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

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