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Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie is a late American singer and YouTube star. Moreover, Christina Grimmie rose to fame after posting covers of popular songs on her YouTube channel.

Early Life

Christina Grimmie was born on the 2nd of March 1994, in Marlton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. At the age of 22, she passes away. She holds American nationality. Likewise, she has a birth sign of Pisces and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Romanian-Italian-American descent.

She is the daughter of Albert Grimmie (father) and Tina Grimmie (mother). Professionally, her father worked at  ‘Verizon Communications,’ while her mother worked as a receptionist until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She grew up with her elder brother whose named Marcus and also worked as her road manager

Talking about her academic qualification, she studied at Bethel Baptist Christian School. Afterward, she studied at Marlton Middle School and Cherokee High School.

Death

She performed with the Before You Exit band at The Plaza Live in Orlando on 10th June 2016. After finishing her performance, she was signing autographs when she was shot dead by Kevin James Loibl at the age of 21.

Before the Police could arrest Loibl, he shot himself. However, the police couldn’t find out why the crime was done and it was predicted that it was due to Loibl’s extreme obsession with Grimmie.

After that incident, there were demands for better security at concerts and other public venues. Billboard published ‘Open Letter to Congress: Stop Gun Violence Now.’

Six months later Grimmie’s murder, her family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the concert promoter, the foundation that owned the venue, and the security company that oversaw the event.

However, it was requested by the venue that the judge dismiss the lawsuit as Florida law does not allow the business operators to be held liable for attacks on their property.

Christina Grimmie – Net Worth 2023

As a well-known singer and YouTuber, she earned a huge sum of money in her career. At the time of death, her total estimated net worth was around $800K which she earned from her albums, concert, acting, and YouTube channel.

Professional Career

Christina Grimmie began posting covers of songs on her YouTube channel named, zeldaxlove64, in 2009 at the age of 15.

She rose to fame after her cover song ‘Party in the USA’ a song by Miley Cyrus originally. After gaining popularity from cover songs, she released her debut  EP, Find Me (2011), which was uploaded on her YouTube channel and was an average success.

That same year, she got a chance to perform at several events such as the UNICEF charity concert. Later, she appeared on shows such as ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ and the ’39th American Music Awards.’

Christina Grimmie

Caption: Christina Grimmie singing in front of a huge crowd (Source: Instagram)

To pursue a career in singing, she moved to Los Angeles. Moreover, she signed with Creative Artists Agency. Moreover, she also appeared in the web show ‘Power Up: With Christina Grimmie’ on Disney.com which ran for two months.
She released her debut studio album named, With Love (2013) after she reached two million subscribers on her channel. Then, she participated in the American reality singing show, The Voice. In the show, she finished in third place.

The following career

However, Adam Levine, Grimmie’s coach on the show, announced in the finale that, regardless of the results, he would sign her to his label 222 Records. A popular American rapper also offered to sign her to his label, Young Money Entertainment.
In addition, she got signed to Island Records for a short time before being dropped. In 2016, she released her second Ep Side A. That same year, she made her debut appearance as an actress and her only motion picture appearance in The Matchbreaker.
After her murder in 2016, her third and last Ep Side B, a follow-up to Side A, was made available on Spotify and iTunes in 2017. And in June 2017, her second and last album, All Is Vanity was released posthumously. As of November 2022, there are more than 3.93 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.

Awards

In her musical career, Grimmie has managed to earn several awards and nominations. She earned the 2011 American Music Award for New Media Honoree (Female). That same year, she earned Youth Rock Award for Rockin’ Indie Artist of the Year.
Later, in 2012, she earned the Intense Radio’s Music Award for Best Female Cover Artis. Similarly, she won the iHeartRadio Music Festival for Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star. In 2016, she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Music.

Relationship Status

Talking about her personal life, Christina Grimmie was reportedly single at the time of her death. There was no information regarding her relationship at the time of her death and mainly focused on her career during the time she was alive.
According to an online website, she had been previously linked with Bobby Plizak. Moreover, the late singer was not dragged into any controversy or rumors and had a clean image and personality till the time of her death.

Body Measurements

Regarding her body stats, she stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 48 kg. Moreover, she has hazel eyes with light brown hair color, and her body measurement measures 32-23-33 inches. Likewise, she wears a dress size of 2 US, a shoe size of 7.5 US, and a bra size of 32A.

Christina Grimmie

Caption: Christina Grimmie posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Christina Grimmie – Social Media

Grimmie is no longer in this world so she is not physically active on social sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, there are more than 3.2 million followers on Facebook, more than 612K followers on Instagram, and more than 668k followers on Twitter.

Moreover, her self-titled YouTube channel has garnered more than 3.93 million subscribers to date.