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Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
(/əˈlɛsiə ˈkɑːrə/[2]), is a Canadian singer and songwriter.[3] After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment & Def Jam Recordings
Def Jam Recordings
and released her debut single, "Here", which reached number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and was a sleeper hit in the United States, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart.[4][5] Cara's debut studio album, Know-It-All (2015), reached number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and number 9 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart in the United States. The album's third single, "Scars to Your Beautiful", reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
in 2016. In 2017, Cara collaborated with producer Zedd
Zedd
to create the single "Stay", and rapper Logic to feature in his song "1-800-273-8255". Cara received her first Grammy Award
Grammy Award
in 2018, for Best New Artist.[6]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Artistry 4 Discography 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Alessia Caracciolo hails from Brampton, Ontario, where she attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School.[7] Her family is from Calabria. Her father was born in Canada
Canada
to Italian parents and her mother is an Italian immigrant.[8][9] She can speak Italian.[10] As a child, she wrote poetry and did theatre.[11] She began playing guitar at the age of 10 and taught herself how to play various songs.[11] At the age of 13 she began her own YouTube
YouTube
channel where she posted covers of songs that she performed.[11] Career[edit] Cara appeared on various radio stations; including 15 Seconds of Fame on Mix 104.1 Boston.[12] In 2014, she signed a deal with EP Entertainment imprint, along the distribution of Def Jam Recordings.[13][14] In April 2015, Cara released her official debut single, through Def Jam.[15] Titled "Here", it was described as, "a song for everyone who secretly hates parties" by MTV.[13] Produced by Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole, the song is her personal experience with going to a party before realizing how much she hated parties.[4] On May 5, 2015, the song was chosen as the "can't-miss" track by Spin,[3] as well as being listed as a "must hear song" by Cosmopolitan.[16] The song was also named one of the best Canadian songs of April by Complex[17] and included on Billboard's "20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist" in June 2015.[18] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
later ranked "Here" at number 21 on its year-end list of the 50 best songs of 2015.[19]

Cara at WFUV
WFUV
in June 2015

On July 29, 2015, Cara made her first-televised debut performing her single, "Here" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[20] "Here" then received a nomination for the "Original Song" at the Streamy Award.[21] She released the EP Four Pink Walls, containing five songs; including her debut single, "Here". Her debut album Know-It-All was released on November 13, 2015.[22][23] She was short-listed for the BBC
BBC
Music Sound of... award for 2016 and finished as the runner-up.[24] Cara was awarded as Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards.[25] On March 7, 2016, the official video for "Wild Things" was released.[26] In April 2016, Cara was announced to be one of the supporting acts of British alternative rock band Coldplay
Coldplay
in the European and North American legs of their A Head Full of Dreams Tour alongside British singer songwriter and Grammy winner Foxes.[27] On June 23, 2016, Cara was featured in a re-released version of the song "Wild" by Troye Sivan. She played Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival
on June 24, 2016, in the John Peel tent. The music video for Cara's single "How Far I'll Go", from the Disney film Moana, was released on November 3, 2016, and since then has received over 185 million views on YouTube.[28] The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, produced by Oak Felder and the video was directed by Aya Tanimura.[29] Cara released a music video for "Seventeen" in December 2016.[30] Cara performed on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
as the musical guest on February 4, 2017.[31] On February 23, a lyric video of the song "Stay" by Zedd featuring Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
was released. Cara featured on the song "1-800-273-8255" from Logic's Everybody album. The song was released as a single on April 28, 2017 and also features American singer-songwriter Khalid. Cara also made an appearance in the video which premiered on August 17, 2017 on Logic's Vevo Channel on YouTube. On January 28, 2018, Cara was named the Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards making her the first Canadian artist to win this award.[32] Artistry[edit] Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
is an R&B[33] and alternative R&B[34] singer. She also does pop, soul, and indie pop as well.[35][36] Cara's influences include Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Pink, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas,[37] Drake and Ed Sheeran.[38] Cara's singing and writing style has been compared to singers such as Lorde, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna
Rihanna
and Norah Jones.[39][16] Discography[edit] Main article: Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
discography

Know-It-All (2015)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee / work Result Ref.

2015 Streamy Awards Original Song "Here" Won [40]

2016 BBC
BBC
Sound of Sound of 2016 N/A

Second

[41]

Kids' Choice Awards Favorite New Artist Alessia Cara Nominated

Juno Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won [42]

Fan Choice Award Nominated

Single of the Year "Here" Nominated

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Four Pink Walls Nominated

iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Cover Song "Bad Blood" – Covering Nominated

Radio Disney Music Awards Breakout Artist Of The Year Alessia Cara Nominated [43]

ASCAP Pop Music Awards Most Performed Songs "Here" Won [44]

Much Music Video Awards Video of the Year Nominated [45]

Best Pop Video Nominated

Most Buzzworthy Canadian Nominated

Best New Canadian Artist Won

iHeartRadio Canadian Single of the Year Nominated

Fan Fave Video Nominated

Fan Fave Artist or Group Alessia Cara Nominated

BET Awards Best New Artist Nominated [46]

SOCAN Awards Breakout Artist Won [47]

