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

AwardYearNominee/WorkCategoryResult
American Music Awards2016HerselfNew Artist of the YearNominated
2017Favorite Pop/Rock Female ArtistNominated
ASCAP Pop Music Awards2016“Here”Most Performed SongsWon
2018“Stay”Award Winning SongLost
“1-800-273-8255” (with Logic and Khalid)Won
Sound of…2016HerselfSound of 2016
Second
BBC Music Awards2016“Here”Song of the YearNominated
BET Awards2016HerselfBest New ArtistNominated
Billboard Music Awards2017Top New ArtistNominated
2018“Stay”Top Dance/Electronic SongNominated
Canadian Radio Music Awards2016HerselfBest New Group or Solo Artist: CHRWon
2017Fan Choice AwardWon
“Wild Things”Song of the YearNominated
“Here”Best New Group or Solo Artist: Mainstream ACWon
Canadian Screen Awards2017“Here” and “Wild Things” at the Juno Awards of 2016Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesNominated
Grammy Awards2018HerselfBest New ArtistWon
“1-800-273-8255” (with Logic and Khalid)Song of the YearNominated
Best Music VideoNominated
“Stay”Best Pop Duo/Group PerformanceNominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards2016“Bad Blood” – CoveringBest Cover SongNominated
2017“Scars to Your Beautiful”Best LyricsNominated
HerselfBest New Pop ArtistNominated
2018Female Artist of the YearNominated
“Stay”Best CollaborationNominated
Dance Song of the YearWon
iHeartRadio MMVAs2016“Here”Video of the YearNominated
Best Pop VideoNominated
Most Buzzworthy CanadianNominated
Best New Canadian ArtistWon
iHeartRadio Canadian Single of the YearNominated
Fan Fave VideoNominated
HerselfFan Fave Artist or GroupNominated
2017Nominated
Most Buzzworthy CanadianNominated
“Scars to Your Beautiful”Canadian Single of the YearNominated
2018“1-800-273-8255” (with Logic and Khalid)Video of the YearWon
“Growing Pains”Fan Fave VideoNominated
HerselfBest Pop Artist or GroupNominated
Fan Fave ArtistNominated
Juno Awards2016HerselfBreakthrough Artist of the YearWon
Fan Choice AwardNominated
“Here”Single of the YearNominated
Four Pink WallsR&B/Soul Recording of the YearNominated
2017HerselfArtist of the YearNominated
Fan Choice AwardNominated
“Wild Things”Single of the YearNominated
Know-It-AllPop Album of the YearWon
2018“How Far I’ll Go”Single of the YearNominated
HerselfFan Choice AwardNominated
2019Artist of the YearNominated
Fan Choice AwardNominated
MTV Europe Music Awards2016HerselfBest Push ActNominated
Best Canadian ActNominated
2017Nominated
2018Best World StageWon
Best Canadian ActNominated
MTV Video Music Awards2016“Wild Things”Best Pop VideoNominated
2017“Scars to Your Beautiful”Video of the YearNominated
Best Fight Against The SystemWon
Best DirectionNominated
“Stay”Best Dance VideoWon
2018“1-800-273-8255″(with Logic and Khalid)Best CollaborationNominated
Best Video with a MessageNominated
“Growing Pains”Best CinematographyNominated
MTV Video Music Awards Japan2016“Here”Best R&B VideoNominated
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice AwardsHerselfFavorite New ArtistNominated
2018Nominated
People’s Choice Awards2017Favorite Breakout ArtistNominated
Radio Disney Music Awards2016HerselfBreakout Artist of the YearNominated
2017Won
“Wild”Best Crush SongNominated
SOCAN Awards2016HerselfBreakout ArtistWon
Streamy Awards2015“Here”Original SongWon
Teen Choice Awards2017HerselfChoice Female ArtistNominated
“Scars to Your Beautiful”Choice Song: Female ArtistNominated
“Stay”Choice CollaborationNominated

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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