Alessia Cara: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara burst onto the scene this year with her debut single, “Here.” While she has since spent a lot of time in the spotlight, there are still some things about her that many people do not know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Alessia Cara. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: Her Ideal Canadian Collaboration Would Be With… Forget Celine Dion – Cara wants to collaborate with Drake. And we definitely can’t blame her.

Number Fourteen: Her First Live Show Sold Out. The singer was playing in Brooklyn, and the show actually sold out! However, considering so many people in Brooklyn have their finger on the up-and-coming, she must have realized what a good sign this was.

Number Thirteen: She Writes Most of Her Songs on a Ukulele. Though the ukulele has come under fire for being too twee, she embraces its sound.

Number Twelve: She Used to Be in the Closet. Well, sort of. Cara used to write her songs in the closet of her bedroom. She did this so her dad could still watch television without being interrupted by her making music.

Number Eleven: She Is a Fan of FriendsThe 19-year-old has admitted that she has seen the entire series about five different times. The tv show, which stopped airing in 2004, has a cult following.

Number Ten: She Has a Stash of Her Own Baby Teeth. Though some people might find this strange, she has reportedly kept her baby teeth in her bedroom since she began collecting them as a kid. Hey, maybe this is just another expression of her creativity!

Number Nine: She Knows How to Reflect. Rather than focus on the negative, Cara maintains positivity by writing down every good thing that happens to her. She takes those good things and then puts them in a jar. At the end of the year, she pulls out every good thing and reads them so she can reflect on everything that has happened to her that she can be thankful for.