Alessia Cara

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There’s a new breed of pop star seizing hold of the world’s airwaves and online—more accurately, a conscious-pop star who’s set to subversively top charts and sway hearts and minds. This enigma embodied is 18-year-old  Alessia Cara, who’s riding the refrains of her ironic anthem, “Here.” Premiered by The Fader, “Here” garnered over 500,000 total streams in it’s first week, resounding praise for its freshness and insight.

“Here” is unapologetically autobiographical: “‘Here’ is a true story,” Alessia confesses. “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.”

Co-written by Sebastian Kole, “Here” manages to be both cheeky and cautionary. It’s authored from the perspective of an unenthusiastic partygoer who’s counting the minutes till it’s time to leave.  “Here” takes aim at mindless revelry and is peppered with lines that touch everyone’s hidden introvert: “I’m sorry if I seem uninterested / Or I’m not listenin’, or I’m indifferent / Truly I ain’t got no business here” and “Excuse me if I seem a little unimpressed with this / An antisocial pessimist, but usually I don’t mess with this” and “Really I would rather be at home all by myself / Not in this room with people who don’t even care about my well being.”

Powerful stuff from a teenage voice; in fact, that’s powerful stuff from anyone who’s ever put pen to pad in name of art. And Alessia’s mature pen game is matched by her larger-than-life voice; she’s dazzlingly chameleon-like, boasting the kind of versatility that will make her a force. In short, Alessia has cause to be confident. But she’s still the bashful, small-town girl even in the big city: “You don’t think you’re ever going to end up here from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Instead, you think, ‘Who’s going to see me?’ I can’t wrap my head around everything that’s happened: the chemistry with Sebastian, the producers, the label. Def Jam got what I am trying to do: I want my music to be cool and reflective of my influences –Drake, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran– but still new. Def Jam gave me the opportunity to say something meaningful and positive without being preachy. I didn’t expect everything to feel so natural and organic. And I can’t believe how quickly it’s going.”

Alessia is equal parts fresh face, old soul, newcomer, and lifer. She’s going, quickly. Now it’s up to the rest of the world to catch up and catch on.

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Def Jam Artists Take Over Lollapalooza 2016

Festival season is slowly coming to a close, but that’s not to say it can’t go out with a bang. Lollapalooza was this past weekend and several Def Jam artists including Alessia Cara, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples, and Jahkoy made the experience a memorable one. Critics and fans alike have regarded each artist’s performance with…

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Def Jam Racking Up Nominations For BET & Teen Choice Awards

Awards season is here and Def Jam’s racking them up nominees. First up for the BET Awards, Jeremih croons his way with a nomination for Best Male Artist R&B/Pop, Big Sean plays no games and grabs two nominations for Best Collaboration for “Play No Games” feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign and “One Man Can…

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#DefJamWinning Alessia Cara Goes GOLD!

CONGRATULATIONS Alessia Cara! Your album Know-It-All and single “Wild Things”are now GOLD! This in addition to the 2x multi-platinum smash “Here.” Much love from Def Jam!

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Alessia Cara celebrates her mom at VH1's #DearMama Taping

Alessia Cara and her mom looked stunning on the Red Carpet of VH1’s Dear Mama special! Tune in 9PM EST/PST on Mother’s Day to watch Alessia Cara perform along with Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, and many more special guests! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Alessia Cara kills her performance of "Wild Things" on Ellen

Accompanied by an enormous drum kit and 6 backup singers, Alessia Cara proved why she’s a star one more time on stage at The Ellen Show! Check out her amazing performance above.

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Alessia Cara Drops The "Wild Things" Music Video

It’s here! Alessia Cara has officially kicked off Chapter 2 of Know-It-All with the official music video for “Wild Things.” Watch the beautiful video, directed by Aaron A. (“Here”) and co-starring Alessia Cara’s closest friends from her hometown, on VEVO & YouTube now! Don’t forget to support “Wild Things” on iTunes and Spotify today!

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Justin Bieber And Alessia Cara Nominated For Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards

Nickelodeon today announced the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. The nominees reflect the entertainment that audiences see, play, listen to and read in droves, from movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, to a host…

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Watch Taylor Swift Interview Alessia Cara!

  AC &T.Swift…ah the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Right after performing in front 55K screaming fans Alessia Cara got the best treat this Halloween 2015 sitting down with her biggest fan (who happens to be a major pop star) Taylor Swift. Check out PART I above where Swift picks up her journalistic chops and…

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Alessia Cara Announces "Know-It-All" Tour!

With a single, comes an album and with an album comes a tour from Alessia Cara! Releasing her debut album KNOW-IT-ALL Friday, November 13 AC has announced dates for her first headlining  KNOW-IT-ALL tour kicking off January 15th at Corona Theatre in Montreal, QC, and wrap up at Union Hall in Edmonton on April 1st. Scroll down below…

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Alessia Cara Talks Know-It-All With "The Breakfast Club"

From lighting up the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to hitting the stage with Taylor Swift serenading to 55,000 screaming fans, nothing’s too big for Alessia Cara. Now that her debut Know-It-All is out its a breeze for AC to hop on the realest morning show in the NYC area and tackle the brash statements…

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Alessia Cara Performs "Here" on Late Night With Seth Myers

In case you missed it: catch Alessia Cara SLAY yet again in her performance for “Here” on Late Night With Seth Myers. Be sure to cop Alessia’s critically acclaimed debut Know-It-All, everywhere in a matter of hours featuring the  anti-party anthem of the year “Here” along with “Wild Things” and “Seventeen.”

