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Seneca Alumni earn Juno nods

Jully Black and Melanie Fiona.

Jully Black and Melanie Fiona will be looking to add another Juno Award to their trophy cases.

The Seneca alumni each received a Juno nomination in the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year category. Jully, a graduate of the Police Foundations program, was nominated for her single "Fugitive," while Melanie, a graduate of General Business, was nominated for her single "Change the Record." Both artists have won once before in this category.

Growing up in a tumultuous part of Toronto, Jully was motivated to take the Police Foundations program at Seneca in hopes of fuelling positive change in society. After graduating, however, she followed her passion for singing and is now a world-famous rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and performer. The 10-time Juno Award nominee is currently featured in the second installment of Seneca's Alumni Video Series.

Melanie Fiona also grew up in Toronto. In fact, the two-time Grammy Award winning R&B singer led a double-life while attending Seneca. During the day, she was a dedicated student in the General Business program. After class, she was busy performing, recording and transforming into an international musical force. Her rise to stardom is chronicled in the latest issue of RED.

The Juno Awards take place in Regina the week of April 15-21.