Jully Black is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and performer who loves to share her talents and has an enthusiasm for music that is unparalleled. With her unique and powerful voice as well as her ability to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds, Jully consistently and effortlessly exceeds expectations, leaving fans inspired, entertained and awe-struck.
A charming attitude and charismatic personality have played a large role in helping Jully reach milestones that most artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime – 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.
Traditionally, Jully is from the school of R&B, with influences like Lauren Hill & Tina Turner, she has combined these sounds with super futuristic beats and rhythms, creating a body of music containing messages everyone can relate to and music anyone can move to. 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”.
Jully Black, a 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 has helped propel her career and reach milestones that most artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime. Among her accomplishments, Jully has opened for Kanye West in Singapore, was hand-picked to perform for the Queen, was a headliner at the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and has won multiple Juno awards. She has also penned songs for the likes of Missy Elliot, Nas and Destiny’s Child and has performed alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall and Alicia Keys. Most recently, Jully was added to line-up for the 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Fest alongside Cee Lo Green, Celine Dion, Damian Marley, and others. There is no question how she 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 Lauren 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.
Calgary-based Lauren Bagliore is no stranger to design. A graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Lauren has cut her teeth at some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses, including that of Vivienne Westwood. The legendary designer chose Lauren to come to London and work at her fashion house after she sent examples of her work to Westwood for consideration. After proving herself through her design, talent and wholehearted work ambition, Lauren presented to the CEO of Westwood Studios in Milan and was offered a full-time position working with the avant-garde designer at the time.
After working at various New York design houses, Lauren is now starting her own fashion revolution with the launch of her new collection, Un Bagliore di Speranza, which consists of statement pieces designed for self-assured, modern, and fashion-forward women.
For Lauren, fashion is not simply a vehicle for style; it’s also a means of giving to those in need. Currently she is working with an organization that is fighting to help end human trafficking globally. A percentage of each piece sold goes toward ending the child sex trade in Cambodia and Asia.
In 2012, The Heart Truth® marks a decade of commitment to women's heart health. Starting with February's American Heart Month and throughout the year, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) reaffirms its commitment to increasing awareness about heart disease among women and helping women take steps to reduce their own personal risk of developing heart disease.
Photography by Jason Hargrove
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