Jessie Reyez Stuns With Emotional Red Carpet Performance Of ‘Figures’
We have been huge fans of Jessie Reyez for a long time, and we’re not alone. Some of the biggest names in music have taken note of the Toronto singer, with EDM hitmaker Calvin Harris even scoring Reyez for a guest spot on his upcoming A-list album that boasts appearances from Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Frank Ocean, Pharrell and more.
Thanks to the release of her debut EP Kiddo earlier this year and her heartbreaking and socially conscious short film Gatekeeper, word is out that Jessie Reyez is one to watch. The singer scored her first iHeartRadio MMVA nomination this year for Fan Fave Video, with Reyez’s “Shutter Island” taking on Grimes, A Tribe Called Red, Zeds Dead and fellow performers Arkells.
Checking off another first this year, Reyez performed on the iHeartRadio MMVA red carpet, delivering a searing rendition of her lead single “Figures.” Wearing a simple black ensemble and a kick-ass pair of brown lace-up boots, Reyez brought the frenetic energy of the red carpet to a silent hush with their jaw dropping performance. You’re going to want to see it again. Plus, she gave a subtle shout out to her dad (and fathers everywhere) by decorating her guitar with stickers saying “Happy Father’s Day Papi.” How cute is that?
The 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs are hosted by Alessia Cara and Joe Jonas and feature performances from Camila Cabello, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Jazz Cartier, Niall Horan, DNCE, and Arkells.