Eight months after a crazed fan gunned her down in Orlando, Florida, Republic Records will release Christina Grimmie’s newest album, Invisible. Having her album released publicly is a “dream come true” for The Voice alumni. She was an independent artist when she died.
The album is set to release on Feb. 17, a three-day delay from the earlier scheduled Valentine’s Day release. Invisible will be Grimmie’s first album to be released under a major label (Republic Records is under Universal Music Group). She wasn’t able to release an album under a major label when she was alive.
Christina Grimmie’s Family Grateful For Opportunity
Christina Grimmie family said it was a “dream come true” for “our angel” to be able to distribute her music through a major record label. They apologized that they have to move the date to Feb. 17 instead of the 14th. They said that “[we] wanted you to be first to hear exciting news about Christina’s beautiful legacy!”
Grimmie finished third on The Voice in 2014. After that, Island Records signed her but after a slew of few singles. But nothing came much from the deal and she was eventually dropped in 2015. She managed to release a few singles through her social media. And most of these have been supported by fans.
We are sure this latest album release will excite fans, who will always remember Grimmie’s passionate The Voice performance, as well as the covers she has made on YouTube even before she became an international star.
This came after fans were outraged because Grimmie was not included in the In Memoriam segment of the Feb. 12 Grammy’s 2017.
Fans Outraged About Grimmie’s Non-inclusion In Grammy’s Memorial
On Sunday, Feb. 12, fans took to Twitter to voice their frustration and anger because Grimmie was not included in the memorial segment of the Recording Academy. The Grammy Awards failed to recognize the singer in the show’s memoriam segment.
John Legend and Cynthia Erivo sang a piano cover version of the Beach Boy’s classic God Only Knows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A montage of Prince, George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, Debbie Reynolds and many more played on the screen while they were performing.
Many noticed that the montage lacked several names, including Christina Grimmie, Carrie Fisher, and Pete Burns. David Bowie and Eagles frontman Glenn Frey were also not in the montage. But, they were given a tribute during the awards show.
— Christina Grimmie (@TheRealGrimmie) February 14, 2017