Alessia Cara is a famous Canadian singer, songwriter, social media star, and multi-instrumentalist. Alessia Cara’s first solo ‘Here’ reached the top five in the US and the top 20 in Canada. Moreover, she began her musical career by uploading acoustic song covers to YouTube before signing with EP Entertainment/Def Jam Recordings.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Her real name is Alessia Caracciolo, born on July 11, 1996. She is from Brampton, Toronto, Canada. Currently, her age is 25 years old and her zodiac sign is Cancer. Her both parents are Italian. Moreover, she has three siblings, Dario, Dante, and Danica. She can speak Italian. Alessia attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School. As a little girl, she wrote poetry and did theatre.
She loved singing and also self-taught herself to play the guitar. At the age of 13, she opened her personal YouTube channel and uploaded her cover songs. Her channel quickly gained popularity and drew attention from lots of music lovers which eventually led to her signing a contract with EP entertainment. Being an introvert, she finds parties very awkward.
At the beginning of her career, she shortened her last name to “Cara” so as to make it easy to pronounce. Years ago, Alessia Cara was just another normal little girl who liked teddy bears and had fights with her siblings. She also had an undying passion for music. In her early teens, she used to post her acoustic songs to her YouTube channel.
She then started performing on various Radio Stations including on ‘15 Seconds of Fame’ in 104.1 FM of WBMX Boston. Therefore, EP Entertainment noticed her in the fall of 2014 through her YouTube music posts. They signed her with distribution rights to Def Jam Recordings.
In April 2015, she released her first official solo ‘Here’ through Def Jam. The theme of the song was regarding her personal experience of feeling lonely and unwanted at a party. It was instantly recognized by top music professionals. It hit the Top Five in America and Top Twenty in Canada.
Therefore, it also became one of the most viral video songs in the US. Alessia Cara’s singing style was getting compared to Amy Winehouse’s and soon the young singer became a sensation. MTV labeled ‘Here’ as a song for everyone who hates parties.
More about her career
Her cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood,’ released in July 2015, also proved to be a huge hit. In November 2015, Cara released her first official Album ‘Know-It-All’. The album was a big commercial hit and the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album Gold accreditation in May 2016.
Her 2016 music video release ‘Wild Things’ was nominated for the Best Pop video by MTV Video Music Awards. Some of her other noteworthy songs are ‘Seventeen,’ ‘Outlaws,’ ‘I’m Yours,’ ‘Four Pink Walls,’ ‘River of Tears,’ ‘Scars to Your Beautiful,’ ‘Stone,’ ‘Overdose,’ and ‘Stars’.
Cara also collaborated with Alec Benjamin on “Let Me Down Slowly”, which was released on January 7, 2019. On February 21, Cara announced she would join Shawn Mendes as the opening act on his self-titled world tour for the European, United Kingdom, and United States legs.
In July 2019, 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. The first single of the EP, “Ready”, was released on July 22. And, the second single, “Rooting for You”, was released on August 9. Similarly, the third single, “OKAY OKAY”, was released on August 23. And, the fourth single, “October”, was released on September 3.
She featured Bastille in their song “Another Place” with a music video released on November 1st. The song peaked at the number 18 at Billboard Hot Rock Songs. Cara released her first Christmas song ‘Make It To Christmas’ on November 7. It peaked at number 1 at Billboard Canadian AC. The song was Cara’s last song of the decade.
Awards and Nominations
Cara has won several awards in her career so far. These include Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2015, Much Music Video Award for Best New Canadian Artist. And Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Group or Solo Artist: CHR in 2016. Moreover, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2018.
Coming to her personal life, she was in a relationship with singer Kevin Garrett from 2016 to 2018. As of now, she is most probably single. Therefore, she is focusing on her career and is working hard for more success.
Talking about her health condition, she has revealed on separate occasions that she experiences synesthesia, and also has keratosis pilaris, and alopecia areata.
Alessia is a naturally pretty girl. She has a very beautiful smile. She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs around 55 Kgs. Moreover, she has curly brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her virtual body stats are 34-26-35 inches. Further, she wears a shoe size of 5 (US) or 35.5 (EU). Her dress size is 6(US) or 38 (EU) or 10 (UK).
Social Media and Net Worth
She is quite famous on social media sites Her Twitter account has earned over 1.3 million followers. Her YouTube channel has amassed over 3.59 million followers. Similarly, she is famous for her ‘@alessiasmusic’ Instagram account with more than 3.6 million followers. Her official Facebook page has earned over 952K followers.
Alessia is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $4 million. She is surely living a lavish lifestyle. She has achieved a lot at a young age which is a great achievement for herself.