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Charli XCX

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The nom de pop of Charlotte Aitchison, Charli XCX mixes influences and inspirations as diverse as the Spice Girls, Kate Bush, Lil Wayne, Quentin Tarantino, and Twin Peaks into moody yet catchy pop. She began making music at an early age while growing up in Hertfordshire, England, and released a pair of singles, 2008's "Emelline/Art Bitch" and "!Franchesckaar!," while still in her teens. She also recorded her first album that year, which she sold at concerts although it never saw an official release. Three years later she returned with a slew of new material, including the singles "Stay Away" and "Nuclear Seasons"; the mixtapes Super Girls, Super Love and I Like Boys Who Cry, which respectively gathered the female and male artists who shaped her music; and cameos on Starkey's "Lost in Space" and Alex Metric's "End of the World." Her first original mixtape, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes, arrived in May 2012 and was followed by her U.S. debut EP, You're the One, and another mixtape, Super Ultra. She scored another hit that year when she appeared on the Icona Pop single "I Love It," which she co-wrote. Early in 2013, the single "You (Ha Ha Ha)" arrived shortly before Charli XCX's full-length debut, True Romance, dropped that April. Though the album earned critical acclaim, Aitchison was already at work on her third full-length later that year, working with collaborators as diverse as Weezer, Stargate, and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and issuing the single "Superlove" in December. However, her big break came in 2014, when she collaborated with Iggy Azalea on the single "Fancy." The song became both artists' first number one on Billboard's Hot 100 that May (Aitchison also co-wrote "Beg for It," which appeared on Azalea's Reclassified and featured Danish singer/songwriter MØ). That month, XCX released another single, "Boom Clap," which introduced a more streamlined, accessible sound. Featured on the soundtrack to the film adaptation of the young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars, it charted in the Top Ten in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia, becoming her biggest solo hit to date. Around that time, she announced her third album, Sucker. Released that December, it was preceded by another single, "Break the Rules," and a gig opening for Katy Perry on the European leg of her Prism tour. ~ Heather Phares
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Stations Featuring
Charli XCX

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    Top 44 Love Songs

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    Top 50 Songs of 2014

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    Top 50 Pop Songs of 2014

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    Top 50 Most Banned Songs of 2014

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    Top 50 Breakout Artists of 2014

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    Iggy Azalea: DNA

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    Alesso: I Am The DJ

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    Taylor Swift: DNA

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    Top 100 Songs of the Decade (So Far)

    1 song

    Artists to Watch 2015

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    Ariana Grande: DNA

    1 song

    Katy Perry: DNA

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    SoundHound Radio

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    Rihanna: DNA

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    Today's Hits

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    '80s, '90s & Today

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    Radio Disney

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    Dance Party

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    Teen Pop

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    Party Hits

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    UK Indie

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Albums by
Charli XCX

Top Songs by
Charli XCX

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Boom Clap
  3.   You're the One
  4.   Superlove
  5.   Break the Rules
  6.   You (Ha Ha Ha)
  7.   What I Like
  8.   Doing It
  9.   Kingdom
  10.   Nuclear Seasons
  11.   Red Balloon
  12.   Famous
  13.   !Franchesckaar!
  14.   Gold Coins
  15.   Sucker
  16.   Die Tonight
  17.   London Queen
  18.   Breaking Up
  19.   Body of My Own
  20.   Hanging Around
  21.   So Over You
  22.   Need Ur Luv
  23.   Caught in the Middle
  24.   Lillac a Libertine (Emelline Remix)
  25.   Set Me Free (Feel My Pain)
  26.   Grins
  27.   Black Roses
  28.   So Far Away
  29.   Take My Hand
  30.   Stay Away
  31.   How Can I
  32.   Lock You Up
  33.   Cloud Aura
  34.   Art Bitch
  35.   Papa Vito (Emelline Remix)
  36.   Yes Sir Idol (Art Bitch Remix)
  37.   Mr Black's Stop Ya Bitching (Remix)
  38.   Emelline
  39.   [CD-ROM Track]
  40.   I Love It

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