Christina Grimmie is currently on tour with many other members of “The Voice” family, but she is already planning for a big future in music.
Speaking to Niagara Frontier Publications, Grimmie confirmed recent rumors that she has signed with Island Records. This is one of the biggest labels out there, with a roster that includes Darke, U2, Gotye, and many more. This announcement still is somewhat of a surprise to us, given that Adam Levine offered her a spot on his label at the end of this past season and the general assumption was that she would end up there.
She also said the following in the article about a new album, which could be in stores at some point a little later in the year:
“It’s very fun, and it’s very – I wanted it to be very me.
“I’ve done originals in the past. Some are very me; some aren’t very me. I just really want to make this record something to put out there and be like, ‘Hey world, hey people that knew me from ‘The Voice,’ this is Christina Grimmie’s brand-new album, and this is what you’re in for when you buy it.’
“Because I’ve been on tour, I haven’t exactly gotten to write as much, but I’m kind of starting the process. As far as the single goes, it’s just – it’s a jam. It’s fun, and I think people are going to dig it.”
We are very interested to see how this turns out, given that Grimmie was one of the most-talented people from this past season, and also has something that many in the industry today are looking for: A huge social-media following. This is the one thing that we’d recommend to anyone who wants to be picked on any of these shows or a label at some point. Talent is significant, but an established footprint definitely helps.