A Chat with artist Jully Black
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Our guest, Canadian icon and platinum-selling recording artist, Jully Black. Jully Black has been named by CBC Music as one of "The Greatest Canadian Singers Ever" and her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 Pop, RandB, and dance music charts. In addition to all of her music accolades, she hosts her radio show, "The Blackout with Jully Black", on iHeartRadio - NewsTalk1010 and most recently, took the musical theatre world by storm in February of 2020, with her critically acclaimed, starring role as 'Caroline' in the Obsidian Theatre and The Musical Stage Company co-production of Caroline, or Bust. This woman literally does it ALL! We had a great chat with Julie about the early days of her musical journey, what it's like to juggle so many hats and what's next for the Canadian Queen of R&B. We hope you enjoy listening.
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’. 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, and was hand-selected to sing for the Queen of England. With her powerhouse vocals, hilarious personality, and love of people, Jully Black truly is every woman. 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 written music that has touched the hearts of her fans and collaborated with industry heavyweights such as Sean Paul, Destiny’s Child, among many others. She has shared the stage with superstars such as The Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, Celine Dion, Elton John, and Etta James 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. She has also appeared in films, television and theatre. 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 co-founder and keynote speaker for the renowned “Empowered In My Skin’ women’s empowerment summits, a Notable.ca award recipient, a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities and a WE Day ambassador.
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