ALESSIA CARA CLOSES OUT THE SHAWN MENDES TOUR WITH NEW EP THIS SUMMER, OUT TODAY
THE PAINS OF GROWING TOUR TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
"Cara has an exemplary voice, and she doesn’t have to push hard to extract meaning."
"'Rooting For You' is a refreshingly funky and summer-worthy anthem that shows off the singer’s positive attitude"
06 SEPTEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Grammy Award®-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara releases new EP THIS SUMMER on the last night of the Shawn Mendes tour, via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. In celebration of THIS SUMMER, Twitter has launched a new Twitter emoji of a flower drawn by Alessia. Throughout the day fans will be able to ask Alessia various questions using #AskAlessia. At 4:30PM EST today Alessia will choose the top ten questions to answer live on Twitter.
In anticipation of the new EP, Alessia has released four tracks off THIS SUMMER.
LISTEN TO THIS SUMMER HERE
THIS SUMMER follows her critically acclaimed sophomore album THE PAINS OF GROWING, released last year. Alessia will embark on her THE PAINS OF GROWING headlining tour this fall with Ryland James, kicking off October 21st in Boston. Full tour itinerary and ticket information available online at www.alessiacara.com.
ABOUT ALESSIA CARA:
2018’s “Best New Artist” Grammy Award Winning Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with her first release, “Here,” a global anthem that grabbed the world’s attention when it garnered over 500,000 streams on Soundcloud in its first week. “Here” went on to become Spotify’s Most Viral Song of 2015, selling over 3 million copies. Her five-track EP, Four Pink Walls, soon followed, leading to the release of her RIAA platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL (November 2015). Alessia’s multi-platinum #1 hit single of 2016, “Scars to Your Beautiful,” was her gut-wrenching take on female identity, on body image and on deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. “Stay” her #1 hit with Zedd sold over 2 million copies and received Song Of The Summer raves. Also in 2016, Alessia lent her voice to “How Far I’ll Go,” penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the official song for Disney’s animated film Moana. The 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255,” her historic collaboration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, was one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 4 billion streams worldwide, contributing to her being named the most-streamed new female artist of 2017. “Growing Pains” (June 2018), was the prelude to Alessia’s second album, her critically acclaimed THE PAINS OF GROWING (released in November), which included the follow-up single releases “Trust My Lonely” and “Out Of Love."
A JUNO award winner for 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year in her native Canada, Alessia went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event. She won MTV VMAs in 2017 for Best Electronic Dance Video (for “Stay”) and Best Fight Against The System (for her multi-platinum #1 Billboard Pop Song “Scars To Your Beautiful,” which she and Logic performed with Khalid as the climactic moment of that year’s Grammy broadcast). Alessia also won back-to-back ASCAP Pop Awards for “Stay” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”; along with Dance Song of the Year (for “Stay”) at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. She has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the 2017 American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, the BET Award for Best New Artist, the BBC Award for Song of The Year, and many other top honours.
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