MUSIC SENSATION JILL SCOTT ADDS PLATINUM GLOW AND THREE SOUL TRAIN NODS TO AMAZING DEBUT "WHO IS JILL SCOTT" BREAKS ONE MILLION SALES MARK IN THE US!!!
HIDDEN BEACH RECORDINGS ARTIST GRABS THREE SOUL TRAIN NOMINATIONS ? MOST FOR ANY NEW ARTIST THIS YEAR
Los Angeles, Cali…. Jill Scott, soulful vocal sensation and Hidden Beach Recordings debut artist, has reached a new milestone in her amazing career with the official platinum certification of her breakthrough effort "Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds: Vol. 1" -- after only six months in release. This honor, which is awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in recognition of more than one million units sold, further cements the broad embrace Scott continues to receive from music lovers everywhere.
But wait…the hits keep coming as Scott grabs three Soul Train Awards nominations ? the most received this year by any new artist. The gifted singer/songwriter is up for honors in the "Best R&B/Soul Album ? Female," "Best R&B/Soul Single-Female" (for the gold-selling single "Getting’ In The Way,") and "Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist" categories. The nominations were announced at Paramount Studios on January 30th. The Awards ceremony, produced by Don Cornelius Productions, will be taped in Los Angeles on February 28 and broadcast nationwide March 3.
"As always, we are extremely appreciative of sales awards as they are driven by music fans, who have been our target for this creative offering," says Steve McKeever, Hidden Beach founder. "It’s wonderful that Jill’s uniquely intimate style and honest approach have struck a cord with such a wide array of music lovers. Most importantly, and while it may be hard to believe, we are confident that this is still only the beginning; there is so much more to come as her career continues to unfold."
"Jill Scott is this year's artist breakthrough success story," remarked Epic Records Group President Polly Anthony, "and she has earned the recognition and accolades she's received. Her fiercely individual style and her determination to connect with her audiences have won her both critical acclaim and an exploding fan base. Jill is a consummate artist, and everyone at Epic is proud to be associated with her."
The driving force behind the album's success has been Scott's fans who propelled the CD through a detailed grassroots campaign, and music critics worldwide who have hailed "Who Is Jill Scott?" as one of the year's best albums. In fact, the CD, which was released July 2000, was named the No. 1 R&B album by USA Today, was on Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of the Year list, and was ranked in the Top 10 by The Los Angeles Times, to name only a few.
And Jill Scott's news doesn't end here. Along with the Soul Train nods, the artist has also been nominated for two BRIT Awards ("Best International Newcomer" and "Best International Female Artist"), three Grammy Awards (including "Best New Artist") and four NAACP Image Awards.
Scott, who performed on "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on January 17th, is scheduled to perform "A Long Walk" on the E! Sizzlin' Sixteen television special set to air February 4th and "Late Night With David Letterman" on March 12.
and we ,okaplayers, were giving her mad props before the cd even dropped! now the whole world knows who jill scott is....
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8. "Hell Yeah Street-Teamers" In response to Reply # 0
"The driving force behind the album's success has been Scott's fans who propelled the CD through a detailed grassroots campaign"
Word, great job folks. Props to all involved, which includes everyone that bought an album, CD, t-shirt. Peace to Daze who rocks his shirt well. Peace to Jill and all woman artists with "balls". Respect. - Dub
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and she's gonna get even more success overseas.
that girl good.
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Tyree Guyton-Born August 24, 1955, in Detroit MI; Education: Studied art in the Franklin Adult Education program and at the Center for Creative Studies, Wayne County Community College, and Marygrove College; studied with Charles McGee and other artists. Painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist.
The Heidelberg Project, bearing the name of the street on which it exists, was started in 1986 by Tyree Guyton assisted by his grandfather, Sam Mackey (deceased) and his former wife, Karen Guyton. Tyree was raised on Heidelberg Street and, at the age of 12, witnessed the tragic effect of the Detroit riots - of which he claims the City of Detroit never recovered. Though once racially integrated, many neighborhoods became segregated urban ghettos characterized by poverty, abandonment, and despair.
The first house Tyree transformed, he called "Fun House". In 1991, the city conducted a surprise attack against The Heidelberg Project, razing by bulldozers four of its houses, "Fun House" and "Your World" among them. Amidst falling walls and ceilings, risking his life, panic stricken Tyree salvaged only a few remnants of his original works. Stunned by this violent act against his art after just being given the Spirit of Detroit award, Tyree grieved the loss of the art he had labored to create and the city's unwillingness to hear his message. Shortly after the demolition, Tyree lost his partner and sidekick, Sam Mackey
The Heidelberg Project has created a safe haven. The area in which the Heidelberg Project is located, Detroit's Seventh Precinct, is the third most dangerous area in Detroit. However, during the life of the Project, not a single incident of serious crime has been reported on the block on which the Heidelberg Project lives.