The first album in this series was The Original Jill Scott from the Vault, Vol. Previously titled Just Before Dawn, the album was asked to be paused by Scott so that fans would not get confused with the new material she was releasing entitled The Light of the Sun being released under a distribution deal that Scott and Warner Brothers signed in early 2011.
The deal gives Scott direct control over her marketing and promotions and releases her music under her imprint of Blues Babe Records.
is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. She also appeared as the lead role in the BBC/HBO series The No.
1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. In 2014, she starred in the film Get On Up as the second wife of James Brown.
Interspersed between the dozen songs previewed on the sampler was a personal explanation from Jill for the inspiration behind some of her songs.
In 2008, Scott released her second live album, Live in Paris , which consists of 8 songs recorded during her set list of the "Big Beautiful Tour" in Europe.
The album was released for pre-order days before it was officially released on June 21, 2011.
The label's founder, Steve Mc Keever, claimed that he helped launch Scott's career and nurtured her into a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, but was unceremoniously dumped in October after a 10-year plus relationship. To offset the damages, Hidden Beach planned to release several compilation albums consisting of previously unreleased material by Scott.
The tour was a hit, selling out venues throughout the country with opening acts Anthony Hamilton and legendary group Mint Condition.
It also featured Doug E Fresh as the host and DJ Jazzy Jeff as the DJ.
Scott's second full-length album, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. Scott continues to write poetry; a compilation volume of her poems, The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, was published and released by St. In early 2007, Scott was featured on the George Benson and Al Jarreau collaboration single "God Bless The Child" (written by Billie Holiday), which earned Scott her second Grammy award, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, at the 2007 Grammy Awards ceremony. In 2006, Scott was prominently featured on hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco's single "Daydreaming", which won a 2008 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance and also appeared on a new Scott collection called Collaborations on January 30, 2007.
A clip of the title track was released on a bonus disc from Hidden Beach Records and included with Collaborations.
She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011.