While working two jobs, she studied secondary education.
She planned to become a high school English teacher.
The collaboration resulted in a co-writing credit for Scott on the song, "You Got Me".
In 2000, Erykah Badu and the Roots won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "You Got Me", and Scott debuted as an artist during a Roots live show, singing as original artist/singer of the song. She experienced some notice and chart success with the single "A Long Walk", eventually earning a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance.
It peaked at #10, and tied a record with Maxwell's "Fortunate" for spending 14 weeks at #1 on the Urban Adult Contemporary Chart.
The album was preceded by the promo single "Shame", which was released on Scott's Sound Cloud account in April 2012.
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.
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.