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One of Def Jam’s newest artists, Alessia Cara, took the industry by storm with just one single. And although the soulful songstress seems like an overnight success, she has been working on her music for several years. EZ Street caught up with her to talk about her career and musical influences at The Blitz.

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“I’m influenced by so much music, so it’s kind of everywhere,” Alessia said. “But I’ve still managed to develop my own sound with all these different influences.”

Watch the video to see her discuss her success, forthcoming EP and where all her knowledge and talent comes from in this exclusive interview!

This event was presented by The Frequency | Radio One, and is an annual Urban artist showcase and music industry gathering This year is the fifth anniversary of The Blitz and the launch party for OneX, Radio One’s new custom content studio for brands and their curators.

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