Alessia Cara 1

I was always told that music isn’t a ‘realistic’ path to take, and like a normal human being, I doubted myself over and over because I was afraid of failure.
Alessia Cara

YouTube is my first love.
Alessia Cara

The first time I sang in front of an audience, I was about 14 – it was at my guitar school’s showcase, and there were about 30 people there. I was so nervous, but I did it.
Alessia Cara

I always told myself that if I was going to be given a voice, I might as well say something worth listening to and not something that’s just going to feed people stupidity.
Alessia Cara

I was too shy to do any vocal lessons or go to choirs; I just didn’t want to be seen doing it. It’s something that I kept to myself. I started easing into it, and I started doing talent shows, and YouTube really helped with that, too.
Alessia Cara

I don’t want to have one hit, one song of the summer, and then have me disappear forever. I really want my things to last, and I want my songs and my bodies of work to resonate with people. I want to hit people – at least make a dent in them. I want to make a mark somehow.
Alessia Cara

Everywhere I go, every city, they’re always like, ‘What’s in the water in Canada? What’s in the water in Toronto?’
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I barely have time to think. But the best way to stay grounded is to take it one day at a time.
Alessia Cara

We all act like we know everything in life, but nobody really does. That’s what I want people to realize. For me, I know that I’m the same person. Nothing has changed. My family and friends know that.
Alessia Cara

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