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Charli XCX

Genres: Pop, Electropop, Synthpop

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Biography

Charli XCX, born Charlotte Emma Aitchison on 2 August 1992, is an English singer-songwriter. Her debut album, True Romance, was released in April of 2013. Charli’s career began at the age of 14. During the day she’d be at school - she loved art, hated music - and afterwards she’d write songs and produce raw demos in the bedroom of her parents’ house. By night, she’d be in London, UK in a “colourful, glittery world that didn’t really mean that much, but never claimed to either”. In 2006, when Charli was 14 she organised her live performances through MySpace and regaled crowds with “nursery rhyme-esque rap pieces with me shouting ‘DINOSAUR SEX!’ while standing on a crate in a warehouse”. As a live promoter her dad had, once upon a time, booked acts like Bob Marley and Siouxsie & The Banshees at his club nights, but even he couldn’t prepare Charli for the parties she found herself performing at. She started performing such material as “Chas’s Song” from her debut, but later grew discontent with such music and wrote new songs, like the aforementioned “Dinosaur Sex!” and “I Wanna Be Darth Vader”. Charli XCX has been making waves since the release of her 2013 debut studio album ‘True Romance’ and also as the songwriter of Icona Pop’s synth-pop anthem ‘I Love It’. Charli XCX’s rise to stardom was further propelled in 2014 following her guest spot in Iggy Azalea’s #1 hit ‘Fancy’, has been nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, and also with her infectious single ‘Boom Clap’, from the soundtrack of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. Her fiesty sophomore album ‘Sucker’ has been named as the Best Pop album of 2014 by Rolling Stone magazine, which dubbed her “the pop star 2014 was waiting for”.