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Christina Grimmie
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Grimmie performing in Los Angeles in November 2014
BornChristina Victoria Grimmie
(1994-03-12)March 12, 1994
Marlton, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedJune 10, 2016(2016-06-10) (aged 22)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Cause of deathGunshot wound
Resting placeBerlin Cemetery
Berlin, New Jersey[1]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • YouTuber
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
  • drums
Years active2009–2016
Associated acts
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Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12, 1994 – June 10, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and YouTuber who participated in the NBC singing competition The Voice and covered hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. In June 2011, she released her debut EP, Find Me. In 2013, she released her studio album, With Love. In 2016, she released her second EP, Side A, and a posthumous release, Side B, was made available on iTunes and Spotify. On June 9, 2017, her second and final album, All Is Vanity, was released posthumously.

In 2014, Grimmie was a contestant on season 6 of The Voice and finished in third place. Adam Levine, her coach on the show, announced in the finale that regardless of the results he would sign her to his label 222 Records. Lil Wayne also offered to sign her to his label, Young Money Entertainment. She was signed with Island Records for a short time before being dropped. In 2016 she took on an acting role, making her first and only motion picture appearance in The Matchbreaker.

On June 10, 2016, Grimmie died after being shot while signing autographs following a concert performance in Orlando, Florida.

Life and career[edit]

1994–2009: Childhood[edit]

Christina Grimmie was born to Tina and Albert Grimmie in 1994. Her mother worked as a receptionist until she was diagnosed with breast cancer; her father worked at Verizon Communications as of 2014.[2] She had an older brother, Marcus (who served as Christina's road manager during her performances).[3] Grimmie was of Italian and Romanian descent[4] and grew up in Marlton, New Jersey, where she attended Bethel Baptist Christian School,[5] Marlton Middle School, and Cherokee High School.[6][7][8] Her father noticed Grimmie's talent for singing when she was six years old,[9] and she started playing the piano at age 10.[10] Despite having received piano lessons, Grimmie said she played by ear.[9]

2009–2010: YouTube recognition and discovery[edit]

Grimmie began posting videos to her YouTube channel in 2009, at age 15. The first video she uploaded was a cover of Hannah Montana's "Don't Wanna Be Torn".[8] She first earned recognition for her cover of Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A." in August 2009.[11]

Grimmie was homeschooled for her junior year in 2010.[12] This same year, her cover with fellow YouTuber Sam Tsui of Nelly's "Just a Dream" has tallied more than 140 million views.[13] In 2011, she placed No. 2 in the MyYouTube competition, behind Selena Gomez.[14] Her channel had more than 375 million views and over two million subscribers as of April 2013. As her popularity grew on YouTube, Grimmie was discovered by Gomez's mother, Mandy Teefey; Teefey and her husband Brian soon became Grimmie's managers.[15]

2011: Find Me[edit]

Grimmie performed in the UNICEF charity concert,[16][17] and also performed backup vocals for Selena Gomez & the Scene; she appeared on the first DigiTour in 2011, which was created specifically for YouTube artists. Gomez became her mentor. Grimmie appeared on the Billboard Social 50;[18] she also opened for Selena Gomez & the Scene, Allstar Weekend and the Jonas Brothers during the Concert of Hope. She toured for six weeks with Selena Gomez & the Scene opening for them in the We Own the Night Tour.[19]

She released an EP entitled Find Me, on June 14, 2011.[19] Her debut single "Advice" was released to Radio Disney on June 11,[20] with the music video, directed by Sean Babas, being released on July 19 on her YouTube channel. She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with fellow YouTuber Tyler Ward, performing a cover to Lil Wayne's "How to Love"; the episode aired on October 10, 2011.[21] On November 20, 2011, Grimmie performed at the 39th American Music Awards of 2011 Pre-show alongside Taio Cruz to a special rendition of "Higher". She also performed her song "Not Fragile" at the American Music Awards of 2011 Coca-Cola Red Carpet Show along with Selena Gomez & the Scene. She and the band appeared together in a commercial for Xbox's Kinect.[22] Grimmie was the special musical guest performing her hit song "Advice" on Disney Channel's So Random!, which premiered on December 11, 2011.[23]

2012–2013: With Love[edit]

