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Alessia Cara Wins Best New Artist | 2018 GRAMMYs
For her first GRAMMY showing, it wasn't a bad night for Best New Artist winner Alessia Cara.
She was nominated for a total of four awards at the 60th GRAMMY Awards — Best New Artist Song Of The Year and Best Music Video for "1-800-273-8255," and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Stay" with Zedd. She took home her first career GRAMMY when she earned Best New Artist honors. The other nominees were Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, and SZA.
this is so weird and I’ll never quite process it but thank u so much for ur continuous love and support and belief in me and wow and yeah
— ac (@alessiacara) January 29, 2018
The Canadian singer/songwriter broke through with her 2015 debut single, "Here." She followed with her debut album, 2015's Know-It-All. This spawned the empowering song "Scars To Your Beautiful," which not only reached a generation looking for positive messages, but it charted Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
From there Cara featured on several high profile songs, including "1-800-273-8255," "Stay" with Zedd and "Wild" with Troye Sivan. She even made an appearance during Taylor Swift's 1989 tour and lent her voice to Disney's Moana's "How Far I'll Go."
Not only does Cara reach out to her core audience of teenagers, but she is positively redefining what it means to be a successful star, which makes Best New Artist a fitting accomplishment.
"All I'm really good at is making music and singing and doing this. I'm not good at fashion, so I don't see a point in trying to be good at that," Cara told Cosmopolitan. It's important to show that there's different ways of doing things. … I'm just trying to show people that there's another side of it. It's not only a one-sided thing. You don't have to do that to be a star. You can do anything and be a star. You can dress like however you want, and you can do whatever you want. … So that's just what I'm proving to people."