Alessia Cara

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Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara press photo 2015.png
Cara in 2015
Background information
Birth nameAlessia Caracciolo
Born (1996-07-11) July 11, 1996 (age 24)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
OriginBrampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2014–present

Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is best known for her hit songs "Here" and "Wild Things".

Cara's singing style has been compared to that of Norah Jones and Adina Howard.[2]

Cara released her first single "Here" in April 2015.[3] The following single, "Scars to Your Beautiful", was released from her first studio album, Know-It-All. She collaborated with German DJ Zedd on the song "Stay". "Stay", "Here", and "Scars to Your Beautiful" all reached the top ten in the US and topped the US Mainstream Top 40 radio chart.

In 2018, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, one of the "Big Four" awards.

References[change | change source]

  1. Caramanica, Jon (19 May 2015). "Alessia Cara Speaks Up for the Outsiders on 'Here'". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  2. "Alessia Cara". The Singers Room. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  3. "Alessia Cara". Cut from Steel. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.