Birth Name: Alessia Caracciolo
Place of Birth: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: July 11, 1996
Alessia Cara, or simply Alessia, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her songs include “Here,” “Scars to Your Beautiful,” “Growing Pains,” “Trust My Lonely,” the collaboration “Stay,” and, in a featured role, “1-800-273-8255” and “Querer Mejor.” She is also known for her covers of the songs “Love Yourself” and “Sweater Weather.”
Her parents, Enza (Ciccione) and Vincenzo Caracciolo, are of Italian origin. She has three siblings, Dario, Danica, and Dante. A picture of Alessia with her parents can be seen here. Alessia has dual Canadian and Italian citizenship and speaks fluent Italian. A picture of Alessia and her mother can be seen here.
Alessia has said:
Both my parents are Italian. My mom was born and raised in Italy. My dad was born in Canada, but then they moved to Italy. He moved back and forth, but he’s first generation Canadian because both of his parents were born and raised in Italy. My mom moved to Canada with my dad after they got married. I’m really in touch with my Italian roots. My mom’s whole side of the family is there…. [I spoke Italian] when I was younger, my mom didn’t speak English, so she always spoke to us in Italian. I had a weird accent when I was [a] kid. I didn’t really know how to speak English because they’d always speak to me in Italian. I didn’t learn how to speak English without an Italian accent until kindergarten.