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Black Music Month: V101.9 Salutes Jill Scott

By: Gary Knight
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Photo By: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP

Photo By: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP

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June is Black Music Month and sadly we enter the final week of artist features but we end with nothing but the best. Originally planning on becoming a high school teacher, she ended up being ‘Blessed’ with a music career and one of today’s most popular female artists. This is another V101.9 Black Music Month moment.

Jill Scott who was studying to become a high school English teacher decided to change directions and become a performer and entertainer. She started out as a spoken word artist where she eventually was discovered  by a member of the group, ‘The Roots.’ Her first public performance would take place at one of their live shows.

Collaborations with artists such as Eric Benet and Common would open the door for her to sign a record deal releasing her debut album, ‘Who Is Jill Scott’ in 2000. It would become a huge hit, going platinum, selling over two million copies. Future projects as well would prove successful with major record sales, hit singles and a 2005  Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

Jill Scott has also taken up acting appearing in various TV and movie projects and is currently enjoying her first number one album, ‘The Light Of The Sun’ which has produced hits such as ‘So In Love’ and ‘Blessed.’

Centric in celebration of Black Music Month brings you special programming every weekend in June, including Hip-Hop, R. Kelly and Soul Train. see concerts, specials and music video blocks in celebration of Black Music Month every weekend in June and only on Centric.

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