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Unsigned Artist Christina Perri Pries Open the Lid to Fame with ‘Jar of Hearts’

Christina PerriLast week, Christina Perri was busy running coffee at Melrose Place Cafe, a Los Angeles restaurant, wondering when she’d get her big break. This week, she’s busy fielding media requests and answering fan mail.

“It’s been a legitimate whirlwind — I’ve been answering about a hundred e-mails a day,” she says. “I still don’t believe that this is all really happening.”

Thanks to a close friend (Keltie Colleen, a Radio City Rockette), who handed her demo to So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Stacey Tookey, Perri’s song Jar of Hearts was featured on the June 30 show. Since it aired on Fox, the track has sold 48,000 downloads, landed at No. 26 on Billboard‘’s singles sales chart and climbed to No. 20 on iTunes. She also scored the No. 10 slot on Amazon’s Overall Chart and is trending as the No. 1 search on Google. That was nine days ago. Today, instead of tying on an apron for a shift at the cafe, the 23-year-old performs on CBS’ The Early Show. She’ll also perform Jar of Hearts on So You Think You Can Dance on Thursday.

Check out the full story at USA Today.

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