Born In: Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
Christina Perri is one of the best-selling American musicians. She started learning music early in her life and is widely regarded as a self-taught musician. She left her hometown at the age of twenty-one to pursue a career in music. Her first single titled ‘Jar of Hearts’ became a national sensation after it was featured in the ‘So You Think you can Dance.’ The song sold 100,000 copies within a month, handing Perri a dream start to her musical career. Following the success of ‘Jar of Hearts,’ she was signed by ‘Atlantic Records,’ which officially kick-started her musical career. Her debut album ‘Lovestrong’ was released in 2011, and became a humongous success. It was eventually certified ‘Platinum’ by the ‘Recording Industry Association of America’ (RIAA). She then embarked on a success streak, releasing back-to-back successful albums and EPs. Perri’s love theme, which she composed for the final installment of ‘The Twilight Saga,’ sold more than four million copies in the US alone and was certified ‘Four times Platinum’ by RIAA.
Also Known As: Christina Judith Perri
Spouse/Ex-: Paul Costabile (m. 2017)
siblings: Nick Perri
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Italian American
U.S. State: Pennsylvania
Notable Alumni: University Of The Arts
education: University Of The Arts
Christina was born Christina Judith Perri at Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA, on August 19, 1986, into a religious household. While her father, Dante Perri, is of Italian origin, her mother, Mary, is of Polish origin. Christina grew up with her older brother Nick Perri, who was a music enthusiast. Nick, who later went on to become a famous guitarist, was Christina’s only inspiration during her childhood.
Her parents worked as hairdressers and the family struggled with finances. They used to visit the church regularly and Perri had the opportunity to sing during a communion when she was 6 years old. That changed her life forever as she realized that she had the ability to sing well.
Wandering around for inspiration, she landed in Los Angeles just after her twenty-first birthday. With little experience in the field of music, she started auditioning for various record companies to no avail.
She then moved back to Pennsylvania where she continued working on improving her musical skills. After some time, she returned to Los Angeles and rented a small apartment. She started working as a waitress at a restaurant to make ends meet. She continued working at the restaurant for a few days, until she came up with her debut song, which went on to become a massive hit.
She composed her song ‘Jar of Hearts’ while still working at the restaurant. Fortunately, her song was played in one of the episodes of the popular American talent hunt show ‘So You Think you can Dance.’ ‘Jar of Hearts’ was heard by many and it instantly became popular among music lovers. The song was released online on public demand, and it became viral on the internet.
Christina Perri was suffering from alcoholism during the initial phase of her career. On many occasions, she has said that she would often turn to alcohol during her struggling days. In March 2016, she delighted her fans by announcing on social media that she hadn’t touched alcohol for the past four years and that she was recovering from her addiction.
In January 2016, she started dating an entertainment reporter named Paul Costabile. Perri later announced that they got engaged in June 2017, and the couple exchanged their wedding vows later that year. In August 2017, she confirmed that she was pregnant with her first child. The couple welcomed a daughter named Carmella in January 2018. In May 2022, the couple announced that they are in the family way and are expecting their second child together.
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