Chart Check: Jill Scott Scores Billboard #1 With ‘Woman’


Jill Scott has ample reason to jubilate.

The Soul-filled songbird has soared to the top of the Billboard 200 for the second time in her career with latest album ‘Woman.’

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Per Nielsen Soundscan, the set opened atop of the coveted tally with sales of 62,000 equivalent album units.

As widely reported, both the singles and album tallies now include streaming data; as such – for those wondering how much ‘Woman’ sold in pure sales, said figure is 58,000. 

The LP is Scott’s fifth studio effort and it follows 2011’s chart-topping ‘The Light of the Sun’ (which premiered with 133,000 copies sold in its first week). Also noteworthy is the fact that ‘Woman’ was released through the singer’s own Blues Babe imprint, with distribution via Atlantic Records.



As the industry continues to shape-shift and adapt to a sales climate that sees numbers a fraction of what they once were, Scott’s indie flavored success (as well as that of Tyrese recently) should serve to inform other R&B acts to try something new. Be that going indie or other creative avenues. Because oddly (or perhaps not), it’s the names going against the grain that are winning, while many of those following the “traditional” system are selling cookie crumbs.

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  1. PeaceMaker August 3, 2015

    Congrats! Jilly from Philly, I’m so proud of you girl

  2. Cool. August 3, 2015

    That’s great! I love Fool’s Gold. Pure R&B needs to come back to mainstream because everything sounds like Pop.

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan August 3, 2015

    Congrats to her!!! 58K is good for her and is certainly the first week sales you need if you have been in the game 10plus years….. to just play it safe.

    I honestly miss the old days when an artist would release an album and the first week sales wasn’t much and didn’t matter because it was the singles that were being released that were pushing them solely.

  4. Slay_Hive August 3, 2015

    Not Jill having more #1 albums them these “pop” stars. Slay Jill!!!

    • Rihyeezy August 3, 2015

      Pressed ass f*****. Worry less about the queen and more about that hairline.

    • Rory August 3, 2015

      But those first week numbers though??? You can’t compare. The only difference is that one released an album during a time no one else did

    • Legend B August 3, 2015

      Kii Throw that shade Slay Hive ????????????????????????

  5. shakira stan August 3, 2015


    • Legend B August 3, 2015

      Sure not That Hollering Donkey kii kii

  6. What now August 3, 2015

    WHEN on this Earth will Ciara?!

    • Rihyeezy August 3, 2015

      He will never!

    • @JanetCIARA_ August 3, 2015

      Bittch dont get cocky, Rihanna just barely has ONE USA #1 album……

      I believe @SlayHive comment was more so about your fav “Pop Star”

  7. cocobutta August 3, 2015

    Great release week. Well done Jill.
    Love her music

  8. gregg August 3, 2015

    Real rnb is slowly coming back..Tyrese and Jill sold great numbers and Janet will bring it back to mainstream

  9. Barb-wire August 3, 2015

    Wow! Almost 4 times than Jacked!!! Kiii Cedric has to be theee biggest joke of the music industry right now, here’s Jill with absolute no promo but she’s slaying basics. Damn! Congrats on that NO.1 gurl.

    • @JanetCIARA_ August 3, 2015

      Oh Did Nicki win a Grammy or something yet?
      Barfs are getting real cocky now that she is flopping and claims of her raps being ghost written are all over the media…. Address those rumors before attempting to throw shade at anyone else pumpkin.

  10. Xtina = The voice of this generation August 3, 2015

    Vocal Beast.

  11. Slayty Perry (Emmy nominated VEVO Queen) August 3, 2015

    I love how indie R&B is scalping mainstream R&B save the Weeknd. Jhené Aiko debuted with 70k without a song on radio or promo, Tyrese debuted with 80k without a song on radio or promo, and now Jill Scott has done the same. Meanwhile Tinashe and Ciara are debuting with less than 25k with promo and urban hits and Usher can’t even get a release date. They need to take notes.

  12. african music lover August 3, 2015

    Sad time for music…but its great to see rnb slowly coming back and topping the charts!but i never really thought i would see the day when topping the albums charts with 58k could be celebrated especially for rnb act, that genre was huge in the 90s but anyway congrats my girl

  13. Legend B August 3, 2015

    Congrats Jill!! This woman is so talented! Luv that voice! Shes definitely a vocal beast!

  14. bb August 4, 2015

    Jill can still tour 5000 seat venues in a lot of cities too. Sh puts on a good show b/cof her personality.
    It just goes to show that artists should also focus on quality of shows like Jill.
    She will make good money on tour too.

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