In January 2012, Grimmie moved to Los Angeles to pursue her singing career; she was signed in April to Creative Artists Agency. On, she starred in the web show Power Up: with Christina Grimmie, which ran from March 29, 2012, until June 5, 2012. She also revealed that she would be working with a new band, Rising Tide, a teen group originally from her hometown area in New Jersey.[24] She then opened for Gomez during the North American leg of her Stars Dance Tour,[25] performing songs from her second album With Love, which was released on August 6, 2013. On October 3, her music video for "Tell My Mama" was given its exclusive premiere on Grimmie said the video is "about a guy that I start liking in school, and he's sort of a dangerous kid, and I am the type of girl that tells my mom about everything."[26]

2014: The Voice[edit]

Grimmie auditioned for season 6 of NBC's singing competition, The Voice, as revealed on her Facebook page.[27] During the Blind Auditions, she performed Miley Cyrus' hit song "Wrecking Ball". All four coaches, Adam Levine, Usher, Shakira, and Blake Shelton, turned their chairs for her, and she opted for Adam Levine after he told her she had the potential to be a "huge star".[28] She finished in 3rd place, behind winner Josh Kaufman and runner-up Jake Worthington.[29]

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
Blind audition "Wrecking Ball"[30] Miley Cyrus February 24, 2014 1.1 All four chairs turned
Joined Team Adam
Battles, Round 1 "I Knew You Were Trouble"[31] (vs. Joshua Howard) Taylor Swift March 25, 2014 11.4 Saved by coach
Battles, Round 2 "Counting Stars"[32] (vs. Sam Behymer) OneRepublic March 31, 2014 12.4 Saved by coach
Playoffs "I Won't Give Up"[33] Jason Mraz April 14, 2014 18.10 Saved by coach
Live Top 12 "Dark Horse"[34] Katy Perry April 21, 2014 20.6 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 "Hold On, We're Going Home"[35] Drake feat. Majid Jordan April 28, 2014 22.5 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 8 (Quarterfinals) "How to Love"[36] Lil Wayne May 5, 2014 24.8 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 5 (Semifinals) "Hide and Seek"[37] Imogen Heap May 12, 2014 26.5 Saved by Twitter Instant Save
(performed "Apologize")
"Some Nights"[38] Fun 26.9
Live finale "Wrecking Ball"[30] Miley Cyrus May 19, 2014 28.1 Third place
"Somebody That I Used to Know" (with Adam Levine)[39] Gotye feat. Kimbra 28.5
"Can't Help Falling in Love"[40] Elvis Presley 28.8

2014–2016: Post-The Voice and major label debut[edit]

Grimmie performing at Los Angeles in 2014

During the competition, Grimmie's coach Adam expressed his desire to sign her to his record label, 222 Records; Lil Wayne also showed interest in signing her to Young Money Entertainment. She ultimately chose to sign with Island Records.[41] She toured with previous contestants of The Voice including season 5 winner Tessanne Chin, runner-up Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin, season 1 runner-up Dia Frampton, season 6 winner Josh Kaufman, runner-up Jake Worthington, and fellow season 6 contestants Kristen Merlin and Jake Barker. The Voice Summer tour started on June 21, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. She was writing and recording music for her sophomore album, her third major release, and first release since being signed to a label. The lead single was expected to be released in July 2014, with the album following later in the year.[42] Grimmie announced via Facebook that filming for the lyric video for the single started on July 6, 2014.[43] On July 11, she announced that her new single would be called "Must Be Love".[44] On July 15, 2014, she announced via a live stream that the song would be released on July 31.[45] "Must Be Love" was produced by Elof Loelv and recorded at ZAC Recording in Atlanta, Georgia.[46]

On March 4, 2015, Grimmie announced that she had been dropped from Island Records and that she was working on a new album set to be released in late 2015.[47] The new single from the album, "Cliché", was released on March 16, 2015. On April 27, Grimmie released her second single, "Stay with Me", a collaboration with Diamond Eyes, which climbed to No. 5 on the iTunes Electronic Charts.[48] The song also was included on 2015 UKF Dubstep, an album showcasing the top dubstep songs of the year.[49] She was also a contestant in the iHeartRadio/Macy's Rising Star Contest. On May 27, 2015, Grimmie was revealed as the winner of the contest, securing her spot to open the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.[50] On July 2, 2015, she released her third single, "Shrug". In September 2015, she was one of 16 international artists including Paul McCartney to record the charity single "Love Song to the Earth", which raises climate change awareness.[51]

