Jully Black
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Jully Black

| MAJOR | AFM

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Jan
26
Jully Black @ Morisson's Pub

cannes, Not Applicable, France

cannes, Not Applicable, France

Dec
05
Jully Black @ Nathan Philips Square

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Press


"Jully's song Seven Day Fool captures beautifully that neo-retro sound that Wino brought back with a vengeance.

The song is delicious!" - Perez Hilton; March 29, 2008 - www.PerezHilton.com


"We're in the mood for something fun that we can groove to, and this definitely fits the bill.

Check out Until I Stay by Jully Black, one of our favorite Canadians, below." - Perez Hilton; September 4, 2008
- www.PerezHilton.com


"After years of paying her dues in the music industry, the Toronto talent finally achieved stardom this past year. She released a chart-topping album, won a Juno award and joined the cast of Canadian Idol, signing on to mentor contenders for the coveted title.” – Tara Henley, Hello! Magazine; June 16, 2008 - Hello! Magazine


"Jully Black four/5
Revival
Universal

Jully Black may be on a major label but she's hungry and works
it like she's indie. With her second album, Revival, Canada's hardest-working R&B/soul singer proves she has something else that's major -- star wattage. Lead single 'Seven Day Fool' is an Etta James cover that shows off Black's timeless voice, and serves as a spring-board for a retro motif that permeates the album with horn blasts, strings and tambourine. Of the ballads, 'Wishing' stands out as it features an improbable whistle sample most recently heard from Darryl Hannah's lips in Kill Bill. But album opener 'DJ Play My Song' is a cacophonous party romp in which Miss Black says it best: 'Dj won't you play my song so I can make my honey drop, so I can make my money pop." - Hannah Sung, Eye Weekly; November 8, 2007 - Eye Weekly


Discography

Awards and Recognition

1999: Best R&B/Soul Recording, “Rally’n” featuring Saukrates(Nomination)
2003: R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, “You Changed” (Nomination)
2006: R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, “Sweat of Your Brow” (Nomination)
ACCORDING TO THE JUNO SITE the song was “This Is Me” (Nomination)
2008: R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, “Revival” (Winner)
2008: Single of the Year, “Seven Day Fool” (Nomination)
Albums
I Traveled (Unreleased) (2003)
This is Me (2005)(Gold)
Revival (2007)(Gold)
The Black Book (2009)
Singles
“Rally’n” (with Saukrates) (1998)
“Say No More” (2000)
“The Day Before” feat. Baby Cham (2001)
“Between Me and You” feat. Saukrates (2002)
“Stay the Night” (2005)
“Sweat of Your Brow” feat. Demarco (2005) (16 Hot 100)
“5x Love”/”Material Things” feat. Nas (2005) (30 Hot 100)
“I Travelled” (2006)(66 Hot 100)
“Gotta Let You Know” (2006)
“Seven Day Fool” (2007)
“DJ Play My Song” (2007)
“Until I Stay” (2008) (33 Hot 100)
“Queen” (2008)

Feature tracks and additional singles
1996: “What it Takes” Choclair feat. Jully Black
1997: “Jeevin’ (Life)” Kardinal Offishall feat. Jully Black
1997: “360 Degrees” Infinite feat. Jully Black
2000: “Money Jane” Baby Blue Soundcrew feat. Kardinal Offishall, Sean Paul & Jully Black
2000: “Rollin’” Choclair feat. Jully Black
2001: “Ol’ Time Killin’” Kardinal Offishall feat. Jully Black, Allistair, IRS & Wio-K
2002: “Light it Up” Choclair feat. Jully Black
2002: “You Changed” feat. Jully Black (Brown Sugar Soundtrack)
2002: “Heaven” Nas feat. Jully Black
2003: “Situations” Bravehearts feat. Nas & Jully Black
2003: “Till Now” Choclair feat. “The Circle” (Choclair, Jully Black, Tara Chase, Kardinal Offishall, Ro Dolla, Saukrates, YLook)
2003: “Life” feat. Jully Black, Esthero, Graph Nobel & Keshia Chante
2004: “One Day” Kyprios feat. Swollen Members, Jully Black, Saukrates
2006: “The Christmas Song” feat. Jully Black (Sounds of the Season CBC Holiday Compilation - Various Artists)
2006: “A Time For Christmas” feat. Jully Black (Sounds of the Season CBC Holiday Compilation - Various Artists)
2007: “My Last Day” Year of the Monkey feat. Jully Black
2008: “Hold On” H2O feat. Jully Black
2008: “Egbert The Lovebird” feat. Jully Black (Roll Play Children’s Album - Various Artists)
2009: “Drive Me Krazy” Bounty Killer feat. Jully Black (Track 5 “Mighty Oday Riddim”- Various Artists)

