Alessia Cara – Canadian singer and songwriter
Alessia Cara’s full name is Alessia Caracciolo. She was born in Brampton, Ontario on 11 July 1996. Cara grew up in Brampton and attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School. Alessia has Italian roots and speaks Italian fluently. Her mother emigrated from Italy. Her father is Italian, who was born in Canada. The artist loved music since childhood. She sang in the school choir and attended drama classes. When Alessia was just 10 years old, she learned how to play several musical instruments. Three years later, she recorded herself singing her own songs using a web camera and uploaded them to social networks and YouTube channel.
For the first time, Cara performed on stage as part of the project 15 Seconds of Fame. The show is supported by the popular radio station Mix 104.1 Boston. Thanks to the excellent performance, Alessia was noticed by the representatives of Def Jam Recordings. They offered an aspiring singer a contract, and she agreed.
In April 2015, Cara released her first single “Here”. The song turned out to be a big hit. It was nominated for several awards and named one of the best songs of 2015 by Cosmopolitan. The single was nominated as “Original Song” at Streamy Awards. Later, Alessia presented the song at the TV show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Eventually, it became a part of the singer’s first EP, Four Pink Walls. Besides “Here”, the album featured such songs as "Seventeen", "Outlaws", "I'm Yours", and “Four Pink Walls”. The EP sold 12,000 copies.