Charli XCX (born Charlotte Aitchison; August 2nd 1992) Charli XCX is a British popstar who shot to fame when she appeared on Icona Pop's 'I Love It'.
Musical career: Charli XCX's first album, '14', was given away to attendees at her earliest gigs, which happened to be illegal raves. She signed to Asylum
Records in 2010 and gained recognition for her singles 'Stay Away' and 'Nuclear Seasons' in 2011.
In 2012, she released two mixtapes - 'Heartbreaks and Earthquakes' and 'Super Ultra' - and toured alongside Santigold and Coldplay.
After co-writing 'I Love It', Icona Pop brought the track to number one, thrusting both artists into mainstream attention.
Her major label debut was 2013's 'True Romance' and the following year she released 'Sucker' which featured the singles 'Boom Clap' (which appeared in the movie 'The Fault in Our Stars'), 'Break the Rules' and 'Doing It' featuring Rita Ora. She had initially released the single 'SuperLove', before it was decided that it wouldn't appear on the album.
In 2014, she appeared on Iggy Azalea's chart-topping single 'Fancy'. That year she was also announced to support Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour.
In 2015, Charli embarked on her own Sucker World Tour, and announced that she would accompany Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers on a co-headlining tour of the US.
Personal life: Though born in Cambridge, Charli XCX grew up in Hertfordshire and went to Bishop's Stortford College.
She has been writing music since the age of 14 and has the condition sound-to-colour synaesthesia, which means she sees music in terms of colour.
The 2020 pop masterpieces that we've had on repeat.
While we've been forced to party in the comfort of our own living rooms over the course of 2020, that doesn't mean we haven't had fun. The pop world has continued to push out hit after hit, many of which has kept smiles on our faces on the days when we didn't think it were even possible...
Cardi B at the Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection launch party 2019 / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency/SIPA USA/PA Images
1. WAP - Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
Continue reading: From WAP To Say So: 10 Pop Songs That Made Our Year
It used to be Weekly Music Highlights, but now coronavirus has ruined it all.
We are looking at a music industry in crisis as the fear surrounding the coronavirus hits the live circuit and beyond. Releases are being put back, gigs postponed, major events cancelled and a new trend of live show streaming has begun as more and more of us make the choice to self-isolate.
New York City 2020 / Photo Credit: Vanessa Carvalho/Zuma Press/PA Images
Musicians are not only cancelling their tours this year, they're also taking steps to self-quarantine as the virus continues to spread. Charli XCX has expressed her frustration over the isolation, while Blink 182's Mark Hoppus has revealed that his family's "no-one in, no-one out" policy has already incited cabin fever on the first day.
From Billie Eilish to Rammstein, this year has been an incredible one for music.From Billie Eilish to Rammstein, this year has been an incredible one for music.
We're ready to say goodbye to 2019 now that Christmas is over, but not without reflecting on what has been a wonderful year for the world of music. Whether your a pop lover or you prefer the rock world, whether rap is your life or dance is in your blood, this was a transformative year for sound. Here are the top 10 greatest albums of the last twelve months.
1. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Best song: Bad Guy
Without doubt the most sonically extraordinary album of this year, 18-year-old Billie Eilish's debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' has united both pop lovers and alternative listeners thanks to its experimental yet infectious ethos. It's naive yet poignant, fun yet deeply unsettling with themes of bravado, drugs, love, climate change and heartbreak woven throughout the poetic lyrics. There's no-one quite like Billie.
We're feeling the nostalgia this month.
It's been a surprisingly excellent month for music with plenty of enjoyable albums to choose from. In fact, picking out our top seven has been far from an easy job. The theme of nostalgia is strong across a lot of the records, which is perfect for this time of year.
1. Why Me? Why Not. - Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not.
Charli XCX is a name you'll have almost definitely heard due to her huge pop hits such as 'Boys', 'After The Afterparty' and 'I Love It' with Icona Pop. Aside from her mainstream success, she's actually come out with some of the most forward-thinking, fresh pop records of the decade. 2016's 'Vroom Vroom' EP kickstarted this, seeing Charli team up with mind-bending, pop futurist producer SOPHIE, and following that with 2017's 'Number 1 Angel' and 'Pop 2' mixtapes on which she collaborated with various producers from the similarly innovative PC Music label.
It's not just a case of Charli being blessed with excellent producers though, she's a star who often wears her heart on her sleeve amongst these bubble-gum tunes and takes us along on her journeys. She's back with her self-titled album 'Charli' where she continues to grow.
'Next Level Charli' opens the record with lots of sparkle, pumping adrenaline as dazzling keys and ethereal airiness build up, Charli rapping in her in-your-face pace. There's plenty of rich escapism in the lyrics too, Charli talking about her fast life, with plenty of pedal-to-the-metal imagery.
Continue reading: Charli XCX - Charli Album Review
The song has been slammed by a large proportion of the LGBT community.
The women of the LGBT community have reacted with fury over Rita Ora's new song 'Girls', featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, because of its depiction of female same-sex relationships. Charli XCX has responded to the backlash in a recent interview, defending her collaborator over her choice of song.
Rita Ora at the Biggest Weekend
The outrage has been over the stereotypical girl-on-girl lyrics, including the suggestion of a threesome with a man and that the protaganist has been stoned and drunk while engaging in lesbian trysts. It's, frankly, a harmful exploration of such a relationship that panders to the male fantasy rather than any kind of realistic love affair.
Continue reading: Charli XCX Defends Rita Ora's Controversial 'Girls' Record
Swift confirmed fan rumours that the former Fifth Harmony star would be supporting her on tour this year - and added that British star Charli XCX would also be on board.
Rumours had emerged earlier this week regarding whom Swift would be selecting for her tour support, and the singer herself took to Instagram last night to confirm what people had been guessing at.
“This is a Reputation stadium tour update, and I’ve been wanting to tell you this for a really time,” said Swift in a video posted on Thursday night (March 1st). “The opening acts on the Reputation Stadium Tour will be Charli XCX and Camila Cabello."
British star Charli XCX has blasted the Recording Academy president, following the Grammys controversy.
Charli XCX has blasted the Recording Academy president's defence of the lack of female representation at the Grammys.
The chart-topping star took to Twitter to vent her anger against Neil Portnow, who previously spoke to Variety about the relative lack of female nominees.
He explained: ''It has to begin with ... women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level.
Continue reading: Charli XCX Hits Out At Grammys Boss
Charli XCX has revealed her New Year's Resolution is to ''party harder'' in 2018.
Charli XCX has revealed her New Year's Resolution for 2018 is to ''party harder''.
The 'Boom Clap' singer is looking ahead to the next 12 months, and is keeping it simple when it comes to laying out her own personal goals for the year.
Taking to social media with a lighthearted post, she simply tweeted: ''new years resolution = party harder (sic)''
Continue reading: Charli XCX Reveals New Year Resolution
Charli had been due to play Japanese festival Summer Sonic over the weekend, but revealed she's had "really bad tonsillitis and fever" while travelling.
Charli XCX has apologised to her fans in Japan after cancelling her live performances at the Summer Sonic Festival at the weekend, after falling “seriously ill” while travelling.
The 25 year old pop star, real name Charlotte Aitchison, was scheduled to perform at the annual festival in Tokyo over the weekend of August 19th-20th, but cancelled at the last minute. On Saturday night, she uploaded an Instagram post explaining what had happened, saying that she had been taken ill on the way to Japan and was not “able to leave my hotel room”.
“Angels,” Charli wrote. “I am so sad to say that I have to cancel my shows at Summer Sonic in Japan. I have been seriously ill for the past couple of days with really bad tonsillitis and fever.”
Charli XCX seen on the red carpet at the 2016 Billboard Women In Music event held at Pier 36, New York, United States - Friday 9th December 2016
Charli XCX seen arriving at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) held at the Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 6th November 2016
British singer Charli XCX performs at Las Vegas Downtown Event Center, Nevada, United States - Friday 21st October 2016
Celebrities including Charli XCX at the 21st Birthday of SoBe held at SLS Las Vegas - Nevada, United States - Saturday 3rd September 2016
Date of birth
2nd August, 1992
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