Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara – the most-streamed new female artist of 2017 – released her brand new single “Growing Pains” on Virgin EMI/Def Jam Recordings. “Growing Pains” is the first single from Alessia’s forthcoming sophomore album.
“Growing Pains” is Alessia’s first new, self-penned, solo recording since her 2015 platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL, which spawned the multi-platinum, chart-topping global hits “Here” and “Scars To Your Beautiful.” For Alessia’s legions of die-hard fans, “Growing Pains” is the long-awaited follow-up to the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255,” her historic collaboration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Along with “Stay” – her double-platinum #1 pop collab with Zedd – and other hits, Alessia has generated over 7 billion global streams to date.
She also performed this song at the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Day event on Wednesday night. The audience got extra loud as well when birthday queen Alessia Cara hit the stage. Alessia debuted a new look with a sleek, straight low ponytail. She sported an Opening Ceremony T-shirt with drawstring red Fila pants and white Fila sneakers. As she walked on to the stage, the crowd serenated her with a real classic – “Happy Birthday!” Alessia thanked everyone for celebrating the special day with her. Alessia’s set included her current hit, “Growing Pains,” and the world premiere of her new single, “A Little More” – written as a birthday gift to herself, in front of a live audience for the first time. Additionally, the “Scars to Your Beautiful” artist reminded the audience that “there’s nothing wrong with celebrating yourself! It’s all about self-love.”
Singer/songwriter Alessia Cara, a JUNO award winner for 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year in her native Canada, went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event. She won MTV Video Music Awards in 2017 for Best Electronic Dance Video (for “Stay”) 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 this 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 (for “Stay”) at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.
Alessia has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock 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 honors. In addition, she lent her voice to the RIAA platinum “How Far I’ll Go” penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, official song of Disney’s animated film Moana.