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

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