Christina Grimmie‘s family just released her new single, “Invisible” for fans this week and their plan is to set up a new foundation in her name from all the proceeds.
So, what will the foundation actually be for? Christina‘s brother Marcus, shared his thoughts about that in a new interview.
“As a lot of people know, she was super passionate about breast cancer awareness, animal safety, anti-bullying,” he remembers of his slain sister, who was murdered last year in Orlando. “There are so many things. So, we are just figuring out what’s the best way to allocate the funds.”
Marcus also shared that there are a ton of more songs that we can hope to hear from Christina.
“Since about 2015, she’s been just grinding it out, writing songs, and has about 50 to 60 songs that are finished vocally, and she’d just been putting in hard work,” he says. “It’s unbelievable. No one that I have ever met has worked as hard as she has, and that’s for sure. We’re very excited to be doing this the way she wanted it done.”
The late singer’s family debuted the lyric video for the track, which will be out on iTunes at midnight tonight.
“This new project is some of the best music our daughter ever created. She was so excited about the new direction her music was taking,” mom Tina shared with People.
Her father, Bud, adds, “We’re so grateful to Universal Music Group and Republic Records for recognizing our daughter’s potential and amazing talent by expressing a desire to honor her by distributing this music.”
Good news, Christina Grimmie fans – Republic Records has decided to posthumously release her second album Invisible.
The later singer’s team announced the exciting news on social media – and the record will drop on February 17.
“As an independent artist Christina dreamed of a major record label distributing her music,” her family tweeted. “That dream has COME TRUE for our dear angel… Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, will be releasing Christina‘s new music under Republic Records. Because of this HUGE opportunity, Invisible‘s 2/14 release date will be moved up a few days to 2/17 for #NewMusicFriday – when record labels release new music. We apologize for any inconvenience but wanted you to be FIRST to hear exciting news about Christina’s beautiful legacy! Spread the word.”
Christina Grimmie‘s family just announced that they have filed a lawsuit against AEG Live and the venue where she was killed.
The 22-year-old singer was fatally shot by a fan after a concert on June 10 at Plaza Live in Orlando, Fla.
The Grimmie family are alleging wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused by her shooting, according to Billboard.
Christina‘s family is requesting a recovery of future support the singer would have provided to her family, her projected income if she had lived to normal life expectancy, medical and funeral expenses, as well as damages for their mental pain and suffering.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns Plaza Live, and the security company working the event are also named in the suit.
The suit states that “superficial bag checks” were conducted instead of pat downs or metal detectors which could have caught weapons and they “failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue.”
Jacquie Lee has made a triumphant return to music with a gorgeous new song called “Somebody’s Angel”.
The singer — who you remember as the voice behind “It’s Our World” from Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom — took some time off of music after BFF Christina Grimmie‘s untimely death.
“I was having a really hard time getting back into my routine and my normal life,” Jacquie shared about the track inspiration and her encounter with one special homeless woman. “She asked me if I had ever dealt with death and if I believed in a heaven. Surprisingly, I started opening up to her within seconds.”
She adds, “All of the details of the pain of loss and faith came spilling out of my mouth. Before I had to leave, she left me with the words, ‘Don’t worry, she is in a better place I promise you. She’s somebody’s angel now.”