Christina Perri

Biography

Christina Perri (born 19.8.1986)

Christina Perri is a Philadelphia-born songwriter and musician. Her career breakthrough came with the popularity of her song 'Jar of Hearts'.

Christina Perri: Childhood

Christina Perri was raised in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, along with her brother Nick Perri, who was a guitarist in the bands Shinedown and Silvertide and with Perry Farrell.

Christina taught herself how to play guitar, mainly by watching tapes of Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon. She attended Archbishop Ryan High School.

Christina Perri: Music Career

Christina Perri moved to Los Angeles on the day that she turned 21. She married, but divorced her husband 18 months later and moved back to Philadelphia. During this period, she wrote 'Jar of Hearts', which would become a hit for her. When she returned to Los Angeles, she spent her days working as a waitress at Melrose Café and spent the evenings recording music.

'Jar of Hearts' was first featured on the US TV talent show So You Think You Can Dance in June 2010. This came about after one of Christina's friends had passed the song to the choreographer Stacey Tookey. Both Christina and her friend were in the audience watching the performance. Following its use in the show, the track sold 48,000 digital copies, debuting at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100. Within a month, it had sold over 100,000.

Perri then recorded a video for the track, which ended up in the VH1 Top 20 music video countdown. Her live TV debut came in July on CBS' The Early Show. As a result of the attention she had attracted, as well as her online sales, Christina Perri signed a deal with Atlantic Records in July 2010, whilst Roadrunner Records continued to promote 'Jar of Hearts' on US radio.

Christina Perri continued to make a number of high profile TV appearances, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan.

In November 2010, Perri released an EP entitled The Ocean Way Sessions, featuring the tracks 'Bang Bang Bang', 'Black & Blue', 'Daydream' and 'Tragedy', as well 'Jar of Hearts'.

The debut full-length album from Christina Perri, entitled lovestrong, was released in May 2011.The lead single from the album, 'Arms' was released on March 15 2011 and she performed on The Late Show with David Letterman in support of its release.

Another track from Perri, 'A Thousand Years' appeared on the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Perri is a self-confessed fan of the novel and movie trilogy. In January 2012, she announced that the song had been certified Gold, meaning it had sold 500,000 copies or more.

She performed 'Arms' on the November 1st results show for ABC's Dancing with the Stars. That month, she also performed 'Jar of Hearts' on Strictly Come Dancing.

Christina Perri's image has led to her being featured in tattoo magazine, such as Inked. She has 38 tattoos in total and says that she has been getting tattooed since the age of 15. Her family were reportedly unhappy with them at first but now that she has found success in her music career, they think they are 'cute'.

Read More

Christina Perri Looks To 'Head or Heart' For Another Album Success

31st January 2014 -

 News

Christina Perri is on the verge of releasing her second album 'Head or Heart' as well as her new single 'Human'. Christina caught up with us to talk about her career, her music and her...

Christina Perri Confirms Second Album In Progress?

12th July 2013 -

 News

Christina Perri has taken to Twitter to reveal that she could be back in the studio recording a second album with the simple hashtag #albumtwo.The 'Jar of Hearts' hitmaker could be set to release a...

Stocking Fillers: Best Christmas Songs of 2012

18th December 2012 -

 News

Many consider Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' the last true Christmas song to be released; it's hard to believe that was back in 1994! Since then, there's been a sputtering...

Christina Perri Something About December

11th December 2012 -

 Video

Christina Perri has unleashed the video for her seasonal track 'Something About December'. It has been taken from her October 2012 EP 'A Very Merry Perri Christmas' released on Atlantic records as the first song...

Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Soundtrack Listing Finally Announced

5th October 2012 -

 News

The tracklisting for Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has finally been announced, via Yahoo and amongst the highlights of this latest instalment are Green Day, Passion Pit and Ellie Goulding. Green Day, obviously are...

Christina Perri - Lovestrong

19th September 2011 -

 Review

It isn't common for an unsigned artist to be invited to a prime time television show to perform, but that is exactly what happened to Christina Perri as she appeared on 'So You Think You...

Christina Perri turns photographer in New York City

2nd August 2011 -

 Footage

Christina Perri and her band arriving for a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in Manhattan. Sporting a long black dress with matching boots, Christina posed for the...

Back to top

Christina Perri Images

More Christina Perri Pictures

Back to top

Christina Perri Interviews

Christina Perri - Interview

28th January 2014

Christina Perri's success has come in a phenomenally short amount of time. In only...

Back to top

Christina Perri Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Christina Perri

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]

The 1990s marked a turning point for rap and hip hop, with plenty of artists...

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]

Big Announcement Time: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In New Biopic. Another One.

If you’ve seen that Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, you might think...

Big Announcement Time: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In New Biopic. Another One.

Martin Scorsese Working on Grateful Dead Career-Spanning Documentary

Martin Scorsese is working on a career-spanning retrospective documentary of the Grateful...

Martin Scorsese Working on Grateful Dead Career-Spanning Documentary

'Interstellar' is Coming: But What Is a Black Hole, Exactly?

We're now just weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar -the...

'Interstellar' is Coming: But What Is a Black Hole, Exactly?

Ouch! 'Serena' Is Big Misfire for Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

It took about 400 years to make, but finally, Serena is here. Well, in the...

Ouch! 'Serena' Is Big Misfire for Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence
Advertisement

Nicole Scherzinger - Big Fat Lie - A Track by Track Interview

Nicole Scherzinger talks us through the tracks on her second solo album 'Big Fat Lie', released...

Nicole Scherzinger - Big Fat Lie - A Track By Track Interview Video

Sam Smith - Like I Can Audio

An audio for Sam Smith's super soulful love ballad 'Like I Can' has now been made available. The song is taken from his...

Sam Smith - Like I Can (Audio) Video

'Ouija' Cast Joined By Fellow TV Stars For Hollywood's Spookiest Social Seance [Video]

With the forthcoming release of supernatural horror 'Ouija', the cast were joined...

'Ouija' Cast Joined By Fellow TV Stars For Hollywood's Spookiest Social Seance [Video]


More recommendations

Comments