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YouTube and Christina's Music

  1. Does Christina read notes?
    No, Christina does not know how to read notes.
    She figures out songs on her own, by ear.
    Ben: Christina's YouTube
  2. For how long has Christina been singing?
    Christina has been singing her whole life and since/before [she] could talk. She's never gotten tired of it. She says that she loves it so much and that it's definitely what she wants her career to be for the rest of her life.
    Ben: Christina Grimmie Interview with Zang Radio (http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/zang-radio/2010/08/19/christina-grimmie-interview), Photo-Comments on CGs FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=88109&fbid=117765288278972&id=100001365033439)
  3. For how long has Christina been writing songs?
    Christina commented: I've been writing since I was 4 years old.
    Ben: CG answers fans in her status: http://www.facebook.com/christinagrimmie/posts/106110286116790
    2010-09-21
  4. What instruments does Christina play?
    Christina mainly plays piano. She was about four years old when she started playin around with it, and she started getting serious when she was about ten years old.
    Additionally, Christina plays a little drums and guitar. She also used to play the flute.
    Ben: CGs YT, Photo-comment ob CGs public FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=88109&fbid=117765288278972&id=100001365033439), CG's Formspring
    2010-09-22
  5. How did Christina start on YouTube?
    It started with Christina's friend Lauren encouraging Christina by telling her you really need to put that thing up on YouTube and you're better than half the people.
    When Christina was then really bored one summer, she just wanted to launch something, even though she honestly really did not even expect anything.
    It then just kind of blew up from there.
    Ben: Christina Grimmie Interview with Zang Radio (http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/zang-radio/2010/08/19/christina-grimmie-interview)
  6. What does zeldaxlove64 stand for?
    Christina has chosen the YouTube-username zeldaxlove64 because of her love for her favorite videogame Zelda on one of [her] favorite video game consoles in the world, the Nintendo 64.
    Ben: CG's Formspring
    2010-09-22
  7. How does Christina pick the cover-songs she does?
    Christina gets requests from people and tries to arrange it such that both her fans are satisfies, and that she can include something original from her. She doesn't simply wanna copy a song.
    Ben: Christina Grimmie Interview with Zang Radio (http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/zang-radio/2010/08/19/christina-grimmie-interview)
  8. When will Christina upload originals (her own songs)?
    In February 2010, Christina created the YouTube-channel zeldaxlove64OS. It was originally intended to be used for posting original songs written by herself. Unfortunately, it then turned out that it would take longer to get the songs copyrighted.
    In September 2010, Christina commented that she most likely won't be posting original songs unless she got signed.
    However, some of Christina's earlier originals (which she did together with some of her friends) can be found on YouTube.
    Ben: Comment on CGs public FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1578678&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=113888165320453&id=1348137505&ref=nf)
  9. Why did Christina delete "Unforgivable" from her originals-YouTube-channel?
    Christina commented, she is working with producers and making a brand new version of it!
    Ben: Photo-comment ob CGs public FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=88109&fbid=117765288278972&id=100001365033439)
    2010-09-14
  10. What is Pure Essence (pureXessence64)?
    "Pure Essence", or pureXessence64, is a YouTube-channel set up by Christina Grimmie and Moriah Crosthwait on Nov 6, 2008. It is the name of Christina's and Moriah's pretty beast so to speak band. The two mainly upload videos that are just supposed to be something for our friends to look at.
    The directing and editing is done by Christina. Acting, filming and idea-gathering is done by both Moriah and Christina.
    Compared to Christina's zeldaxlove64-channel, pureXessence64 isn't as popular just yet.
    Ben: Channel-description: http://www.youtube.com/user/pureXessence64
    2010-09-13

Fans (are friends)

  1. What relationship does Christina have with her fans?
    Christina loves all her fans! She is very thankful and greatly appreciates all the suport and love she receives.
    One of Christina's many comments about this is: My fans are my friends :D.
    Ben: Photo-comment ob CGs public FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=88109&fbid=117765288278972&id=100001365033439)
    2010-09-14
  2. Does Christina watch / like the tribute-videos her fans make for her?
    In her first Facebook-exclusive video, Christina said in regard to that topic: You can make little videos, I love to watch your videos for me. And I know a couple of you have done that already. And again, thank you so much. It means so much to me.(OWTTE)
    CG's FB-exclusive video #1 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=1615982276780&comments)
    2010-09-26
  3. Why did Christina make a video exclusively for her Facebook-fans?
    In her first Facebook-exclusive video, Christina said: This video is just supposed to be for my Facebook-fans. I mean there is a difference between subscribers and fans. Those who have sorted me out on Facebook, I mean I can see that you guys are my friends, my fans.(OWTTE)
    CG's FB-exclusive video #1 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=1615982276780&comments)
    2010-09-26

