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

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