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Bio

Jully Black has the look of a woman that’s come into her own. She carries herself with an unshakable air of confidence; her eyes shine brightly, a smile is quick to spread across her face. She has the look of a woman in love—in love with life and full of passion for music. Jully has the look of a woman embracing her destiny, a woman fulfilling the promise of her youth. Revival is the soundtrack to this awakening, this euphoric celebration, this moment of grace.

For the Toronto native, her much-anticipated sophomore album serves as an opportunity to meditate on where she is, and how she got there. Jully’s journey has hit some high notes. She’s penned songs for Destiny’s Child and Nas, and shared the stage with Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Bon Jovi, Josh Groban and Usher. She’s collaborated with virtually every influential hip-hop artist in the country and some of the nation’s best songwriters, including Ian Thornley, Dallas Green and Hawksley Workman. Her compelling debut This Is Me firmly established her as one of Canada’s most revered music stars. Now, her audience has grown further with a regular spot doing celebrity reporting on CTV’s eTalk. After a stint touring with the Black Eyed Peas, Jully formed a strong friendship with Peas’ drummer Keith Harris (Busta Rhymes, Fergie, Mary J. Blige and Michael Jackson), who produced Revival and continually inspires her to grow as an artist. “This album is our baby,” Jully says with a laugh. “We made this together.”

There have been low notes, too, and with Revival, Jully opens up, sharing the tears she’s had along the way. The youngest of nine children, Jully grew up in awe of her hard-working mother, who was the glue that held the family together. “Even though I was raised in a single parent home, I didn’t know that I was poor,” Jully reflects. “We didn’t feel poor. My Mom always found a way. I had a good childhood.” Together, her close family shouldered the curveballs life threw at them: Jully’s Dad wasn’t around, he fathered several dozen other kids; her twin brother died at birth; her sister Sharon passed away at 24. “She would sing when she was painting,” Jully remembers. “She didn’t consider herself a singer, but her voice was incredible. I would say she left me her voice.” (“Catch Me When I Fall” revisits that loss, and says one final goodbye to the older sister she adored, in the process transforming tragedy into triumph.)

Revival is a deeply personal outing, and in honour of that Jully wrote ten out of the eleven songs herself. The lead single “7 Day Fool,” a spirited Etta James cover, sets the tone for the album’s feel-good vibe. “DJ Play My Song” is the ideal record to throw on before a night out on the town. “My Baby” celebrates the first intoxicating stages of romance. Elsewhere, the haunting “Temporary Insanity” plunges one more time into darkness to better appreciate the light. “Something feels different this time,” the singer says of her creative process. “I’m happy. My face hurts from smiling so much. It’s a good time for me.”

Jully has been through the storm, and like anybody who’s pursued dreams in spite of adversity—she’s stronger for it. “Music saved me,” she explains. And now it’s her turn to give back through music. Guaranteed to inspire her growing legion of fans, Jully’s rich, distinct voice delivers an infectious sense of joy. Revival will have you jumping out of your seat, clapping your hands and abandoning yourself to the dance, just as Jully gives herself over to each and every song.