Jill Scott

April 4, 1972

Jill Scott Artistfacts

  • She studied to be an English teacher at Temple University.
  • Scott is from Philadelphia. She became friends with other musicians in the area that helped launch her carrer, including DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Roots.
  • She was a member of the Canadian cast of Rent.
  • She met her first husband, DJ Lyzel Williams, when she was doing a poetry reading. They tied the knot eight years later and divorced in 2007 after nearly six years of marriage.
  • She toured with Sting in 2001. She missed a week when she came down with a lung infection.
  • Her first album was nominated for 3 Grammys.
  • She greatly admires Barbra Streisand. In addition to her talents, Scott likes that Streisand never got a nose job. Scott wears a size 16 and is fine with it.
  • Scott has the ability to sing in the sixth and seventh octave; a rare feat for any artist. She is also able to sing the whistle register. >>
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  • Jill Scott married for the second time when she wed her long-time boyfriend Mike Dobson in a private ceremony on June 25, 2016. She filed for divorce on September 5, 2017 after only 14 months of marriage.


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