On February 21, 2016, Grimmie released her second EP, titled Side A, which consisted of four songs. Grimmie said Side B was likely to follow. She had hoped to release a second full-length album by the end of the year.[52]

2016–2018: Posthumous releases[edit]

Grimmie had made a four-part video series for Side A comprising "The Ballad of Jessica Blue"; in July 2016, Brian Teefey announced that the videos would debut via Billboard then be featured on her YouTube channel.[53] The first video, for the song "Snow White", debuted on August 11.[54] The second video, for "Anybody's You", debuted on August 18. "Deception" debuted on August 25; "Without Him" on September 1.

Grimmie made her motion picture acting debut in The Matchbreaker, directed by Caleb Vetter.[55] The film was released in selected theaters in October 2016 and released digitally in December.[56]

Grimmie received her only Teen Choice Award in 2016, winning posthumously for Choice Web Star: Music. It was her third such nomination. The televised ceremony caused backlash among her fans, who said her name was used to promote the show, but never mentioned during the broadcast despite the inclusion of a tribute to victims of gun violence.[57]

On February 17, 2017, Grimmie's family released the posthumous single "Invisible" and announced their plans to start a foundation in her name.[58][a] "Invisible" is part of Grimmie's EP Side B, which was released on April 21, 2017.[60] Following the release of Side B, Grimmie's first posthumous album, All Is Vanity, was released on June 9, 2017.[61][62] On May 11, 2018, Grimmie's family released another single, "Little Girl," which Grimmie wrote and recorded to support her mother as she battled breast cancer.[63]


Voice and influences[edit]

Grimmie possessed a light-lyric soprano vocal range of three octaves and three notes.[64] In 2014, while on The Voice, Usher called her a "baby Céline Dion". Graham Nash said, "I'm amazed at the range and the control and the depth of her voice. At 20 years old? That's insane." Shakira deemed her high register "out of this world."[65]

Grimmie grew up listening to contemporary Christian artist Stacie Orrico: "She has a really awesome voice and I was so drawn to it. I think the reason I do have a soul voice is because I grew up listening to her and she was my huge, huge influence. I wanted to sound just like her, I wrote songs that kinda sounded like something she would do." Grimmie cited Christina Aguilera as her main influence vocally. She also said she admired Beyoncé for her vocals. She said she liked dubstep and DJ music, as well as rock 'n roll and heavy metal artists Metallica, Pantera, Iron Maiden, and Tool.[66]

Personal life[edit]

Grimmie identified as a Christian.[67] Her family attended Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, New Jersey before they moved to Los Angeles.[2] Grimmie had cited her mother, a three-time breast cancer survivor, as the primary inspiration for her musical career.[68] Grimmie was an animal rights activist and participated in fundraising events for the Humane Society of the United States. The Christina Grimmie Animal Medical Fund was created in her honor.[69]


Murder of Christina Grimmie
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The Plaza Live, where Grimmie was shot
LocationThe Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida
DateJune 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)
10:24 p.m.[70] (UTC-04:00)
TargetChristina Grimmie
Attack type
Murder–suicide at a meet and greet event
Weapons9mm Glock[71]
Deaths2 (Grimmie and the perpetrator)
PerpetratorKevin James Loibl
MotiveNone offered

On June 10, 2016, Grimmie was shot by 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl while she signed autographs following her performance with Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando. Loibl was tackled by Grimmie's brother, but the gunman broke free, backed against a wall, and shot himself dead.[72][b] Grimmie was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition with three gunshot wounds;[c] she was pronounced dead just before 11 p.m. local time.[74] An autopsy revealed that Grimmie was shot once in the head and twice in the chest. Her death was declared a homicide.

