Events Calendar

Concert

Christina Perri

Location:
Center for the Arts
Campus:
North Campus
Date:
9/4/2014
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Cost:
$36.50, $29.50
Contact:
645-2787 (info@ubcfa.org)
Web site:
http://www.ubcfa.org
During the summer of 2010, Christina Perri -- a 23-year-old café waitress who had been moonlighting as an unsigned songwriter -- went from obscurity to the upper reaches of the Billboard charts in two short weeks. While recording an EP in Los Angeles, she contacted a choreographer from the TV show So You Think You Can Dance. Weeks later, one of Perri's piano ballads, "Jar of Hearts," was used in an episode of the show, and public demand for the single led her to release "Jar of Hearts" independently. Over 100,000 people downloaded the song during its first two weeks, helping it crack the Billboard Top 40, and Perri inked a record contract with Atlantic. The following February, "Jar of Hearts" climbed to platinum status as Perri put the finishing touches on her debut album.

Named as iTunes' "Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011," Perri earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut album LOVESTRONG., highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified smash, "Jar of Hearts." Perri followed LOVESTRONG. with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single, "A Thousand Years," exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic's THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 & 2 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS.