Christina Perri (born August 19, 1986) is an American singer and songwriter from Philadelphia. Perri grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia) with her older brother, Nick Perri, who formerly played guitar with Shinedown, Silvertide, Perry Farrell and Matt Sorum. She taught herself how to play guitar as a 16-year-old by watching a videotape of Shannon Hoon from the group Blind Melon performing on VH1. Perri moved to Los Angeles on her 21st birthday. Later that year she got married and began to produce music videos. She divorced 18 months later and moved back to Philadelphia by the end of 2009; during this time she wrote Jar of Hearts. She moved back to Los Angeles; waitressing at the Melrose Cafe during the day and recording at night "Jar of Hearts" is the debut single by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri. The song was released in July 2010 to iTunes and is from her debut EP The Ocean Way Sessions as well as her upcoming debut album.
The song charted in both the United States and Canada at numbers 63 and 54 respectively, selling an overall of 47,500 downloads in its opening week. It has now sold more than 1,000,000 digital.