Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

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Alessia Cara
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Cara in 2018
Background information
Birth name Alessia Caracciolo
Born (1996-07-11) July 11, 1996 (age 22)[1]
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Origin Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • instrumentalist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • ukulele
  • piano
Years active 2014–present
Labels

Alessia Caracciolo (Italian: [aˈlɛssja kaˈrattʃolo]; born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara (/əˈlɛsiə ˈkɑːrə/[3]), is a Canadian singer and songwriter.[4][5] After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2014 and released her debut single the following year. “Here” 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 chart.[6][7]

Cara’s debut studio album, Know-It-All, reached number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and number 9 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album’s third single, “Scars to Your Beautiful“, reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. In 2017, Cara collaborated with DJ and producer Zedd to create the single “Stay“, and with rapper Logic to feature in his song 1-800-273-8255. Cara has received nominations for four Grammy Awards, including a win for Best New Artist in 2018.[8]

Cara’s second studio album, The Pains of Growing, will be released on November 30. Four singles have been released to promote the album: “Growing Pains,” “A Little More,” “Trust My Lonely,” and “Not Today.”

Life and career[edit]

1996–2013: Early life[edit]

Alessia Caracciolo hails from Brampton, Ontario, where she attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School.[9] Her family is from Calabria. Her father was born in Canada to Italian parents and her mother is an Italian immigrant.[4][10] She can speak Italian.[11] As a child, she wrote poetry and did theatre.[12] She began playing guitar at the age of 10 and taught herself how to play various songs.[12] At the age of 13, she began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs that she performed.[12]

2014-2017: Career beginnings and Know-It-All[edit]

Promotional photograph of Cara from 2015

In 2014, she signed a management deal with EP Entertainment.[13][14][15] In April 2015, Cara released her official debut single through Def Jam.[16] Titled “Here“, it was described by MTV as “a song for everyone who secretly hates parties.”[14] Produced by Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole, the song is her personal experience with going to a party and being super uncomfortable at it.[6] On May 5, 2015, the song was chosen as the “can’t-miss” track by Spin,[5] as well as being listed as a “must hear song” by Cosmopolitan.[17] The song was also named one of the best Canadian songs of April by Complex[18] and included on Billboards “20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist” in June 2015.[19] Rolling Stone later ranked “Here” at number 21 on its year-end list of the 50 best songs of 2015.[20] On July 29, 2015, Cara made her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[21] “Here” then received a nomination for “Original Song” at the Streamy Awards.[22] She released the EP Four Pink Walls, containing five songs, including her debut single. Her debut album, Know-It-All, was released on November 13, 2015.[23][24]

She was short-listed for the BBC Music Sound of… award for 2016 and finished as the runner-up.[25] Cara was awarded as Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards.[26] On March 7, 2016, Cara released a music video for “Wild Things.”[27] In April 2016, Cara was announced to be one of the supporting acts of British alternative rock band Coldplay in the European and North American legs of their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, alongside British singer songwriter and Grammy winner Foxes.[28] On June 23, 2016, Cara was featured in a re-released version of the song “Wild” by Troye Sivan. The music video was released on July 22, 2016.[29] She played 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 200 million views on YouTube.[30] The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, produced by Oak Felder, and the video was directed by Aya Tanimura.[31] On December 15, 2016, Cara released a music video for “Seventeen.”[32]

Cara performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live as on February 4, 2017.[33] On April 18, 2017, the music video of the song “Stay” by Zedd featuring 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 was released on August 17, 2017.[34]

2018: The Pains of Growing[edit]

Cara performing in Sydney, Australia in 2018.

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.[35] On June 1, 2018, Cara released a teaser video following a week of cryptic Twitter posts.[36] On June 9, she posted lyrics to a new song on her social media accounts for fans to piece together. Once completed, she announced the single’s cover and name on June 11.[37] The single, entitled “Growing Pains“, was released on June 15, 2018.[38] Its music video was released on June 20, 2018,[39] and was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2018 MTV VMAS.

On July 10, 2018, Cara announced that she would be releasing a song she made in her basement, written and produced by her, the next day, as a small gift for her birthday. The single, titled “A Little More”, was released on July 11, 2018, with the music video also released the same day.[40][41][42][43] On September 29, 2018, the Canadian Football League announced that Cara would be the halftime performer at the 106th Grey Cup.[44] On October 5, 2018, Cara released another song, entitled “Trust My Lonely”. A music video for the song was released the same day.[45][46] On November 8, 2018, a music video for the song “Babies” by Kyle featuring Cara was released.[47] On November 13, 2018, Cara released another song, entitled “Not Today.”[48] The release date coincides with the three-year anniversary of the release of her debut album. Cara’s second studio album, The Pains of Growing, will be released on November 30, 2018.[49]

Artistry[edit]

Cara is an R&B[50] and alternative R&B[51] singer. She also creates music in the pop, soul, and indie pop genres.[52][53]

Her influences include Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Pink, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas,[54] Drake and Ed Sheeran.[55]

Personal life[edit]

Cara has been dating singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett[56] since 2016. However, according to a recent article, some of the writing from her upcoming album comes “from the collapse of a two-year relationship.”[57] It is unknown whether or not this is referencing a breakup with Garrett.

