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

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