Who: Christina Grimmie
Where: New Jersey and Los Angeles
Sounds Like: Selena Gomez on Steroids
This has to be one of the hardest posts I've ever written. Let's start off to when I discovered her. It was 2011 and I was a sixth grader at the time. Because Spotify wasn't popular yet, I always found my artists through Itunes or YouTube. I was scrolling through suggested videos on YouTube when I came across Christina's cover of "Rolling in the Deep." I was amazed to say the least. This girl was something special. Her fame grew and she eventually opened for Selena Gomez on various tours. I was lucky enough to attend one the concerts and her stage presence captivated the whole audience. She then auditioned for The Voice in 2014 and recieved third place in the competition. I'm so grateful that she lived an adventerous life and shared her love of music with us before she died. But this death has hit me much harder than Bowie and Prince's did. She was only 22 when se passed. That's not even half the time she should've lived. Even though she experienced a lot in her lifetime, she still hardly experienced anything. She'll never get to find the love of her life. She'll never get to begin a family. She'll never get to see her kids grow up. She'll never achieve every single one of her goals and dreams. This is truly a tragedy and my prayers go out to Christina's family. RIP my beautiful angel.