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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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    New Pop First

    New Pop First
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    Top Indie

    Top Indie
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    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Indie Party

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    Electronic Chill

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

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