Alessia Cara’s sleeper hit of 2015 launched the Canadian singer into super-stardom. With nearly 200 million views on the “Here” music video, you would think everyone would know about here. However, she’s not quite at Beyonce levels yet. Hence, to help get acquainted with this rising talent, here are 15 facts you didn’t know.
1. ALESSIA CARA CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET
First of all, no, Cara is not a lesbian. Saying she came out of the closet is more of a literal term. In and interview, Cara said she started a YouTube channel at the age of 13. On this channel, she would record herself singing covers of her favorite songs. Often, she did this in the closet as to not disturb her brother. So in a way, Cara had to come out of the closet to become a star.
2. ALESSIA CARA IS CANADIAN
While it’s hard for many Americans to believe that their friendly neighbors up north produce any talent, it’s true. Cara was born in Brampton, Ontario Canada in 1996. Hence, that puts her on the list of Canadian greats like Drake, Norm MacDonald, Rob Ford and Justin Bieber.
3. ALESSIA CARA LOVES BIEBER
Speaking of Justin Bieber, Cara is a true “belieber”. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun, Cara said the first concert she’s attended was that of Justin Bieber himself. Furthermore, that’s the only concert she’s ever attended. Perhaps she should get out more. However, maybe Bieber concerts are just that good.
4. ALESSIA CARA COLLECTS TEETH
Yes. She collects teeth. Not just any teeth, though. Her baby ones. Furthermore, she keeps them tucked away in her bedroom somewhere. There are worse secrets one could have.
5. ALESSIA CARA SIGNED HER FIRST DEAL AT 18
While her voice may sound mature, keep in mind that Alessia was born in 1996. If that makes you feel unaccomplished then you’ll like to know that at the young age of 18, Cara signed her first record deal with Def Jam. Hence, she got a better entry level job than most.