The Orlando Police Department said Loibl had traveled by taxicab to Orlando from his home in St. Petersburg, Florida,[74] bringing two handguns, two extra magazines full of ammunition, and a hunting knife.[d] Orlando Police Chief John Mina stated, "We believe he came here to commit this crime."[75] Loibl did not have an arrest record in his home county and did not appear to know Grimmie personally.[76] Police did not offer a motive,[e] but said Loibl had shown an "unrealistic infatuation" with the singer and tried to make himself more physically attractive through weight loss, hair and eye surgery. Loibl's family said they were not aware of his plans to travel to Orlando nor that he possessed any guns.[72]

Grimmie was buried at Berlin Cemetery, in a private ceremony on June 16.[1] The following day, thousands of friends and fans attended a public memorial held in Medford, New Jersey.[77]

Aftermath and reactions[edit]

Dozens of artists, producers and other celebrities took to social media in response to Grimmie's death.[78] The Voice tweeted, "There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice".[79][f] Her former coach, Adam Levine, wrote that he and his wife were "absolutely devastated and heartbroken ... This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence."[82][g] Blake Shelton wrote "I'm stunned and disgusted and heartbroken that we lost that sweet little girl." Longtime friend and former tour-mate Selena Gomez wrote, "My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you, Christina."[83] Before You Exit, with whom Grimmie had performed before the shooting, tweeted, "Today we lost an angel, sister, and a beloved friend."[84] Songs written and recorded in Grimmie's memory include Tyler Ward's "A Song for Christina";[85] Before You Exit's "Clouds";[86] MAX's "Christina's Song"[87] and "Blink of an Eye" by Tori Kelly.[88]

Grimmie's death led to calls for increased security at performing arts venues. American heavy metal band Pantera, noting the similarities between Grimmie's murder and the deaths of former Pantera guitarist Darrell Abbott and three others in 2004, urged concert promoters and club owners to impose stronger measures to protect artists from "gun wielding fanatics. Sadly, that's not the case and another rising star had to pay the consequences with her life."[89]

Selena Gomez, who was performing a few miles away in Orlando when Grimmie was shot, canceled a meet-and-greet that was scheduled as part of her Miami concert the following night.[90] The Plaza Live reopened four days after the shooting, and management asked Orlando police to help evaluate the club's security.[91] Some singers in Las Vegas—including Cali Tucker, another season six contestant on The Voice—were given escorts after their performances.[92] In California, VidCon added metal detectors and security officers, and banned informal meet-and-greets, in the wake of Grimmie's shooting.[93][h] Video personalities including Joey Graceffa were assigned private security.[95] An industry attorney said the extra measures are "expensive, and fans don't like it. But this is the new reality."[96]

On June 23, Billboard published "An Open Letter to Congress: Stop Gun Violence Now" demanding background checks for every gun purchase and an outright ban on sales to suspected terrorists. Billboard's editors said the ease with which "dangerous people" can get guns is the one connection between Grimmie's murder and the Pulse nightclub shooting the following night. The letter was signed by nearly 200 music industry luminaries, including artists Cher, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Thom Yorke, and surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr,[i] and executives Daniel Glass, Irving Azoff, and Russell Simmons.[98]

In December 2016, six months after her murder, Grimmie's family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against several entities, including the concert promoter, the foundation that owns the venue, and the security company working the event.[99] In January 2017, the venues requested that the judge dismiss the lawsuit, claiming Florida law does not allow business owners to be held liable for attacks on their property.[100] A hearing on the motion to dismiss the lawsuit was set for May 23.[101] The lawsuit was dismissed but Grimmie's family was given an opportunity to re-file the suit. The judge complained that the suit did not make enough of a distinction between the concert promoter and the venue owner.[102]

In May 2017, the family's attorney, Brian Caplan, said that Grimmie's family will file a new complaint after a Florida judge dismissed the original lawsuit.[103]

On April 9, 2018, just short of a year after the Grimmie family filed a new complaint in a Florida court, it was revealed that a judge rejected the defendants' AEG Live and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation motions to dismiss the case, and has allowed the family's lawsuit to move forward.[104] In their lawsuit the Grimmie family alleges that the defendants "failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue." Grimmie's family is also being allowed to move forward on claims of "negligent infliction of emotional distress". The judge determined more research on the claims is needed before going forward.[105] No time frame has been given on the next steps in the case or when a decision would be reached.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 So Random! Herself -
2012 Power Up Herself Host
Remixed Herself -
2012–2014 Dancing with the Stars Herself Musical Guest
2014 TakePart Live Herself Guest
The Voice Herself Contestant/Performer
2014 Orange Bowl Herself National Anthem Singer
2015 Drama King Herself Guest
Teens Wanna Know Herself -
VIP for a Day Herself -


Year Film Role Notes
2016 The Matchbreaker Emily Atkins Independent film


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with peak chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions


