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.
1 Ladies' Detective Agency based on the novels of the same name by Alexander Mc Call Smith. After graduating the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Scott attended Temple University.
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.
Scott began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work.
The lead single "Hate on Me", gained airplay in May 2007 with a video released in mid-July.
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.
The deal gives Scott direct control over her marketing and promotions and releases her music under her imprint of Blues Babe Records.
She also signed a multi-tour deal with Live Nation to expand her concert touring.
It debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 135,000 copies sold in its first week, becoming her first #1 debut on the chart.
The album was preceded by the promo single "Shame", which was released on Scott's Sound Cloud account in April 2012.