Who Is Jill Scott 20th Anniversary Tour
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel [Wetumpka]
|Date:||February 29, 2020|
|Location:||Wind Creek Casino & Hotel|
|Address:||100 River Oaks Dr, Wetumpka|
Three-time Grammy Award winner Jill Scott will commemorate her seminal debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, with a 20th anniversary tour.
Kicking off in Kansas City, Missouri on Feb. 7, 2020, the first leg of the national tour encompasses stops in both smaller and major markets including Northfield, Ohio, Huntsville, Alabama and Indianapolis as well as New York, Chicago and Dallas. A second leg commencing in summer 2020 will be announced at a later date.
Released on July 18, 2000 by Hidden Beach Recordings, Who Is Jill Scott? peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Embodying themes such as love and self-empowerment, the RIAA-certified double-platinum project also yielded three R&B hits — “Gettin’ in the Way,” “A Long Walk” and “The Way” — plus the Scott concert staple “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat).” The album also garnered subsequent Grammy nominations for the singer-songwriter, including best new artist, best R&B album and best female R&B vocal performance.
Asked why her debut album still resonates 20 years later, Scott tells Billboard, “It’s the honest stories and the timing. The album is sistah strong yet vulnerable and filled with love.”