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Christina Grimmie
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Birth Date 12 March 1994
Died 10 June 2016 (age 22)
Hometown Marlton, New Jersey

Appearance(s) 15 Week 4: Opponents' Choice Week
16 Week 9: Semifinals
19 Week 10: Plugged/Unplugged Night (Semifinals)

Christina Victoria Grimmie was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and YouTuber.

She was a guest performer in Dancing with the Stars in seasons fifteen, sixteen, and nineteen. Couples have danced to her songs in other seasons as well.

Biography

Grimmie began posting covers of popular songs onto YouTube in 2009. In June 2011, she released her debut EP, Find Me. Later that month, she also reached one million subscribers on her YouTube channel. After her channel reached two million subscribers, she released her debut studio album, With Love (2013).

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, Grimmie released her second EP, Side A. This same year, she also took on an acting role, making her first and only motion picture appearance in The Matchbreaker.

On 10 June 2016, Grimmie was fatally shot in a murder-suicide by an obsessed fan. The shooting occurred while she was signing autographs following a concert performance at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida.

In 2017, Side B, a posthumous follow up to Side A, was made available on Spotify and iTunes. On 9 June 2017, her second and final album, All Is Vanity, was released posthumously. In 2019, her YouTube channel reached four million subscribers.

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