Alessia Cara has been a fast-moving figure in the realm of pop music, rising from homemade YouTube covers to the owner of multiple Hot 100 hits in a few short years.
For her first song, Cara performed “Scars to Your Beautiful.” She concluded with a powerful performance of “River of Tears.” You can watch it above and below via Gossip Cop.
In an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, Cara told Fallon a story about a childhood trip to New York, when she was just drama-club student with a dream.
“I got in and I was like this is crazy, and I stood on your like monologue mark, and I was like, ‘I’m going to be one day,'” Cara said.
Cara is a true product of the digital age; she rose to prominence when a record executive with EP Entertainment discovered her 2013 cover of “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood on YouTube, and it has been an astonishing ascent to stardom ever since.
Cara performed the Miranda-written song, “How Far I’ll Go,” for the soundtrack to Disney’s 2016 film, Moana.