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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 six Above All That is Random videos. Christina 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. In 2019, her backing band, including her older brother Marcus, formed the group The Similar and released an EP. In 2020, her producer and boyfriend, Stephen Rezza, announced his plans to make an album featuring her vocals, as shown by his single "Hard Mode".

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Discography:

  • 2011 - Find Me
  • 2013 - With Love
  • 2014 - The Complete Season 6 Recordings
  • 2016 - Side A (EP)
  • 2017 - Side B (EP)
  • 2017 - All Is Vanity
  • 2020 - Songs For Christina note 
  • Non-album singles note :
    • 2014: "Must Be Love"
    • 2015: "Cliché"
    • 2015: "Stay With Me"
    • 2015: "Shrug"
    • 2018: "Little Girl"
    • 2019: "Hold Your Head Up"


This singer provides examples of:

  • 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.", her cover of "Titanium", and the posthumous "Invisible" are a few examples.
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  • Ballad of X: “The Ballad of Jessica Blue”, the four music videos accompanying Side A.
  • The Band Minus the Face: The Similar, starting 2019.
  • Be Yourself: "Ugly" was a song that's all about you being secure with yourself and not letting people tear you down.
  • Bowdlerize Being a devout Christian teenager, she sometimes made minor edits to her covers (“Cause your ''love'' takes me to paradise”.)
  • 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.
  • Cartoon Creature: Christina's flying, roundish, purple sidekick in the "Invisible" video. He was later released as a plush toy and named Lucas.
  • 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.
  • Cover Version: Between Youtube and The Voice, this is the majority of her output. She wanted to move away from them in favor of her originals, but never quit them completely, up to using "One Dance" to open what would be her last show.
  • 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.
  • Due to the Dead: Covering Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" in February 2012. She admits it's one of the few, if not only, times she doesn't play her keyboard, and covers the video up with pictures of Houston.
  • Follow Your Heart: "Advice" advises us to follow our hearts and our dreams.
  • Gamer Chick: And how! She streamed on Twitch under the name of Zurplox, she named her keyboards Ness and Lucas (and said she wanted to name her sons that someday), and according to her friends, she had an encyclopedic knowledge of Legend of Zelda. She even briefly hosted a gaming series, Power Up, on Disney's Youtube.
  • God-Is-Love Songs: "With Love" can be interpreted as a love song instead of the singer's 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.
  • 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.
  • Naked People Are Funny: The song "Ugly" is about imagining people naked to make yourself feel better. Basically.
  • No Name Given: The football star in "The One I Crave", as opposed to James, Pete and John.

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