#NewMusicTuesday: “Scars To Your Beautiful,” Alessia Cara

2016 was a breakthrough year for 20-year old Alessia Cara— the Toronto-native was nominated for several awards early in the year, before joining British pop/rock legends Coldplay as a supporting act on their European and North American legs of their “A Head Full of Dreams Tour.”

Released in summer 2016, Cara’s single “Scars To Your Beautiful” skyrocketed to mainstream success, widely receiving rave reviews from both critics and fans alike, and even cracking “Billboard’s 100 Best Pop Songs of 2016: Critics’ Pick” list. Standing out beyond the song’s chart-topping success is its powerful message. Cara has stated in interviews that the song is about fostering positive body image— how people should embrace themselves and display self-love. Similar to the powerful lyrics of anthems like TLC’s “Unpretty” or Christina Aguilera's “Beautiful,” Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful” is an uplifting, honest pop gem.

Furthering her all-around success in 2016, Alessia Cara is nominated for Best New Pop Artist and Best Lyrics for “Scars to Your Beautiful” at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards! So don’t forget to grab your tickets to the awards show now, or tune into TBS, TNT, and truTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Sunday, March 5 to catch all of the action live. In the meantime, you can listen to all of your favorite Alessia Cara tracks on demand, right here on iHeartRadio!

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