Scars to Your Beautiful

Alessia Cara

About Scars to Your Beautiful

"Scars to Your Beautiful" is a song recorded by Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara. Def Jam Recordings and Universal Music Group serviced it to contemporary hit radio on July 26, 2016, as the third single from her debut studio album Know-It-All (2015). The song was written by Alessia Caracciolo, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Coleridge Tillman and Justin Franks, and produced by Pop & Oak and the latter two. It peaked at number eight and thus became Alessia Cara's second top-ten single on US Billboard Hot 100.  


Year:
2015
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She just wants to be beautiful
She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits
She craves attention, she praises an image
She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor
Oh, she don't see the light that's shining
Deeper than the eyes can find it
Maybe we have made her blind
So she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away
'Cause cover girls don't cry after their face is made

But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark
You should know you're beautiful just the way you are
And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don't have to change a thing, yhe world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful

She has dreams to be an envy, so she's starving
You know, covergirls eat nothing
She says beauty is pain and there's beauty in everything
What's a little bit of hunger?
I could go a little while longer, she fades away
She don't see her perfect, she don't understand she's worth it
Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface
Oh, oh
So to all the girls that's hurting
Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within

There's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark
You should know you're beautiful just the way you are
And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful

Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful

No better you than the you that you are (no better you than the you that you are)
No better life than the life we're living (no better life than the life we're living)
No better time for your shine, you're a star (no better time for your shine, you're a star)
Oh, you're beautiful, oh, you're beautiful

And there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark
You should know you're beautiful just the way you are
And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful

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Alessia Cara

Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for "Here", her debut single from the debut album, Know-It-All, released November 13, 2015. A sleeper hit, the song reached the top 5 in the United States and the top 20 in Canada. Prior to her work for Def Jam, she produced acoustic covers on YouTube. more »

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Written by: Alessia Caracciolo, Andrew Wansel, Coleridge Tillman, Warren Felder

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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12 facts about this song

Song Classification
"Scars to Your Beautiful" is positioned primarily as a pop and R&B song, characterized by its empowering lyrics and captivating melody offerings.
Song Duration
The official song has a duration of 3 minutes and 50 seconds, adequate for most standard pop songs.
Album Appearance
The song is part of Alessia Cara's debut studio album, "Know-It-All," which was released in 2015.
Chart Performance
The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, solidifying Alessia Cara's place in mainstream pop music.
Songwriting Credits
Cara co-wrote the song with Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Warren "Oak" Felder, and Coleridge Tillman. This was part of her active involvement in shaping her debut album' sound.
Song Inspiration
Alessia Cara stated that she wrote "Scars to Your Beautiful" to promote self-love and body positivity, after seeing firsthand the damaging effects of society's beauty standards.
Award Nominations
The song was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.
Music Video Theme
The song's music video features various people of different races, ages, and body sizes, reinforcing the theme of self-love and acceptance found in the song's lyrics.
Cultural Impact
"Scars to Your Beautiful" has been lauded for its important social message. It saw significant use in various social media campaigns promoting body positivity and self-acceptance.
Live Performances
Cara's major performance of this song was at the 2017 American Music Awards, where she performed alongside Zedd, further pushing the song into the limelight.
Billboard Year-End Chart
"Scars to Your Beautiful" was ranked 20th on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart for 2017.
Sales Certification
In the United States, the song has been certified 2x Platinum by RIAA, indicating more than 2 million sales.

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