Jessica Reyez (born June 12, 1991), known professionally as Jessie Reyez, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Her 2016 single “Figures” peaked at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2017.
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.
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.