Cimorelli /sɪməˈrɛli/ (Italian pronunciation: [tʃiːmoːrɛlˈli]) is a singing group from El Dorado Hills, California[5] 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.[6][7] Their music is mostly made up of a cappella singing with occasional instruments.

As of January 2017, the group has released five extended plays, a mixtape called Hearts on Fire, and two full-length albums titled Up At Night and Alive.


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.[8] They signed with Universal, and released the CimFam EP in iTunes on December 6, 2011.[6] 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".[9] In July, they were nominated for "Choice Web Star" at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.[10]

Cimorelli released the EP, Believe It on iTunes, Amazon and their title track's music video on their VEVO YouTube channel, on December 11.[11] The EP contains:[12]

A teaser trailer and sample of their EP was released on December 7.[13]

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".[5] The album debuted at No. 179 on the Billboard 200 chart,[5]

  • "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. 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, Alive

The group released their debut full-length album, Up at Night, on May 17, 2016.[5] It debuted at No. 24 on the Top Country Albums chart,[5] selling 1,500 copies in the first week in the U.S.[5] They released a second full-length album, Alive, later that year on December 20.[5]


Members are listed from oldest to youngest,[10] along with other tasks besides vocals.[7]

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

Awards and nominations

2013CimorelliTeen Choice Award for Choice Web Star[5]Won
2014CimorelliTeen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Music[5]Nominated
2015CimorelliTeen Choice Award for Choice Music Group: Female [5]Nominated