Alessia Cara is a Canadian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2014 and released her debut single the following year. “Here” reached number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and was a sleeper hit in the United States, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Birth Name

Alessia Caracciolo

Nickname

Alessia Cara

Profession

Singer, Songwriter

Genre

Alternative R&B, Pop, R&B

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele

Labels

EP Entertainment, Def Jam Records

Nationality

Canadian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Alessia Cara was born on 11 July 1996, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Age

She’s currently 22 years old.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Ethnicity

White

She is of Italian descent. Her father is a first generation Canadian-Italian, whereas her mother migrated from Italy.

Education

Alessia Cara went to Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School in Brampton. She graduated from high school in 2014. After high school graduation, she had received scholarship offers from number of universities. However, going with her intuition, she decided to take a year off and explore music and drama.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Dario (Brother), Dante (Brother), Danica (Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Alessia Cara has dated –

  • Jamie Oliver – In July 2015, she went on a one-off date with Jamie Oliver as part of an interview with Noisey magazine.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 1 inch
  • In centimeters – 155 cm
  • In meters – 1.55 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

She is best known for her acoustic covers of popular hit songs which she uploaded on her YouTuber channel. She gained both popularity and recognition among the music lovers for her debut album, Know-It-All.

Album Debut

Alessia Cara released her debut single, “Here” in April 2015, which reached number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her debut album, Know-It-All was released on November 13, 2015, reached number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and number 9 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.

Film Debut

She did not act in any film till date.

Television Debut

Alessia made her first appearance on television, performing her single, “Here” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on July 29, 2015.

Brand Endorsements

Alessia was featured in The Sound Drop commercial.

Awards & Nominations

Award Year Nominee/Work Category Result
American Music Awards 2016 Herself New Artist of the Year Nominated
2017 Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Nominated
ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2016 “Here” Most Performed Songs Won
2018 “Stay” Award Winning Song Lost
“1-800-273-8255” (with Logic and Khalid) Won
Sound of… 2016 Herself Sound of 2016
Second
BBC Music Awards 2016 “Here” Song of the Year Nominated
BET Awards 2016 Herself Best New Artist Nominated
Billboard Music Awards 2017 Top New Artist Nominated
2018 “Stay” Top Dance/Electronic Song Nominated
Canadian Radio Music Awards 2016 Herself Best New Group or Solo Artist: CHR Won
2017 Fan Choice Award Won
“Wild Things” Song of the Year Nominated
“Here” Best New Group or Solo Artist: Mainstream AC Won
Canadian Screen Awards 2017 “Here” and “Wild Things” at the Juno Awards of 2016 Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series Nominated
Grammy Awards 2018 Herself Best New Artist Won
“1-800-273-8255” (with Logic and Khalid) Song of the Year Nominated
Best Music Video Nominated
“Stay” Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016 “Bad Blood” – Covering Best Cover Song Nominated
2017 “Scars to Your Beautiful” Best Lyrics Nominated
Herself Best New Pop Artist Nominated
2018 Female Artist of the Year Nominated
“Stay” Best Collaboration Nominated
Dance Song of the Year Won
iHeartRadio MMVAs 2016 “Here” Video of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Video Nominated
Most Buzzworthy Canadian Nominated
Best New Canadian Artist Won
iHeartRadio Canadian Single of the Year Nominated
Fan Fave Video Nominated
Herself Fan Fave Artist or Group Nominated
2017 Nominated
Most Buzzworthy Canadian Nominated
“Scars to Your Beautiful” Canadian Single of the Year Nominated
2018 “1-800-273-8255” (with Logic and Khalid) Video of the Year Won
“Growing Pains” Fan Fave Video Nominated
Herself Best Pop Artist or Group Nominated
Fan Fave Artist Nominated
Juno Awards 2016 Herself Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won
Fan Choice Award Nominated
“Here” Single of the Year Nominated
Four Pink Walls R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Nominated
2017 Herself Artist of the Year Nominated
Fan Choice Award Nominated
“Wild Things” Single of the Year Nominated
Know-It-All Pop Album of the Year Won
2018 “How Far I’ll Go” Single of the Year Nominated
Herself Fan Choice Award Nominated
2019 Artist of the Year Nominated
Fan Choice Award Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 Herself Best Push Act Nominated
Best Canadian Act Nominated
2017 Nominated
2018 Best World Stage Won
Best Canadian Act Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards 2016 “Wild Things” Best Pop Video Nominated
2017 “Scars to Your Beautiful” Video of the Year Nominated
Best Fight Against The System Won
Best Direction Nominated
“Stay” Best Dance Video Won
2018 “1-800-273-8255″(with Logic and Khalid) Best Collaboration Nominated
Best Video with a Message Nominated
“Growing Pains” Best Cinematography Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016 “Here” Best R&B Video Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Herself Favorite New Artist Nominated
2018 Nominated
People’s Choice Awards 2017 Favorite Breakout Artist Nominated
Radio Disney Music Awards 2016 Herself Breakout Artist of the Year Nominated
2017 Won
“Wild” Best Crush Song Nominated
SOCAN Awards 2016 Herself Breakout Artist Won
Streamy Awards 2015 “Here” Original Song Won
Teen Choice Awards 2017 Herself Choice Female Artist Nominated
“Scars to Your Beautiful” Choice Song: Female Artist Nominated
“Stay” Choice Collaboration Nominated

Alessia Cara Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Hot Wings
  • Favorite Disney Movie – Alice in the Wonderland (2010)
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite City – London
  • Favorite School Subjects – Drama, Writers Craft, Commtech

Alessia Cara Net worth

Alessia net worth is estimated to be $4 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Alessia Cara

  • Growing up, she did theatre, wrote poetry and learned herself how to play guitar when she was 10 years old.
  • She began playing guitar at the age of 13.
  • At 13, she launched her own YouTube channel, which has now over 2.5 million subscribers and 38 million views.
  • Alessia was inspired to write her famous song Here after a party she had gone that went horribly wrong.
  • In the early days of her musical career, she posted acoustic covers of popular songs to her YouTube Channel.
  • Cara cites include Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Pink, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Drake and Ed Sheeran as her musical influences.
  • In July 2015, she got endorsed by Taylor Swift on social media for creating a playful acoustic cover of her Bad Blood song on BBC Radio 1’s Piano Sessions.
  • Cara’s singing and writing style has been compared to singers such as Lorde, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna and Norah Jones.
  • In 2018, Cara became the first Canadian artist to ever win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. She has also received nominations at the American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards and she has won an iHeartRadio Music Award, 2 Juno Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards & an MTV Europe Music Award.
  • Visit her official website @ alessiacara.com.
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