Childhood & Early Life
Amy Elizabeth Cimorelli was born on July 1, 1995, in Sacramento, California, United States of America. She was the fifth of 11 children, born to Lynne and Michael Cimorelli. Amy spent much of her childhood with her siblings (five sisters and five brothers). She graduated in the year 2013 after being homeschooled by her parents.
Amy and her sisters showed keen interest in music from early childhood. Amy grew up listening to her favorite musicians and would often play the guitar and sing along with her sisters. Miley Cyrus’s ‘I Miss You’ was the first song she started playing on the guitar. In 2007, Amy Cimorelli and her sisters decided to form their band, ‘Cimorelli.’
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Amy Cimorelli and her sisters started their musical career by recording the cover version of popular chartbusters and uploading them on social media platforms like YouTube. After getting decent number of views on YouTube, the band decided to release its first extended play, consisting of six tracks, including the hit number ‘Singing My Song.’
In 2010, Amy and her 10 siblings moved to Southern California to boost their music career. After moving to Southern California, ‘Cimorelli’ struck a deal with ‘Universal’ and released its second extended play titled ‘CimFam.’ The extended play, which was released on December 6, 2011, in iTunes, had five covers of various artists and an original song titled ‘Million Bucks.’
On December 7, 2012, ‘Cimorelli’ released a teaser trailer of their next extended play ‘Believe It.’ The EP was released on December 11 on platforms, such as iTunes and Amazon. Also, the music video of the EP’s title track (Believe It) was posted on the band’s official YouTube channel.
In 2013, Amy and her sisters decided to come up with their next extended play, which had four original songs. The EP, which was titled as ‘Made in America,’ peaked at 179th position in the ‘Billboard 200 chart.’ The four original songs from the extended play were titled as ‘Made in America’ (title track), ‘Wings’ (studio version), ‘The Way We Live,’ and ‘Whatcha Think About Us.’
In 2014, Amy and her sisters got an opportunity to perform live in front of hundreds of fans as part of ‘DigiFest’ 2014. They first performed in London and went on to perform in New York City and then in Toronto. The year 2014 turned out to be an important year for ‘Cimorelli’ as they released a web series titled ‘Summer with Cimorelli’ in June 2014. They also released three singles in the same year and then came up with another extended play titled ‘Renegade,’ which was released on October 27, 2014. On November 24, 2014, they released another EP titled ‘Christmas Magic,’ which had five acapella tracks.
In May 2015, ‘Cimorelli’ released a mixtape titled ‘Hearts on Fire,’ which had nine acoustically produced songs. The musical group had its biggest breakthrough in 2016, when they came up with their debut full-length album. Titled as ‘Up at Night,’ the full-length album was released on May 17, 2016, post which it peaked at the 24th spot on ‘Top Country Albums’ chart. The album eventually achieved a fair bit of success as it sold more than 1,500 copies in the USA within the first week of its release.
On December 20, 2016, ‘Cimorelli’ released its second full-length album. Titled as ‘Alive,’ the album had 10 songs, which were all written and produced by Amy and her sisters. In 2017, Cimorelli sisters released their third full-length album titled ‘Sad Girls Club.’ Released on October 27, ‘Sad Girls Club’ features a song titled ‘Girls Like Me,’ which was sung by Amy Cimorelli.
Amy is quite active on social media. While her Instagram account has more than 189,000 followers, her Twitter page has over 371,000 followers. She also appears in music videos and in other interesting videos, posted on her band’s official YouTube channel, which has more than 4.2 million followers.
Turning Away Turner Syndrome
Amy Cimorelli had stopped growing when she was just five years old. The next four years were really frustrating for Amy and her family as they simply could not find out the exact cause that was hampering Amy’s growth. When she was nine years old, Amy was diagnosed with Turner syndrome, which affects one of the X chromosomes of a female child.
Though Amy was diagnosed with a mild form of the syndrome, she was forced to take growth hormones each and every day to give herself a chance to grow. After enduring a lot of physical and emotional struggle, Amy gradually realized that Turner syndrome is just a part of her life and that she needs to accept the fact to fight it. With a lot of support and help from her mother and rest of her family members, Amy managed to fight against Turner syndrome. As a result, Amy now stands tall at 4 feet 10 inches.
Awards & Achievements
From fighting against Turner syndrome to exhibiting her musical skills, Amy Cimorelli has already achieved tremendous success in her professional as well as her private life. In 2012, Amy and her sisters took part in a music competition titled ‘The Bieber-Off,’ which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The sisters ended up winning the competition, in which they had performed the cover version of Justin Bieber’s popular track, ‘Boyfriend.’
In 2013, ‘Cimorelli’ won the prestigious ‘Teen Choice Award,’ for which the band was nominated in the year 2012. The girls won the award under ‘Choice Web Star’ category. In 2014, the band was once again nominated for ‘Teen Choice Award,’ which they could not win. In 2015, Amy’s band was nominated for the same award under ‘Choice Music Group: Female’ category.