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Alessia Cara Biography

Dec 23, 2015

Birthday: July 11, 1996
Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario (Canada)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Alessia Cara broke onto the charts with her hit single "Here," find out more about her in her Kidzworld Bio!

Canadian Cara

Alessia Carraciolo, who you might now know as Alessia Cara hails from Brampton, Ontario in Canada. Her parents are of Italian descent, her father's family is from Calabria in Italy. As a high school student she wrote poetry and participated in school theater.

Alessia Cara brings soul to pop musicAlessia Cara brings soul to pop music

It was obvious since she was young that she had musical talent - in fact she picked up her first guitar at the age of 10, teaching herself to play songs. When she hit 13-years-old Alessia had created her own YouTube channel to show the world what she could do, playing mostly covers.

Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara both hit the Top 10 in 2015Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara both hit the Top 10 in 2015

Soul Stylings

Alessia's sound has both R&B and jazz influences, but more than that it would have to be called modern soul. Her first hit single "Here" - which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard charts in 2015, is a soulful take on what it's like to be the outsider at a party. As we've all experienced, sometimes it'd just feel better to be at home!

“‘Here is a true story. It’s a party song, but really it’s the complete opposite of a party song. It’s absolutely me; it shouts out the person in the corner of the party, looking around uncomfortably. I feel like this song narrates what the wallflower is thinking.”

Listen to "Here" by Alessia Cara below!


Four Pink Walls and Know-it-All

"Here" was released on the EP Four Pink Walls, and in November 2015 Alessia went on to release her first official album Know-It-All.

Where did the name "Four Pink Walls" come from? Alessia was talking about her bedroom!

"As a kid I would always be in my bedroom constantly staring at the same four pink walls in it, aspiring to do all of these things. I had big dreams, and my dreams were bigger than what my life was at the time. I didn't understand why my life wasn't more interesting, but I was so oblivious to life outside of my bedroom because I was always there. I had to go about living my dreams."

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