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Alessia Cara to Celebrate Know-It-All LIVE on YouTube!

The wait is almost over for Alessia Cara’s debut album Know-It-All and we’re ready to celebrate. The official album release party will be available to everyone and Alessia Cara will be performing LIVE on YouTube on the day of her album release, and fans in NYC have the exclusive opportunity to attend the event live #HERE  …

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Alessia Cara Performs "Here" On The Ellen Show

Halloween’s right around the corner but if you’re looking for that tingling feeling and commanding performance that will really take your breath away watch Alessia’s SLAY and perform her hit “Here” on The Ellen Show. Decked out with a full band including violinists, pianists, guitar and  background singers in tandem, Alessia kills it. Watch above…

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Alessia Cara Releases "Wild Things"

And another one! Days away from her debut album Know-It-All, Alessia brings her drum and show us how to dance with the release of “Wild Things.” Over the thumping, head-nodding Malay-produced beat, Cara sings for the rebels who make their own trails. So hey, we brought our drum and this is how we dance, no…

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Alessia Cara Reveals "Know-It-All" Album Cover + Date

The music gods have spoken! Alessia Cara has announces the release date and album cover for her debut, Know-It-All, available everywhere November 13th. UPDATE: Pre-order Know It All now: http://smarturl.it/Know-It-All Showcasing her all-too-cool album cover on her Instagram, Alessia poses with sass and finesse, sporting a red plaid shirt, black jeans and boots. Cara shared the details…

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Alessia Cara Talks Inspiration For 'Here' with Genius

Need a little bit of inspiration for that new instant hit record you’re trying to create? Watch Alessia Cara relive the day she wrote and recorded “Here” and describes the house party than inspired the song the night before with Genius. And if you really want to dive in to the lyrics click here. Download Alessia…

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Alessia Cara Covers Nick Jonas' "Levels"

There’s levels to this. Alessia Cara delivers another cover by the way of Nick Jonas, “Levels.” Trust us, just like “Hotline Bling” and “Bad Blood” trust, this cover’s so good it’s got even Nick Jonas talking. So get on the Alessia elevator and click above because this cover’s sure to lift you up. And if…

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Watch Alessia Cara Perform "Here" On The Today Show

If you ready, then we’re ready! From the Streamy Awards to NBC’s TODAY show, Alessia Cara is making her rounds on the small screen and we’re totally #HERE for her! Click above and watch Brampton’s finest and NY’s Z100 radio/television personality Elvis Duran’s Artist of Month (September) slay in another LIVE performance of her hit single….

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ICYMI: Watch Alessia Cara Perform "Here" at the Streamys

Alessia Cara. If you don’t know her by now, get familiar. From the Tonight Show, to the Streamys, watch the newly-minted Streamy Award winner for Best Original Song slay and put on a flawless, live televised performance “Here” for the first time ever above. Download and stream her EP Four Pink Walls now.

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Pre-order Alessia Cara's "Four Pink Walls" & Get A Special Prize

Happy Pink Wall Friday! With one week away from the official release of Alessia Cara’s debut EP Four Pink Walls is now available for pre-order on Apple Music. And as an extra incentive Alessia Cara’s giving you–yes you–a prize you can’t pass up: tickets to an intimate LIVE show with Alessia where she performs Four Pink…

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Watch Alessia Cara Perform LIVE in LA

From Brooklyn to Toronto’s Bestival, watch Alessia Cara sing out her big dreams and big plans to her fans at her #HereFor30 show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA. Sporting her usual signature boyfriend jeans and “Live Your Life” tee, Cara talks performing in the Sunshine state for the first time while tearing down…

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Alessia Cara Covers Drake's "Hotline Bling"

1-800-HotlineBling! First it was Taylor Swift, now it’s the 6 God, Drake. Shortly after receiving the blessing from OVO’s finest Alessia Cara lends her vocal prowess on his track “Hotline Bling” on Australian-based TV outlet Channel V. So while you’re waiting on that call on your cell phone, watch Alessia’s acoustic version of “Hotline Bling”…

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Watch Alessia's Cara's "Here" on VEVO DSCVR

Keeping up with their mantra of bringing all the best newcomers with an intimate background performance, VEVO DSCVR‘s  premieres an intimate LIVE performance featuring Alessia Cara. Watch her belt out “Here” above, and look out for Alessia’s EP Four Pink Walls available everywhere August 28th, 2015.

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Alessia Cara Makes Her Debut TV Performance on The Tonight Show

  And #HERE she is: Alessia Cara, Brampton’s finest who made her television debut on Wednesday (July 29) on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Backed by The Roots, sporting a “life of the party” tee with chucks, watch Alessia SLAY with a performance of her viral hit, “Here” from her forthcoming EP, Pink Walls…

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