19-year-old singer/songwriter Alessia Cara certainly is a star on-the-rise. And if some of her famous fanbase counts for anything, you can expect this Brampton native to among the biggest and best. For one, Taylor Swift can’t stop singing her praises on Social Media and she even joined the Pop Queen on-stage on the Tampa leg of her 1989 tour.
If you listen to radio, Cara‘s debut single Here has been impossible to ignore since surfacing this summer. It is one of those rare tracks that has a crossover appeal to Alternative, Urban and Top 40 audiences, getting lots of support locally before the likes of Ellen DeGeneres began championing it. Here reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, impressive for any new artist, let a long a girl with a guitar from Brampton.
Cara is now set to release her debut disc Know-It-All via Universal Music Canada/Def Jam Recordings, later this week and she has been hard at work in the city yesterday and today promoting the album which she finally got her hands on today when appearing at KISS 92.5 on The Roz & Mocha Show, where she played a cover of Nick Jonas‘ hit Levels acoustically.
We got a quick Selfie with Cara as she head in and she was amazingly-nice and friendly to take a minute to stop with an action-packed day ahead. We are expecting big things ahead and know we’ll look back at today as a blessing before she fills arenas one day.