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

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