Arts & Culture
POSTPONED – Who is Jill Scott: 20th Anniversary Residency Tour
- 10:00 pm
14 July 2020
Indigo at the O2 | £55
Millennium Way Peninsula Square
London, SE10 0AX
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott.
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol.1, three-time Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, entertainer Miss Jill Scott brings a special London residency to indigo at The O2.
These special performances will be Miss Scott’s first time performing an entire set list dedicated to Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1 in London and is her first time performing in the UK since July of 2016.
Miss Scott had this to say on the special anniversary performances in London,
“Oh, London — my love! It has been so long and I am thrilled to spend this special time with you. You do something to me every time.”
Before having the #1 album in the country with “The Light Of The Sun”, performing at The White House, being named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010 and appearing on VH1 Divas alongside Aretha Franklin, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the late 1990’s.
In 2000, she released her much anticipated debut record, Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds, Vol. 1, a double platinum album that earned Scott several Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist. Two more critically acclaimed albums followed, Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds, Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words & Sounds, Vol. 3 which garnered two more Grammy Awards and spawned multiple worldwide tours.
Never limited to music, Jill Scott is a true multimedia brand across books, clothing, TV and film. Most recently, Jill starred in Get On Up: A James Brown Biopic, as DeeDee, the wife of James Brown. She also starred alongside Tyler Perry & Janet Jackson in the #1 national movie series Why Did I Get Married? (Pt. 1 and 2), Baggage Claim, Steel Magnolias and Sins of the Mother which aired on Lifetime and became the second-most watched premiere in the network’s history. Jill was cast as the lead character in the HBO/BBC mini series filmed on location in Botswana, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, a Peabody Award-winning show directed by the late Oscar Award-winning director Anthony Minghella.
A consummate writer at heart, she penned The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, a compilation of poems that instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Scott also developed an intimates line for Ashley Stewart and founded Blues Babe, a registered 501(c)3 foundation that has raised hundreds of thousands dollars to support minority students pursuing college degrees.
Jill released her highly anticipated 5th studio album WOMAN on July 24, 2015 which opened on the music charts at #1 giving Jill her 2nd consecutive number one album. Her “Woman” tour was a successful nationwide sold out tour in the Summer 2015 and she toured both internationally and domestically in the Summer of 2016.
The tour is over 3 days, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Friday 17th July 2020.
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