Jessie Reyez is a Colombian-Canadian singer and songwriter, born on June 12, 1991, in Toronto, to Colombian parents. Her family later moved to Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Jessie started singing at a young age. Inspired by her father’s talent for playing acoustic guitar, and singing Colombian boleros, she destined to be a creative herself. She played guitar as a child and bean writing her own music in high school. In 2012, Jessie and her family moved to Florida, where she was primarily bartending and busking on the beach. But she returned to Toronto in 2014 after being accepted to The Remix Project’s Academy of Recording Arts. In the same year, Jessie and King Louie released a joint single titled Living in the Sky. Furthermore, she released her second single It Hurts (Selena), in 2015. In April 2017, Jessie released her debut EP, Kiddo as well as her short film Gatekeeper.
Jessie’s 2016 single Figures peaked at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2017 and certified double Platinum by Music Canada and Gold by RIAA. She received two 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards nominations for the Best New Canadian Artist. Jessie performed at the BET Award 2017. Her debut single Figures song became very famous. In August 2017, at a concert in Tøyenparken in Oslo, Norway, Jessie played an unreleased single called Mama, which she has since performed live at three other shows. Her 2017 EP, Kiddo, led to four nominations at the 2018 Juno Awards, winning Breakthrough Artist. Later the same year, she received Socan Songwriting Prize nomination for the song Cotton Candy. She collaborated with Eminem on Nice Guy and Good Guy from the album Kamikaze in August 2018. Jessie debuted her new single Imported on April 10, 2019.