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

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