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Jill Scott Biography

Jill is best regarded as an R&B artist. Platinum Record-selling R&B singer and actress known for her soulful lyrics in songs like “Hate on Me” and her collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, among others. She was born on April 4, 1972 in Philadelphia , PA. She appeared alongside Janet Jackson in Tyler Perry 's film Why did I get married? This was in 2007. She studied education at Temple University and decided to become a teacher. Her road to musical career started with spoken word performances.

Jill Scott Biography
Short Bio
First NameJill
ProfessionR & B Singer
Age48 years old
Birthday & Zodiac
Birth SignAries
Birth DateApril 4, 1972
BirthdayApril 4
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, PA

Jill Scott Career

  • R & B Singer

Jill Scott Education

  • Scott attended Temple University, graduating from Philadelphia High School for Girls.

Before Fame

  • She studied education at Temple University and decided to become a teacher. Her road to musical career started with spoken word performances.

Jill Scott Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Jill is 48 years old, she is 5' 6″ (1.68 m). Her body measurement is 40-30-32 inches with brown hair and brown eyes. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Height & Weight
Height (Approx.)5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight (Approx.)78 kg (171 lbs)
Body Measurements34-24-34 inches
Physical Stats
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Dress SizeUnknown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Jill Scott Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Jill Scott Achievements

  • She is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and has since been nominated for ten more Grammy Awards.

Jill Scott Filmography

2005Dave Chappelle's Block PartyHerself
2007HounddogBig Momma Thornton
2007Why Did I Get Married?Sheila
2010Sins of the MotherNona
2010Why Did I Get Married Too?Sheila
2012Steel MagnoliasTruvy Jones
2013Baggage ClaimGail Best
2014Get on UpDeeDee Brown
2015With This RingViviane
2017FlintNayyirah Shariff
2017Love Beats RhymesProfessor Dixon

Jill Scott Television

2004GirlfriendsDonna Williams
2006Seemore's PlayhouseHerself
2008–2009The No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyPrecious Ramotswe
2010Black PantherOroro Munroe / Storm
2010Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJanice Raleigh
2016Being Mary JaneJackie
2018; 2020Black LightningLady Eve
2019First Wives ClubHazel

Jill Scott Award and Nominations

Grammy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001HerselfBest New ArtistNominated
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1Best R&B AlbumNominated
“Gettin' In the Way”Best Female R&B Vocal PerformanceNominated
2002“A Long Walk”Nominated
2003“He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) (Movements I, II, III)”Nominated
Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2Best R&B AlbumNominated
“Cross My Mind”Best Urban/Alternative PerformanceWon
2007“God Bless the Child” (with George Benson and Al Jarreau)Best Traditional R&B PerformanceWon
2008“Hate on Me”Best Female R&B Vocal PerformanceNominated
The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3Best R&B AlbumNominated
“Daydreamin'” (with Lupe Fiasco)Best Urban/Alternative PerformanceWon
2011“Love” (with Chuck Brown and Marcus Miller)Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsNominated
2017“Can't Wait”Best Traditional R&B PerformanceNominated

Soul Train Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001Jill ScottBest R&B/Soul or Rap New ArtistNominated
“Gettin' In the Way”Best R&B/Soul Single, FemaleNominated
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1Best R&B/Soul Album, FemaleWon
2005“Golden”Best R&B/Soul Single Female,Nominated
Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2Best R&B/Soul Album, FemaleNominated
2011Jill ScottBest R&B/Soul, FemaleWon
The Light of the SunBest R&B/Soul Album, FemaleWon

Lady of Soul Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001“A Long Walk”Best R&B/Soul Single, Solo Won
Jill Scott: “A Long Walk”Best R&B/Soul or Rap New ArtistWon
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1Best R&B/Soul Soul Album, SoloWon
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1Album of the YearWon
2005Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2Best R&B/Soul Album, SoloNominated

BET Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001Jill ScottBest New ArtistNominated
Best Female R&B ArtistNominated
2005Jill ScottBest Female R&B ArtistNominated
2008Jill ScottBest ActressNominated
Best J AwardNominated

