Christina Grimmie more than fits the bill for a trending YouTube sensation!
The teenager has over 290 million views on YouTube for her covers of songs from artists like Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber. And she just sat down with Hollywire's very own Chelsea Briggs about recording her own album, her signature "RAWWK" symbol and a gift from a fan that brought her to tears.
Being one of the most watched YouTube musicians has led Christina to performing across the country, which can lead to some pretty sweet gifts from fans! "I don't cry a lot, but after a concert when I opened up for Selena Gomez on her summer tour, this little girl gave me a letter," she said. "I read it and it was the most detailed support letter that was four pages long. It blew my mind and opened my eyes to how many people I really have touched."
Now that Christina has mastered the art of the cover song, she's looking to make her own music and is now recording her first full-length album! "My inspiration has been kind of all over the place," she said. "I really love OneRepublic and Adele, and if you combine those I think you can get a really awesome sound." We think so too!
After finishing up the standard-issue interview with Christina, Chelsea put the YouTube star in the Hollywire Hot Seat for a little game of 20 questions. Check it out:
Kind of can't get enough of this teen dream. We have a hunch she'll make like Bieber and go from Internet star to worldwide icon in due time.
Do you think Christina's original music will be as good as her covers?