Billboard Releases Tribute to Christina Grimmie, Sends Open Letter to Congress to End Gun Violence

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Billboard magazine has released a video tribute to murdered singer Christina Grimmie, while also sending an open letter to Congress asking them to do their part to end gun violence.

The music magazine also asked musicians to sign on to the letter, asking for Congress to pass a law mandating a background check for every person trying to buy a gun, and to block suspected terrorists from buying guns.

Musicians who signed the letter include Joan Jett, Lady Gaga, Zayn Malik, Ricky Martin, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Michael Stipe, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, Jeff Tweedy, Halsey and many many more.

You can find the letter and the full list of all those artists who signed it at Billboard.

As for Christina Grimmie, she was an up and coming young singer who was poised to take the world by storm when she was murdered in Orlando, Florida on June 10th by a deranged fan brandishing a gun. She was only 22 years old.

Grimmie had over 3.5 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, more than 422 million views on her music videos, and finished in third place on season 6 of The Voice.

Her death was a tragic waste of the life of someone who was incredibly talented, and making a positive impact on the world.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.