Career

  1. Has Christina Grimmie got a record deal?
    No. Officially, Christina Grimmie is still unsigned.
    However, in Spring '10 she confirmed to have been offered a record deal by Atlantic Records (subsidiary of Warner Music Group, e.g. Phil Collins/Genesis, Craig David, Alesha Dixon, James Blunt, Switchfoot, Vanessa Williams, Missy Elliott, Blue Man Group).
    When asked if she would take this deal, Christina commented: Yes, most likely I will.
    Ben: CG's Formspring, Lauren's Formspring too???
    2010-09-23
  2. How did Christina get in contact with Selena Gomez?
    Believe it or not: Selena's stepdad watched Christina on YouTube and wanted to manage her. Initially, Christina's older brother Mark found the message on YouTube and asked for all the contact-details etc. Then at first, Christina though this would be "a total joke"!
    But it wasn't! Christina then got to do the "Dream Out Loud"-commercial with Selena. The two first met on the day of the commercial shoot in New York City. Later on, Christina got to spent some time at Selena's house in California. Even though the two aren't best friends just yet, Christina commented: we really hit it off and she's a great girl.
    Selena's stepdad Brian now officially manages Christina.
    Ben: Christina Grimmie Interview with Zang Radio (http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/zang-radio/2010/08/19/christina-grimmie-interview), CG comment on FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30876327&id=1133184710&ref=notif¬if_t=photo_reply#!/photo.php?pid=30876327&fbid=1383190856478&op=1&o=all&view=all&subj=113888165320453&aid=-1&oid=113888165320453&id=1133184710)
  3. Where to find Selena's "Dream Out Loud"-commercial, Christina was starring in?
    Christina was starring as an extra in Selena Gomez' "Dream Out Loud: Fall Back-to-School" national commercial for Selena's K-Mart clothing-line. The commercial aired nationwide on August, 25 2010.
    Links: "Dream Out Loud"-commercial & A little behind the scenes look.
  4. What has Christina been doing in California in Summer '10?
    Mainly, she has been meeting with producers, giving a couple interviews and just been working on some of her songs. She also not only got to hang out with Selena Gomez, but attended the Teen Choice Awards 2010 with her. Additionally, she has been taught by vocal coach Ron Anderson.
    More privately, she visited a wax museum and spent some time with her friend Moriah who visited her.
    Ben: Christina Grimmie Interview with Zang Radio (http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/zang-radio/2010/08/19/christina-grimmie-interview); Christina's comment on her public Facebook, 01.09.2010: http://www.facebook.com/#!/christinagrimmie?ref=ts
  5. How to contact Christina Grimmie's management?
    Christina Grimmie (YouTube-username: zeldaxlove64) is managed by Brian Teefey (Selena Gomez' stepdad).
    The official contact-address for Christina's management is:
    "LH7 Management contact Brian @ brian@LH7management.com"
    Please note that this address is for business-contacts only.
    Ben: Christina's public Facebook-page, whois for selenagomez.com
    2010-11-19

Facebook: Christina's Spotlight Q&A-series

  1. What is Christina's Spotlight Q&A-series and where can it be found?
    Christina's Q&A-series called Spotlight is a series of short videos (usually between roughly one and three minutes) that Christina makes to answer some of her fans' questions about her life and her music. Since these are intended particularly for her fans, the videos are not posted on YouTube, but on Christina's Facebook-fanpage. Apart from that, we have the whole Spotlight Q&A-series.
    Christina said about it: Pretty much Spotlight will answer a couple of your questions in each video. :D please enjoy ! :D
    Ben
    2010-11-10

Personal Life

  1. What is Christina's full name?
    Christina Victoria Grimmie
    Ben: Lauren's Formspring
    2010-09-14
  2. How tall is Christina and what is her weight?
    Christina is 5 feet 2 inch tall, which equals 157.5 centimeter (cm).
    She weighs like 111 pounds (lb), which equals 50.35 kilogram (kg).
    Ben: Lauren's Formspring how tall are you and christina ! btw your good, NOT the best. but VERY good (; keep it up! about 5'3, and wow thanks :D Laurentaylor26 answered 6 months ago CGs Formspring Plesee Answer!!! How tall are you (in centimetres)? How many kilograms do you have? (or pounds) PLESE TELL ME! I'm damn curious! Well i'm 5'2 and I weigh like 111 pounds. CGrimmie answered 6 months ago http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_tall_is_Christina_grimmie
    2010-09-17
  3. When and where was Christina Grimmie born (birthday)?
    Christina Grimmie was born on March 12, 1994, at 10:14 in the morning.
    Currently, Christina does not publicly mention where exactly she was born. Kind of a secret ;). So we won't tell either. Sorry.
    Ben: Photo-comment on CGs public FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=88109&fbid=117765288278972&id=100001365033439), Fake-CG-Formspring (http://www.formspring.me/cGrimmiee)
    2010-09-14
  4. Does Christina have siblings?
    Yes, Christina has a brother named Mark. He is about one year older than her and Christina loves him a lot. She hasn't got any sisters.
    Ben: unknown, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta6SwZCdYbQ&feature=related
  5. Does Christina live with both her parents (and what are their names)?
    Christina lives with both her mom, Tina, and her dad, Albert Grimmie.
    Abby: CG's Formspring, CG's personal Facebook
    2010-09-23
  6. Where does Christina live?
    In the USA, in the state of New Jersey.
    Abby: Christina's personal Facebook
  7. What is the name of Christina's school?
    From September '10 onwards, Christina is going to be home-schooled. She will be a junior. Earlier, her school has been Cherokee High School.
    Abby: Christina's personal Facebook, Ben: Christina Grimmie Interview with Zang Radio (http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/zang-radio/2010/08/19/christina-grimmie-interview)

