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2016 Soul Artist of the Year

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Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Jill Scott is an artist with an abiding, deep commitment to lyrical honesty and musical integrity. Simply put, if she feels it, she writes and sings it. While Scott uses vivid imageries and metaphor analogies her music is honest and touches on all the right emotions in true soul fashion. Her first album “Who is Jill Scott?” released in 2000 reached double platinum in the US and placed her among the great soul singers of her generation. Since then she has gone on to produce four more albums culminating in the release of her latest album “Woman” in July of last year, four years since the release of 2011’s “The Light of the Sun”.

“Woman” debuted at number one on both the US Billboard 200 and eventually topped the R&B Albums charts, showing that her voice is as important and relevant now as it was on her first album. Her voice strikes a chord with fans of soul whilst avoiding sounding retro by regularly making use of R&B and funk influences to ensure her music is fresh.

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