Sisters take their music to new heights via YouTube

Sisters take their music to new heights via YouTube
Finding fame: (From left) Lauren, Dani, Lisa, Christina, Amy and Katherine of Cimorelli.

Step aside, Jacksons, Braxtons and Osmonds. There's a new sibling group in town, and they're taking their music to new heights via YouTube.

Sisters Dani, Lauren, Amy, Lisa, Katherine and Christina, aged between 13 and 22, go by their last name Cimorelli, and have been going from strength to strength since finding fame through their covers of pop hits like Demi Lovato's Skyscraper, One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful and Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas.

Last year, their cover of Justin Bieber's Boyfriend for Ryan Seacrest's Bieber-off contest got them on Billboard's Social 50 chart, which ranks the most popular artistes on social media sites like YouTube, Vevo, and Twitter. Speaking to LOUD over the phone from Los Angeles last Thursday, the girls said they "don't really feel pressured" by comparisons to the sibling groups that have come before them.

"We're very different from any other group that has been around," said Amy, 18.

They certainly have an interesting backstory.

Cimorelli come from a family of 11 children - they have five brothers - and the girls said they teamed up without the boys because of the vast age difference between the brothers."The boys have quite a big gap. Our oldest brother, Michael, is 24, Alex is 17 while the other three - Christian, Nick and Joey are 11, 10 and eight," said 15-year-old Lauren.

"So it's a bit harder for them and plus they're not into that pop girly thing that we do. And Michael loves music too, but he likes rock and metal and stuff so we're quite different."

Though the brothers aren't involved in the group, they support their sisters enough to know every word of their songs - even though they pretend not to be interested.

Lisa, 20, said: "Sometimes they pretend they aren't.

"Nick, for instance, I've seen him at our shows and he'll be mouthing every word of our songs and they will even sing our song around the house every once in a while by accident, but they try to keep it on the low, you know?"

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