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Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12, 1994 - June 10, 2016) was an American singer who was also known as zeldaxlove64 on YouTube. She wrote her own songs and has three albums out: Find Me,With Love and All Is Vanity. She did almost a hundred covers of various songs from "Titanium" to "Party in the USA" and some Above All That is Random videos. Christina Grimmie has also appeared on the sixth season of The Voice as a contestant, finishing in third.

She was murdered on June 10th, 2016 by an assailant at a meet-and-greet in Orlando, FL. The follow-up EP to her Side A EP that she had been working on at the time of her death, Side B, has been released posthumously. She posthumously starred in the 2016 film The Matchbreaker.

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  • Album Title Drop: For the "Find Me" and "With Love" albums.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Downplayed in her song, "Tell My Mama". The boy didn't seem to be that bad, but maybe just a bit dangerous and mysterious.
  • Animated Music Video: "Invisible". A sad Justification, as it's the only non-lyric video made after her death...and a powerful tribute to her love of anime.
  • Badass Boast: "Not Fragile", where she sings about being unbreakable and "not fragile like that", the soundtrack of Liv & Maddie with Dove Cameron and Baby Kaely, "What a Girl Is.", and her cover of "Titanium" are a few examples.
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  • Be Yourself: "Ugly" was a song that's all about you being secure with yourself and not letting people tear you down.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: She had some pretty thick eyebrows, even without any makeup on.
  • Broken Bird: She didn't seem to be one herself, but in her song "King of Thieves" she sings a certain line.
    Christina: I can't open up for anyone anymore.
  • Call-Back: Christina references when she did covers on her YouTube channel in her song, "My Anthem".
    Christina: It's not a cover- I hope you won't bother.
  • Carpe Diem: "My Anthem" was about Christina living her dreams, singing what she wants no matter if people didn't like it. And of course, enjoying the present.
    Christina: Ooh, I wanna live for the moments. That are gone before we're thinkin' about them. I'm singin' this cause we'd be nothin' without them. And this is my anthem, yeah.
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  • Charity Motivation Song: "Love Song to the Earth" with freakin' Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi and Victoria Justice! Also the cover of "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler, to help HSUS.
  • Dead Artists Are Better: While having a formidable career in her own right post-The Voice as well as a massive YouTube following, she didn't become a household name until she was murdered. Ticket sales for her movie, The Matchbreaker, and sales for her EP Side B, after her death are notable examples.
  • Follow Your Heart: "Advice" advises us to follow our hearts and our dreams.
  • Gag Nose: She was known for having a noticeably large and bulbous nose.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • In her song, "Absolutely Final Goodbye" she sang about how a guy did something "she can't even mention."
    • In "Make It Work" she sang,
    Christina: What are you afraid of? It can't be that bad being friends with beneficial ties...
  • God-Is-Love Songs: Many people thought that her song "With Love" was about her and a man, not her and her relationship with God/Jesus.
  • Grief Song: Unfortunately, she's been on the receiving end of several. "Clouds" by Before You Exit (the band she was touring with when she was killed) and "Blink of an Eye" by Tori Kelly are both about her.
  • Ill Girl: There was one in her music video of "Advice".
  • Ironic Name: Grimmie doesn’t seem to fit someone so optimistic and energetic.
  • It Never Gets Any Easier: A fair few of her songs are about her and getting over guys. "Think of You" and "King of Thieves" come to mind.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: Her song "Counting" is all about her and this guy who are far away from each other.
  • Love Nostalgia Song: "Think Of You".
  • Naked People Are Funny: The song "Ugly" is about imagining people naked to make yourself feel better. Basically.
  • Non-Appearing Title: Except in “Advice” and “Snow White”.
  • Set Behind the Scenes: Her YouTube channel included one for a lot of her songs.
  • Shrinking Violet: Maybe not, but in her song, "Tell My Mama" she said that she hung up the phone as soon as the person she was calling answered.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Nope! A lot of her songs just seemed to fit the tempo.
  • Title Drop: Too many times to count.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: "Feelin' Good" is about someone who used to be sad, but eventually became overexcited about finally becoming happy.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are noticeably more cat-like. Perfect for an anime-lover, no?
  • Weakness Turns Her On: Subverted in "The One I Crave". There was a guy named Sweet Pete but she didn't like how he couldn't hold a conversation.
  • What Does She See in Him?: The song "Get Yourself Together" is a message to a girl who didn't know that a guy was totally poisonous.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: One in her videos, "Shrug", who came in near the end.
  • Women Are Delicate: Defied in her song "Not Fragile". She sings about how she is unbreakable and "not fragile like that."
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: "Ugly" and Implied in "Advice"


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