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And I know you mean only the best
And your intentions aren't to bother me
But honestly I'd rather be
Somewhere with my people, we can kick it and just listen
To some music with a message, like we usually do
And we'll discuss our big dreams
How we plan to take over the planet
So pardon my manners, I hope you'll understand
That I'll be here

Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), better known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

At the age of 13, she started a YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs. The record label EP Entertainment reached out to her from her videos, and she signed a management deal with them in 2014. The following year, she released her debut single "Here". The song, from the perspective of someone at a party who secretly hates being there (based on a real-life experience where she attended a disastrous house party) became a Sleeper Hit in the US, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been dubbed a wallflower anthem.

Alessia released her debut EP, Four Pink Walls, in August 2015 several months after "Here", with her debut album, Know-It-All, releasing in November of that year. The album generated another hit single, "Scars to Your Beautiful", which peaked at #8 on the Hot 100. In 2016, she was tapped to sing the credits version of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.

Her second album, The Pains of Growing, was released in 2018; her third, In the Meantime, was released in 2021. In 2023, she confirmed via Twitter that she is working on her fourth album.

Alessia has been involved in notable collaborations, namely working with Zedd on the single "Stay" and featuring alongside Khalid on Logic's song "1-800-273-8255", both in 2017.

In 2020, she made her acting debut as Jane in the Netflix animated film The Willoughbys; she also sings the movie’s theme “I Choose”.

Alessia has been nominated for six Grammy Awards (including two Latin Grammys), winning for Best New Artist in 2018. This made her the first Canadian ever to win in that category.


  • Four Pink Walls (EP) (2015)
  • Know-It-All (2015)
  • The Pains of Growing (2018)
  • This Summer (EP) (2019)
  • This Summer: Live Off The Floor (EP) (2020)
  • In the Meantime (2021)

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