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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

    Acoustic Rock

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

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