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Cimorelli /sɪməˈrɛli/ (Italian pronunciation: [tʃiːmoːrɛlˈli]) is a singing group from El Dorado Hills, California[1] 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.[2][3] Their music is mostly made up of a cappella singing with occasional instruments.

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Cimorelli performing in 2014
Background information
OriginEl Dorado Hills, California, U.S.
GenresVocal group, Teen pop
Years active2007–present
  • Island
  • Cimorelli Music
  • Eleven Productions (current)
MembersChristina Lynne Cimorelli
Katherine Ann Cimorelli
Lisa Michelle Cimorelli
Amy Elizabeth Cimorelli
Lauren Michelle Cimorelli
Danielle Nicole 'Dani' Cimorelli

As of April 2018, the group has released six extended plays, a mixtape called Hearts on Fire, and three full-length albums titled Up At Night, Alive and Sad Girls Club.


2007–2008: Formation

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"
  • "Delaney"
  • "Hello There"
  • "Everything Has Changed"
  • "Do You Know"

2009–2011: CimFam

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.[4] They signed with Universal, and released the CimFam EP in iTunes on December 6, 2011.[2] The EP features an original song and five covers.

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".[5] In July, they were nominated for "Choice Web Star" at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.[6]

Cimorelli released the EP, Believe It on iTunes, Amazon and their title track's music video on their VEVO YouTube channel, on December 11.[7] The EP contains:[8]

A teaser trailer and sample of their EP was released on December 7.[9]

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".[10] The album debuted at No. 179 on the Billboard 200 chart,[11]


  • "Made In America"
  • "Wings"
  • "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"
  • "Renegade"
  • "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.


  • 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, Alive

Up At Night

The group released their debut full-length album, Up at Night, on May 17, 2016.[12] It debuted at No. 24 on the Top Country Albums chart,[13] selling 1,500 copies in the first week in the U.S.[14] All songs are written and produced by Cimorelli.


  • Up At Night
  • Make It Stronger
  • I Like It
  • I Know You Know It
  • Hearts On Fire
  • I'm a Mess
  • Sunsets and Heartbreak
  • Acid Rain (Never Gonna Stay)
  • Before October's Gone
  • Easy To Forget Me
  • Fall Back
  • Headlights
  • Brave Heart
  • Worth The Fight


They released a second full-length album, Alive, later that year on December 20, 2016.[15] All songs are written and produced by Cimorelli. The girls describe this album more as a worship album because most of the songs are Christian.


  • Your Name is Forever
  • One More Night
  • Alive
  • Never Let Me Fall
  • The Love of a Man
  • My God is Here
  • Hope for It
  • Kick the Habit
  • Find Me
  • Love Song (Over Me)

2017: Sad Girls Club

Their third album called Sad Girls Club came out October 27, 2017. This was the first, and till now only, album that included a solo song of each sister.


  • Sad Girls Club
  • Cars + Parking Lots
  • If It Isn't You
  • Last Summer
  • Boy In a Band
  • BAD
  • Ok well i guess that's it then
  • Kryptonite (Ft. Christina Cimorelli)
  • Blue (Ft. Lauren Cimorelli)
  • Galaxy (Ft. Dani Cimorelli)
  • Girls Like Me (Ft. Amy Cimorelli)
  • Wrong (Ft. Lisa Cimorelli)
  • Where It All Ended... (Ft. Katherine Cimorelli)
  • Who Told You
  • Pretty Pink

2018: I Love You or Whatever

Their fourth album called I Love You or Whatever came out in Summer 2018. This was the first, and till now only, album that included a spoken word performance, one by Katherine, one by Amy and one by Dani.


  • Superstar
  • 32 Degrees
  • What Kind of Girl
  • No Good
  • Minefield (Ft. Dani Cimorelli)
  • Summers in a Small Town (Ft. Amy Cimorelli)
  • To Be a Human (Ft. Katherine Cimorelli)

Also in Summer 2018, Lisa, Amy and Dani appeared in a movie called Hope Springs Eternal.

At the end of 2018, both Lisa and Lauren announced solo projects. In November, Lisa released "Goodbye" and in December, Lauren released "Running".


Members are listed from oldest to youngest,[6] along with other tasks besides vocals.[3]

  • Christina Lynne Cimorelli [born (1990-08-12) 12 August 1990 (age 29)] – founder, choreographer, vocal arrangements, songwriter, occasional pianist, occasional video editor (2007–present)
  • Katherine Ann Cimorelli [born (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 27)] – occasional bassist (2007–present)
  • Lisa Michelle Cimorelli [born (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 (age 26)] – harmony arrangements, occasional pianist, occasional drummer, video editor (2007–present)
  • Amy Elizabeth Cimorelli [born (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 24)] – occasional guitarist, occasional pianist (2007–present)
  • Lauren Christine Cimorelli [born (1998-08-12) 12 August 1998 (age 21)] – occasionally plays tambourine, occasional pianist (2007–present)
  • Danielle "Dani" Nicole Cimorelli [born (2000-06-15) 15 June 2000 (age 19)] – occasional video editor, occasional guitarist (See San Jose performance), occasional choreographer (Boom Clap cover). (2010–present)

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Award Result
2013 Cimorelli Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star[16] Won
2014 Cimorelli Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Music[17] Nominated
2015 Cimorelli Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Group: Female [18] Nominated


  1. ^ Cimorelli Documents Meaningful Journey | PledgeMusic Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  2. ^ a b Cimorelli, Allmusic
  3. ^ a b "EDITORS' PICK—Best Brother/Sister Act – Sacramento, California". Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  4. ^ "Archives > Malibu Life > Sisterhood of the traveling band". Malibu Times. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  5. ^ Murray, Michael (2012-05-25). "Winner of 'The Bieber-Off' – Cimorelli". Ryan Seacrest Productions. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  6. ^ a b Henderson, Garnet (2012-07-18). "Interview: Cimorelli Are Giving the Jonas Brothers a Run for Their Money". Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  7. ^ Vulpo, Michael (2012-12-11). "Cimorelli Celebrates The Release Of Their EP With 'Believe It' Music Video". Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  8. ^ "Cimorelli – Believe It EP – Out December 11th". Cimorelli Music. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  9. ^ "Cimorelli – Believe It Trailer". Cimorelli Music. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  10. ^ Mariano, Maureen. "Cimorelli Releases 'Made in America' EP". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. July 6, 2013.
  12. ^ @Cimorelliband (May 17, 2016). "New Album: 'Up at Night' update: 'Up at Night' is HERE!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 28, 2016 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. June 4, 2016.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 23, 2016). "Country Album Sales Chart: May 23, 2016". Roughstock.
  15. ^ Clarks, Jessie. "Cimorelli To Release Second Album 'Alive'". Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  16. ^ Swift, Andy. "Teen Choice Awards Winners 2013: One Direction & More — Full List". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  17. ^ "2014 Teen Choice Awards – News". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  18. ^ "2015 Teen Choice Awards". Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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