Jessie Reyez Biography
Jessie Reyez is an up-and-coming R&B singer and guitarist from Canada. She released her debut single, Figures, in 2016 to both critical and popular success.
Jessica Reyez was born in Toronto, Canada on June 12, 1991. Originally of Colombian descent, Jessica learned guitar early on from her father. She studied dance and music from junior high into high school. At 17 she began writing music after dealing with some heartbreak.
Shortly after graduating, Reyez was playing in small clubs and doing street performance. A major shift occurred in her life when her family was able to get visas to live and work in the US. They moved to Miami, but Reyez was not happy with the change and decided to move back to her native country. As a result, Reyez was able to focus on music only. Jessie became involved in a program called Remix Project which allowed unprivileged students to learn more about music and art.
Jessie was introduced to hip hop artist King Louie and they started working on a song called Living in the Sky. The song garnered attention and she was approached by artists like Chance the Rapper, Skrillex, and R&B legend Babyface. Her first single release Figures garnered radio attention and it was her most known track. The track was inspired by darkness and infidelity. Jessie’s first EP Kiddo was revealed this year and a new album entitled The Archives is due to arrive.
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