Canadian Radio Music Awards Best New Group or Solo Artist: CHR Won [48]

MTV
MTV
Video Music Awards Best Pop Video "Wild Things" Nominated [49]

MTV
MTV
Europe Music Awards Best Canadian Act Alessia Cara Nominated

Best Push Act Nominated

American Music Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated

MTV
MTV
Video Music Awards Japan Best R&B Video "Here" Nominated

BBC
BBC
Music Awards Song of the Year Nominated

2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Breakout Artist Alessia Cara Nominated [50]

iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Pop Artist Nominated

Best Lyrics "Scars to Your Beautiful" Nominated

Canadian Screen Awards Performance in a variety or sketch comedy program or series Juno Awards
Juno Awards
of 2016 Nominated

Juno Awards JUNO Fan Choice Award Alessia Cara Nominated [51]

Single of the Year "Wild Things" Nominated [51]

Artist of the Year Alessia Cara Nominated [51]

Pop Album of the Year Know-It-All Won [51]

Radio Disney Music Awards Breakout Artist Of The Year Alessia Cara Won [52]

Best Crush Song "Wild" ( Troye Sivan
Troye Sivan
featuring Alessia Cara) Nominated [52]

Canadian Music Awards Fans Choice Award Alessia Cara Won

Best New Group or Solo Artist: Mainstream AC Won

Song Of The Year "Wild Things" Nominated

Billboard Music Awards Best New Artist Alessia Cara Nominated [53]

iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Most Buzzworthy Canadian Nominated [54]

Canadian Single of the Year "Scars to Your Beautiful" Nominated

Fan Fave Artist or Group Alessia Cara Nominated

Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist Alessia Cara Nominated [55]

Choice Song: Female Artist "Scars To Your Beautiful" Nominated

Choice Collaboration "Stay" (with Zedd) Nominated

MTV
MTV
Video Music Awards Best Dance "Stay" (with Zedd) Won [56]

Best Fight Against The System "Scars To Your Beautiful" Won

Video Of The Year Nominated

Best Direction Nominated

American Music Awards Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Alessia Cara Nominated [57]

2018 Grammy Awards Best New Artist Alessia Cara Won [58]

Song of the Year "1-800-273-8255" (with Logic and Khalid) Nominated

Best Music Video Nominated

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Stay" (with Zedd) Nominated

iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Collaboration Nominated [59]

Dance Song of the Year Won

Female Artist of the Year Alessia Cara Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Breakout Artist Alessia Cara Nominated [60]

Juno Awards Fan Choice Award Alessia Cara Nominated [61]

Single of the Year "How Far I’ll Go" Nominated

References[edit]

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Alessia Cara
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Alessia Cara
Wins Best New Artist Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-01-29.  ^ " Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
Review". The Imprint. Retrieved 2016-06-02.  ^ Thurmond, Alexandra (May 2015). "Sound Scout: Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
is the 18-year-old Singer- Songwriter We Cant Get Enough Of". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 1 June 2015.  ^ Nostro, Lauren (2015-07-10). " Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
Interview". Ca.complex.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23.  ^ " BBC
BBC
Sound of 2016: Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
interview". bbc.com. 7 January 2016.  ^ a b c Tolentino, Jia (May 2015). "Meet Alessia Cara, Alt-Pop's New Sweetheart". The Fader. Retrieved 1 June 2015.  ^ Reid, Matthew (8 January 2014). "15 Seconds of Fame - Alessia Caracciolo - Sweater Weather". Mix 104.1 FM. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  ^ a b Linder, Emilee (27 April 2015). "This New Song Is For Everyone Who Secretly Hates Parties". MTV. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  ^ Carvell, Josh (5 May 2015). "Fresher Sounds". The National Student. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  ^ "New Songs: Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
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Alessia Cara
Makes TV Debut Playing 'Here' With the Roots on 'Fallon". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved August 19, 2015.  ^ "5th Annual Nominees". Streamy Awards. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.  ^ Ward, Kat Alessia Cara: The Budding Pop Star Who's Making Introversion Cool Paper Magazine. September 9, 2015 ^ " Know-It-All (Deluxe) by Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
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BBC
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Coldplay
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Alessia Cara
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Alessia Cara
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Alessia Cara
"Wild Things" - Exclaim!. Exclaim. Retrieved 28 January 2018.  ^ Tardio, Andres (27 September 2016). Alessia Cara's Empowering Journey: Lessons from Coldplay, Lauryn Hill, & Life. Rap-Up. Retrieved 8 January 2017.  ^ Sound of BBC: 2nd Alessia Cara. BBC. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2017.  ^ " Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
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Alessia Cara
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MTV
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People's Choice Awards
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Juno Awards
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External links[edit]

Official website Def Jam Recordings
Def Jam Recordings
profile for Alessia Cara

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Alessia Cara

Discography

Studio albums

Know-It-All

EPs

Four Pink Walls

Singles

"Here" "Wild Things" "Scars to Your Beautiful" "Seventeen" "How Far I'll Go" "Stay"

Featured singles

"Wild" "1-800-273-8255"

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best New Artist

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Chance the Rapper
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Alessia Cara
(2018)

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