In November 2015, Alessia added new songs to those featured in the EP and released her debut studio album, Know-It-All. Besides other hits, it included singles "Wild Things” and "Scars to Your Beautiful", which reached high spots on the charts all over the world and earned several platinum certificates.
At the end of the year, the album climbed the 22nd spot on Canadian Albums Chart, came in 42nd on Billboard 200, and settled on the 61st position of Danish Albums (Hitlisten). The album became platinum in the USA. Such an impressive result was substantial for a 19-year-old singer. Many organizers tried to book Alessia Cara for private events.
In 2016, Alessia recorded the soundtrack to the popular animated film Moana. The song “How Far I’ll Go” earned several platinum and gold statuses.
The same year, Cara was nominated for numerous awards. She also earned several prestigious prizes, including Canadian Radio Music Awards, Much Music Video Awards, and ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Alessia won a Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of The Year.
In 2017, the young singer received several prizes, including Fans Choice Award and Best New Group or Solo Artist: Mainstream AC from Canadian Music Awards, Pop Album of the Year at Juno Awards, and Breakout Artist Of The Year at Radio Disney Music Awards.
In July 2018, Alessia released her second studio LP, The Pains of Growing. The music video for the lead single “Growing Pains” was nominated for Best Cinematography at MTV Video Music Awards. The song reached the 36th position on Canadian Singles Chart.
Alessia continues recording new songs and performs live.