|Jessie Reyez Quick Info
|5 ft 2 in
|Date of Birth
|June 12, 1991
Jessie Reyez is a Canadian singer and songwriter who came into the spotlight with the release of her debut single titled Figures (2016) which was certified as ‘Triple Platinum’ by Music Canada and ‘Platinum’ by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Her debut EP titled Kiddo (2017) earned her 4 nominations at the 2018 Juno Awards out of which she won the award in the category of ‘Breakthrough Artist’. She released her 2nd EP called Being Human in Public in 2018 and it won the ‘R&B/Soul Recording of the Year’ award at the 2019 Juno Awards. The EP also earned a Grammy Awards nomination, her first, in 2020, in the category of ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’. Jessie’s debut studio album titled Before Love Came to Kill Us was released in March 2020 and it peaked at number 4 on the US R&B charts, number 13 on the US charts, number 10 on the UK R&B charts, and number 17 on the Canadian charts.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jessie is a high school graduate. She had opted out of college as she decided to pursue a career in music.
- Father – German Reyez
- Siblings – She has a younger sister and a brother.
R&B, Contemporary R&B
Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano
- Island Records
- Republic Records
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Colombian descent.
- Petite frame
- Long, frizzy hair
- Affable smile
Jessie Reyez Facts
- She was introduced to music by her father who had gifted her a guitar when she was a child. She became adept at playing the instrument in the next few years and by the time she had reached high school, she began writing her own music.
- As a songwriter, she has contributed tracks for artists such as Calvin Harris, Normani, and Eminem. Her collaboration with Eminem had resulted in 2 tracks on the latter’s 2018 album titled Kamikaze.
- In 2012, she had moved to Florida with her family and used to work as a bartender and perform music as a street artist. She returned to Toronto 2 years later after she was accepted to The Remix Project‘s ‘Academy of Recording Arts’.
- In April 2017, she had released a short film called Gatekeeper which focused on the issues of s*xism and exploitation in the music industry. It specifically focused on her experience with music producer Noel Fisher, who was later accused of sexual misconduct by multiple female artists.
- In 2020, she was booked to perform at the popular Coachella festival for the first time but the event was postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
- Jessie was the winner of the American Express Impact Award at the 2020 Billboard’s Women in Music event.
Featured Image by Jessie Reyez / Instagram