“Performing at the Grey Cup as a Canadian is such an honour,” said Alessia Cara. “Excited to be part of the half time show and freeze all my fingertips off with you guys.”
Coming off her Grammy Award win in January, Alessia followed up her ground-breaking run of six multi-platinum hits with the release of ‘Growing Pains," the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album The Pains Of Growing .
“We are so proud to have one of Canada’s most promising stars perform at our pinnacle event, the 106th Grey Cup in Edmonton,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “With Alessia Cara headlining the Freedom Mobile Halftime Show and the action-packed Grey Cup Festival, everything points to another special Grey Cup week and game come November.”
Alessia, a native of Brampton, Ontario, was the 2016 recipient of the JUNO’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Her inaugural album, KNOW-IT-ALL skyrocketed the charts, with six songs becoming global platinum hits: ‘Here’, ‘Wild Things’, ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’, ‘How Far I’ll Go (Disney’s Moana)’, ‘Stay’ (with Zedd) and ‘1-800-273-8255’ (with Logic).
In 2017, Alessia was the most-streamed new female artist.
“Alessia Cara is one of North America’s biggest stars and a true Canadian talent who will undoubtedly make this year’s Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show the most memorable ever for fans across the country,” said Paul McAleese, President, Wireless, Shaw Communications. “We are pleased to work with the CFL to bring world-class talent to the Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show, and we can’t wait for Alessia to bring her magnetic energy and passion to the Commonwealth Stadium stage as millions of Canadians tune in this November.”
Alessia has won several other awards, including: MTV Video Music Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, ASCAP Pop Awards. She has also earned nominations at the following award shows: American Music Awards, People’s Choice Award, Billboard Music Awards, BET Awards, BBC Awards, to name a few.
The 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw will be played Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Edmonton at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. This year’s championship will be the fifth time Edmonton has hosted the game and the first since 2010 (98th Grey Cup). A limited amount of Grey Cup tickets are available.