The 'Stay' singer Alessia Cara won her first Grammy Award on 2018 Grammys on Sunday 28th January. The two time Canadian Music Awards winner was initially very happy with her victory.
She won the award competing against other big names but after the show, a series of criticism flooded the internet. She took Instagram to fire back to everyone who vilified her for not deserving the award. Let's find out what she said.
Alessia Cara Delivers Powerful Statement To Those Who Criticized Her Win
Alessia beat out SZA, Khadid, Lil Uzi Vert, and Julia Michaels in the category of Best New Artist on Sunday evening Grammy Awards.
She winning the prestigious award at the 60th annual Grammys met a lot of criticism. The viewers tweeted their disapproval of Cara's win because she wasn't a 'new artist'.
Later, The 'Wild Things' singer took Instagram to oppose the apparent backlash. She delivered a strong statement saying,
"To address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment."
She addressed that she achieved something she'd been wanting since her childhood days and didn't feel sorry for it.
You can read the full statement on the Instagram below:
to address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for. I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot. there is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist’s talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers. and I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. but I’m trying very hard to use the platform I’ve been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren’t fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I’ve been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck. here’s something fun! I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit. all of the years feeling like I wasn’t good at anything or that I was naive for dreaming about something improbable have paid off in a way that I have yet to process. I know it sounds cheesy and dumb but it’s the honest truth. thanks to everyone who’s shown me kindness and support along the way. I’ll stop talking now.
Series of criticism flooded when TDE President Punch tweeted referring Kendrick's loss to Macklemore at the 2014 Grammys shortly after Alessia's win.
Hmmm. I seen this before. A few years ago. Then I also seen what happened after ??.— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) January 29, 2018
At the end of her letter, she downpoured her insecurity, and how her strength's been tested after the Grammy win.
"I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offense to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck," she wrote. "I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit."
Cara was the only female winning a major category in this year's Grammy. It's obvious to all that success story is often followed by lots of challenges. If you missed her award acceptance speech here is the video.
Alessia Cara Open About her Romantic Life with Kevin Garrett
Alessia has been open about her relationship with boyfriend, Kevin Garrett. As both Alessia and Kevin belong to the same musical background, they have an awesome bonding.
Kevin is famous for writing and producing 'Pray You Catch Me' from Beyonce's 'Lemonade'.
The Four Pink Walls singer disclosed about her relationship status and her bonding with her musician boyfriend at the Juno Awards during the backstage chit-chat session at the Juno Awards.
Their happy relationship is well evident on her Instagram account too.
The couple doesn't miss a single chance to flaunt their relationship in the mass via social media.
Well, we wish them all the very best for a wonderful life ahead.
Quick Facts about Alessia Cara
- Born on 11 July 1996 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada to Italian parents.
- Her birth sign is Cancer.
- Studied at Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School.
- During her childhood days, she used to write poetry and perform in theatre.
- At 13, she began her YouTube channel and posted covers of songs.
- Appeared on various radio stations that includes 15 Seconds of Fame on Mix 104.1 Boston.
- Released her debut single 'Here' in April 2015.
- The song listed on Billboard's "20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist" in June 2015.
- Her third single "Scars to Your Beautiful" peaked at no.8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016.
- She has an estimated net worth of about $4 million.
- Stands at a height of 5.15 feet (1.57m).
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