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

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