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

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