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

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