Three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, New York Times Bestselling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. Before being named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the late 90s. In 2000, she released her much anticipated debut record, Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds, Vol. 1, that earned Scott several Grammy nominations, including Best new Artist. Two more critically acclaimed albums followed, Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds, Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words & Sounds, Vol. 3 which garnered two more Grammy Awards and spawned multiple worldwide tours.
After over 4 million records sold worldwide and numerous awards across music and film over the past decade, three-time Grammy Award winning singer/actress Jill Scott is back with her eagerly awaited fourth studio album, The Light Of The Sun. Executive produced by Jill Scott and J.R Hutson (Pharell, Faith Evans), The Light Of The Sun features appearances by rappers Paul Wall, Doug E. Fresh, and Eve and traverses the rocky terrain of love, longing and loss. The first single, “So in Love,” is a duet with Anthony Hamilton. When Scott first heard the record, a soul-filled melody that evokes the legendary pairing of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, she was moved to tears. “This music came about in a very organic way,” says Scott reflecting on the free-style jam sessions that resulted in the creation of The Light Of The Sun, which drops June 2011. “I’ve enjoyed the recording process more than I ever have before.”