Christina Grimmie grew up in Marlton, New Jersey. She started playing the piano at 10, and often identifies herself as Christian.
During season six of The Voice, Christina Grimmie emerged as a young talent that appealed to both the pop and indie rock crowds. Before she released her debut in 2011, Grimmie entertained fans via the Internet, where she became one of the highest-viewed musicians on YouTube thanks to her scaled-down performances of contemporary pop hits. She launched her YouTube page in 2009 and began covering songs accompanying herself on piano and earning a large digital audience in the process. Grimmie released an independent EP, 2011's Find Me. Her official debut LP, the upbeat pop/rock With Love, was released in 2013. The following year, she auditioned for The Voice and placed third. With her guitar and mentoring from Adam Levine, she made it to the finale.
After the show, she experienced a few changes in labels and resumed work on her sophomore LP. In 2015, she released a trio of singles. "Stay with Me," a dubstep track with Diamond Eyes, broke the iTunes Electronic Top Five. Her second EP, Side A, was released in February 2016 as Grimmie embarked on a tour with Rachel Platten