Anthony Hamilton spoke with AL.com about touring with Jill Scott and collaborating on her new album’s first single, ‘So in Love’. “Working with Jill is great. We both give it our all. We have a great vibe on ‘So In Love’,” Hamilton said. “I, along with my producing partner, Kelvin Wooten, both thought of her when we created ‘So In Love’. Kelvin’s actually from Huntsville, Alabama – he’s my musical soulmate and can create anything. It turned out to be a great love song and is still number one after 20 weeks.”
Keri Hilson and Jill Scott were among the stars on hand at the HBO and Belvedere dinner during the Essence Music Festival on Saturday (July 3) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The “Dinner with Bevy” event was hosted at New Orleans native and Bravo Network’s Top Chef John Besh’s new restaurant August. Check out additional images of Keri and Jill with Rutina Wesley, Hill Harper, and Alfre Woodard below the cut. (more…)
Jill Scott shared her thoughts about interracial dating in an editorial for Essence.com on Friday (March 26). The R&B singer writes:
My new friend is handsome, African-American, intelligent and seemingly wealthy. He is an athlete, loves his momma, and is happily married to a White woman. I admit when I saw his wedding ring, I privately hoped. But something in me just knew he didn’t marry a sister. Although my guess hit the mark, when my friend told me his wife was indeed Caucasian, I felt my spirit…wince. I didn’t immediately understand it. My face read happy for you. My body showed no reaction to my inner pinch, but the sting was there, quiet like a mosquito under a summer dress.
Was I jealous? Did the reality of his relationship somehow diminish his soul’s credibility? The answer is not simple.
Check out her entire commentary here.
Jill Scott along with fiancé Jon Roberts welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby boy, Jett Hamilton Roberts into the world at 4:20pm on April 20, 2009. Jett was 7lbs 8oz. Both the Grammy Award winning singer/actress and son are doing well.
Jill Scott revealed to reporters at the Television Critics Association conference in Los Angeles on Friday that she’s pregnant with her first child. “The first trimester I spent in Botswana,” said the star, who is due April 25th. “That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You’re sick every morning. It was seven hours time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14 hour days.” Scott, who is engaged to drummer Lil’ John Roberts, was promoting her new HBO series ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’. Read more.
R&B/Soul acts on television this week include:
Estelle, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday.
Jill Scott, who promotes Butterfly Bras by Ashley Stewart on ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ on Monday.
Usher, who performs on the finale of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Tuesday.
Leona Lewis, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday.
Lyfe Jennings, who performs his new single ‘Never Never Land’ on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Friday.
Mary J. Blige, who performs on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Friday.
Duffy, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday.
R&B acts on television this week include:
Danity Kane, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday.
Jill Scott, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday.
Omarion, who performs with Bow Wow on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday.
‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’, and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ musical guests aren’t being announced in advance during the writer’s strike.
Jill Scott performed on Front & Center in Atlanta, Georgia at The Freight Room as part of Bailey’s Buzz Tour. Check out a ten minute highlight clip of the gig below.
Jill Scott is out with the video to her new single ‘My Love’, from the album ‘The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3’. Watch it below.