GRAMMY’S BEST NEW ARTIST ALESSIA CARA RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “GROWING PAINS”, TODAY
WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE
ALESSIA SET FOR DEBUT PERFORMANCE OF “GROWING PAINS” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON ON MONDAY, JUNE 18
TODAY’S RELEASE FOLLOWS GROUNDBREAKING RUN OF 6 GLOBAL PLATINUM HITS: “HERE,” “WILD THINGS,” “SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL,” “HOW FAR I’LL GO,” (MOANA), “STAY” (WITH ZEDD), AND “1-800-273-8255” (WITH LOGIC)
WITH OVER 7 BILLION STREAMS TO DATE, ALESSIA WAS THE MOST-STREAMED NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF 2017
15 June 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara, the most-streamed new female artist of 2017, released her brand-new single “Growing Pains” today via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Listen HERE. Cara also released the lyric video for “Growing Pains” today – watch HERE. “Growing Pains” is the first single from Alessia’s forthcoming sophomore album. The nationally televised debut of “Growing Pains” will be Monday, June 18 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“Growing Pains” is Cara’s first new, self-penned, solo recording since her 2015 platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL, which spawned the multi-platinum, Top 40-chart-topping global hits “Here” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”. For Cara’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, Cara has generated over 7 billion global streams to date.
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.
Cara 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.
On “Growing Pains”, Cara grapples with feelings of confusion and isolation, searches for peace, and ultimately finds joy in the face of her rapid-fire transition from childhood to becoming a young adult and an artist. Read the lyrics below.
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