Father: He was born in Canada, but had to move back and forth between Canada and Italy, where he met his wife. Her parents were quite strict, so Alessia didn’t do many things other kids did, and she often had to stay in her room quietly.
Mother: She was born and raised in South Italy (Calabria). Alessia’s parents like Queen, Elvis and Beatles, and she used to listen to them when she was a kid. She also knows all Italian stars, such as Tiziano Ferro, Eros Ramazzotti and Laura Pausini who had an influence on her musical tastes and style.
Siblings: The singer has a younger brother who turned 15 in 2015. It’s known that he is taller than Alessia. It’s interesting that she used to do all of her recordings in bathrooms not to disturb her small brother.
Kids: none, but Alessia has a whole life ahead for future maternity.
Sexual Orientation: straight.
As of 2015, she is still single, maybe because of her young age. The singer says in interviews that she has a boyfriend in school.
Is Alessia Cara Italian?
Yes, both parents are Italian, and that’s why she speaks Italian so well.
What is Cara’s nationality?
She is Italian who was born and grew up in Canada.
What were her interests in the childhood?
The singer did theater, wrote poetry and started to play guitar when she was 10 years old. She succeeded in teach herself how to play different popular songs. When she was 13 years old, she started her YouTube channel where she posted many covers.
What is her singing style?
Alessia’s signing style is called smooth blue-eyed soul and her voice is often compared to Adina Howard, Farrah Franklin and Norah Jones.
When was her first single released?
She released “Here” in April 2015 and she called it the song for everyone who hated parties. It got more than 500,000 views in the first week. It’s interesting that this single reflects the personal experience of Alessia about going to parties.
What about her TV debut?
Cara made it performing “Here” on “The Tonight Show” on July 29, 2015.
When was Alessia’s first album released?
“Know It All” was released in November, 2015.
Why did Alessia Cara decide to start playing guitar?
She dreamt about playing guitar when she was a small kid, but Amy Winehouse made her want to do that much more. Amy became her real icon later.
What kind of a child was she?
Cara often says that she had a regular childhood and was a boring kid because she didn’t do much. She likes thinking without saying anything and was one of these weird children who didn’t like to smile or talk to others. Her teachers even called her parents a few times to find out whether everything was fine.
Who does Alessia Cara associate herself with?
She often compared her music and style to Lorde.
What is her real name?
Alessia Cara is short from Alessia Caracciolo, which is her real name.
When did she first start writing songs?
Cara used to write short stories and poetry when she was a kid, but she didn’t write songs until 2013. It was the result of her collaboration (first studio sessions) with Mr. Kole who asked her to express her feelings in her words. This simple exercise led to sleek and savvy lyrics about being a teenager and a lone wolf (it was the main theme of her first album).
How did Amy Winehouse inspire Alessia Cara?
She talks a lot about it, and she first heard Amy’s voice in the kitchen with her mother and loved everything about it.
When did Def Jam come into the picture?
Def Jam was the last label on Alessia’s list that she met with after going from New York to LA labels, but this meeting made a perfect sense in July, 2015.
Who noticed Cara and contributed to her success?
Her “Sweater Weather” cover was very popular on YouTube and got more than 800,000 views in 2013. It caught the attention of Tony Perez’s daughter (and he is the founder of EP Entertainment) who contacted Alessia Cara after watching her video.
What inspired the title of her debut album?
It was first called “Seventeen”, but then the singer decided to switch to “Know It All” as this is how she calls herself because she never knows enough. Alessia thinks that this phrase summarizes the concept of her entire album where every song is opinionated in a unique way.