We’re in the big leagues now, ladies and gentlemen. Sitting pretty up top with a whopping 2,000,000 subscribers, Christina Grimmie is the veritable Queen of YouTube Music. This girl from New Jersey, characterized by her hair (nicknamed “The Grimmie Poof”) and her incredible voice and vocal range, took the hearts and ears of viewers at age 15 with her very first video: a cover of “IDon’t Wanna Be Torn” originally by Hannah Montana. From that day, Christina would sit herself down in front of a camera with her electric keyboard, her voice, and her collection of Zelda posters, and record herself covering one of the popular songs of the day.
It is worth noting that Christina didn’t record her first video for YouTube. She was merely looking to share it with a friend, a friend that convinced her to post the video to YouTube. Hundreds of millions of video views later, it’s safe to say that Christina is thankful she did.
Grimmie isn’t limited to covers of popular songs, not by a long shot. Her first EP “Find Me” debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #11 on Billboard’s digital charts. Since then, Christina has toured with American Idol as something of a behind the scenes journalist/ video blogger, released more videos on her YouTube channel zeldaxlove64, and has been working on her next album. She has been called “the biggest YouTube singing sensation since Justin Bieber” and she thoroughly deserves it.