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Spanning influences such as dream pop, R&B, electronic music, hip-hop, and more, Grimes is the project of Vancouver-born and raised singer/songwriter/producer/visual artist Claire Boucher. She began making music while studying neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, though her focus on music -- which included staging shows at an old textile factory that she and her friends dubbed Lab Synthèse -- ultimately led to her expulsion from the school. The scene that spawned Lab Synthèse also founded Arbutus Records, the label that released Boucher's early work. Two songs released under her own name appeared on Arbutus' spring 2009 sampler; her first two albums as Grimes, Geidi Primes and Halfaxa, arrived via the label in 2010. The following year, she collaborated on a split EP with d'Eon that was co-released by Arbutus and the like-minded Hippos in Tanks, and appeared on Lykke Li's North American tour before announcing she had signed to 4AD in late 2011. Her debut for 4AD, Visions, arrived in early 2012. Its mix of bright pop and dark atmospheres earned instant critical acclaim, with the album appearing on many "Best of 2012" lists and earning a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. Grimes signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company in 2013, and released the single "Go" -- which was allegedly written for Rihanna -- in 2014. As she continued to work on her fourth album, in 2015 she collaborated with Bleachers on the song "Entropy," which appeared on the HBO TV series Girls, and released another single, "REALiTi," which featured a video directed by Boucher. That October, Grimes released her artwork for the upcoming album Art Angels as well as the singles "Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream" and "Scream," a collaboration with Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. Art Angels was first issued as a digital release in November 2015, with physical releases arriving that December. ~ Heather Phares
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Genesis
  3.   Oblivion
  4.   Nightmusic
  5.   Crystal Ball
  6.   Go by Blood Diamonds
  7.   Flesh Without Blood
  8.   Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U)
  9.   Venus In Fleurs
  10.   California
  11.   Circumambient
  12.   My Sister Says the Saddest Things
  13.   Weregild
  14.   Medieval Warfare
  15.   Realiti
  16.   Pin
  17.   Urban Twilight
  18.   Venus Fly
  19.   World Princess, Pt. 2
  20.   Eight
  21.   Infinite Love Without Fulfilment
  22.   Rosa
  23.   Vanessa
  24.   Devon
  25.   Easily
  26.   Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus)
  27.   Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
  28.   Heartbeats
  29.   Butterfly
  30.   Life in the Vivid Dream
  31.   Artangels
  32.   Belly of the Beat
  33.   Scream
  34.   Laughing and Not Being Normal
  35.   Know the Way (Outro)
  36.   Skin
  37.   Be a Body
  38.   Visiting Statue
  39.   Beast Infection
  40.   Caladan
  41.   Orphia
  42.   Hedra by d'Eon
  43.   World Princess
  44.   Swan Song
  45.   River
  46.   [Untranslated]
  47.   Outer
  48.   Avi
  49.   Dream Fortress
  50.   Kill vs. Maim
  51.   Vowels = Space and Time
  52.   Zoal, Face Dancer
  53.   Transparancy by d'Eon
  54.   Dragvandil
  55.   Shadout Mapes
  56.   Grisgris
  57.   Gambang
  58.   Sardaukar Levenbrech
  59.   Ivory
  60.   Favriel
  61.   Hallways
  62.   Intor/Flowers
  63.   Sagrad

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