Jill Scott – Family, Family Tree

by Jessi

Born on 4th April 1972, Jill Scott is an American songwriter, musician, poet and also an actress. She is one of the most talented all-rounders the world ever had. She is widely known for her deep commitment to music and its integrity. She is a singer with whom the everyday people can easily connect to. People who face the everyday rough and tumble affairs of life are the ones who enjoy the music that Scott brings forth. She is one who is always upright and honest in her approach. Jill Scott has been flying with time since 1999 and she is still loved by millions of her fans across the world.

Jill Scott

Early Life

Early Life

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jill Scott was the only child in her family. She was brought up by her mother Joyce Scott, and her grandmother. In an interview the singer had once said that she has always been a beloved child in the entire Philadelphia neighborhood. For her education she went to the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She has been raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. Once she completed her high school she went to Temple University to pursue higher education. Along with education she simultaneously worked for two jobs. She pursued secondary education for three years. There was a time when she even planned to become an English teacher in a high school. Once she served as a teacher’s aide, Scott became disillusioned with this teaching career, and she decided to drop out of college.

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Before making her career in the music industry, Scott was indulged with a number of jobs. She even had retail positions in ice-cream parlour and a construction site. Soon she decided to quit all of this and started with music as her profession.

Personal Life


Scott married her longtime boyfriend Lyzel Williams in 2001 in a private Hawaiian ceremony while they were on a vacation. Before tying the knot, the couple dated for seven years. Williams is a graphic artist and DJ by profession. However things started turning sour and the couple divorced in 2007 after six years of marriage.

The singer still remains close to her mother and grandmother whom she has nicknamed as Blue Babe. She has resided at many locations and she is currently staying in Tennessee.

Personal Life

On 20th June, 2008 the singer shared a long kiss at a ceremony in New York with her drummer Li’l Johns Roberts. The couple soon announced their engagement. The couple had a son in 2009 named Jett Hamilton Roberts. However, the couple announced their break up on 23rd June 2009.

Career Highlights


Jill Scott had a sensational debut with Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol.1 in the year 2000. The debut was an instant hit and went platinum. The follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol.2 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol.3 earned her the gold status. She released her fifth album Woman in 2015. She has even won a Grammy Award in the year 2006 with George Benson and Al Jarreau. Her career has been blossoming ever since her debut in 2000.