Songstress on the rise Alessia Cara plays the Chicago Theatre on October 7. Special guests Ruth B and Nathan Sykes.
When Alessia Cara began posting covers of her favorite songs on Youtube at 13 years old, she couldn’t foresee where it would get her. In 2015, after playing music for a number of years Cara signed with Def Jam imprint EP Entertainment. The same year she released her debut single, “Here,” which put her in the mainstream light. The song quickly climbed the charts around the world and reached the top spot on both the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Billboard Mainstream Top 40 charts. Know It All, Cara’s debut album, followed in November 2015. The record spawned two more successful singles; “Wild Things” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.” The album peaked at the number four spot on the Billboard 200. Though she’s only getting started, it’s clear Cara’s meant to have a long, successful career.
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Chicago Theater
Watch the video for Cara’s “Wild Things:”