BETJ Virtual Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2008Jill ScottFemale Artist of the YearNominated
Why Did I Get MarriedBest ActressNominated

NAACP Image Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001Jill ScottOutstanding New ArtistNominated
Outstanding Female ArtistNominated
“Gettin' In the Way”Outstanding SongNominated
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1Outstanding AlbumNominated
2002Jill ScottOutstanding Female ArtistNominated
“Kingdom Come Theme Song” with Kirk FranklinOutstanding Duo or GroupNominated
“He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)”Outstanding SongNominated
Experience: Jill Scott 826+Outstanding AlbumNominated
2005Jill ScottOutstanding Female ArtistNominated
“Golden”Outstanding SongNominated
Outstanding Music VideoNominated
2008Jill ScottOutstanding Female ArtistNominated
Why Did I Get MarriedOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
2010The No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
2011Sins of the MotherOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialWon
Why Did I Get Married Too?Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
2018FlintOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialNominated

MTV Video Music Awards

  • 2001, Best R&B Video: “Gettin' In the Way” (Nominated)

Satellite Awards

  • 2009, Best Actress Drama Series: The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency (Nominated)

Vibe Awards

  • 2004, R&B Voice of the Year (Nominated)

Jill Scott Relationship Status

  • Scott and long-time friend Lyzel Williams, a graphic artist and DJ, were married during a private Hawaiian holiday ceremony in 2001. The couple had been dating for seven years before they got married. Scott wrote and recorded a song about Williams, “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat). Following six years of marriage, Scott and Williams were divorced in 2007.
  • On June 20, 2008, Scott shared a long on-stage kiss with her drummer, Li'l John Roberts, at a concert in New York's Carnegie Hall. The pair then told the crowd that they were engaged. Their son, Jett Hamilton Roberts, was born on April 20th, 2009.
  • On June 23, 2009, Scott revealed that she and Roberts had broken up, with Scott breaking the news for Essence Magazine. Given the break-up, Scott hopes that both parents will take an active role in their child's life, saying, “We really love our son and we're co-parenting and working on becoming friends. That's all it is. I have a lot of support, and I don't want anything to do with that, Scott referred to the break-up as some of her new music inspiration.
  • On June 25, 2016, Scott married another long-term partner, Mike Dobson, at a private ceremony.
  • In 2017, after 15 months of marriage, she filed a divorce with Dobson.

Jill Scott Family & Relatives

Family & Relatives
MotherJoyce Scott


  •  She was acting alongside Janet Jackson in Tyler Perry 's movie Why did I get married? This was in 2007.

Jill Scott Net Worth

Jill is a well-known and popular R&B Singer. The main and primary source of her income comes from Singing. Let’s check how rich Jill is in 2020?

Net Worth 2020$12 million
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source R&B Singer (profession)
Jill Scott Net Worth
Net Worth


How did Jill Scott lose weight?
While many were left questioning whether or not she 'd lose weight, the fact is that she'd actually lost weight by around 63 pounds. Jill Scott's weight loss was the result of the birth of her son in 2009. He said, “There's a world of exploration in his eyes, so I want to be there to enjoy it.”

Does Jill Scott have kids?
Jett Hamilton Roberts

Is Jill Scott single?
Jill Scott has officially been a single

Is Jill Scott married?
Lyzel Williams (m. 2001 – 2007)

How Much Is Jill Scott Worth?
$12 million.

Who is the father of Jill Scott's son?
Joyce Scott

Who has Jill Scott written for?
Original songs

TitleWritten byOriginal date
GoldenJill Scott, Anthony Bell, Harold Robinson, Darrell RobinsonAugust 31, 2004
Hate on MeJill Scott, Steven McKie, Adam BlackstoneSeptember 25, 2007
It's LoveJill Scott, Keith Pelzer, Darren HensonJuly 18, 2000
The WayJill Scott, Andre HarrisJuly 18, 2000

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