BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) – Three songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week are performed by Bucks County natives, two by pop veteran Pink, and the latest (currently at #38, formerly peaked at #17) from a relative newcomer who’s making waves in the music industry.
Mary Perri hasn’t seen much of her daughter Christina since the FOX show So You Think You Can Dance featured the song “Jar of Hearts” in one of the performances. Since then, singer/songwriter Christina Perri (pictured) has seen her song’s popularity rise on the music charts and her mom, who still lives in Bensalem, couldn’t be more proud.
“The latest is the Lollapallooza thing, that’s been confirmed,” Perri says. “I talked to her manager. See what I mean? Not her. And the other thing is her CD comes out on May 10th.”
Mary Lafferty, the chair of the music department at Perri’s former High School, Nazareth Academy, says, “I think it’s very important that she’s a woman and being creative. When we study the whole history of music there’s not that many women until recent years.”
She says everyone at Nazareth Academy is talking about Christina, “It’s been a nice little shot in the arm for our music here at school that somebody has been really successful.”
“I’d say…the girls at Nazareth are behind (her) 100%.”
Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060