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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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Albums by

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

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