Christina Grimmie’s death hasn’t put an end to her amazing voice and on Friday, June 9, just one day before she was tragically gunned down in Orlando, her family released her first album.
As of now, fans can purchase All is Vanity, the very first album of the former Voice contestant.
Although the album was supposed to be released to fans earlier this year, her official Instagram account announced a delay days ago and confirmed the released date had been pushed back to June 9.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, the release date for All Is Vanity has been moved to June 9th. We sincerely apologize as we know many of you are excited about this release. Let’s shift that enthusiasm to next week’s #NewMusicFriday… Let the countdown begin!!!!” the message read.
Several days later, Christina Grimmie’s album was released.
“#AllisVanity releases at Midnight!!! Featuring #Sublime, the song Christina was most excited for you to hear along with six other NEW tracks,” her family wrote on her Instagram page prior to today’s release. “Thank you for your love, prayers and support #TeamGrimmie!”
Included in the track list of her new album are 10 songs, including “I Only Miss You When I Breathe,” “Invisible,” “The Game,” “Sublime,” “Steady Love,” “Pressure,” “Everybody Lies,” “Crowded Room,” “Maybe I,” and “Echo.”
On June 10, 2016, Christina Grimmie was shot dead outside of a concert in Orlando by a crazed fan named Kevin Loibl. Although her brother, Mark, was at her side when the shocking incident happened, he was unable to save her and she ultimately succumbed to gun shot wounds to her head a chest.
Prior to her passing, Christina Grimmie offered background vocals to Selena Gomez and the Scene and also opened for the act during several of their tour dates years ago.
Following Christina Grimmie’s death, Selena Gomez took to Twitter to share a photo of herself and Grimmie, along with the caption, “My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina.” Around the same time, Gomez broke down during a show in Miami and later dedicated a song to her friend.
“When she was 14, we met her and my parents and I signed her,” Selena Gomez revealed. “One thing about Christina and her family is that she holds her faith so closely to her. And I think it’s not about a religion and it’s not about anything or good deeds. It’s just that she had faith, and I don’t really understand how this really happened, but I would like to dedicate this next song to her.”
The release of Christina Grimmie’s album comes just months after her former coach on The Voice, Adam Levine, paid tribute to her alongside his Season 12 team, including Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero, and Mark Isaiah, with a performance of The Beatles’ 1968 single “Hey Jude.”
As Christina Grimmie’s family, including her parents, Albert and Tina, and her brother, Mark, sat in the audience, Adam Levine said, “God, I loved her so much. I am talking to you guys specifically, I’m talking to everybody. I miss her.” He also mentioned how her shocking death in 2016 was “unfair.” As he explained, he was devastated to hear that his late friends’ life had been taken by a senseless act of violence.
“It is unfair she is not here,” Adam Levine said of Christina Grimmie on the show. “We are going to sing a little song. I am going to be singing every word to her in her honor.”
Christina Grimmie starred on The Voice during its sixth season in 2014.
“Thank you for being here. [Christina Grimme], we love you,” Adam Levine concluded.
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