Introducing one of our rising star picks that will make a major break through in the music industry, Jessie Reyez. Reyez is a singer with a style quite like the late Amy Winehouse but with a twist of urban essence/soul. This latin based young woman brings a very needed flavor to the genre which quickly sets her apart from other acts. According to Wikipedia:
Jessie Reyez was born in Toronto to Colombian parents. Her family later moved to Brampton. She played guitar as a child and began writing her own music in high school. Her roots brought her back to Toronto during her sophomore year but after graduating she opted out of college and instead chose to pursue her music while doing other odd jobs on the side. She moved to Florida, where she was primarily bartending and busking on the beach but returned to Toronto in 2014 after being accepted to The Remix Project’s Academy of Recording Arts. [WIKEPEDIA]
In 2014, she and King Louie released a joint single titled “Living in the Sky”. In 2016, she released the singles “Shutter Island” and “Figures”, which premiered through Beats 1 Radio and peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100.
In April 2017, Reyez released her debut EP, Kiddo as well as her short film Gatekeeper. She received two 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards nominations for Best New Canadian Artist and Fan Fave Video for “Shutter Island”. She performed “Figures” at the 2017 BET Awards on June 25, 2017 and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on August 8, 2017. She was also a performer on the CBC Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve televised event on December 31, 2017 during one of the coldest nights the region has experienced.  [WIKIPEDIA]
Jessie Reyez pure talent can be seen in her video “Fuck It” which is so crafty put together but yet so brilliantly constructed all the way down to the video. Jessie is a star and we see nothing but huge success for her.