Christina Judith Perri (born August 19, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Philadelphia. Her song "Jar of Hearts" charted after it was featured on the Fox television show So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, and went on to sell over 3 million copies in the United States. A few months later, Perri released her first extended play, The Ocean Way Sessions. After "Jar of Hearts" began to gather a large amount of attention, Perri signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut album, lovestrong., was released on May 10, 2011. In 2012, she wrote and recorded "A Thousand Years" for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (2011) and it appears on the accompanying soundtrack. The song went on to sell over 4 million copies in the United States, being certified 4x platinum. Her second EP, A Very Merry Perri Christmas, was released in October 2012. Perri's upcoming second studio album, Head or Heart, is due for release in Spring 2014 and its lead single, "Human", was released in November 2013.