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

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