Throwback Thursday: Jill Scott At ESSENCE Festival

In celebration of Jilly from Philly's birthday, we take a trip down memory lane and highlight some of our favorite moments from Jill Scott at the ESSENCE Festival.

ESSENCE.COM Apr, 03, 2014

1 of 9 Tyler Kaufman

Here's Jill living her life like its 'Golden' on the ESSENCE Festival Mainstage in 2011.

2 of 9 Johnny Nunez

Jill Scott shares a hug with Common during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience in 2006.

3 of 9 Johnny Nunez

High off the success of her album, The Real Thing, Jill Scott hit the ESSENCE Festival Mainstage in 2008 and it was something special.

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Jilly brought the funk to ESSENCE Festival in 2010.

5 of 9 Michael Rowe

Jill Scott sat on our 'Being Black In Hollywood' panel with Kevin Hart and Laz Alonso in 2013 at the Verizon booth.

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In 2011, Jill Scott brought Anthony Hamilton on stage with her to perform their hit "So In Love."

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Jill Scott excitedly gave words of encouragement to the audience at ESSENCE Empowerment experience in 2011.

8 of 9 Johnny Nunez

JIll Scott graces the stage at the ESSENCE Cares stage in 2006.

9 of 9 Erik Umphery

Last year's ESSENCE Festival was one to remember. We can't wait to see Jill Scott hit the stage this year for our 20th anniversary.