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Ariana Grande performs during 'Women Of Soul' event at the White House

Ariana Grande performs during 'Women Of Soul' event at the White House

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Ariana Grande performed for the President of the United States during the "Women Of Soul: In Performance At The White House" concert on Thursday March 6th.
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Showtime to air 'Made in America' concert film

Showtime to air 'Made in America' concert film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- "Made in America," a concert film directed by Ron Howard and produced by Jay Z and Brian Grazer, is to have its television premiere Oct. 11, Showtime announced.

Store in Atlantic City's Borgata Casino loses $500K to thieves

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 2 (UPI) -- Three men got away with about $500,000 in jewelry in a smash-and-grab raid Monday night on a store in the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., police said.

Jazz fest not tripped up by cancellations

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett and Cee Lo Green were announced as last-minute headliners for the New Orleans Jazz Fest after several cancellations.
Scott, Mraz to appear on 'Storytellers'

Scott, Mraz to appear on 'Storytellers'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Jill Scott, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are to appear in the new season of "VH1 Storytellers," the U.S. network said.
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Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Queen Latifah is to head up the cast of the small-screen adaptation of "Steel Magnolias," Sony Pictures Television said Monday.
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Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie to host Image Awards

Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie to host Image Awards

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie are to serve as hosts of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, NBC said Wednesday.
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Lucas to receive NAACP Vanguard Award

Lucas to receive NAACP Vanguard Award

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Writer-director-producer George Lucas is to receive the Vanguard Award at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said Monday.
Chaka Khan joins 'Divas' lineup

Chaka Khan joins 'Divas' lineup

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Boyz II Men are to perform at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show in New York, organizers said.

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VH1 pays tribute to soul music

VH1 pays tribute to soul music

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- VH1 is reviving its "Divas" franchise with a tribute to cities that nurtured the soul music that inspires today's music, the network said Thursday in New York.
King, Ross to host 'Black Girls Rock 2011'

King, Ross to host 'Black Girls Rock 2011'

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King are to serve as co-hosts of BET's "Black Girls Rock" TV special, set to tape next month in the Bronx in New York.
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Jill Scott shows off her Grammy at the 47th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet, and actress. In 2007, Scott made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog (as Big Mama Thornton) and in Tyler Perry's feature film, Why Did I Get Married? That year, her third studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, was released on September 25, 2007. She has won three Grammy Awards. She also appeared in the lead role of the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

Scott grew up an only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood, raised by her mother, Joyce Scott, and her grandmother. She indicated in an interview with Jet Magazine that she had a happy childhood and was "very much a loved child". Scott was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls. After graduating, she attended Temple University while simultaneously working two jobs. She studied secondary education for three years and had planned to become a high school English teacher, but after spending time as a teacher's aide, disillusionment with the teaching profession set in causing her to drop out of school.

Prior to breaking through the music industry, Scott worked at a variety of jobs, including a number of retail positions and stints at a construction site and an ice cream parlor. She remains close to her mother and grandmother who is nicknamed Blue Babe. Scott has resided in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey and currently resides in California.

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