Alessia Cara (born Alessia Caracciolo) is a 21-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter known for her collaboration with Logic on the hit single “1-800-273-8255”.
Born in Brampton, Ontario, Cara attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School and began playing guitar by the age of 10, teaching herself how to play music. At just 13-years-old, Cara began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs that she performed.
In April 2015, Cara released her official debut single, “Here”. Her debut studio album, “Know-It-All”, was released in 2015 and reached number nine on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. In 2017, Cara collaborated with producer Zedd for the single “Stay”, and with Logic to feature in his song “1-800-273-8255”.
Cara won Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards, becoming the first Canadian to win the award.
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a short-haired me while working on my very first album that didn't yet have a name. about 10 months later, I decided to call it "know-it-all" and released it to only be beautifully taken aback by the response. HAPPY ONE YEAR OF KNOW-IT-ALL AND THANK U GUYS FOR CHANGING MY LIFE (photo: @josephngabo)