Charli XCX in 2015
|Born||Charlotte Emma Aitchison|
2 August 1992
|Education||Slade School of Fine Art|
|Home town||Start Hill, Essex, England|
|Awards||List of awards and nominations|
Charlotte Emma Aitchison (born 2 August 1992), known professionally as Charli XCX, is an English singer, songwriter, music video director and record executive. Born in Cambridge and raised in Start Hill, Essex, she began posting songs on MySpace in 2008, which led to her discovery by a promoter who invited her to perform at warehouse raves and parties. In 2010 she signed a recording contract with Asylum Records and began developing her sound, releasing a series of singles and mixtapes throughout 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Charli XCX rose to fame with the Icona Pop collaboration "I Love It", which became an international hit, peaking at number-one in her native country and the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100. Her debut studio album, True Romance, was released that year to critical acclaim, but failed to meet commercial expectations.
Frustrated by the way the music industry treated her, she retreated to Sweden to record a punk-inspired album. During this time, she began to expand her songwriting portfolio, and contributed the hook to "Fancy" by rapper Iggy Azalea, which finished the year as one of the best-selling singles worldwide, and received her first solo hit with "Boom Clap" later that year. Her second studio album Sucker was released at the end of the year, and respectively produced the successful singles "Break the Rules" and "Doing It". In 2015, she began working with artists in the British collective PC Music, as well as producer Sophie, developing a more experimental sound and image. In 2016 she began work on her third studio album, releasing the Vroom Vroom EP as a "taste" of the album. It suffered multiple delays and leaks, while she released the critically acclaimed mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop 2, and a series of singles throughout 2017 and 2018, including the BPI-certified "After the Afterparty" and "Boys".
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Artistry
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Tours
- 7 Filmography
- 8 Awards and nominations
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Charlotte Emma Aitchison was born on 2 August 1992, in Cambridge, England. Her father, Jon Aitchison, is a Scottish entrepreneur and former show-booker, and her mother, Shameera, is a Gujarati Indian former nurse and flight attendant born and raised in Uganda. Charli was raised in Start Hill, Essex, and attended Bishop's Stortford College in nearby Bishop's Stortford. While her parents weren't very musical, she demonstrated an affinity for music from an early age, being interested in pop stars such as Spice Girls and Britney Spears. She began writing songs when she was fourteen years old, writing a song called "Fish and Chips Shop".
At fourteen, she convinced her parents to grant her a loan to record her first album, 14, and in early 2008, began posting songs from the album, as well as numerous other demos, on her official MySpace page. This caught the attention of a promoter running numerous illegal warehouse raves and parties in east London, who invited her to perform. She was billed on flyers under the stage name Charli XCX, which was her MSN Messenger display name when she was younger.[a] Despite the illicit nature of the gigs, her parents were supportive of her career and attended several raves with her. In late 2008, while 14 was never commercially released, she released the two singles "!Franchesckaar!" and double A-side "Emelline"/"Art Bitch", under Orgy Music. She has since frequently expressed her distaste for her music of the time, going as far to call it "gimmicky dance tracks" and "fucking terrible MySpace music". At age eighteen, Charli moved to London to study for a fine art degree at UCL's Slade School of Fine Art but dropped out in her second year.
2009–2013: Beginnings and debut album
In 2010, Charli XCX was signed to Asylum Records, however she describes herself afterwards as being "lost". In an interview with The Guardian, Charli XCX said "I was still in school, I'd just come out of this weird rave scene, and I wasn't really sure what to make of that. And when I got signed I hated pop music; I wanted to make bad rap music. I didn't know who I was. I didn't know what I liked. Even though I was signed, I was still figuring it out." She eventually flew out to Los Angeles to meet with producers, and found it "wasn't working out for me" until she met with American producer Ariel Rechtshaid. They had a two hour session and in that time wrote the song "Stay Away", and she stated that that's "when things started to come together". Early in 2011, she was featured on the Alex Metric single "End of the World". She left during the second year of her degree course at the Slade School of Fine Art to focus on her music career, and in May and November 2011, she released the singles "Stay Away" and "Nuclear Seasons" respectively, and gained attention from music website Pitchfork Media, where she earned "Best New Track" accolades for both; the former was eventually named to the site's "Best Tracks of 2011" list.
In addition to Rechtshaid, she began working with Swedish producer Patrik Berger. He sent her two beats, and she quickly wrote songs for each of them, one of which became "I Love It" and the other of which became "You're the One". She stated that she didn't end up releasing "I Love It" herself because she could not reconcile it with her sound, but in 2012, Swedish duo Icona Pop re-recorded the song and released it as a single featuring her vocals. The song became an international hit, hitting number 1 in Charli's home country and climbing to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013. In June, she released "You're The One" as a single from her EP of the same name, followed by her debut mixtape Heartbreaks and Earthquakes, a one-track file consisting of eight songs including a cover of the Blood Orange song "Champagne Coast" and Odd Future's remix of "You're the One". In September, she released a video for "So Far Away", and on Halloween, she released a new song called "Cloud Aura" featuring Brooke Candy, followed by her second mixtape Super Ultra, released exclusively through her website in November. In early 2013, she released "You (Ha Ha Ha)" and announced her debut album, followed by "What I Like" in March.
