Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara press photo 2015.png
Cara in 2015
Background information
Birth nameAlessia Caracciolo
Born (1996-07-11) July 11, 1996 (age 22)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
OriginBrampton, Ontario, Canada
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Years active2014–present
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Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996[2]), known professionally as Alessia Cara (ə/[3]), is a Canadian singer-songwriter.[4][5] After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment & 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 chart.[6][7]

Cara's debut studio album, Know-It-All (2015), 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]

Early life and education

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]

Other Languages
العربية: أليسيا كارا
asturianu: Alessia Cara
català: Alessia Cara
Deutsch: Alessia Cara
español: Alessia Cara
français: Alessia Cara
Հայերեն: Ալեսիա Կարա
italiano: Alessia Cara
latviešu: Alesija Kara
Nederlands: Alessia Cara
polski: Alessia Cara
português: Alessia Cara
русский: Кара, Алессия
Simple English: Alessia Cara
slovenčina: Alessia Cara
svenska: Alessia Cara
українська: Алессія Кара
Tiếng Việt: Alessia Cara