Christina Grimmie: A Youtube Sensation

  • Birth of a star

    Birth of a star
    Christina Grimmie was born on March 12, 1994 in New Jersey to Bud and Tina Grimmie. She has one sibling, an older brother named Marcus (or Mark for short).
  • First Cover

    First Cover
    Christina's first cover "Don't Wanna Be Torn" by Hannah Montana was posted on July 17, 2009. Christina starting making covers after her friend Lauren suggested it.
  • Dream Out Loud commercial shoot

    Dream Out Loud commercial shoot
    On July 10, 2010, Christina met Selena Gomez for the first time. Christina's brother Mark was contacted by Selena's step father Brian Teefey, who seen one of Christina's Youtube covers. Teefey introduced Christina to Selena and Christina appeared in an ad for Selena's clothing line "Dream Out Loud"
  • UNICEF concert

    UNICEF concert
    Christina opened for Selena Gomez on October 26, 2010 at an accoustic concert put on by the UNICEF charity. This was Christina's first time performing in concert. She sang 3 original songs and a medley of songs she's covered on Youtube. She was accompanied by Selena's band "The Scene." The concert was streamed live on USTREAM. (This was the first time I ever saw Christina sing. Been a fan ever since.)
  • Just A Dream cover

    Just A Dream cover
    On November 20, 2010 Christina posted a cover of Nelly's song "Just A Dream." The cover featured Youtubers Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider. This is Christina's most popular cover. The video has 15 million views on Christina's Youtube channel and has 75 million on Sam and Kurt's Youtube channel. Over 90 million views combined.
  • My Youtube Contest

    My Youtube Contest
    On December 8, 2010 it was announced that Christina was nominated in the "My Youtube" contest. Fans voted by subscribing through a specific link and subscribing to other channels recommended by the artist.
    On February 7, 2011, it was anncounced that Selena Gomez had taken first place in the contest, with Christina winning second place beating out Justin Bieber and Rihanna.
  • Jingle Ball 2010

    Jingle Ball 2010
    On December 10, 2010, Christina sang back-up for Selena Gomez at the Jingle Ball 2010.
  • Concert For Hope 2011

    Concert For Hope 2011
    On March 20, 2011, Christina opened for The Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez at the Concert For Hope. The concert was held as a fund raiser for raising cancer awareness.
  • Digitour 2011

    Digitour 2011
    On April 27, 2011, Christina joined the first ever Digitour. The Digitour is a tour specifically for Youtubers. She played five shows. April 27-May 1.
  • Find Me

    Find Me
    On June 14, 2011, Christina released her first EP titled "Find Me." It features 8 songs, 7 of which Christina wrote or co-wrote.
  • The Click Clique

    The Click Clique
    On June 28, 2011, Christina joined the Youtube series "The Click Clique" with her own segment. Christina was often challenged by host Janet Krupin to do random things such as "planking" and rapping. Christina's segment lasted just under 3 months, however she made more appearances afterwards. 6/28/11-9/22/11
  • When The Stars Go Down tour

    When The Stars Go Down tour
    On July 28, 2011, Christina joined Selena Gomez on her first full tour called the "When The Stars Go Down" tour. Christina performed at the US and Canada legs of the tour.
  • Coca-Cola Contest

    Coca-Cola Contest
    On September 7, 2011, Christina participated in a contest hosted by Coca-Cola, the winner recorded a song with artist Taio Cruz and performed with him on the 2011 American Music Awards. Christina won this contest and performed on the AMAs (see November 20, 2011)
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show
    On October 10, 2011, Christina performed with fellow Youtuber Tyler Ward on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." Christina also performed her song "Liar Liar."
  • X-Box Kinect videos

    X-Box Kinect videos
    On Novemeber 9, 2011, Christina joined Selena and her band "The Scene" in videos promoting the X-Box Kinect and Disney games using the Kinect. Christina and Selena competed against "The Scene" in several games.
  • 2011 America Music Awards

    2011 America Music Awards
    On Novemeber 20, 2011, Christina performed on the 2011 American Music Awards. She sang the song "Higher" with Taio Cruz after winning the Coca-Cola contest (See September 7, 2011). She also perfomed her original song "Not Fragile" and was accompanied by Selena's band "The Scene." She also won her first award for New Media Honoree (Female).
  • So Random!

