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Diamond in the Rough Story: Artist Christina Perri Releases Live EP on Nov. 9

Four-months ago, Christina Perri was busy running coffee at Melrose Place Cafe, a Los Angeles restaurant, wondering when she’d get her big break. Thanks to a close friend, who handed her demo to So You Think You Can Dance choreographer, Perri’s song Jar of Hearts was featured on the June 30 show. Right after 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.

Christina Perri is set to release her debut live EP The Ocean Way Sessions on Tuesday, November 9 on Atlantic Records.  The EP was recorded at the legendary Ocean Way Studios in LA, where generations of music icons have come before her including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Mary J. Blige. It was mixed by Brett Eliason whose credits include REM, Polyphonic Spree, and Pearl Jam.

It’s been nearly four months since the artist took the world by storm with her song “Jar of Hearts.”  Since then, the song has sold more the 350,000 copies and has rapidly climbed the Hot AC radio chart, landing on coveted radio playlists (WPLJ/New York, KLLC/San Francisco and WBMX/Boston).

The show-stopping music video for “Jar of Hearts” has found fans at MTV and VH1, the latter channel having made her their “You Oughta Know” artist for October.  Single sales surged +59% in the first week after play, pushing the video quickly into their Top 20 countdown.  The channel has quickly put the clip into their “Gung Ho” (heaviest) rotation.

Christina has also been playing out live including a main support slot earlier this month with one of her favorites – Jason Mraz.  She’s currently in LA working on her debut album, which will be released in early 2011.

The Ocean Way Sessions features a new piano-only version of “Jar Of Hearts” as well as four new original compositions that she recorded with her band – “Bang Bang Bang,” “Black + Blue,” “Daydream,” and “Tragedy.”  In addition to the audio, the entire session was captured on film, resulting in stunning live videos that accompany each track when purchased on ChristinaPerri.com.

The Ocean Way Sessions will be available digitally via all online retailers as well as physically exclusively via ChristinaPerri.com.

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