|Birth name||Claire Cottrill|
|Born||August 18, 1998|
|Associated acts||Matt & Kim|
Early life and education
Clairo grew up in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Geoff Cottrill, a marketing executive who is the current president of American operations at MullenLowe Lintas Group, and was also appointed vice-chair of MusiCares (a philanthropic organization associated with the Grammy Awards) in 2014. In 2017, she started attending Syracuse University.
Clairo started posting music to Bandcamp while in high school before beginning to post covers and songs in addition to DJ mixes of rap music on Soundcloud under the name Clairo/DJ Baby Benz. She also maintained a YouTube channel where she would post covers and short films. She first drew broad attention in 2017 when the video for her song "Pretty Girl" went viral on YouTube. On 1 April 2018, Clairo announced that her debut EP, titled diary 001, was finished, and it was released on 25 May 2018 on FADER Label.
Due to her father's connections and her viral status, Clairo has been controversially accused of being an "industry plant"—a pejorative term to describe musical artists who have backing from the music industry to advance or kick-start their careers, but are deceptively presented as an independent start-up—which she denies. Maintains a current relationship with Rulos.
- 2 Hold U (2017)
- Get With U (2017)
- Flaming Hot Cheetos (2017)
- Pretty Girl (2017)
- 4EVER (2018)
- Better (2018) ☼
- diary 001 (2018)
- do u wanna fall in love? (2014)
- have a nice day (2015)
- late show (2015)
- AQUARIUS BOY (2015)
- metal heart (2015)
- moth girl (2015)
- growing (2015)
- creased laundry (2016)
- brains a bus station (2016)
- The New Indie Pop: Off-Kilter, Handmade, Whimsical and Emotional, The New York Times
- (27 April 2018). Clairo Announces Debut EP, Shares New Song: Listen, Pitchfork
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- "MusiCares Announce New Board". GRAMMY Foundation.
- Moreland, Quinn (16 January 2018). Meet Clairo, the YouTube Star Turning Teenage Awkwardness Into Viral Gold, Pitchfork
- "Claire Cottrill/Keel Her split tape, by clairo". clairo. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
- "Clairo". SoundCloud. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
- Moore, Jacob (29 September 2017). Meet Clairo, the Lo-Fi Bedroom Singer/Songwriter Who Went Viral By Being Herself, Pigeons & Planes
- Lawler, Opheli Garcia (1 April 2018). Clairo has finished her EP, Fader
- "clair-o on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
- Kramer, Bradley (5 April 2018). Is ‘Pretty Girl’ Clairo’s self-made success too good to be true?, Burlington County Times
- "Clairo's 'Pretty Girl' Went Viral. Then She Had to Prove Herself". New York Times. Retrieved 31 May 2018.