Alessia Cara is a famous singer originating from Canada.
She got big after making covers on social media and became famous with her newest album Know-It-All.
Her full name is Alessia Caracciolo which gives us a hint about her Italian origins. She was born on July 11, 1996 in Brampton which is located in Ontario, Canada. She spent her childhood there and attended a catholic secondary school. Her Italian side comes from her grandparents who are from Siderno, Calabria and migrated to the states.
As a child, Alessia had fun writing. She spent time making songs, writing poetry and she did theatre.
Her parents realized she had a really good sense for rythm so they decided to buy her a guitar when she was 10. She is a very quick learner and managed to teach herself how to play it.
At the age of 13, she got involved into social media. She discovered that she can make a YouTube channel and share her content so she lated started posting her covers.
Alessia became famous really quick after the world heard her voice. People say she sounds like Rihanna with a hint of Lorde or maybe even Amy Winehouse.
In April of 2015, Cara finally got the chance to show the world her true talent. She released her debut single „Here“ while collaborating with Def Jam.
„Here“ became a huge success because teenage people could relate with it. It’s a song for all of the young lads who don’t like parties and prefer smaller events. Cara critised nowadays people with the song since this song was her actual personal experience.
She says that she attended many parties to try to keep up with her friends who were very outgoing, but she later realized that she actually wasn’t that type of personal.
In May 2015, the song was chosen as a must-hear by many magazines, including Cosmopolitan. Billboard included the song into their very own list of 20 pop songs you need for the summer.
Cara is very good with preformances even though she is extremely simple.
She was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she made her first official appearance on TV and she appeared at the show many times later.
She released Four Pink Walls, which was her EP made of 5 songs (including „Here“) and later, in November 2015 she released Know-It-All, her debut album.
She got a lot of awards that year and the most popular oone was by Juno Awards where she was awarded for the title of a breakthrough artist of the year.
She also got a chance to be involved in Coldplay’s concerts, which she absolutely loved since she was a fan of the genre herself.
Alessia has a really good friend named Troye Sivan.
Troye Sivan is also a young aspiring singer which makes songs in a similiar genre as Alessia. Troye is Australian and he just released his new album „Blue Neighbourhood“.
While being on his tour, he called Alessia multiple times to sing with him on his concerts and he tried to get her more recognized since he saw her talent.
Troye wrote a song called „Wild“ and decided to make a studio version with Alessia, although he had already made the official version by himself.
Cara loves festivals and attends many of them (but prefers smaller ones) and she played at the Glastonbury Ferstival.
People loves her passion because she sings with her soul. All of her songs were written by her and she says that each one of them is a part of her life.
She says that she was very honored to be included into the soundtrack for Disney’s „Moana“ for which she made a song called „How Far I’ll Go“. This song, however, was not written by her. Lin-Manuel Mirand wrote it.
Cara released a new music video around Christmas of 2016 and the song she released it for was called „Seventeen“.
Her latest hit was with Zedd, a German record producer and DJ actually called Anton Zaslavski, and the song was called „Stay“. It was also a major success, just like Cara’s other songs.
Since she became famous, Alessia has been on live shows a lot, including the Sarurday Night Live where she was a musical guest.
She claims her influences are Mariach Carey, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran and Drake, even though she prefers alternative rock, indie and synthpop.
Her current net worth is estimated to $4 million, but will only be growing since she is getting bigger and bigger and she plans on making a new album after her concerts.
Her mother was born and raised in South Italy and she loves Queen, Beatles and Eros Ramazzotti. Alessia says that her mother’s great tasted affected her musical influences and that she is grateful for it.
She has a brother who turned was born in 2000. He is a lot taller than Alessia.
Currently, Alessia isn’t dating anyone and the last boyfriend she had was in 2015 in high school.
Cara speaks Italian very well and says she would love to record in Italian sometimes.
In a few interviews, Cara claimed that she had a boring childhood since she didn’t like to go out. She says she was actually considered to be kind of weird and her parents got calls at home asking is she okay.
Her most popular cover is the one of The Neighbourhood’s Sweater Weather and because of it she got a shot to collaborate with EP Entertainment.
Alessia is still trying to get used to all of the fame she has now and is shy with her performances.
Full name: Alessia Caracciolo
Nick name: Alessia Cara
Date of birth: July 11, 1996
Birth place: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Education: Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School
Awards: Streamy Award for Original Song (song “Here”), Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, ASCAP Pop Music Award for Most Performed Songs (song “Here”), Much Music Video Award for Best New Canadian Artist, SOCAN Award for Breakout Artist, Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Group or Solo Artist, Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year (album “Know-It-All”), Radio Disney Music Award for Breakout Artist Of The Year, Canadian Music Awards for Fans Choice Award and Best New Group or Solo Artist
Personal Life and Family
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
Brother name: Dario, Dante
Sister name: Danica
Marital status: single
Hobbies: writing poems and playing guitar
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 155 cm
Weight: 55 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 5 (US)
Measurements: 86-66-89 cm
Dress size: 42 (EU)
Bra size: 32B
Distinctive Features: Curly hair
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $4 million
Interesting Facts about Alessia Cara
Her speciality is making impressions of other artists. Whenever she is a guest on a talk show, they always ask her to make impressions of other artists. She can do impressions of Iggy Azalea, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande and even Lorde, with whom she is oftenly associated with.
Cara has a tatto of a paper sailboat. She says that her tattoo means a lot to her because it’s a metaphor. Paper is a weak material and paper boats may look fragile, but they still float when they are put on water. Cara says that this tattoo keeps her modest and lets her know that she is still who she used to be, small but strong.
Alessia loves to tell people that they are special and she loves to let her fans know that she loves them a lot and will never actually have a chance to tell them how much they have helped her to get to where she is now.
Alessia Cara is an aspiring singer whose net worth is estimated to $4 million.