Alessia Cara’s playlist

Alessia Cara is Canada’s new It Girl and she’s got it going on.

Earlier this year, the Brampton, Ontario singer who got her start uploading cover songs to YouTube, won Pop Album of the Year at the 2017 JUNO Awards for her debut album Know-It-All.

Then in June, Alessia scored hosting duty alongside Joe Jonas at the 2017 iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards where she was nominated for three awards including Most Buzzworthy Canadian.

Now the star is nominated for a handful of 2017 Teen Choice Awards.

Alessia’s No.1 hit “Scars to Your Beautiful” and “Stay,” her collaboration with German DJ Zedd, are up for Choice Song: Female Artist and Choice Collaboration respectively, while her success has earned her a nomination for Choice Female Artist.

As praise for Alessia rises, the songwriter is working on a follow-up album expected to be released sometime this year via Def Jam Recordings.

“The process of this next upcoming project has been very different from the first,” Alessia comments on her forthcoming album. “I’ve been touring and I haven’t had a lot of time to be in a studio.”

But Alessia says she is putting in the work any time and anywhere she can.

“On a bus, on a plane, even in my room in the middle of the night. I’ll wake up and sing something into my phone, flesh it out on my guitar and see what happens.”

Also differing from Know-It-All is the personnel department.

For Know-It-All, Alessia teamed up with an array of creative forces including Pop & Oak, a songwriting and production duo famous for working with Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Usher.

Alessia also paired with Malay, a producer and songwriter known for his work with Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, John Legend, John Mayer and Zayn.

For the yet to be released album, Alessia is flying a little more solo.

“A lot of the writing this time around has been all me, which is definitely a challenge, but really fun,” she says.

While we’re on the subject of collaborations, Alessia made this playlist inspired by her wish list of artists she hopes to partner with in the future.

Be Right There – Diplo & Sleepy Tom
Signs – Drake
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Novacane – Frank Ocean
Bangarang – Skrillex (featuring Sirah)
Don’t Leave – Snakehips & MØ

Alessia is nominated for three Teen Choice Awards including Choice Female Artist. The event airs live Sunday, August 13 on FOX. For a full list of this year’s nominees click here.

Alessia’s new album is expected out later this year. Follow the star on twitter and facebook for updates.

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