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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

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Kids Pop

    Kids Pop
    1 song

    Office Friendly Jams

    Office Friendly Jams
    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    1 song

Albums by
Charli XCX

Top Songs by
Charli XCX

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

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