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Alessia Cara

There’s a new breed of pop star seizing hold of airwaves and online — more accurately, a conscious-pop star topping charts and swaying hearts. This enigma embodied is 21-year-old Alessia Cara.

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About the artist

From City / Country: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Debut Release: Four Pinks Walls (August 2015)

Biggest Hit: Scar To Your Beautiful (2015)

Fun Fact: Never forgetting her roots, Alessia returned to Toronto to host Canada's 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs alongside DNCE frontman, Joe Jonas. Alessia grew up watching the MMVAs, making it a special homecoming for the Canadian star and her fans.

Why MTV Loves Her: Despite inking a Def Jam Recordings deal at only 16 years-old, this fresh-faced singer-songwriter from the Toronto suburb of Brampton remains an engaging, down-to-earth role model for her devoted fans.