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Charli XCX

The nom de pop of Charlotte Aitchison, Charli XCX mixes influences and inspirations as diverse as the Spice Girls, Kate Bush, Lil Wayne, Quentin Tarantino, and Twin Peaks into moody yet catchy pop. She began making music at an early age while growing up in Hertfordshire, England, and released a pair of singles, 2008's "Emelline/Art Bitch" and "!Franchesckaar!," while still in her teens. She also recorded her first album that year, which she sold at concerts although it never saw an official release. Three years later she returned with a slew of new material, including the singles "Stay Away" and "Nuclear Seasons"; the mixtapes Super Girls, Super Love and I Like Boys Who Cry, which respectively gathered the female and male artists who shaped her music; and cameos on Starkey's "Lost in Space" and Alex Metric's "End of the World." Her first original mixtape, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes, arrived in May 2012 and was followed by her U.S. debut EP, You're the One, and another mixtape, Super Ultra. She scored another hit that year when she appeared on the Icona Pop single "I Love It," which she co-wrote. Early in 2013, the single "You (Ha Ha Ha)" arrived shortly before Charli XCX's full-length debut, True Romance, dropped that April. Though the album earned critical acclaim, Aitchison was already at work on her third full-length later that year, working with collaborators as diverse as Weezer, Stargate, and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and issuing the single "Superlove" in December. However, her big break came in 2014, when she collaborated with Iggy Azalea on the single "Fancy." The song became both artists' first number one on Billboard's Hot 100 that May (Aitchison also co-wrote "Beg for It," which appeared on Azalea's Reclassified and featured Danish singer/songwriter MØ). That month, XCX released another single, "Boom Clap," which introduced a more streamlined, accessible sound. Featured on the soundtrack to the film adaptation of the young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars, it charted in the Top Ten in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia, becoming her biggest solo hit to date. Around that time, she announced her third album, Sucker. Released that December, it was preceded by another single, "Break the Rules," and a gig opening for Katy Perry on the European leg of her Prism tour. ~ Heather Phares
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Stations Featuring
Charli XCX

    Top 44 Love Songs

    Top 44 Love Songs
    1 song

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    2 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Kids Pop

    1 song

    Party Hits

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    1 song

Albums by
Charli XCX

Top Songs by
Charli XCX

  1.   Song
  2.   Boom Clap
  3.   Superlove
  4.   You're the One
  5.   Break the Rules
  6.   What I Like
  7.   You (Ha Ha Ha)
  8.   Doing It
  9.   Kingdom
  10.   Breaking Up
  11.   Nuclear Seasons
  12.   Red Balloon
  13.   Stay Away
  14.   Black Roses
  15.   Caught in the Middle
  16.   Cloud Aura
  17.   So Over You
  18.   Famous
  19.   Gold Coins
  20.   !Franchesckaar!
  21.   Hanging Around
  22.   London Queen
  23.   Set Me Free (Feel My Pain)
  24.   Take My Hand
  25.   Lock You Up
  26.   Sucker
  27.   So Far Away
  28.   Die Tonight
  29.   How Can I
  30.   Grins
  31.   Rollercoaster by Bleachers
  32.   Body of My Own
  33.   Emelline
  34.   Need Ur Luv
  35.   Papa Vito (Emelline Remix)
  36.   Lillac a Libertine (Emelline Remix)
  37.   Mr Black's Stop Ya Bitching (Remix)
  38.   Art Bitch
  39.   Yes Sir Idol (Art Bitch Remix)
  40.   [CD-ROM Track]
  41.   I Love It

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