Since releasing her first in EP in 2015, “I Am Reeny,” Reeny Smith’s powerful voice and vibrant, emotional rollercoaster of a stage show have solidified her as one of the most enthralling artists in Canada.
Signing with Cymba Music Publishing in 2016, she released her breakout single, “Good Girl Swag”, a song with an unrelenting positivity in an increasingly harsh world. Smith went on to win Music Nova Scotia’s African Canadian Artist of the Year award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as Best RnB Artist award in The Coast’s Best of Halifax awards in 2017 and 2018.
She’s collaborated with artists like Quake Matthews, and opened for Anderson Paak at the Halifax Jazz Festival, but through it all, Smith says the thing she’s the proudest of is developing her craft as a songwriter and being recognized for all of the hard work she’s put into the depth and realism of her work.
“My biggest achievement thus far has been recognized internationally for my songwriting work. Songwriting was never something I thought I was good at, so to have reached this level of validation means a great deal to me.”
Awards & Achievements
2019 - East Coast Music Award - R & B/Soul Recording of the Year
2019 - East Coast Music Awards - Bucky Adams Memorial Award
2019 - Top 10 CBC Searchlight
2018 The Coast Best Of Halifax Best R&B Gold winner
2018 Music NS African Nova Scotian Artist of The Year
2018 ANSMA Artist of The Year
2017 Music NS African Nova Scotian Artist of The Year
2017 The Coast Best Of Halifax Best R&B Gold winner
2016 Music NS African Nova Scotian Artist of The Year
2015 ANSMA Artist of The Year
2015 Music NS African Nova Scotian Artist of The Year
2015 Casino Nova Scotia Artist in Residence Winner
2011 NSTT Teachers Award
2011 ANSMA Rising Star
2010 Halifax Jazz Festival Galaxy Rising Star
Represented Nova Scotia in Canada Games National Artist Program
2010 ANSMA Best Up and Coming Artist
2010 NSTT Portia White Award