GRAMMY SINGER/ACTRESS JILL SCOTT ADDS ANOTHER GRAMMY FOR 4 TOTAL
SINGER/ACTRESS RELEASES NEW DVD, “REAL THING TOUR” & INTIMATE APPAREL LINE WITH ASHLEY STEWART
Grammy-winning soulstress Jill Scott wins another Grammy totaling 4 for Best Urban/Alternative Collaboration for “Daydreamin” with Lupe Fiasco.
The actress/ singer is also nominated for 2 NAACP Image Awards including her first award nomination in film. Jill also released “Live In Paris DVD/CD” same day as her“ The Real Thing” Tour 2008 where soul crooner Raheem Devaughn has just been added to the tour starting in Seattle, Washington, February 5th. Bridging a great 2007 into 2008 the singer/actress will continue the momentum starring in her first lead role with Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain/The English Patient) in”No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” (Weinstein Co./HBO) as well as releasing “ The Butterfly Collection” a new brand of intimate apparel for the plus-size woman, including lingerie, bras, and night wear. The entire clothing line will be personally inspired and designed by Jill Scott inconjucntion with Ashley Stewart.
The Real Thing Tour brings together Jill’s fierce emotion with her exciting live presence from the Grammy nominated album “ The Real Thing” featuring songs “ Hate On Me” and “ My Love” as well as other crowd pleasers “ A Long Walk”.
2008 is a big year for Jill as she prepares for The Grammy’s, her tour & upcoming movie, “No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” which was written by Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain) & screenwriter Curtis Martin (Bridget Jones Diary, Notting Hill). Based around the detective Precious Ramotswe (Scott) the dramady follows her and her assistant Mma Makutsi( Anika Noni Rose -Dreamgirls) as they take on a cheating husband, insurance fraud, witchcraft and a kidnapped youngster. The film also stars Idris Elba (28 Weeks Later) & was the first major film to be shot in Botswana, South Africa. The film is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Alexander McCall Smith.
The Butterfly bra, in particular, was created and inspired by Ms. Scott’s own needs as a consumer to create what she was unable to find, a design that is both comfortable and attractive for females who have a larger than average cup size. Times have changed since Wallace Reyburn wrote decades ago in Bust-Up (Macdonald & Co., 1971), the definitive history of the bra, that “the big-busted woman’s lot is not a happy one.”
Acting has become a new joy for Jill, who made the scene at Sundance earlier in the year in support of her role in the Dakota Fanning movie “Hounddog,” in which she plays Big Momma Thornton, the artist who originally sang the Elvis Presley hit. Jill is also currently in talks to star in several upcoming films.
Music continues to be Jill’s passion with the release of The Real Thing, the follow up to 2004’s Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2, which she won Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “ Cross My Mind”. Jill Scott made a huge splash in the music industry when she release the critically acclaimed Who Is Jill Scott?” Words & Sounds Vol. 1, which earned Jill four Grammy nominations, including a Best New Artist nomination. Earlier this year, Jill Scott release the effortlessly cool genre-hopping Collaborations, a compilation of all Jill’s best collaborations, including the Grammy-winning “God Bless The Child” with George Benson and Al Jarreau.