2020 R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR | Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez, & Tainy | | The JUNO Awards

Jessie Reyez

Toronto based singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez debuted her RIAA certified-gold single “Imported” with 6LACK this spring, from her highly anticipated forthcoming studio album, slated for 2020 release. She most recently released “Far Away,” which stays true to form with her brutal honesty, raw emotion, and intimate lyrics. “Far Away” was accompanied with evoking visuals that received critical acclaim from the likes of Variety, Rolling Stone, CBS News, Complex and more.

Last year’s monumental accomplishments included a sold-out 30-date tour, the Fall 2018 release of her second EP, Being Human in Public, which gained widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike including New York Times, Variety, Fader, NYLON and more. Her critically acclaimed single “Figures” was officially RIAA certified-gold in the U.S. She also performed her hit single “Apple Juice” at the 2018 MTV VMAs, where she was nominated for Push Artist of the Year and Video with a Message for her powerful and crucial “Gatekeeper” music video.

The young artist also had a slew of collaborations with many notable artists including Eminem, Daniel Caesar, Sam Smith, Lewis Capaldi and Karol G and co-writing credits on Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris and “Promises” with Calvin Harris and Sam Smith.

Tory Lanez

Daystar Peterson (born July 27, 1992), better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He received initial recognition from the mixtape, Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story released in August 2013. In 2015, Tory Lanez signed to Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records through Interscope Records. Lanez released his debut studio album, I Told You on August 19, 2016, which included the singles, “Say It,” and “Luv”, which peaked at number 23, and 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively. His second album, Memories Don’t Die was released on March 2, 2018. On October 26, 2018, Lanez released his third studio album, Love Me Now?.