In , she began posting covers of popular songs onto YouTube. After she reached two million subscribers, she released her debut studio album, With Love Grimmie then became a contestant on season six of The Voice , finishing 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 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. Grimmie released her second EP, Side A , in That same year, she took on an acting role, making her first and only motion picture appearance in The Matchbreaker.
On June 10, , Grimmie was fatally shot while signing autographs following a concert performance at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. In , her YouTube channel reached four million subscribers.
Grimmie began posting videos to her YouTube channel in at age 15, under the username of zeldaxlove Grimmie was homeschooled for her junior year of high school in Gomez became her mentor. She and the band then appeared together in a commercial for Xbox 's Kinect. On Disney. 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. She then opened for Gomez during the North American leg of her Stars Dance Tour ,  performing songs from her debut album With Love , which was released on August 6, 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.
All four coaches, Adam Levine , Usher , Shakira , and Blake Shelton , "turned their chairs" for her; she opted for Adam Levine, after he told her she had the potential to be a "huge star" due to her voice and stage presence. During the competition, Grimmie's coach Adam expressed his desire to sign her to his record label, Records ; Lil Wayne also showed interest in signing her to Young Money Entertainment.
She ultimately chose to sign with Island Records. 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 , with the album following later in the year.
On May 27, , Grimmie was revealed as the winner of the contest, securing her spot to open the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. In September , 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.
Grimmie said Side B was likely to follow. She had hoped to release a second full-length album by the end of the year. Grimmie made her motion picture acting debut in The Matchbreaker , directed by Caleb Vetter.
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. On February 17, , Grimmie's family released the posthumous single " Invisible ". Grimmie possessed a light-lyric soprano vocal range of three octaves and three notes. 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. 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 identified as a Christian. 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, and she posthumously won the "Impact Award" from the industry for her animal rights activism. Earlier that day, she posted a shout-out on social media asking people to attend the concert.
At p. Her death was declared a homicide. Petersburg, Florida ,  bringing two handguns, two extra magazines full of ammunition, and a large hunting knife.
They also stated that they had never heard of Grimmie, or seen Loibl talk about her, nor watch The Voice. Grimmie was buried at Berlin Cemetery, in a private ceremony on June Dozens of artists and other celebrities took to social media in response to Grimmie's death.
We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice". This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I miss you, Christina. It received over 25, shares through social media ,  but soon after, Adam Levine offered to pay for all expenses. It was signed by over 70, people, including her brother Marcus, though nothing ever came of it. Grimmie's death led to calls for increased security at performing arts venues,  and also created a discussion about gun control and mental health. Sadly, that's not the case and another rising star had to pay the consequences with her life.
The Plaza Live reopened four days after the shooting, and paid tribute to Grimmie. But this is the new reality. The Pulse nightclub shooting occurred the night after Grimmie's murder, and also took place in Orlando, Florida ; it was only four miles from where Grimmie was shot.
The inspiration for the letter came from both shootings, and Billboard 's editors said the ease with which "dangerous people" can get guns is the one connection between Grimmie's murder and the Pulse shooting.
In February , Grimmie's family announced their plans to create a foundation in her honor named "The Christina Grimmie Foundation". The foundation frequently hosts events in Grimmie's honor, to ensure that Grimmie's death is "not the end of her story. On the second anniversary of Grimmie's murder, the city of Orlando paid tribute, as did the police force. In December , 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.
The judge stated that the suit did not make enough of a distinction between the concert promoter and the venue owner. In May , the family's attorney, Brian Caplan, said that Grimmie's family would file a new complaint after a Florida judge dismissed the original lawsuit. On April 9, , 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.
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