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Know-It-All is Alessia Cara’s debut studio album that was released on November 13, 2015 by Def Jam Recordings and UMG.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Here
  2. Outlaws
  3. I'm Yours
  4. Four Pink Walls
  5. Wild Things
  6. Stone
  7. Overdose
  8. Stars
  9. Scars To Your Beautiful

Deluxe Edition tracks

  1. Here (2:00 AM Version)
  2. River of Tears
  3. My Song

Album BackgroundEdit

Alessia Cara worked with several producers including Kuya, Malay, Alan Nglish, Fredro, Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole.

The latter helped in the conception of the opening track "Seventeen". The song was written when Cara was about 18 years old: "It was a whole bunch of feelings. We got to talking in the studio with my dad and Sebastian — we all came up with this thing, like, let’s write about how life goes by really fast. My dad brought up that idea, and that’s why the first line is, ’My daddy says that life comes at you fast’."

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Know-It-All" debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 with first week sales of 36,000 equivalent album units (22,000 pure album sales).

On May 22, 2017, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over a million units in the United States.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Know-It-All" received generally positive reviews from music critics, receiving a 70 out of 100 on the review aggregate website Metacritic based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

AllMusic reacted positively towards the album, writing: "Going by the level of potential shown here, it's evident that Cara will eventually need a lot less creative assistance."

Billboard was also positive in its review of the album: "As first impressions go, Know-It-All is a charismatic balance between dreams and reality that makes its author stick out in the most impressive way."

Exclaim!'s, Ryan B. Patrick wrote that "while [Know-It-All] is a tad formulaic, it's terrifically executed and solidly produced...Cara's debut is a striking standout pop record that portends career longevity."

Pitchfork Media was more mixed: "Writing from the heart does not automatically imbue lyrics with depth. Never is it more apparent that the factory approach is not allowing Cara to fulfill her potential than on 'Scars to Your Beautiful.'"

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