45. Jill Scott
“What you so scared of me for? I’m just a woman,” Jill Scott sings on “Shame,” the second single from her excellent new album, “Light of the Sun.” Scott is the kind of woman who probably scares a lot of guys—cocky, brash, outrageously talented, carrying a few extra pounds with more sexy swagger than a hundred size zero supermodels. We admit, she scares us a little, too—but that won’t stop us from admiring her from afar.