Christina Perri's breakthrough came in 2010 when her song "Jar of Hearts" was featured on the television show So You Think You Can Dance. If you're a cynical jerk like me, you assume this was all part of an orchestrated plan to make Perri a star, a shameless act of cross-promotion executed by a record label and a TV network from the same multinational conglomerate's family tree. Not true, according to that bastion of veracity, Wikipedia. Apparently, Perri was unsigned at the time, a Philly songstress pursuing a music career who just happened to have a friend in common with the show's choreographer. Friend passed along the song, and the rest is history. Pretty cool! Anyway, Perri is an inoffensive pop star: Her songs are earnest and catchy, the arrangements crescendo with focus-grouped precision, the lyrics are inspirational and relatable. This is red-meat music for America's prime-time viewing audience. BEN SALMON
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