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How Christina got discovered

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Christina Grimmie tells MTV News how Gomez’s parents discovered her on YouTube (MTV)

Christina Grimmie Talks Getting Discovered On YouTube By Selena Gomez’s Stepdad (

So yes, Selena’s mom Mandy and step-dad Brian are actually Christina’s managers!

How Christina got discovered – the detailed version

Getting more and more popular on YouTube, Christina was eventually contacted by a number of people who wanted to manage her. However, since their messages appeared very unprofessional, she turned all of them down. Some more professional people, Christina gave her parent’s number to, asking for them to call. But noone ever did.

It all really started with Christina getting connected to YouTube-legend Kurt Hugo Schneider via fellow YouTube-musician Tiffany Alvord (the two recorded a duett together). Kurt and Christina then recorded the famous Miley Cyrus Medley – Christina Grimmie (By Kurt Schneider) . Since Christina’s brother Mark briefly appeared in the video, she added a link to his YouTube channel to the video’s description.

When Brian and Mandy Teefey (better known as Selena Gomez’ stepdad and mum) stumbled upon just this video, Mandy told her husband to “be a stalker and go find her”! Since Brian had no idea where Christina lived, and since it was hard to contact Christina personally (due to the huge number of messages she receives from her fans every day), Brian decided to contact Christina’s brother Mark via his less popular YouTube channel (which Brian knew about from the Medley’s description – see it all comes together).

Having read the message, Mark texted Christina, who was sitting in math class in school at the time: “I think Selena Gomez’ stepdad is trying to contact us!” Obviously, Christina’s first reaction was disbelieve: “Like no, come on now…”.

But the message had been sent from Selena Gomez’ channel, so they got together (he came over) and talked everything over. It was true. And that’s how it all started.

- Christina Grimmie tells MTV News how Gomez’s parents discovered her on YouTube (MTV)
- Christina Grimmie Talks Getting Discovered On YouTube By Selena Gomez’s Stepdad (
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  • A Frand_Pinkie

    RIP Christina,I wish you’re happy up there in heaven and away from any danger.. Team Grimmie LOVES YOU AND MISS YU <3

  • christinafrand

    Christina Grimmie yu are so cool,cute beautiful and have a amazing voice

  • Alex

    <3 I'll Make you proud. I dedicate my singing to you and when I rise up to your standard I will call out to you because i want you here with me to be on stage with me and to feel the audience as they cheer for you.

  • torioto

    Please make her videos visible now :(

  • evan Dc

    What DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIO or DAW doea Christina Grimmie USE?
    plss Answer it! ❤❤

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  • Maria therese Manalo

    Hi Christina!Me(Abby),my sister(Therese),and my friend(Hope),are die hard FRANDS of your voice,songs,style(like your hair),and we went to your concert in atc last time you were sooper amzing and sooper kewl!I wish we could meet you face to face,talk to you(even through the internet)

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  • Mayur

    she’s lovely

  • zeldaxlove64

    hey cg

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    hey Christina grimmie

  • cheyenna m yazzie

    Christina grimmie is favorer team grimmie

  • cheyenna m yazzie

    hey cg

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      come over at my house

  • cheyenna yazzie

    hey Christina grimmie

  • cheyenna yazzie

    Christina Grimmie is so funny

  • Melonie

    What does she plug it into, if she doesn’t use USB? ive seen her have something in her hand after the “In Christ Alone” vid, and then she clicks something on her laptop..

    • Nic

      She uses an Audio Interface – you can buy them anywhere. But to get a decent one you need to spend around $100 – and then your condenser microphone plugs into the AI, and the AI plugs into your computer. When she clicks the space bar on her computer, the microphone stops recording. She then just cuts the video by editing it. Hope this helps!

  • Harley Rumple

    When I click on the store so I can buy some merch. it says there is none!? WHAT DO I DO!!!!!! I’M GONNA DIE!!!!!

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  • Sylvain Garant

    Wow I’m so happy, I kept those two videos /watch?v=sbVOnszooP0 /watch?v=OA4fdiOqNMw :3

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