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Jully Black

  • Jully Black
  • Jully Black
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Jully Black is a true Canadian Icon. Named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever’, (CBC Music) she has been dubbed ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’ by fans and industry leaders alike. As a platinum selling recording artist, her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music charts. She has taken home Juno and Gemini Awards, earned innumerable industry accolades, was hand selected to sing for the Queen of England and inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2021 (PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE - Arts & Entertainment). With her powerhouse vocals, hilarious personality and love of people, Jully Black truly is everyone, and unlike anyone. Her passion for philanthropy has taken her from the shantytowns of Bangladesh to the villages of South Africa and all across Canada. As a woman of faith, she champions important causes and uses her career as a platform to celebrate and inspire the greatness that lies within each of us. As a songwriter, Jully has touched the hearts of her fans with her extensive music catalogue, her compositions for industry heavyweights such as Destiny’s Child and Nas, and on collaborations with songwriter, musician and performance titans such as Ian Thornley (Big Wreck). She has shared the stage with superstars such as The Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Etta James, Juno Breakthrough Artist, Jessie Reyez, hot emerging Canadian trap artist Paris Richards at Rolling Loud Festival T.O.  Jully also co-headlined Drake’s ‘Road to OVO Fest Tour’ – All Canadian North Stars  with Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Keshia Chante’, K-OS, Maestro Fresh Wes,  Saukates, and Shawn Desmond to name a few.

Jully is a major presence in the Canadian media and entertainment industry. As former host and correspondent for CTV’s etalk, Jully was chosen to interview global megastars such as Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, and former President Bill Clinton. Her music has been featured in film and television and she has personally appeared on, co-hosted and been featured on numerous national television programs and speaking platforms including the sizzling and immediately viral CBC ‘Canada Reads’ 2018 appearance, a much lauded TED Talk, the Global TV feature ‘The First Time I Was Called A …’, CTV’s ‘Canadian Idol’.   In 2022 Jully was a contestant on The Amazing Race Canada and she is the popular segment host of ‘Monday Motivation’ on Global TV’s #1 rated, nationwide morning program ‘The Morning Show’. Jully’s successful 2018 foray into creating and hosting ‘The Blackout with Jully Black’ (the critically acclaimed, provocative, ebullient and empowering weekly radio show on iHeartRadio - Newstalk1010) along with guest starring roles in the Canadian television crime drama series' ‘The Coroner’ (2019) and 'Diggstown' (2021) and featured segments in documentary film features with acclaimed directors and producers, serves to firmly establish her as the preeminent personality in the entertainment arena unlike anyone has in Canadian history. 

Steadfastly maintaining personal fitness and wellness goals remains a priority in Jully’s life. In 2018 she leveraged social media influence and innate leadHERship skill along with unwavering desire to be the bridge that everyone can cross and launched 100 Strong and Sexy (‘100SAS’); Canada’s largest female founded, curated and led fitness challenge to date. 100SAS was birthed to honour Jully's late mother; it is the largest Black founded and lead holistic wellness and lifestyle membership based program with 600+ members of all races who have reclaimed their position of optimal mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. In 2020, Jully launched The Power Of Step ('TPOS') at the height of of the global pandemic and it is now a wildly successful, full-fledged virtual Step Aerobics and Personal Transformation Coaching practice with worldwide membership. With purpose driven ideals and boundless spiritual fortitude, she continues to refine and reinvent her artistry. A phenom in Canadian entertainment, lifestyle and public speaking arenas, she is also co-founder and key note speaker for the renowned “Empowered In My Skin’ women’s empowerment summits, a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities,  recipient of the prestigious BBPA Harry Jerome [Entertainment] Award (2018) and a powerful Personal Development Coach, Speaker Coach and Spiritual Mentor. With lead roles in theatre such as The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert feature “Uncovered” (with Music director, Reza Jacobs in collaboration with stars of Stratford, Shaw, Broadway and London’s West End, 2018), and starring role in the critically acclaimed Mirvish Production of “Da Kink In My Hair” at the renowned Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto, Jully continues to magnify her expansive musical, theatre and television repertoire. 

Jully took the musical theatre world by storm in  February, 2020 in  her critically acclaimed, starring role as ‘Caroline’ in the Obsidian Theatre and The Musical Stage Company co-production of ‘Caroline, Or Change’ (books and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning, Academy Award/Golden Globe/ AACTA/BAFTA Nominated, Tony Kushner). Extolled as  “smart, dramatic, emotionally stirring” (NOW Toronto); a “rapturous, musical theatre debut” (The Star), “heavenly glorious” (OnStage Blog), “with the depth as an actor and genius as a singer” and with “applause that shook the leaves on the ceiling of  the theatre” (Broadway World); Jully absolutely stunned audiences and critics alike and left her indelible mark on the gorgeous Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre and musical theatre community. In June, 2020 Jully won both the coveted Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Lead Performance in a Musical and The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) highly esteemed Dora Mavor  Moore  Award  (the  'Dora') - which recognizes excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto - in the Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role, Musical Theatre, category for her role in ‘Caroline, Or Change’. 

Jully released three new singles throughout 2022 from her long-awaited, critically-acclaimed, autobiographical full album 'Three Rocks and a Slingshot' (released Sept. 2022). With collaborations with megawatt songwriters and producers Gauntlette 'VersaceP' Alexander Jr. (Jully Black Musical Director, Drummer), Luther Brown Jr. (So You Think You Can Dance Canada and L.A.), Kareem James (Giant, GQ, Gap) and KickRaux (Jay-Z, Major Lazer, M.I.A. Ty Dolla Sign, Jack U [Skrillex & Diplo]), Jully entered and dominated the Canadian musical landscape that she has helped define throughout her career.  Singles 'No Relation', 'Half Empty', and 'Time for Jesus' playlisted and charted across streaming platforms immediately; with 'Half Empty' charting at #1 on the iTunes R&B chart and the album charting at #1 on iTunes R&B chart and #3 on the iTunes 'All Genre' chart.

With a few top-secret projects to be announced very soon, Jully, truly, is doing it all!

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