Yesterday we heard that Canada’s Walk of Fame will pay tribute to Jessie Reyez later this year.
Jessie Reyez will receive the Allan Slaight Honour, which recognizes young artists making an impact in the music industry.
“I’m very grateful for receiving this recognition, especially at home, and for getting this moment to pause and reflect and be thankful,” — “I’ve had so many people positively influence me in our music community, so to be a recipient for something that celebrates positive influence and inspiration is an honour.” – Jessie
She will receive the honour at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards on Dec. 1 in Toronto. The show will air later that month on CTV. This year’s inductees include singer-songwriter Andy Kim and the late Leonard Cohen.
Who is Jessie Reyez
- Canadian singer/songwriter
- Born: June 12, 1991 (Toronto)
- Moved to Florida to pursue music after high school
- Moved back to Toronto in 2014 and made a record with King Louie (an American rapper)
- In 2017 released her debut EP “Kiddo” as well as the short film “Gatekeeper”
- She performed Figures at the BETs in 2017 and on The Tonight Show
- Figures hit 20-million streams on Spotify (2017)
- She won the Juno for Breakthrough Artist at the 2018 Junos in Vancouver
- In 2018 she worked with Eminem on two tracks on his Kamikaze album