It’s been a little over two years since Jill Scott’s last album, The Real Thing: Words & Sounds Volume 3 dropped. Fortunately, it’s been announced that her fourth studio album, titled The Light Of The Sun, will drop in Spring/Summer of this year.

Jill will also  appear in the Lifetime channel’s movie Sins Of The Mother on February 7th. The story centers around a grad student who returns home to face her abusive, alcoholic mother – played by Scott – only to discover that her mom has gone sober and even has a 3-year-old daughter and new life.

She will also be appearing alongside Janet Jackson, Michael Jai White and Tyler Perry in the film Why Did I Get Married Too? due out in theaters on April 2nd.

Marvel Animation and BET Networks have teamed up to create the epic animated mini-series Black Panther out mid 2010. Scott voices X-men Heroine Storm alongside Golden Globe nominated actor Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond), Kerry Washington (Last King of Scotland) and Golden Globe winning actress Alfre Woodard (American Violet).

Last but not least, Jill be appearing on the main stage of this year’s all-female Lilith Fair tour. She will be sharing the bill with Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat.