Charli XCX

Charlotte Emma Aitchison

Charlotte Emma Aitchison(born 2 August 1992), better known by her stage nameCharli XCX, is an English singer and songwriter.Charli XCX released her debut single independently in 2008 and initially performed at warehouse raves in London . She signed to Asylum Records in 2010 and released two mixtapes,Heartbreaks and EarthquakesandSuper Ultra, in 2012. Charli XCX's major label debut album,True Romance, was released in 2013, accompanied by singles including " You (Ha Ha Ha) " and " Nuclear Seasons ".She rose to prominence during 2013 and 2014 when she was featured on two successful singles, Icona Pop 's " I Love It " and Iggy Azalea 's " Fancy ". Her 2014 single " Boom Clap " from the soundtrack album ofThe Fault in Our Starsbecame a top ten single in a number of countries. It also preceded the release of her second album,Sucker, which featured the singles " Break the Rules ", " Doing It " and " Famous ". A bonus track, titled "Red Balloon" was also featured on the soundtrack toHome.

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 Charli XCX's Early life

Aitchison also studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, but left during the second year of her degree course.

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 Charli XCX's Career

2008–12: Early performances and recordings[edit]

Charli XCX in 2012

Despite the illicit nature of the gigs, her parents were supportive of her career and attended several raves with her.She released two singles, "!Franchesckaar!" and double A-side "Emelline"/"Art Bitch", in late 2008 under Orgy Music. The album she recorded at this time,14(which features the former single), was never commercially released, although several promotional copies were issued and copies were given away at her earliest gigs.[not in citation given]After being signed to Asylum Records in 2010, she took a break from music in what she describes as a "lost" period.

Early in 2011, Alex Metric released the single "End of the World" which featured her vocals. When the song appeared on BBC's Radio One, her age, success and relative obscurity were regularly marveled.

In May 2012, Charli XCX released her first mixtape,Heartbreaks and Earthquakes, a one-track file consisting of eight songs.She supported Santigold and Coldplay on tour during that year.Her second original mixtape,Super Ultra, was released exclusively through her website in November 2012.

2012–13:True Romance[edit]

Main article: True Romance (Charli XCX album)
Charli performing at Positivus Festival 2013

, eventually climbing to number seven on the chart.It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart . Charli XCX's own single " You're the One " was released in mid 2012 and was named among the 20 Best Songs of 2012 byBillboard.The succeeding single, " You (Ha Ha Ha) ", was listed inSpinmagazine and in Consequence of Sound as one of the best songs of 2013.

BillboardTop Heatseekers , and at number 11 on the Australian Hitseekers Albums Chart .True Romancewas received well by music critics, earning a 76/100 on Metacritic , which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

2013–15: International success andSucker[edit]

Main article: Sucker (album)

Hot 100, becoming both artists' first number-one single on the chart.Charli XCX expanded her portfolio of songwriting for other artists during this period, with credits on Azalea's 2014 single " Beg for It ", Ryn Weaver 's debut single " OctaHate ", and material for acts including Sky Ferreira , Neon Jungle , Rihanna , and Gwen Stefani .

Charli XCX performing in Detroit in October 2014
Charli XCX performing in Detroit in October 2014

, which was released in December 2014 in North America and February 2015 in Europe. The subsequent single, " Break the Rules ", charted within the top 10 in Australia and Germany, and " Doing It " (featuring fellow British singer Rita Ora ) peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. Charli XCX opened for Katy Perry on the European leg of her Prismatic World Tour in early 2015, headlined her own UK tour, and featured alongside R&B artist Tinashe on rapper Ty Dolla Sign 's single " Drop That Kitty ".In July and August 2015, Charli XCX co-headlined a US tour with Jack Antonoff .She announced on 21 August that, for "personal reasons", a planned second leg of the tour would not go ahead.

2015–present: Upcoming third studio album and Vroom Vroom Recordings[edit]

British producer SOPHIE has been confirmed to be involved in the album's production.

