Brampton native Alessia Cara has been nominated for four Grammys. These are the first nominations the 21-year-old singer and songwriter has received during her short but successful career.
Cara is nominated in the Song of the Year category for “1-800-273-8255”, a song named for the U.S. suicide prevention hotline. She co-wrote this song and performs it with rappers Logic and Khalid.
According to John Draper, the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the song had an “extraordinary” impact. “On the day the song was released we had the second-highest call volume in the history of our service.” Canadian director Andy Hines has been nominated for best music video for the song’s video (NSFW).
Cara also managed to snag three more nominations, one of for Best New Artist, Best Music Video (also for “1-800-273-8255″), and another for Best Pop Duo and Group Performance for “Stay,” a duet with Zedd.
Cara took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the nominations.
really honoured to be given this kind of acknowledgment. I’m not sure what to say or feel at the moment, but for now, thank u to everyone in my corner for all ur love.
— ac (@alessiacara) November 28, 2017
The 60th Grammy Awards will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, January 28, 2018.