Alessia Cara 
Conquers the Stereo, Stage & Big Screen
If it’s true that you can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep, then it’s also true that Alessia Cara is a superstar.

Plucked from modern pop’s farm league (aka YouTube) and thrust into a major label deal on the back of pure, untapped potential? Look to compatriots Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes for some case studies. Artists who snagged the Grammy for Best New Artist before her big win in 2018 include Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Mariah Carey. And when she was called on to carry “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana to the pop charts in 2016, Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera were no longer just idols; they were peers.

Of course, none of that is what makes her a superstar – the talent and charisma and some calculated career choices do the heavy lifting there – but it certainly supports the claim. What might ultimately cement that status for the 20-something Canadian phenom, though, is the company she keeps on her latest project.
About The Issue
It doesn’t get much bigger than Beyoncé or the Biebs when it comes to music, but this time, she’s sharing credits with the likes of Martin Short and Maya Rudolph as one of the stars of Netflix’s hit animated feature The Willoughbys, which premiered in late April on the ubiquitous streaming platform. The film, much like her music, has been critically-lauded and audience-adored, and marks yet another milestone on a relatively short-but-astonishing professional journey thus far.

The stage and stereo were already hers; now, she’s coming for the big screen.
Congratulations to Kay Burke from Toronto, the winner of our Alessia Cara Sweepstakes! Kay won a prize pack including a "Trust My Lonely" hoodie and a vinyl copy of Alessia's latest album, The Pains of Growing.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Check out the animated feature The Willoughbys on Netflix, which stars Alessia as the voice of Jane, and listen to her hit "I Choose" from the film's soundtrack on your streaming platform of choice!
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