2013 | R&B/Soul Recording of the Year | Jully Black | | The JUNO Awards

This Canadian-born triple-threat (singer/songwriter/performer) loves to share her talents and has an enthusiasm for music that is unparalleled. Her charming attitude and charismatic personality have helped propel her career and reach milestones that most artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime – opening for Kanye West in Singapore, being hand picked to perform for the Queen, headlining the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning multiple JUNO Awards, penning songs for the likes of Missy Elliot, Nas and Destiny’s Child, as well as performing alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall and Alicia Keys. There is no question as to how she has achieved the status of “Canada’s Queen of R&B,” a title given to her by her fans and peers. Her new, soon to be released album, entitled (8)IGHT, boasts a fresh, energetic and soulful sound – something that has been described as “the future of soul.” Traditionally, Jully is from the school of R&B, with influences like Lauryn Hill and Tina Turner. She has combined these sounds with the super futuristic beats and rhythms provided by the album’s sole producer, YoungPete Alexander and the funky, creative writing and arrangement skills of Luther Brown.