True Romance was released in April 2013. It peaked at number 85 on the UK Albums Chart, at number five on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers, and at number 11 on the Australian Hitseekers Albums Chart. The album was received well by music critics, earning a 76/100 on Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". In May, she released a song with Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds, called "Just Desserts", followed by the video for "Take My Hand" later that month.
2013–2015: Breakthrough and Sucker
Charli XCX began writing her second album in mid-2013, saying she initially wanted to go to India to record, but later deciding she wanted to record in France, she said: "Two months ago, I wanted to go to India and record it, and now I want to record it in France. So I feel like nothing is definite – like, I feel very all-over-the-place at the moment. But at the moment, my heart's set on going to France and recording it, but that was different two months ago, so who knows what's going to happen?" Frustrated with the music industry, she ended up going to Sweden, isolating herself from her record label, and made a punk-inspired album over a month. Working on the album with Patrik Berger, they made it at a fast pace, saying that it is "not thought-about, everything really spontaneous [...] We don’t think — it’s like the first thing that comes out of my mouth is the cut on the record," however it was eventually scrapped for a more "pop"-oriented album. The album included a song called "Mow That Lawn", which was debuted live a year later at Ilosaarirock Festival in Finland.
In late 2013, "SuperLove" was released as the lead single from the album, and reached number sixty-two on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Charli's first solo entry on the chart. In January 2014, she released a song called "Allergic to Love" on her SoundCloud. While writing the album, she did further sessions with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend, production duo Stargate, John Hill, and a session with Dr. Luke which she said "wasn’t for me”. In an interview with DIY magazine, she stated that she wrote the record for girls and wants them to feel "a sense of empowerment". Charli explained in her tour diary with Replay Laserblast that the record's genre is still pop, but has "a very shouty, girl-power, girl-gang, Bow Wow Wow" feel to it at the same time. She also said in an interview with Idolator that the album would be influenced by The Hives, Weezer, the Ramones and 1960s yé-yé music. "SuperLove" was eventually scrapped from the album.
In early 2014, she was featured on Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's single "Fancy"; the track topped the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming both artists' first number-one single on the chart. Charli XCX expanded her portfolio of songwriting for other artists during this period, with credits on Azalea's 2014 single "Beg for It", Ryn Weaver's debut single "OctaHate", and material for acts including Sky Ferreira, Neon Jungle, Rihanna, and Gwen Stefani. In mid-2014, Charli XCX contributed the song "Boom Clap" to the soundtrack of the film The Fault in Our Stars. "Boom Clap" peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number six in the UK, and was certified platinum in Australia.
In an interview with Popjustice in June, she stated she had finished writing sessions and expected the album to be finished by the end of July. In August, Sucker was announced to be released in Octobe, along with the lead single "Break the Rules". She said the song came out about after she had made her punk album in Sweden, when she "came out of the other side of that punk phase and translated it into something more pop." She stated that the album was "obviously, [...] about not giving a fuck." The album was pushed back the next month due to the success of "Boom Clap", and was officially released in December 2014 in North America and February 2015 in Europe. It debuted at number 28 on the US Billboard 200, making it Charli's first album to enter the chart, and number 15 on the UK Albums Chart. The album's third single, "Doing It", featuring fellow British singer Rita Ora, was released in February, and peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. Charli XCX opened for Katy Perry on the European leg of her Prismatic World Tour in early 2015, headlined her own UK tour, and featured alongside R&B artist Tinashe on rapper Ty Dolla Sign's single "Drop That Kitty". In May 2015, Charli XCX released "Famous", as the fourth single taken from Sucker. A music video was released in March, and was ranked by Time and Pitchfork as the 5th and 19th best pop music video of the year, respectively. In July and August 2015, Charli XCX co-headlined a US tour with Jack Antonoff. She announced on 21 August that, for "personal reasons", a planned second leg of the tour would not go ahead.
2015–present: Vroom Vroom EP, Number 1 Angel, Pop 2 and third studio album
In June 2015, Charli XCX appeared as a guest vocalist on Italian producer Giorgio Moroder's single "Diamonds", from the album Déjà Vu. In a July 2015 interview, Charli XCX said that she was working on her third album and described it as "the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing" she had ever done. British producer Sophie was confirmed to be involved in the album's production, along with other producers, BloodPop and Stargate. In February 2016, Charli XCX released an extended play titled Vroom Vroom in collaboration with Sophie as a teaser for her third studio album. Charli XCX also hosted her own radio show on Beats 1 that premiered fortnightly. She wrote the songs "Gravity" and "Tonight", which appeared on Blondie's album Pollinator (released in 2017).
On 28 October 2016, "After the Afterparty" was released. On 10 March 2017, Charli XCX released the mixtape, Number 1 Angel, which featured a line-up of all female guest appearances from MØ, Raye, Starrah, Uffie, Abra, and Cupcakke. The mixtape was largely a collaboration with producer A. G. Cook, her creative director. On 17 March 2017, Mura Masa released his single "1 Night", which featured vocals from Charli XCX.