    So Random!
    On December 11, 2011, Christina performed her song "Advice" on the Disney Channel show "So Random!"
  • Power Up

    Power Up
    On March 29, 2012, Christina starred in the Youtube series titled "Power Up" by Disney. The series consisted of 8 episodes, although 2 blooper reels were released afterwards. The series featured Christina talking about video games, dressing up as characters, such as a zombie and a news reporter. She also talked to people on the streets and played Kinect with them. 3/29/12-5/18/12
  • New Music Seminar

    New Music Seminar
    On June 18, 2012, Christina, joined by fellow Youtubers Noah Guthrie, Charity Vance and Tyler Ward, performed at the New Music Seminar in New York to "grow a sustainable and better music business to allow creators the best opportunity to succeed." Christina sang a new song titled "Cry Wolf."
  • REMIXED

    REMIXED
    On June 25, 2012, Christina was featured in an episode of the Youtube series "REMIXED" co-created by "Glee" star Harry Shum, Jr. Christina sang an accoustic version of her song "Find Me" while fellow Youtubers Keone Madrid and Mari Martin performed a dance they choreographed. Christina's song was also released on iTunes.
  • Vidcon 2012

    Vidcon 2012
    On June 28, 2012, Christina performed at the 2012 Vidcon. Vidcon is a convention for fans to meet Youtubers. She was also featured on a panel with Harry Shum Jr, Keone Madrid and Mari Martin to promote their REMIXED video (see June 25, 2012).
  • American Idol: The Road Show

    American Idol: The Road Show
    On August 24, 2012, Christina, joined by fellow Youtuber GloZell, co-hosted a Youtube series titled "The Road Show." The series gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 American Idol tour. The series consisted of 39 videos, seperated into four different categories: The Road Show, Exclusives, Vlog and Fandemonium. This is Christina's longest running series to date. 8/24/12-01/10/13
  • Dancing With The Stars (1 of 2)

    Dancing With The Stars (1 of 2)
    On October 16, 2012, Christina performed her rendition of Sia's "Titanium" on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" while the dancers danced. Christina played a piano and was accompanied by the show's band.
  • Radio Disney Music Awards

    Radio Disney Music Awards
    On April 27, 2013, Christina attending the Radio Disney Music Awards. Christina was nominated for "Biggest Viral Artist," however the award was given to Austin Mahone.
  • Dancing With The Stars (2 of 2)

    Dancing With The Stars (2 of 2)
    On May 14, 2013, Christina performed on "Dancing With The Stars" for the second time. She sang her version of Drake's song "Take Care" while the dancers were dancing. She did not play the piano this time but was accompanied by a piano player and the show's band.
  • One's agit8

    One's agit8
    On June 13, 2013, Christina performed in London at an event for the One Campaign, an organization co-founded by U2's Bono, which seek to raise money using music to fight poverty and diseases. Christina sang "Respect" by Otis Redding but made popular by Aretha Franklin. She also sang new songs from her upcoming album titled "With Love."
  • Vidcon 2013

    Vidcon 2013
    On August 2, 2013, Christina performed at the 2013 Vidcon convention. She sang several song from her upcoming album "With Love" and a medley of popular songs such as Sia's "Titanium" and Bruno Mars' "Locked Out Of Heaven." She was accompanied by her brother Mark on bass guitar, friend Bobby Plizak on drums and another friend on piano.
  • With Love

    With Love
    On August 6, 2013, Christina released her first full length album titled "With Love." The album consists of 11 songs, several of which were wrote and co-wrote by her. The writing process on this album took over two years. After nearly finishing her second album Christina realized that the music on the CD wasn't her style. She scrapped the CD and started over completely, which is the reason it took two years. The first song she wrote on the album is called "With Love."
  • Stars Dance tour

    Stars Dance tour
    On August 14, 2013, Christina joined the Canadian leg of Selena Gomez's "Stars Dance" tour. Christina sang five song from her recently released album "With Love." She also joined Selena on the US leg of the tour but had to cancel five shows due to "circumstances beyond our control" (qoute from her official website). Photo from her show in Tampa, Florida on October 30, 2013.
  • Social Good Summit

    Social Good Summit
    On September 22, 2013, Christina represented the One Campaign on Mashable's Social Good Summit. The Social Good Summit is a conference hosted by website Mashable where "big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions." She talked about her career thus far and her time working with the One Campaign. She closed the conference singing songs from her album "With Love."
  • The Voice: Blind Audition