With Love
  • Released: August 6, 2013
  • Label: Maker Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
101 20 167
All Is Vanity
  • Released: June 9, 2017
  • Label: UMG, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions
The Complete Season 6 Collection (The Voice Performance)
  • Released: May 20, 2014
  • Label: UMG, Republic
  • Format: Digital download
The Matchbreaker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Released: Nov 29, 2016
  • Label: So Broken Up
  • Formats: CD, digital download


List of EPs, with peak chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Find Me
  • Released: June 14, 2011
  • Formats: CD, digital download
35 6 44
Side A
  • Released: February 21, 2016
  • Label: LH7 Management
  • Formats: CD, digital download
171 11
Side B
  • Released: April 21, 2017
  • Label: UMG, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download


List of singles, with peak chart positions
Single Year Peak chart positions Album

"Advice" 2011 Find Me
"Liar Liar" 15
"Tell My Mama" 2013 With Love
"Feelin' Good" 2014
"Wrecking Ball (The Voice Performance)" The Complete Season 6 Collection (The Voice Performance)
"I Knew You Were Trouble (The Voice Performance)"
"Counting Stars (The Voice Performance)"
"I Won't Give Up (The Voice Performance)"
"Dark Horse (The Voice Performance)"
"Hold On, We're Going Home (The Voice Performance)" 74 6 64
"How to Love (The Voice Performance)" 79 7 79
"Hide and Seek (The Voice Performance)"
"Some Nights (The Voice Performance)"
"Can't Help Falling in Love (The Voice Performance)" 74 4 68
"Somebody That I Used to Know (The Voice Performance)"
(Grimmie and Adam Levine)
66 47
"Must Be Love" Non-album singles
"Cliché" 2015
"Stay with Me"
(Diamond Eyes and Grimmie)
"Love Song to the Earth"
(Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angélique Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q'orianka Kilcher)
"Invisible" 2017 Side B and All Is Vanity
"Sublime" All Is Vanity
"Little Girl" 2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes items which did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2011 "Advice" Sean Babas
2013 "Tell My Mama" David Turvey
2014 "Feelin' Good"
2015 "What a Girl Is" Layne Pavoggi
2016 "Snow White" King Hollis
"Anybody's You"
"Without Him"
"My Buddy"
2017 "Invisible" Stephen Leonard
2018 "Little Girl"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Outcome
2011 American Music Awards New Media Honoree (Female) Won[112]
Youth Rock Awards Rockin' Indie Artist of the Year Won
2012 Intense Radio's Music Awards Best Female Cover Artist Won
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Breakout Artist of the Year Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Viral Superstar Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Music Nominated
2015 Choice Web Star: Music Nominated
Shorty Awards Best YouTube Musician Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Festival Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Music Won[57]
2017 Humane Society (HSUS) Impact Award Won

Concert tours[edit]

Opening acts
Public tours

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Christina Grimmie Foundation was officially launched in April.[59]
  2. ^ Police later called Marcus Grimmie "heroic" and said his actions "could have prevented [additional] loss of life there".[3]
  3. ^ "Christina suffered a gunshot wound to the side of her head. ... This wound was fatal. Christina also suffered two gunshot wounds to her torso."[73]
  4. ^ The second handgun was found on the floor at the venue; the head of security told police that a misfeed had kept it from firing. Whether Loibl had attempted to use it during the crime was not stated.[70]
  5. ^ Loibl's phone was encrypted, and the hard drive from his computer had been destroyed.[72]
  6. ^ On June 28, The Voice released the video "With Love: A Tribute to Christina Grimmie", featuring reminiscences from fellow contestants including Will Champlin, Delvin Choice, Jacquie Lee and Kat Perkins.[80] On August 21, NBC broadcast a post-Olympics preview episode of The Voice dedicated "in loving memory of our friend Christina Grimmie."[81] During the episode broadcast on April 25, 2017, the Christina Grimmie Foundation was officially launched and Team Adam dedicated its performance of "Hey Jude" to Grimmie.[59]
  7. ^ Levine paid for Grimmie's funeral.[1]
  8. ^ Grimmie had been a featured performer at VidCon, and its June 2016 event in Anaheim featured a video tribute to the fallen singer, after which event hosts John and Hank Green tearfully asked the audience for a round of applause for Grimmie.[94]
  9. ^ Bandmate John Lennon was shot and killed by a "deranged fan" in 1980.[97]


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