2001, performing "Natural Blues" with Moby and the Blue Man Group.
  • Did you know? Scott, who started out as a spoken word poet, was discovered by the Roots' Questlove. She co-wrote the Roots' GRAMMY-winning song "You Got Me," but her original vocals were replaced by Erykah Badu.
  • In 2015 Scott teamed with India.Arie and Janelle Monáe to perform "As" at "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute," a CBS TV special that celebrated Wonder's iconic songbook.
  • Scott started the Blues Babe Foundation based in North Philadelphia to support underserved students with educational enrichment opportunities and scholarships for their futures.

Jill Scott

"I think, as an artist, you have to have experienced some deep turmoil, some kind of pain, because that's what connects you with the world. That's what makes it juicy."

  • Born Jill Scott on April 4, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jill Scott's debut album, 2000's Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1, landed at No. 17 on the Billboard 200, bringing her unique brand of R&B and spoken word to a mainstream audience. The single "A Long Walk" reached No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Scott earned her first three GRAMMY nominations for 2000, including one for Best New Artist. Her first career GRAMMY win came for 2003 for "Cross My Mind," which earned Best Urban/Alternative Performance. She made her GRAMMY stage debut at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards in 2001, performing "Natural Blues" with Moby and the Blue Man Group.
  • Did you know? Scott, who started out as a spoken word poet, was discovered by the Roots' Questlove. She co-wrote the Roots' GRAMMY-winning song "You Got Me," but her original vocals were replaced by Erykah Badu.
  • In 2015 Scott teamed with India.Arie and Janelle Monáe to perform "As" at "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute," a CBS TV special that celebrated Wonder's iconic songbook.
  • Scott started the Blues Babe Foundation based in North Philadelphia to support underserved students with educational enrichment opportunities and scholarships for their futures.

GRAMMY Award Results for Jill Scott

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Nominations
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Can't Wait
 
Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Love
 
Wins
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Daydreamin'
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Hate On Me
Best R&B Album
The Real Thing
 
Wins
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
God Bless The Child
 
Wins
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Cross My Mind
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Whatever
Best R&B Album
Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2
 
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) (Movements I, II, III)
 
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
A Long Walk
 
Nominations
Best New Artist
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Gettin' In The Way (Track)
Best R&B Album
Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1 (Album)