Setting a “wild” tone for the night was breakthrough performer, Alessia Cara! She brought the hometown love with her performance of hit single “Wild Things“. Alessia kicked things off by beating on the drums, then carried the electrifying energy to the stage.
After wowing the crowd with her flawless vocals, the Brampton, Ontario native received some fantastic news: she picked up the award for Best New Canadian Artist!
Alessia had the chance to hit up the Q&A room after the award show and discussed the touching messages in her songs.
“When it’s something that serious that they were able to get over because of my music, that’s always really flattering and incredible because that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do my music,” said Cara. “It’s nice to be able to connect to people like that. Music is very powerful and I’m glad my music can help people.”
Just when we thought we couldn’t love her anymore… she goes and says this!
Congrats on your big night Alessia–all the hard work you’ve put in this past year has definitely paid off!
Listen to her debut album, Know-It-All, below: