Jessie Reyez was born in 1991 in Toronto. Her parents emigrated from Columbia in search of a better life. Even though life in Canada was more civilized, Jessie’s parents had a hard time earning sufficient money to enjoy it in full. Reyez’s father worked day and night. Sometimes, he came home past midnight. Her mother also worked hard, but Jessie was still one of the poorest students in her high school class.
After Jessie was born, the family moved to a nearby town, Brampton. Her father was a professional guitarist. He was the one, who fostered the aspiring singer’s love for music. When she was just three years old, Reyez already sang different songs. In second grade, she recorded them with the tape recorder.
While in high school, Jessie became interested in dancing. She enjoyed hip-hop the most. The girl often stayed after school to practice and came home closer to midnight. Her grades started getting worse. When Jessie was 17, she broke up with a boyfriend, whom she was truly in love with. The young woman used every opportunity to dance and play the piano in order to deal with the pain of that breakup. These lessons helped the artist to become an expert at what she did.