Charli XCX

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Charli XCX
XCX at the ARIA Music Awards 2014.
Background information
Birth name Charlotte Emma Aitchison
Born 2 August 1992 (1992-08-02) (age 25)
Cambridge, England
Genres Pop punk, indietronica, synthpunk, dark pop,[1] electropop,[2] witch house[1]
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 2006–present
Labels Orgy Music, This Is Music, Asylum, Atlantic, IAMSOUND
Website www.charlixcxmusic.com
Charli XCX in 2013

Charlotte Emma Aitchison (stage name: Charli XCX; born 2 August 1992) is a British singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She began her singing career in 2008.[3] In 2014 she sang on "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea. That song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Charli XCX was born in Cambridge England to an ethnic Indian mother from Uganda and a Scottish father. She grew up in Start Hill, Essex.

Her first album, 14, was released in 2008. Her second album, and her first major label studio album, True Romance, was released in 2013. She wrote the songs "I Love It" with Icona Pop and "Fancy" with Iggy Azalea. In 2014, her song "Boom Clap" reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Her third album, Sucker, was released on December 16, 2014.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dombal, Ryan (13 December 2011). "Rising". Pitchfork Media. http://pitchfork.com/features/rising/8734-charli-xcx/. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  2. Cox, Jamieson (18 November 2014). "Album Review: Lorde-Curated ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Soundtrack Is a Stellar Sonic Balancing Act". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/album-review/6319947/album-review-lorde-hunger-games-mockingjay-soundtrack. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  3. "Charli XCX". All Music. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/charli-xcx-mn0002688864/biography. Retrieved August 12, 2014.