American Actress and Songtress Jill Scott, a native of North Philadelphia, had set her sights on becoming a high school English teacher. She, on the other hand, abandoned her secondary education studies at Temple University to pursue theater, joining a local troupe and landing a role in a Canadian production of Rent.
While reading poetry at the October Gallery in her hometown, she drew the attention of Questlove of the Roots. Scott responded yes when the drummer asked whether she composed music, which she later admitted was a lie, and as a result became a co-composer on the Roots’ “You Got Me.” Scott was also the group’s original featured vocalist, but MCA, the Roots’ label, insisted that the group record with Erykah Badu, who was already well-known.
Scott’s fourth proper album, The Light of the Sun, was released in June 2011 with her new Warner Bros. deal. It topped the Billboard 200 and was third in the Adult R&B Songs Top Ten, including chart-topping singles “So in Love,” featuring Anthony Hamilton, and “Blessed.” Between Scott LPs, another four years passed. The Robert Glasper Experiment’s “Calls” was her most prominent musical appearance during this period, which included appearances in Baggage Claim and the historical drama Get on Up, in which she played Dee Dee Brown, James Brown’s second wife. Scott’s second number one album, Woman, was released in July 2015 on Atlantic and featured the Top Ten Adult R&B singles “Fool’s Gold,” “Back Together,” and “Can’t Wait.”
Jill Scott is a successful singer and actress with a net worth of $12 million. She has starred in popular films such as Why Did I Get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too?, as well as television shows like Girlfriends, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the Showtime Movie, Cavedwellers. Jill Scott is a talented artist with a bright future ahead of her.