Three time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Jill Scott, was awarded the first ever Lady of Soul Award on Sunday, November 29 at the Soul Train Awards. The award honors Scott’s 15 years in the music industry and the impact she has had on the industry and fans worldwide. She was also honored as Best R&B Soul/Female Artist, trumping Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé and Janelle Monáe.
During her acceptance speech, Scott shares, “The goal was to write something you could relate to. …Why does it matter what I look like? As long as I tell my story and you relate to it, and you laugh with it and you live with it. I appreciate the respect.”
Scott, who released her fifth studio album, WOMAN, this past summer is currently set to begin the second leg of her tour on December 1 in Boston.
Rolling Stone praised WOMAN, proclaiming that Jill “has never sounded as authoritative as she does on her fifth album” and Us Weekly proclaiming it as “spirit-enriching” music. Jill has described the sound of her recent album as “classic Philly soul meets country rhythm served with captivated storytelling.”
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