BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of Jessie Reyez

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03:  Singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez poses during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island on June 3, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of Jessie Reyez

Get to know up-and-coming star Jessie Reyez.

Published June 13, 2017

  1. Canadian Roots

    Jessie Reyez is an up-and-coming singer that has a unique style. She's of Colombian descent but grew up in Toronto.

  2. Truly Talented

    I know I don't do these as much anymore but fuggit I felt inclined #whattheywant #Russ Sick on a Friday =

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    Not only does Reyez have a captivating voice, she's also an expert guitarist. Her father is a guitarist as well!

  3. Young Reyez

    MAMAAAAAAAAAAA ♥ ♕ If I get to be a mom one day and I'm half the mom she is, my kids will be blessed.

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    Reyez started singing at the age of 3. Her mother, aware of her passion, started recording her at the age of 8. At the age of 18, Reyez started getting recognition. She went through her first heartbreak and started writing music from the heart.

  4. DVSN

    In good company

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    Jessie Reyez attributes her mentor, Daniel Daley from DVSN, for her improved vocal and writing skills. She made it into The Remix Project in Toronto, and that's when her career started to take off.

  5. Influences

    In 2014, Reyez was featured on King Louie's "Living in the Sky" track. Reyez met King Louie through The Remix Project. She took the opportunity to showcase her talents to him and they worked together on "Living in the Sky." Reyez credits King Louie with helping further her career and introducing her to other artists like Chance the Rapper.

  6. Only the Beginning

    Reyez has made waves on Soundcloud and on the internet. Her songs will captivate you and you will want to hear more. She continues to strive hard to reach her goals, and we'll be here supporting her!

Written by Essie Acolatse

(Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

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