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Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Kesha remember Christina Grimmie onstage

Tuesday - 14/06/2016 21:48
Gomez has a personal connection to Grimmie and her story
Christina Grimmie's brother tackled the gunman who then fatally shot himself. Picture: Katie Darby
Christina Grimmie's brother tackled the gunman who then fatally shot himself. Picture: Katie Darby

The music community is remembering Christina Grimmie with moving on-stage tributes after The Voice singer's death. F-rom personal friends likeSelena Gomez and C-harlie Puth to performers who'd only met her in passing, young stars continue to express their condolences to Grimmie's family and fans after the 22-year-old was tragically shot late Friday.

Selena Gomez

Gomez has a personal connection to Grimmie and her story — Grimmie's longtime manager Brian Teefey is Gomez' stepfather.

At her concert in Miami on Saturday, the night after Grimmie's death, Gomez broke down in tears onstage remembering her friend.

"The one thing about Christina and her family, is that she holds her faith so closely to her," she said, before dedicating her next song Transfiguration to Grimmie. "It’s not about her religion, and it’s not about good deeds. It’s just that she had faith. And I don’t really understand how this happened, but I would like to dedicate this next song to her.”

Justin Bieber

At his concert in Winnipeg Saturday night, Bieber snuck in a remembrance to Grimmie.

Fan-shot video captures Bieber singing, "Grimmie, can you hear me?" in a soaring moment during his rendition of Purpose.

Justin Bieber saying "Grimmie can you hear me" during his song 'Purpose' yesterday at the 

Kesha

During her performance at a Pride celebration in Pittsburgh, Kesha honored Grimmie and her loved ones.

"Send a little [love] to the family, friends and fans of Christina Grimmie," she said as the crowd cheered.

Kesha sending her love & thoughts to Christina Grimmie's family, fans & friends tonight in Pittsburgh 

Fifth Harmony

The five women of Fifth Harmony remembered Grimmie during their performance at 106.1's BLI's Summer Jam in New York with a moment of silence.

"She was nothing but nice to us, so humble," 5H's Normani Kordei shared with the crowd. "We love you. We're praying for your family and we know that you're smiling down f-rom above."

Fifth Harmony and their fans held a moment of silence for Christina Grimmie yesterday at the 

Charlie Puth

Also performing at Summer Jam was Puth, who dedicated an acoustic rendition of his hit See You Again to Grimmie.

"I was reading the news last night and heard that my good friend Christina Grimmie was killed, and I want to dedicate this song to her tonight," he said.

"I've been upset about this all day, mainly because I just never got to say what I wanted to say to her, and I feel like this song perfectly captures that."

I'm crying. C-harlie Puth dedicated his emotional song See You Again to Christina Grimmie.  

Rachel Platten

Platten toured with Grimmie earlier this year, and remembered the singer onstage in New York, before singing Fight Song in her honor.

"I got to know her very well and we're still in a lot of shock and it's hard to make sense of these kinds of things," she told fans. "She made this world a better place so I want to dedicate this to her tonight. Christina, I know that you're listening and we love you."

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Author: USA Today

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