On 26 July 2017, Charli XCX released "Boys", along with a self-directed music video featuring an ensemble cast of male celebrities, including Joe Jonas and Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco, among others; it peaked at number 2 on the Top 25 YouTube list on 27 July, receiving almost two millions views in under 24 hours. On 6 August, Charli XCX performed at Lollapalooza music festival 2017. On 25 August 2017, Charli XCX performed at Leeds Festival.
The Number 1 Angel follow-up mixtape, Pop 2, was released on 15 December 2017, featuring collaborations with Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo, ALMA, Caroline Polachek, Brooke Candy, Cupcakke, Pabllo Vittar, Dorian Electra, Mykki Blanco, Tommy Cash, Kim Petras, Jay Park and MØ. On 15 March 2018, Charli XCX performed to promote her album Pop 2 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
From May 2018, Charli XCX started performing on Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour as an opening act. Since then, she released several singles. On 31 May, she released "5 in the Morning," which was debuted on the first date of Swift's tour. On 29 June, she released the singles "Focus" and "No Angel". On 27 July, she released the single "Girls Night Out," which had previously been performed live and leaked in 2017. On 5 October, she released the single "1999" with South African-Australian artist Troye Sivan.
Music critics have noted Charli XCX's music as mainly dance-pop, electropop, and alternative pop. Her early recordings were described as a blend of dark wave and witch house. As her career progressed, she showcased several other musical styles such as gothic pop and synth-pop in her debut album, her second album was described as pop punk containing elements of punk rock, new wave and power pop. Her latest projects explored an avant-pop direction, Vroom Vroom contained elements of Eurodance, meanwhile Number 1 Angel showed influences of trap, hip hop, R&B, electropop, synth-pop and experimental pop.
Charli XCX's influences include Britney Spears, Shampoo, No Doubt, t.A.T.u., The Donnas, Bikini Kill, Martika, Belinda Carlisle, The Cure, The Feminine Complex, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Donna Summer, Marilyn Manson, Bread, the Spice Girls, All Saints, Uffie, Brooke Candy, Lil Wayne, Kate Bush, Twin Peaks, Paris Hilton, Justice, Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris, Björk, Quentin Tarantino and Siouxsie Sioux. She has named singer Siouxsie Sioux as her "hero" and Rihanna as her "favorite pop girl." The Hives, Weezer, Ramones and 1960s yé-yé music all influenced her second album. She has said that "the best artists are the ones who constantly change—Madonna, [David] Bowie" and that her "dream collaboration would be with someone like Björk, Kate Bush, or even Dionne Warwick".
Some of Charli XCX's favourite songs are Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love," P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," Uffie's "Ricky," Bow Wow Wow's "Fools Rush In," Serge Gainsbourg's "Initials B.B.," The Cure's "Just Like Heaven," Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind," and the Britney Spears songs "Gimme More" and "Piece of Me". Charli XCX's voice has been compared to that of Gwen Stefani and Marina and the Diamonds.
Charli XCX experiences sound-to-colour synaesthesia. She states, "I see music in colours. I love music that's black, pink, purple or red—but I hate music that's green, yellow or brown." She considers herself a feminist and wrote her song "Body of My Own" as a feminist statement. She also directed the 2015 documentary about gender equality, The F Word and Me, which premiered on BBC Three.
- Girl Power North America Tour (2014)
- Charli and Jack Do America Tour (2015)
- Number 1 Angel Tour (2017)
- Pop 2 Shows Tour (2018)
- The Ting Tings – Show Us Yours Tour (2011)
- Azealia Banks – Mermaid Ball (2012)
- Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto Tour (2012)
- Ellie Goulding – The Halcyon Days Tour (2013)
- Marina and the Diamonds – The Lonely Hearts Club Tour (2013)
- Paramore – The Self-Titled Tour (2013)
- Katy Perry – Prismatic World Tour (2015)
- Halsey – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour (2017)
- Sia – Nostalgic for the Present Tour (2017)
- Taylor Swift – Reputation Stadium Tour (2018)
|2016||"I, U, US"||RAYE||Director|
|2017||"Boys"||Charli XCX||Director, herself||Co-directed with Sarah McColgan|
|"Phases"||ALMA & French Montana||Director|
|"Dirty Sexy Money"||David Guetta & Afrojack featuring Charli XCX & French Montana||Director, herself||Co-directed with Sarah McColgan|
|2015||The F-Word and Me||Herself|
|2015||Lost in the North||Herself||Short film|
|2015||Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live||Herself||Concert film|
|2016||The Angry Birds Movie||Willow||Voice role|
|2014||Saturday Night Live||Herself||Musical guest|
|2014||Major Lazer||Lady Vanessa Rothchild||1 episode|
|2015||The Ride: Charli XCX||Herself||Main role|
|2017||Celebrity Juice||Herself||1 episode|
Awards and nominations
- The XCX stands for "Kiss Charli Kiss"
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