In October 2015, she released "Vroom Vroom" in the Beats 1 Radio Show, which is the first song that was released publicly and will be included on her upcoming third album in 2016.

In February 2016, she reported that the album was expected to have been finished within the first week of the month. She also revealed that, along with SOPHIE, other producers on the album would include BloodPop and Stargate.

Vroom Vroomon 26 February 2016, as the teaser for her third studio album. The second song from the EP called "Trophy" received its first play on Zane Lowe 's Beats 1 show that night. XCX will also host her own Beats 1 show fortnightly.

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 Charli XCX's Style and influences

Charli XCX in 2015

She has named "Siouxsie Sioux as her hero"and Rihanna as her "favorite pop girl."The Hives , Weezer , Ramones and 1960s yé-yé music all influenced her third album.She has said that "the best artists are the ones who constantly change— Madonna , [David] Bowie ".and that her "dream collaboration would be with someone like Björk, Kate Bush, or even Dionne Warwick ".Some of Charli's favourite songs are Robert Palmer 's " Addicted to Love ,"P.M. Dawn 's " Set Adrift on Memory Bliss ," Uffie's " Ricky ," Bow Wow Wow 's " Fools Rush In ," Serge Gainsbourg 's " Initials BB ," The Cure's " Just Like Heaven ,"Paris Hilton's " Stars Are Blind ,"and the Britney Spears songs " Gimme More " and " Piece of Me ."

6.Her voice has been compared to that of Gwen Stefaniand Marina and The Diamonds .

XCX also directed a documentary about gender equality, titledThe F Word And Me, which premiered on BBC 3.

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 Charli XCX's Discography

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 Charli XCX's Tours

Headlining[edit]

True Romance Tour (2013)

  • Girl Power North America Tour (2014)
  • Charli and Jack Do America Tour (2015)

Sucker tour (2014-2015)

Supporting[edit]

  • The Ting Tings – Show Us Yours Tour (2011)
  • Azealia Banks – Mermaid Ball (2012)
  • Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto Tour (2012)
  • Ellie Goulding – The Halcyon Days Tour (2013)
  • Marina and the Diamonds – The Lonely Hearts Club Tour (2013)
  • Paramore – The Self-Titled Tour (2013)
  • Katy Perry – The Prismatic World Tour (2015)

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 Charli XCX's Filmography

Film[]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Willow Voice role
  • The F-Word and Me
  • The Ride: Charli XCX
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Lost In The North
  • The 1989 World Tour LIVE

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 Charli XCX's Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Charli XCX

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 Charli XCX's References

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  2. This Week's Fresh Music Top 20. 4Music. 15 April 2014. 
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  10. "Charli XCX explains "XCX" – On Air with Ryan Seacrest". YouTube. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  11. Nika, Colleen. "Dark Star Rising: Charli XCX Talks Rave Roots and Her Colorful Future". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  12. "Interview: Charli XCX Talks Debut Album, Internet Haters, and Writing Icona Pop's "I Love It"". Complex. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  13. "Charli XCX – Guardian Interview". the Guardian. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  14. "Pitchfork – The Best Songs of 2011". Pitchfork. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
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  19. Lipshutz, Jason (26 September 2013). "Charli XCX Previews Second Album with 'SuperLove' Single: Watch Video". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  20. Trust, Gary. "Pink Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100 While Rihanna Rules at Radio". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  21. "20 Best Songs of 2012: Critics' Picks". Billboard. 
  22. "Charli XCX – "You (Ha Ha Ha)" – Songs Charli – 21 – SPIN". Spin. 
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  29. Jacques Peterson (29 September 2012). "Listen To Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's Cocky New Single, 'Fancy'". Popdust. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  30. "Chart Watch: Meet Iggy Azalea". YAHOO. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  31. Sam Lansky (4 March 2014). "Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's Homage to Clueless Will Have You Totally Buggin'". TIME. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  32. Meaghan Garvey. "Up Next: Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Sky Ferreira, and More – Songs Written by Charli XCX – Complex UK". Complex UK. 
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