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Alessia Cara
   
Number of songs: 5 | Total weeks on charts: 264
Appearing in a total number of: 29 charts | Total period running: 979 days
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Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), better known by her stage name Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Brampton, Ontario. She is currently signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for "Here", her debut single from her upcoming debut album. Prior to her work with EP Entertainment and Def Jam, Cara was known for her acoustic song covers on YouTube.

Alessia Cara (born Alessia Caracciolo) is from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, a city just outside of Toronto, where she attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School. She is of Italian descent. As a child she wrote poetry and did theater. At the age of 10 she began playing guitar and taught herself how to play various songs. At the age of 13 she began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs that she performed.

Cara's singing style has been referred to as smooth R&B with a silky voice and has also been compared to artists Amy Winehouse and Lorde. She began her career by singing acoustic covers on YouTube, also appearing on various radio stations including 15 Seconds of Fame on Mix 104.1 Boston. She signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2015 at the age of 18.

Cara released her debut single through Def Jam in April 2015. Entitled "Here", it was called a "song for everyone who secretly hates parties" by MTV. The song debuted on The FADER and accumulated over 500,000 streams in its first week. Produced by Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole, the song is her personal experience with going to a party before realizing how much she hated parties. On May 5, 2015, the song was chosen as a can't-miss track by SPIN Magazine as well as being listed as a must hear song by Cosmopolitan. The song was also named one of the best Canadian songs of April by Complex and included on Billboard's "20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist" in June 2015.

On July 29, 2015, Cara made her television debut performing her single "Here" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Host Jimmy Fallon revealed he discovered Cara's song and insisted to his producers that she be booked on his program.
"Here" is nominated for a Streamy Award in the category "Original Song".

Cara put out an EP featuring 5 songs including her debut single "Here". The names of the songs are "Seventeen", "Outlaws", "I'm Yours", and "Four Pink Walls". The name of the EP is Four Pink Walls.

Discography:
Four Pink Walls (2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Alessia Cara in the news
Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival Announced For 2017 (27/02/2017) The 2017 Remix Awards To Be Held At The W South Beach In Miami, March 23-24 (17/02/2017)
Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus And Big Sean Join Already Announced Performer Bruno Mars At The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards (15/02/2017) Kick Off 2017 With Two New Now Compilations Coming On January 27, 2017! (13/01/2017)
iHeartMedia And Turner Announce Nominees For The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards (04/01/2017) A Nathan Sykes Special Christmas Delivery! (18/12/2016)
Disney's "Moana" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Now (18/11/2016) American Music Awards 2016 Full Nominations List (15/11/2016)
ignore (15/11/2016) Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Alessia Cara, Daya And More Join Host Nick Cannon For 2016 Nickelodeon Halo Awards, Concert Event Celebrating Young Community Leaders, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 (25/10/2016)
The 2016 Iheartradio Music Festival Rocked Las Vegas With An Iconic Lineup & Superstar Surprise Collaborations (26/09/2016) Alessia Cara Teams With Nationwide Movement I Am That Girl On Their "I Am You" Empowerment Campaign (09/09/2016)
iHeartMedia Celebrates The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival With A Legendary Two-Day Lineup At T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas On September 23 And 24 (25/07/2016) Alessia Cara Releases Powerful New Single "Scars To Your Beautiful," Announces Know-It-All Tour Part II (11/07/2016)
BET Awards 2016 Full Nominations List (21/05/2016)
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