Cimorelli // (Italian pronunciation: [tʃiːmoːrɛlˈli]) is a singing group that first gained popularity on YouTube singing cover music. They were subsequently signed to Universal Music's Island label. Now composing and writing their own songs, Cimorelli is made up of six sisters: Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren, and Dani. Their music is mostly made up of a cappella singing with occasional instruments.
In 2007, the oldest five girls of the family launched Cimorelli as a vocal group. They recorded covers of charting songs and uploaded them to YouTube.
In 2008, the girls released their first EP. Each song was written by Christina and Lauren with the vocal harmonies arranged by Lisa.
- "Singing My Song"
- "On the Radio"
- "Hello There"
- "Everything Has Changed"
- "Do You Know"
In 2010, their youngest sister, Dani joined the band. The entire family of 11 children moved to Southern California so the girls could pursue their music career. They signed with Universal, and released the CimFam EP in iTunes on December 6, 2011. The EP features an original song and five covers.
- "Million Bucks", an original song written by Christina, vocal arrangements by Lisa.
- "Price Tag", originally by Jessie J.
- "Dynamite", originally by Taio Cruz.
- "What Makes You Beautiful", originally by One Direction.
- "Skyscraper", originally by Demi Lovato.
- "All I Want for Christmas Is You", originally by Mariah Carey.
2012: Believe It EP
In May 2012, Cimorelli won "The Bieber-Off", a contest by Ryan Seacrest where they covered Justin Bieber's hit "Boyfriend". In July, they were nominated for "Choice Web Star" at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
Cimorelli released the EP, Believe It on iTunes, Amazon and their title track's music video on their VEVO YouTube channel, on December 11. The EP contains:
- "Believe It"
- "You Got Me Good"
- "Wings" (acoustic)
- "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
A teaser trailer and sample of their EP was released on December 7.
2013: Made in America EP
On June 18 Cimorelli released their fourth EP named "Made in America". It consisted of four songs which were all original – one of which was a studio version of their song "Wings". The album debuted at No. 179 on the Billboard 200 chart,
- "Made In America"
- "The Way We Live"
- "Whatcha Think About Us"
2014: Renegade EP
On May 4, 2014, Cimorelli performed at DigiFest in London. On June 7, 2014, Cimorelli performed at DigiFest NYC. On June 14, 2014, Cimorelli performed at DigiFest Toronto. In June 2014, Cimorelli launched a web series entitled "Summer with Cimorelli", which was sponsored by the restaurant franchise Subway. Cimorelli began releasing new music on June 5, 2014 with their first single from their upcoming EP/Album "What I Do". The second single "Everything You Have", also featured in the girls' web series, was released on June 9, 2014. On August 25, 2014, the girls released their third single "Come Over".
Cimorelli released their fifth EP, Renegade, on October 27, 2014.
- "I Got You"
- "That Girl Should Be Me"
- "You're Worth It"
The group's Christmas EP, Christmas Magic, came out on November 24, 2014. The album is entirely a Capella.
- Joy to the World
- The Coventry Carol (Lullay)
- The First Noel
- Carol of the Bells
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2015: Hearts on Fire Mixtape
Around May 2015, Cimorelli released a mixtape called Hearts on Fire with nine free songs in it. All of the songs were acoustically produced. These are as follows.
- Hearts On Fire
- I'm a Mess
- Before October's Gone
- I Like It
- Move On
- Good Enough
- Unsaid Things
- A Lot Like Love
- Someone To Chase
2016: Up At Night
The group released their debut full-length album, Up At Night, on May 17, 2016. It debuted at No. 24 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 1,500 copies in the first week in the U.S.
Members are listed from oldest to youngest, along with other tasks besides vocals.
- Christina Lynne Cimorelli [born 12 August 1990 ] – founder, choreographer, vocal arrangements, songwriter, occasional pianist, occasional video editor (2007–present)
- Katherine Ann Cimorelli [born 4 March 1992 ] – occasional bassist (2007–present)
- Lisa Michelle Cimorelli [born 19 September 1993 ] – harmony arrangements, occasional pianist, occasional drummer, video editor (2007–present)
- Amy Elizabeth Cimorelli [born 1 July 1995 ] – occasional guitarist, occasional pianist (2007–present)
- Lauren Christine Cimorelli [born 12 August 1998 ] – occasionally plays tambourine, occasional pianist (2007–present)
- Danielle "Dani" Nicole Cimorelli [born 15 June 2000 ] – occasional video editor, occasional guitarist (See San Jose performance), occasional choreographer (Boom Clap cover). (2010–present)
Awards and nominations
|2013||Cimorelli||Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star||Won|
|2014||Cimorelli||Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Music||Nominated|
|2015||Cimorelli||Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Group: Female||Nominated|