36 Facts About Alessia Cara


Alessia Cara has received nominations for four Grammy Awards, winning the Best New Artist in 2018.


Alessia Cara was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 2019 Latin Grammys for her collaboration with Juanes on "Querer Mejor".


Alessia Cara was born on July 11,1996, in Mississauga, Ontario, and grew up in Brampton, where she attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School.


Alessia Cara's family is from Calabria, Italy; her father was born in Canada to Italian parents, and her mother is an Italian immigrant.


Alessia Cara began playing guitar at the age of 10 and taught herself how to play various songs.


Alessia Cara saw Justin Bieber as a career model at the time.


In July 2014, Alessia Cara, accompanied by her father, went to New York, where she signed a management deal with EP Entertainment, and began work on her debut studio album later that same year.


Alessia Cara briefly took the professional simply of Alessia before adding a clipping of her surname to become known as Alessia Cara.


On July 29,2015, Alessia Cara made her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


Alessia Cara released the EP Four Pink Walls, containing five songs, including her debut single.


From January to April 2016, Alessia Cara embarked on her first headlining tour, the "Know-It-All Tour", performing in various US and Canadian cities.


Alessia Cara was awarded as Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards.


On June 23,2016, Alessia Cara was featured in a re-released version of the song "Wild" by Troye Sivan.


Alessia Cara played Glastonbury Festival on June 24,2016, in the John Peel tent.


On December 15,2016, Alessia Cara released a music video for "Seventeen".


Alessia Cara performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on February 4,2017.


Alessia Cara made an appearance in the video, which was released on August 17,2017.


On January 28,2018, Alessia Cara was named the Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards, making her the first Canadian artist to win this award.


On June 1,2018, Alessia Cara released a teaser video following a week of cryptic Twitter posts.


On July 10,2018, Alessia 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.


On September 29,2018, the Canadian Football League announced that Alessia Cara would be the halftime performer at the 106th Grey Cup.


On October 5,2018, Alessia Cara released another song, entitled "Trust My Lonely".


On November 13,2018, Alessia Cara released another song, entitled "Not Today".


Alessia Cara collaborated with Alec Benjamin on "Let Me Down Slowly", which was released on January 7,2019.


In July 2019, Alessia Cara announced the release of an EP, This Summer, with tracks to be issued "every couple of weeks" leading up to its release on September 6,2019.


On March 6,2020, Alessia Cara collaborated with American singer and songwriter Lauv for the song "Canada" on Lauv's debut album, How I'm Feeling.


On July 17,2020, Alessia Cara released her first live EP, This Summer: Live Off The Floor, which features live, reimagined performances of the songs off of This Summer, as well as three bonus tracks and an intro that interpolates Summertime by George Gershwin.


On July 2,2021, Alessia Cara announced that the lead singles "Sweet Dream" and "Shapeshifter" from her third studio album would be released on July 15,2021.


On September 2,2021, Alessia Cara revealed the album's cover and announced that it is titled In the Meantime and would be released on September 24,2021.


On September 10,2021, Alessia Cara collaborated with the Mexican rock band The Warning, on a cover of "Enter Sandman", which was released on the charity tribute album The Metallica Blacklist.


On December 23,2021, the 2021 edition of Yearly Departed was released on Amazon Prime Video, featuring Alessia Cara performing "My Heart Will Go On" at the end of the production.


Alessia Cara has revealed on separate occasions that she experiences synesthesia, and has keratosis pilaris and alopecia areata.


Alessia Cara has been open about her struggles with mental health and insomnia.


Alessia Cara's influences include Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Pink, Fergie, Christina Aguilera, Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.


In 2018, Alessia Cara became the first Canadian artist to ever win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.


Alessia Cara has received nominations at the American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, and won an iHeartRadio Music Award, five Juno Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an MTV Europe Music Award.