Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara
2018.06.10 Alessia Cara at the Capital Pride Concert with a Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA 03645 (28861751308).jpg
Cara in 2018
Background information
Birth nameAlessia Caracciolo
Born (1996-07-11) July 11, 1996 (age 22)[1]
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
OriginBrampton, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • instrumentalist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • ukulele
  • piano
Years active2014–present
Labels

Alessia Caracciolo (Italian: [aˈlɛssja kaˈrattʃolo]; born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara (ə/[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."

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
български: Алесия Кара
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