A clip of the title track was released on a bonus disc from Hidden Beach Records and included with Collaborations.
The lead single "Hate on Me", gained airplay in May 2007 with a video released in mid-July.
Recording sessions took place in several locations including 9th Street Studios, Studio 609, Fever Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California, Threshold Sound & Vision in Santa Monica, California, and The Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Boom Boom Room in Burbank, California, and The Village Studios in West Los Angeles, California.
It features collaborations from Anthony Hamilton, Eve, Doug E Fresh, and Paul Wall.
It was released in April and debuted at #43 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Scott's highest debut on that chart.
It peaked at #10, and tied a record with Maxwell's "Fortunate" for spending 14 weeks at #1 on the Urban Adult Contemporary Chart.
Questlove invited her to join the band in the studio.
She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011.In 2008, Scott released her second live album, Live in Paris , which consists of 8 songs recorded during her set list of the "Big Beautiful Tour" in Europe.The bonus DVD contains the same concert, plus some live cuts from The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. In the same year, "Whenever You're Around", a single from The Real Thing, which features George Duke, was a moderate hit on urban radio.She planned to become a high school English teacher.However, after three years of study and then serving as a teacher's aide, Scott became disillusioned with a teaching career, and she dropped out of college.In advance of the album's release, Hidden Beach released a 17-minute album sampler through their forums.Interspersed between the dozen songs previewed on the sampler was a personal explanation from Jill for the inspiration behind some of her songs.Scott was the first artist signed to Steve Mc Keever's 'Hidden Beach Recordings' label. The live album, Experience: Jill Scott 826 , was released November 2001.Scott's second full-length album, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. Scott continues to write poetry; a compilation volume of her poems, The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, was published and released by St. In early 2007, Scott was featured on the George Benson and Al Jarreau collaboration single "God Bless The Child" (written by Billie Holiday), which earned Scott her second Grammy award, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, at the 2007 Grammy Awards ceremony. In 2006, Scott was prominently featured on hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco's single "Daydreaming", which won a 2008 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance and also appeared on a new Scott collection called Collaborations on January 30, 2007.She also signed a multi-tour deal with Live Nation to expand her concert touring.The Light of the Sun officially began production in 2010.