'The Voice' Alum Christina Grimmie on the Billboard Charts
Former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie, who died Saturday (June 11) after being shot following a concert performance in Orlando, Fla., made a notable impact on Billboard's charts.
Grimmie spent 75 weeks (to date) on the Social 50, where she reached No. 14 in January 2011, driven at the time by the popularity of her YouTube song performance videos. (The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia, Tumblr and Vine. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement.)
In July 2011, Grimmie made her debut on the Billboard 200 album chart, as Find Me spent a week at No. 35. She added the No. 101-peaking With Love in August 2013. The self-released sets also peaked at Nos. 6 and 20 on the Independent Albums chart. In March 2016, she added a third title on Independent Albums, her Side A EP (No. 25).
Grimmie rose to greater prominence while competing on the sixth season of The Voice in February through May 2014 and charted four entries on the Billboard Hot 100 that May and June: her covers of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" (which reached No. 74), Lil Wayne's "How to Love" (No. 79), Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Love," with her Voice coach Adam Levine (No. 66), and the oft-covered classic "Can't Help Falling in Love" (No. 74).
Grimmie added 11 titles on Billboard's Pop Digital Songs sales chart, with "Hold On," "Somebody" and "Can't" all reaching the ranking's top 10. She most recently appeared on the list as one of the vocalists on the all-star charity single "Love Song to the Earth" (No. 36, 2015), billed as by Paul McCartney & Friends.
Through the week ending June 9, Grimmie has sold 66,000 albums and 905,000 digital songs, according to Nielsen Music.