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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 working on her next album 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. The single also appeared on the full-length Sucker, which arrived that December. In 2015, she appeared on Ty Dolla $ign's single "Drop That Kitty" alongside Tinashe and collaborated with Mr. Oizo on his Hand in the Fire EP. Early in 2016, XCX launched her boutique label, Vroom Vroom, releasing an EP by the same name that featured PC Music's Hannah Diamond and SOPHIE, and singles by RIVRS and Cuckoolander. The following March, she released the Number 1 Angel mixtape, which featured contributions by MØ and CupcakKe, in anticipation of her third album. ~ Heather Phares
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Stations Featuring
Charli XCX

    Top 44 Love Songs

    Top 44 Love Songs
    1 song

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Kids Pop

    Kids Pop
    1 song

    Office Friendly Jams

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    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.   After the Afterparty
  7.   What I Like
  8.   3AM (Pull Up)
  9.   Babygirl
  10.   You (Ha Ha Ha)
  11.   Boys
  12.   Vroom Vroom
  13.   Kingdom
  14.   Doing It
  15.   Secret (Shh)
  16.   Lipgloss
  17.   Trophy
  18.   Paradise
  19.   Nuclear Seasons
  20.   Breaking Up
  21.   Red Balloon
  22.   Gold Coins
  23.   Roll with Me
  24.   Dreamer
  25.   Grins
  26.   !Franchesckaar!
  27.   White Roses
  28.   Explode
  29.   No Fun
  30.   Famous
  31.   Body of My Own
  32.   London Queen
  33.   Lock You Up
  34.   Lillac a Libertine (Emelline Remix)
  35.   Art Bitch
  36.   Emelline
  37.   Drugs
  38.   ILY2
  39.   Blame It on You
  40.   Rollercoaster by Bleachers
  41.   Need Ur Luv
  42.   Caught in the Middle
  43.   Hanging Around
  44.   Sucker
  45.   Cloud Aura
  46.   So Far Away
  47.   Stay Away
  48.   Yes Sir Idol (Art Bitch Remix)
  49.   Set Me Free (Feel My Pain)
  50.   Die Tonight
  51.   How Can I
  52.   Black Roses
  53.   Papa Vito (Emelline Remix)
  54.   Emotional
  55.   So Over You
  56.   Take My Hand
  57.   Mr Black's Stop Ya Bitching (Remix)

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