Hobbies (besides music) & Friends

  1. What does Christina do in her spare time?
    Christina is a full on Christian who loves Jesus and reads the Bible. She also describes herself as pretty much just a videogame geek. Besides these, she loves hanging out with friends.
    Ben: Christina's YouTube
  2. What music does Christina like and what are her favorite songs?
    Christina likes Metal, Rock, Pop and Dance/Techno.
    Some of her favorite songs are Ten Thousand Fists by Disturbed and Candyman by Christina Aguilera.
    Ben: CG answers fans in her status: http://www.facebook.com/christinagrimmie/posts/106110286116790, Photto-comment on pub FB http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=590285&id=100000155583988&ref=notif¬if_t=photo_reply&fbid=162952003719985#!/photo.php?pid=326951&id=100000723753200&ref=notif¬if_t=photo_reply&fbid=152802614753863
    2010-09-24
  3. What are Christina's favorite videogames?
    Christina's favorite videogame is "Zelda: Ocarina of Time". On her YouTube-channel, she wrote Ocarina of Time is the best Zelda game out there and i probly know EVERYTHING about [it]. Christina's friend Lauren once commented, that no one likes Zelda as much as Christina does.
    In general, Christina loves everything Zelda and Mario. And she also likes Sonic.
    Ben: Christina's YouTube, Lauren's Formspring
    2010-09-14
  4. What videogame-consoles does Christina have?
    Christina has an N64, a GameCube and a Wii (all Nintendo). Additionally, her brother has an Xbox 360 (Microsoft). Her favorites are her GameCube and her N64.
    Ben: Christina's Facebook-Comment: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1701171&fbid=1621404657611&id=1311275458#!/photo.php?pid=553509&fbid=157765420905310&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=113888165320453&id=100000155583988
    2010-09-10
  5. What is Christina's favorite color?
    Christina commented: My favorite color is green. because of Link's tunic. and its the color is Kokiri Forest (zelda).
    Ben: Photo-comment on CGs public FB http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=590285&id=100000155583988&ref=notif¬if_t=photo_reply&fbid=162952003719985#!/photo.php?pid=326951&id=100000723753200&ref=notif¬if_t=photo_reply&fbid=152802614753863
    2010-09-24
  6. What are Christina's favorite animals?
    Christina's favorite animals are cows, because Cows are just so cute and adorable!!
    When asked whether she preferes cats or dogs, Christina commented: Definitely dogs.
    Ben: Photo-comment on CGs FB (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=88109&fbid=117765288278972&id=100001365033439), CG's Formspring
    2010-09-23
  7. Does Christina like Anime?
    Yes, she does. On her and Moriah's YouTube-channel pureXessence64, she said WE LOVE ANIME alot.
    Ben: Channel-description: http://www.youtube.com/user/pureXessence64
    2010-09-13
  8. Has Christina got a soft spot (or an obsession) for any technological devices?
    Among other things, Christina owns an iPod and a MacBook Pro. In one of her videos she said: Apple rocks (...) don't get me wrong (...) PCs rock, too.
    Regarding the obsession, you judge for yourself. Here's what she told PopstarMagazine: I literally never take a ride in the car without my iPod, ever. It doesn't matter how far away the place is that I'm going. I always take it everywhere. Everywhere. And I have giant headphones that I listen to.
    Ben: Christina's comment on her public FB, 03.09.10, http://www.facebook.com/#!/christinagrimmie?ref=ts, Christina\'s YT-profile: i never take a ride in a car without my ipod. like, ever., Video for PopstarMagazine: I literally never take a ride in the car without my iPod, ever. It doesn't matter how far away the place is that I'm going. I always take it everywhere. Everywhere. And I have giant headphones that I listen to.
    2010-09-20
  9. Who are Christina's best friends?
    Christina often mentions the following people as some of her best friends:
    • Sarah Beara Happlesful, Happlesful:
      Sarah knows Christina since she was five. Sarah says about Christina: i got the greatest friend ever, named Christina Grimmie, she is my bff..no clicheness there, we litterally are.
    • Lauren Taylor Longo, laurentayy26:
      The two met in elementary school, in third grade. Lauren describes Christina as her best friend. Christina describes Lauren as one of the most supportive people. Lauren actually got Christina to start on YouTube.
    • Moriah Crosthwait (Mo), MissMoMusic64:
      Mo says about Christina: im proud of christina! ive watched her grow as a singer and shes gonna go far =). The two have a YouTube-channel together: pureXessence64. Also, Mo has visited Christina while she was in California in Summer '10.

    Sarah, Lauren, Christina and Moriah Sarah, Lauren, Christina and Moriah

    Ben: CG's Formspring , Lauren's Formspring, Mo's Formspring, Sarah's YT, PICTURE: CGs FB others-album
    2010-09-16