Alessia Cara may have released her debut solo album Know-It-All back in 2015, but the emotional and honest pop album continues to gain traction. The Brampton, ON native embarked on a number of North American solo dates, dropped inspiring music videos for her debut album, covered Frank Ocean, hit the studio with Lin-Manuel Miranada for the Moana soundtrack, played the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs, and most recently played the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour. But it looks as though this was all just a warm up for the young singer.
Cara celebrated one of the biggest weekends of her career when she returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday for her second time on the famous late night stage. Her first appearance was back in July 2015 to perform her breakout single “Here,” but this time around Cara sat down with Fallon to snatch Ariana Grande’s crown as the Queen of Wheel of Musical Impressions by impersonating Grande. Boom.
Displaying her incredible impression skills, Cara convincingly covered Grande and Nicki Minaj, saving her best impression for last with an eerily good take on Lorde.
Cara also took the Internet Pop Quiz, where she revealed her favourite emojis, the last thing she ordered online and the most surprising contact she has in her phone. It may or may not be a name that rhymes with Bake.
Following Cara’s appearance on The Tonight Show, she checked off yet another huge milestone in her career and performed as the musical guest on SNL. Host Kristen Stewart introduced Cara’s performances, which included her inspiring single “Scars To Your Beautiful” and a simple yet stunning performance of “River of Tears.”
Cara joked that maybe she’ll host next time she’s on SNL and judging by her impressive track record of predicting her future moves, we could totally see this happening.