In Memoriam: Christina Grimmie

Last year, we had the honor and privilege of sharing Christina Grimmie’s words in this blog post she wrote after winning the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star competition. In that post, Christina’s graceful spirit shone through in her attributing much of her success to her beloved fans:

I really have no words to express how grateful I am, and I'm honestly a little surprised to have come out on top. After all, so many talented people were involved in this competition! All I know is that I couldn't have done it without my incredible and persistent fans. Team Grimmie has always been a force to be reckoned with. I went into this competition kind of skeptical, not sure how on earth could I beat out the 24 other amazing artists with crazy fan bases. But Team Grimmie voted and supported me every day like the little soldiers that they are—they are the main reason that I do what I do, and I honestly can’t thank them enough!”

Today, Team Grimmie honors Christina and the joy she brought to this world with her music. We here at iHeartRadio were fortunate enough to hear Christina’s latest single “Shrug” live when she performed at 102.7 KIIS FM in Los Angeles.


To celebrate Christina’s legacy, you can tune in to Christina Grimmie Radio.

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