Actress (10 credits)
 2018 Alessia Cara: Growing Pains (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2017 Logic: 1-800-273-8255 Ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 Alessia Cara: Seventeen (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 Alessia Cara: How Far I’ll Go (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 TeenNick Top 10 (TV Series)
Guest Host

Episode #7.1 (2016) … Guest Host
 2016 Alessia Cara: Scars to Your Beautiful (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 Much Office Sessions (TV Series)

Alessia Cara (2016)
 2015 Alessia Cara: Here (Video short)
Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara discography

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Alessia Cara discography
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Alessia Cara in 2015
Studio albums 1
Music videos 12
EPs 1
Singles 9

Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara has released one studio album, one extended plays, six singles and six music videos. She is signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. Cara released her debut single, “Here“, in April 2015. The song became a sleeper hit, reaching the top five in the United States and the top 20 in Canada. She released her debut studio album, Know-It-All, on November 13, 2015. In 2016, Cara found greater success in the release of her third single, “Scars to Your Beautiful“. The single reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US pop radio charts. In November 2016, she released a single named “How Far I’ll Go” for Disney animated film Moana. In 2017, Cara collaborated with producer Zedd to create the single “Stay“, which reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also collaborated with rapper Logic to feature in his single 1-800-273-8255, which reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[1]
AUS
[2]
DEN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
NL
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
UK
[9]
US
[10]
Know-It-All 8 16 19 99 52 34 26 21 14 9
The Pains of Growing
  • Released: November 30, 2018
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, digital download
To be released

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
CAN
[1]
NZ
[7]
US
[10]
Four Pink Walls
  • Released: August 28, 2015
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download
11 21 31

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[16]
AUS
[2]
DEN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
NL
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[17]
UK
[9]
US
[18]
Here 2015 19 12 58 59 71 26 15 62 28 5 Know-It-All
Wild Things 2016 14 25 76 66 58 12 61 63 50
Scars to Your Beautiful 14 8 37 19 35 30 15 10 55 8
How Far I’ll Go 46 15 29 53 26 26 3 7 49 56 Moana
Stay
(with Zedd)
2017 9 3 12 13 8 11 9 9 8 7
  • MC: 4× Platinum[11]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[30]
  • BPI: Platinum[12]
  • BVMI: Gold[25]
  • GLF: 2× Platinum[20]
  • IFPI DEN: Platinum[31]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[32]
Everything, Everything
Growing Pains 2018 36 87 [A] 65 The Pains of Growing
“Trust My Lonely” 78 [B]
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[16]
AUS
[2]
DEN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
NL
[6]
NZ
[35]
SWE
[17]
UK
[9]
US
[18]
Wild
(Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara)
2016 72 26 [C] Blue Neighbourhood
1-800-273-8255
(Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid)
2017 6 5 2 45 9 23 6 4 9 3
  • MC: 4× Platinum[11]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[38]
  • BPI: Platinum[12]
  • BVMI: Gold[25]
  • IFPI DEN: Platinum[39]
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[40]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[41]
Everybody
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[42]
“A Little More”[43] 2018 The Pains of Growing
“Not Today” 16

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CAN
HAC

[44]
ITA
[45]
SWE
Heat.

[46]
“I’m Yours” 2017 46 Know-It-All
Cuore nerd
(J-Ax and Fedez featuring Alessia Cara)
44 Comunisti col Rolex
“The Other Side” 10 The Get Down Part II

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Main artist Album
“I Can Only” 2016 JoJo Mad Love[47]
“Remember Home” Sebastian Kole Soup[48]
“Cuore Nerd” 2017 J-Ax and Fedez Comunisti col Rolex
“The Other Side” N/A The Get Down Part II
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues 2018 N/A Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
“Babies” Kyle Light of Mine

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
As lead artist
“Here” 2015 None Aaron A [49]
“I’m Yours” Alessia Cara [50]
“Wild Things” 2016 Aaron A [51]
“Scars to Your Beautiful” JoJo (cameo) [52]
“How Far I’ll Go” None Aya Tanimura [53]
“Seventeen” Alessia Cara, Aaron A [54]
“Stay” 2017 Zedd Tim Mattia [55]
“Growing Pains” 2018 None Alan Masferrer [56]
“A Little More” Alessia Cara [57]
“Trust My Lonely” Aaron A [58]
“Not Today” [59]
As featured artist
“Wild” 2016 Troye Sivan Malia James [60]
“1-800-273-8255” 2017 Logic, Khalid Andy Hines [61]
“Babies” 2018 Kyle Christo [62]

Notes[edit]

  1. Jump up ^ “Growing Pains” did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number five on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[33]
  2. Jump up ^ “Trust My Lonely” did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 25 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[34]
  3. Jump up ^ “Wild” did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[36]
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