American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress Jill Scott with almost two decades of relevant input in the entertainment industry as an actor and a jazz, opera, R&B, spoken word, and hip hop singer among other genres creating a distinct style, that many refer to as neo soul takes the spot on our blog today.
Prior to breaking through the music industry, Jill worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions, stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor, and as an apprentice at the Arden Theatre Company (Philadelpia). For two years, she took up menial jobs in exchange for acting lessons, in preparation for her acting career.
As an humanitarian, Jill has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses, it offers financial assistance to students between the ages of 16 and 21.
She is an inspiration to women looking to stay relevant in the music industry. She has done commendable work iver the years and has been awarded on numerous platforms including the Grammy, BET, MTV among others. She has sold over 5 million albums in the US alone and has used her music and platform to change the black narrative. She is also quite outspoken and has on several occasions spoken for the representation of blacks in mainstream media.