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Sunday, March 12, 2017

CHRISTINA GRIMMIE (MARCH 12, 1994 TO JUNE 10, 2016)



            Let us not forget singer, Christina Grimmie every year on March 12 and June 10. We will not forget the way you live on this earth and also your voice, we endorse your foundation.

  
Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of The United States' To The Rescue gala at Paramount Studios on May 07, 2016 in Hollywood, California. She was shot Friday night after performing at a concert venue in Orlando.(Photo: Jason LaVeris/Film Magic)

Christina Grimmie
Born
Christina Victoria Grimmie
March 12, 1994
Marlton, New Jersey, U.S.
Died
June 10, 2016 (aged 22)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Cause of death
Resting place
South Jersey, U.S.
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • pianist
Website
Musical career
Instruments
Years active
2009–2016
Labels
Associated acts
Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12, 1994 – June 10, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and YouTuber known for her participation in the NBC singing competition The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. In June 2011, she released her debut EP, Find Me. Her studio album With Love was released in 2013. A second EP, Side A, was released in 2016.
In 2014, Grimmie took part in 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. She took an acting role in 2016, making her first and only motion picture appearance in The Matchbreaker.
On June 10, 2016, Grimmie died of gunshot wounds inflicted in a targeted attack that followed her concert performance in Orlando, Florida. Her attacker shot and killed himself moments later.

 
Grimmie performing in 2014
Personal life

Christina Grimmie was born to Tina and Albert Grimmie. Her mother worked as a receptionist until she was diagnosed with breast cancer, while her father worked at Verizon Communications as of 2014. Her older brother Marcus served as Christina's road manager during her performances. She was of Italian and Romanian descent. Grimmie grew up in Marlton, New Jersey, where she attended Bethel Baptist Christian School, Marlton Middle School, and Cherokee High School. Grimmie identified as a Christian; her family attended Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford before they moved to Los Angeles. Grimmie was homeschooled for her junior year in 2010.

Her father noticed Grimmie's talent for singing when she was six years old, and she started playing the piano at age ten. Despite having received piano lessons, Grimmie said she played by ear.

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.

  
I'm not perfect, but I believe my faith in Jesus Christ will really take me far in the world! – Christina Grimmie


Career

2009–2010: YouTube recognition and discovery

2011: Find Me

2012–2013: With Love

2014: The Voice

2014–2017: Post-The Voice; major label debut; posthumous releases

Voice and influences 

Grimmie possessed a light-lyric soprano vocal range of three octaves and three notes. 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."

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.

 
Evesham, N.J.'s Deputy Township Manager Monica Vandenberg places a photograph of Christina Grimmie onto an easel prior to a candlelight vigil for Grimmie held in the Evesham Township's Memorial Sports Complex on Monday, June 13, 2016. Grimmie's funeral is Friday, June 17, 2016.(Photo: Chris LaChall, (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier-Post)


Death

Murder of Christina Grimmie
Location
Date
June 10, 2016
10:24 p.m. (UTC-04:00)
Target
Christina Grimmie
Attack type
Weapons
Deaths
2 (including the perpetrator)
Perpetrator
Kevin James Loibl
Motive
None 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.[56][a] Grimmie was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition with four gunshot wounds;[b] she was pronounced dead just before 11 p.m. local time.

The Orlando Police Department said Loibl traveled by taxicab to Orlando from his home in St. Petersburg, Florida, bringing two handguns, two extra magazines full of ammunition, and a hunting knife.[c] "We believe he came here to commit this crime." Loibl did not have an arrest record in his home county, and did not appear to know Grimmie personally. Police did not offer a motive,[d] but said Loibl had shown an "unrealistic infatuation" with the singer, and tried to make himself more physically attractive through weight loss, and 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.

Dozens of artists, producers and other celebrities took to social media in response to Grimmie's death. The Voice tweeted, "There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice".[e] 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."[f] Longtime friend and former tour-mate Selena Gomez wrote, "My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you, Christina." Before You Exit, with whom Grimmie had performed before the shooting, tweeted, "Today we lost an angel, sister, and a beloved friend." Songs written and recorded in Grimmie's memory include Tyler Ward's "A Song for Christina"; Before You Exit's "Clouds"; and "Blink of an Eye" by Tori Kelly.

Grimmie was buried in a private ceremony in her hometown on June 16. The following day, thousands of friends and fans attended a public memorial held in Medford, New Jersey.

 
Reuters
Christina Grimmie's mother, Tina, is comforted by husband Albert Grimmie during the memorial service for their daughter Christina, who was shot dead by a deranged fan.

Aftermath

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."

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. The Plaza Live reopened four days after the shooting, and management asked Orlando police to help evaluate the club's security. Some singers in Las Vegas—including Cali Tucker, another season six contestant on The Voice—were given escorts after their performances. In California, VidCon added metal detectors and security officers, and banned informal meet-and-greets, in the wake of Grimmie's shooting.[g] Video personalities including Joey Graceffa were assigned private security. An industry attorney said the extra measures are "expensive, and fans don't like it. But this is the new reality."

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,[h] and executives Daniel Glass, Irving Azoff, and Russell Simmons.

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. 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.

Filmography

Film

Television

Discography

Studio albums

Compilation albums

Eps

Singles

Music videos

Awards and nominations

Concert tours

Notes
  1.  
  Police later called Marcus Grimmie "heroic" and said his actions "could have prevented [additional] loss of life there".[3]
   "Christina suffered a gunshot wound to the side of her head. ... This wound was fatal. Christina also suffered three gunshot wounds to her torso."[57]
   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.[54]
   Loibl's phone was encrypted, and the hard drive from his computer had been destroyed.[56]
   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.[63] On August 21, NBC broadcast a post-Olympics preview episode dedicated "in loving memory of our friend Christina Grimmie."[64]
   Levine paid for Grimmie's funeral.[1]
   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.[77]
8.     Bandmate John Lennon was shot and killed by a "deranged fan" in 1980.[80]

Me Singing - "In Christ Alone" - Christina Grimmie Cover - HAPPY EASTER!!
Published on Apr 7, 2012
Owl City's cover of this inspired me to sing this for yu guys. Easter is one of my faaaaaavorite holidays! JESUS CHRIST IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR and i'm not at all ashamed of it.

I hope yu guys, believers or nonbelievers the same, have a GREAT Easter and enjoy this cover.

LOOOVE YU TEAM GRIMMIE, YU GUYS RAWWK AND WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER RAWWK !!!! \m/

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