Almost Famous – Alessia Cara

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Almost Famous

Each year, new musicians make their breakthrough onto the mainstream music scene. That said, there are countless ways artists have gotten their big break. Some self-release albums and mixtapes, with the hopes of being discovered by a famous artist or record label. Others build a loyal fan base over time by performing at local venues. And some artists have gotten their start by performing cover songs on YouTube, which is exactly how 19-year-old Canadian singer Alessia Cara’s career took off earlier this year.

Born in July 1996, Alessia Cara whose real name is Alessia Caracciolo, grew up in the Toronto suburb of Brampton. As a child, Cara was always creative, writing poetry and participating in theater from a young age. By age 10, Cara was playing guitar and taught herself how to play various songs originally performed by her famous artists. Three years later she had her own YouTube Channel where she posted her cover songs such as of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors," Maroon 5’s “Payphone,” and Beyonce’s “Halo.”


It Was Only a Matter of Time - TIDAL X: 1020

It Was Only a Matter of Time - Tidal X: 1020

Rumors of Drake being added to the Tidal X: 1020 concert lineup have been debunked but the hiccup won't slow down this star-studded lineup. The sold-out blockbuster concert includes some of the music industry's biggest stars and Tidal has NYC buzzing! All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards charities with a focus on social justice as the concert aims to tackle systematic and social injustices.

After a rocky start, the artist owned company surpassed the one million subscriber's milestone last month. Tidal also recently gained exclusive rights to Prince's new album, a sure sign of strength by the company. The concert in the end, is a celebration of Tidal's move in the right direction as Jay-Z recently tweeted: "Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists' Tidal is Platinum, 1,000,000 people and counting. Let's celebrate 10/20 Brooklyn."


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