Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara burst onto the scene in 2014 with her debut single Here. While the singer has spent a lot of time in the spotlight, there are still some interesting facts about her that many people do not know. With that in mind, here MusicSnake Magazine presents our list of top ten things you probably didn’t know about Alessia Cara.
Number One: Alessia Cara Writes Most of Her Songs on a Ukulele. It’s true! Though the ukulele has come under fire for being too twee, she embraces its sound.
Number Two: The Singer Has a Stash of Her Own Baby Teeth. Though some people might find this strange, she has reportedly kept her baby teeth in her bedroom since she began collecting them as a kid.
Number Three: She Used to Be in the Closet. She used to write her songs in the closet of her bedroom. The singer did this so her dad could still watch TV without being interrupted by her making music.
Number Four: Her Ideal Canadian Collaboration Would Be With… Forget Celine Dion – Cara wants to collaborate with Drake. And we definitely can’t blame her.
Number Five: She Sang With Taylor Swift. She performed with Taylor Swift in front of 55,000 people. She said that Swift was extremely nice to her, and she got a robe with “1989” emblazoned on it. She got the gig after contacting Swift directly.
Number Six: Alessia Is a Fan of Friends. The 23-year-old has admitted that she has seen the entire series about 5 different times. The show, which stopped airing in ’04, has a cult following.
Number Seven: The Singer Does Not Have any Connections. Most of her family was surprised to see her hit it big because she does not have a single family member in the industry. This goes against many up-and-coming stories of stars when they are young and have at least one relative who can introduce them to producers.
Number Eight: She Can Do Really Good Impressions. She can mimic Lorde, Ariana Grande, and Iggy Azalea almost perfectly. Impressive!
Number Nine: Cara Started Playing Music When She Was 10 y.o. According to the singer, her parents gifted her a guitar when she was 10 y.o., and the rest is history. She started taking lessons, but eventually she just taught herself.
Number Ten: Her Goal is to Empower. She wants to communicate to young people with her music the message that it’s OK to be you. She has made a point of not making music that is overly dramatic or “convoluted.” You do you, Alessia!
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