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Fast Facts

  • Released her double-platinum debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, in 2000.
  • Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001.
  • Founded the Blues Babe Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to college-bound students in the greater Philadelphia area, in 2002.
  • Released a book of poetry, The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott, in 2005.
  • Made her feature-film debut playing Big Momma Thornton in the controversial 2007 drama Hounddog.
  • Founded Blues Babe Foundation, named for her grandmother, to assist students, both academically and artistically, in the Philadelphia area.


  • 2006, Grammy — Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Winner
  • 2007, Grammy — Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Winner


  • Lyzel Williams — Ex-husband
  • Jett Hamilton Roberts — Son
  • Joyce Scott — Mother
  • Lil' John Roberts — Ex-fiancé
  • Mike Dobson — Husband
  • Blue Babe — Grandmother


  • Attended Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Poet, Actor

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