Jill Scott

Singer/Songwriter/Actor The three-time Grammy winning soul singer has been hailed as one of the most dynamic voices of R&B. Hailing from Philadelphia, she met ?uestlove, with whom she co-wrote the song “You Got Me,” which was recorded by The Roots and Erykah Badu. A former spoken-word artist, Scott toured with a Canadian production of the hit musical Rent, and later won praise for her roles in the HBO series No.1 Ladies Detective Agency and Tyler Perry’s film Why Did I Get Married?  The multi-talented singer will also star in the James Brown biopic Get on Up, set for release August 2014.

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Jill Scott to Be Honored at Essence’s Black Women in Music

The event will also launch Essence's year-long 45th anniversary celebration.

Tweets of the Week: Pusha T Tells Lil Wayne 'Come to G.O.O.D. Music'

Plus, Meek Mill back, Q-Tip welcomes MCs into Zulu Nation.

Jill Scott on Protests: ‘The Angst and Heartbreak Will Reach the Music’

Singer believes lyrical consciousness in hop hop is not dead.

Bill Cosby Thanks Whoopi Goldberg, Jill Scott for Support

Comedian cancels two more shows amid sex abuse allegations.

Jill Scott Defends Bill Cosby in the Midst of Rape Allegations

"I've learned not to believe too much without proof," the soul singer tweeted.

And The Nominees Are...

See who received nods for the 2014 Soul Train Awards.
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