Cimorelli performing in 2014
Background information
Origin El Dorado Hills, California, U.S.
Genres Vocal group, Teen pop
Years active 2007–present
Labels Cimorelli Music
Members Christina Cimorelli
Katherine Cimorelli
Lisa Cimorelli
Amy Cimorelli
Lauren Cimorelli
Dani Cimorelli

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.

As of August 2016, the group has released five extended plays, a mixtape called Hearts on Fire, and a full-length album titled Up At Night.


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.

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]

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.

The group's Christmas EP, Christmas Magic, came out on November 24, 2014. The album is entirely a Capella.

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.

2016: 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]


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

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Award Result
2013 Cimorelli Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star[15] Won
2014 Cimorelli Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Music[16] Nominated
2015 Cimorelli Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Group: Female [17] Nominated


  1. Cimorelli Documents Meaningful Journey | PledgeMusic Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  2. 1 2 Cimorelli, Allmusic
  3. 1 2 "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. 1 2 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. Swift, Andy. "Teen Choice Awards Winners 2013: One Direction & More — Full List". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  16. "2014 Teen Choice Awards – News". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  17. "2015 Teen Choice Awards". Retrieved 3 December 2015.
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