Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), better known by her stage name Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Brampton, Ontario.

She is currently signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for “Here“, her debut single from her upcoming debut album, Know-It-All, due to release November 13, 2015.

sleeper hit, the song reached the top-20 in Canada and the United States.

Prior to her work with EP Entertainment and Def Jam, Cara was known for her acoustic song covers on YouTube.

Alessia Cara (born Alessia Caracciolo) is from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, a city just outside of Toronto, where she attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School.

She is of Italian descent.  As a child she wrote poetry and did theater.

At the age of 10 she began playing guitar and taught herself how to play various songs.

At the age of 13 she began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs that she performed.

Cara’s singing style has been referred to as smooth blue-eyed soul with a silky voice and has also been compared to recording artists Adina Howard, Mýa, and Farrah Franklin.

She began her career by singing acoustic covers on YouTube, also appearing on various radio stations including 15 Seconds of Fame on Mix 104.1 Boston.

She signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2015 at the age of 18.

Cara released her debut single through Def Jam in April 2015. Entitled “Here”, it was called a “song for everyone who secretly hates parties” by MTV.

The song debuted on The FADER and accumulated over 500,000 streams in its first week.

Produced by Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole, the song is her personal experience with going to a party before realizing how much she hated parties.

On May 5, 2015, the song was chosen as a can’t-miss track by SPIN Magazine  as well as being listed as a must hear song by Cosmopolitan.

The song was also named one of the best Canadian songs of April by Complex  and included on Billboards “20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist” in June 2015. 

On July 29, 2015, Cara made her television debut performing her single “Here” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“Here” received a nomination for a Streamy Award in the category “Original Song”.

Cara put out an EP called Four Pink Walls featuring 5 songs including her debut single “Here”.

Her debut album Know-It-All will be released November 13, 2015.

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List of extended plays, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Four Pink Walls 11 21 31
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


As lead artist
List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Here 2015 20 90 15 20 8 Four Pink Walls

“Wild Things” Know-It-All


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