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

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