Known as “Canada’s Queen of R&B,” Jully Black is an award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter. She was named one of the 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever by CBC Music in 2013. She had already worked with various artists like Choclair and Kardinal Offishall as early as 1997, and written songs for Destiny’s Child, Nas, Sean Paul and Missy Elliott, among others, before releasing her first solo album “This Is Me” in 2005.
Jully has also released a number of original songs independently and collaborations which had garnered awards and nominations. Her second album, “Revival” (2007) was certified gold in Canada and won the Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Jully’s third album “The Black Book” (2009) was also nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards.
Apart from her music and TV career, Jully has also ventured into theater acting having appeared in the Toronto production of Da Kink in My Hair in 2005. She is currently also part of the Tony Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change playing the role of Caroline.
Jully started 100 Strong & Sexy with the goal of women’s self-development focusing on fitness, spirituality, discipline, accountability, self care and self worth. She has also co-founded Empowered In My Skin with Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson to empower women around the globe and help them live purposefully in the comfort of their own skin.
In this episode, Jully shares her journey in her music career, insights, and life lessons throughout her experience, as well as her goals and purpose. Don’t miss this truly phenomenal conversation with Canada’s Queen of R&B!
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