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Christina Perri

December 7, 2010

The 24-year-old, Philadelphia-born singer of the hit “Jar of Hearts” is also the younger sister of Nick Perri, lead guitarist for Shinedown. When she was 16, she taught herself to play guitar with a bootleg VHS tape of live appearances by Blind Melon, freeze-framing the video to see where Shannon Hoon’s fingers were. As soon as she knew five chords, she wrote her first song, “The Perfect Man” — about the same guy “Jar of Hearts” was about. “All of my songs are about me, and they’re usually about love,” she says. “I’m a terrible girlfriend. I’ve broken up with the same guy literally 20 times.”

 

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