    The Voice: Blind Audition
    On February 24, 2014, Christina was shown auditioning for NBC's show "The Voice." She sang "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus. All four coaches turned their chairs. She chose Adam Levine as her coach. The blind auditions were held in October 2013
  • SXSW

    SXSW
    On March 13, 2014, Christina performed at One's Music To Start A Movement panel at South By Southwest.
  • The Voice: Battle Rounds

    The Voice: Battle Rounds
    On March 25, 2014, Christina faced off against Joshua Howard in the Battle Rounds. They Sang "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift. Adam choose Christina as the winner. Joshua was sent home. This episode was filmed in early February.
  • The Voice: Battle Rounds, round 2

    The Voice: Battle Rounds, round 2
    On March 31, 2014, Christina faced off against Sam Beheymer in the Battle Rounds, round 2. They sang "Counting Stars" by One Republic. Adam chose Christina as the winner. Sam was sent home. This episode was filmed in late February.
  • The Voice: Playoffs

    The Voice: Playoffs
    On April 14, 2014, Christina performed in the Playoffs. She sang "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz. Adam advanced Christina putting her in the top 12. This episode was filmed in early April.
  • The Voice: Top 12

    The Voice: Top 12
    On April 21, 2014, Christina performed live on The Voice: Top 12. She sang "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry. America saved Christina putting her in the top 10.
  • The Voice: Top 10

    The Voice: Top 10
    On April 28, 2014, Christina performed live on The Voice: Top 10. She sang "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake. America saved Christina putting her in the top 8.
  • The Voice: Top 8

    The Voice: Top 8
    On May 5, 2014, Christina performed live on The Voice: Top 8. She sang "How To Love" by Lil Wayne. America saved Christina putting her in the top 5.
  • The Voice: Top 5

    The Voice: Top 5
    On May 12, 2014, Christina performed live on The Voice: Top 5. She sang "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap and "Some Nights" by Fun. Christina was in the bottom 3. America saved Christina using the Twitter Instant Save putting her in the finale.
  • The Voice: Top 3

    The Voice: Top 3
    On May 19, 2014, Christina performed live on The Voice: Top 3, part one of the finale. She sang "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye with her coach Adam Levine and "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley.
  • The Voice: Finale

    The Voice: Finale
    On May 20, 2014, Christina performed live on The Voice: Finale. She sang alongside Ed Sheeran, singing his song "All The Stars" and also sang "Team" by Lorde, alongside Bria Kelly, Tess Boyer and Jake Barker. Josh Kaufman was the winner of season 6 of The Voice. Jake Worthington was the runner-up, and Christina finished in third place. Even though Christina did not win The Voice, her coach Adam Levine said that he wants to sign her to his label 222 Records.
  • The Voice Tour

    The Voice Tour
    On June 21, 2014, Christina joined The Voice Tour. The tour featured contestants from season 1, 5 & 6 of The Voice. June 21-Aug 2.
  • Signing with Island Records

    Signing with Island Records
    On July 15, 2014, Christina announced that she had signed a record deal with Island Records. Island Records is a major record label who also signed Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, Avicii, Iggy Azalea and Bon Jovi. Island Records later released her new single "Must Be Love."
  • Must Be Love

    Must Be Love
    On July 31, 2014, Christina released a new single titled "Must Be Love." The song will be featured on her third album, however, it will be her first album as a signed artist.
  • Maroon 5 Album Release Party

    Maroon 5 Album Release Party
    On August 26, 2014, Christina co-hosted the Maroon 5 "V" Album Release Party (hosted by iHEARTRADIO) alongside Elvis Duran. She also interviewed Adam Levine, her former "The Voice" coach.
  • National Anthem

    National Anthem
    On September 8, 2014, Christina sang the National Anthem at the Arizona Cardinals & San Diego Chargers Football game.
  • Europe Tour

  • What A Girl Is

    On February 8 2015, Christina
  • Cliche

    Cliche
    On March 15 2015, Christina released Cliche, a new single.
    Cliche was released by Christina after she parted from Island Records.
  • Stay With Me

    Stay With Me
    On April 27 2015, Christina collaborated with Diamond Eyes to release her new single Stay With Me.
    on April 30, Christina uploaded an alternate cut of Stay With Me to her Youtube channel.
  • Shrug

    Shrug
    On Jul 2 2015, Christina released Shrug, her third single.