Alessia Cara secures Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year and the 2020 JUNO Awards
Canadian singer/songwriter Alessia Cara scores big at the 49th JUNO Awards for her album, The Pains of Growing. Alessia won three awards out of the six nominations she received for Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. In fact, Alessia is the first female artist in seven years to win Album of the Year and the first female artist to win Songwriter of the Year in six years.
Initially, Alessia planned to host the event before it’s cancellation due to coronavirus. But, the virtual ceremony showcased and celebrated many amazing artists; Alessia was one of the performers at the online awards show and sang her new song “Rooting For You.”
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. Four Pink Walls, soon followed, leading to the release of her RIAA platinum debut album Know-It-All. 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, 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 9 billion streams worldwide, contributing to her being named the most-streamed new female artist of 2017. “Growing Pains,” was the prelude to Alessia’s second album, her critically acclaimed The Pains of Growing.
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 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 at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. She has earned nominations for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist 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 honors.