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Charli XCX

Charli XCX


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Charlotte Emma Aitchison

Birth Date :

August 02, 1992

Birth Place :

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Claim to fame :

Single "Boom Clap'" (2014)


Charli XCX was born Charlotte Emma Aitchison on August 2, 1992. She began making music at an early age while growing up in Hertfordshire, England, and released a pair of singles, "Emelline/Art Bitch" and "!Franchesckaar!", while she was 14. She recorded her first album in 2008. The record was only sold at concerts and never saw an official release.

She was signed to This Is Music and IAMSOUND Records in 2010 before releasing three more singles, "Stay Away", "Nuclear Seasons" and "You're the One" from her debut EP, "You're the One", which was released in June 2012. After some delays, her official debut album "True Romance" arrived in 2013. In the same year, she found fame after being featured on Icona Pop's hit "I Love It" which she also wrote. She had a bigger success when appearing with Iggy Azalea on the rapper's "Fancy" in 2014. While the song was still topping Billboard Hot 100, Charli scored her first top 10 hit on the chart as a main artist with "Boom Clap". The song appears on her second studio album "Sucker" as well as on the soundtrack of "The Fault in Our Stars".

Latest News

Charli XCX Cancels Rest of Joint Tour With Bleachers for 'Personal Reasons'

August 22, 2015 04:57:57 GMT

and ' co-headlining tour came to an abrupt end on Friday, August 21. In a lengthy Facebook post she shared on the day, the British beauty announced that she's no longer able to play the remaining dates on their "Charli and Jack Do America" tour due to "personal reasons."

Video: Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Perform on 'Today' Show, Add Second Leg of Joint Tour

June 06, 2015 01:54:10 GMT

"" show's Toyota Concert Series continued on Friday, June 5 with as the guest. During her appearance on the morning show, the British beauty brought out ' frontman Jack Antonoff, with whom she's hitting the road this summer, to help her sing "Doing It" off her 2014 album "".

Charli XCX and Bleachers Team Up for 'Do America' Joint Tour

April 22, 2015 08:48:35 GMT

is spending her summer with Jack Antonoff. The British singer and the member's other band announced via a YouTube video shared on Tuesday, April 21 that they'd co-headline what's been dubbed "Charli and Jack Do America Tour".

Ty Dolla $ign Premieres Cats-Filled Video for 'Drop That Kitty' Ft. Charli XCX and Tinashe

April 16, 2015 02:35:41 GMT

has debuted the official music video for his "Drop That Kitty" for fans' viewing pleasure. Arriving on Wednesday, April 15, the clip features appearances from and , whose vocals are featured on the track, as well as a number of animated cats.

Rita Ora Bares Nipples in Sheer Top While Leaving Charli XCX's London Gig

March 26, 2015 07:41:43 GMT

certainly turned heads when leaving O2 Shepherd Bush's Empire following her surprise appearance at 's concert in London on Wednesday night, March 25. The 24-year-old British singer ditched her bra, baring her nipples under a sheer black turtleneck top.

Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Charli XCX Dazzle at BRIT Awards 2015

February 26, 2015 01:45:47 GMT

Music beauties flocked The O2 Arena in London, England on Wednesday, February 25 to attend the 2015 BRIT Awards. Among those who shone on the red carpet were , and .

Sam Smith and Charli XCX Among Nominees for 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards

February 19, 2015 09:16:38 GMT

and are among the nominees for the 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards. The two British singers are pitted against each other and some other names like , Run the Jewels, and Porter Robinson for the biggest prize of the event, Woodie's Artist of the Year.

Video: Charli XCX Turns Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Into Punk-Rock Song

February 11, 2015 07:32:49 GMT

proves she's a punk princess with her cover of 's hit single "Shake It Off". The British singer turned the upbeat poppy song into a punk-rock number as she visited BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" on Tuesday, February 10.

Charli XCX Re-Records 'Boom Clap' and 'Break the Rules' in Japanese

January 29, 2015 06:44:11 GMT

is giving her Japanese fans a special treatment. The British beauty has re-recorded two of her new singles to be featured in the Japanese edition of her sophomore album "" that arrives in the country on February 18.

Charli XCX and Rita Ora Go Wild in 'Doing It' Music Video

January 21, 2015 04:00:28 GMT

After being previewed in some photos, the official music video for 's collaboration with "Doing It" is finally out for fans' viewing pleasure. Debuted on Tuesday, January 20, the clip opens with the British duo robbing a store and then driving their bright pink truck through the desert as they're chased by cops.

Charli XCX Teams Up With Rita Ora for New Version of 'Doing It'

January 09, 2015 01:48:14 GMT

Last year, and were both heavily linked to . The former joined the Australian raptress on "Fancy" that topped Billboard Hot 100 for multiple weeks while the latter appeared on "Black Widow" that peaked inside the top 10.

The 10 Hottest New Music Acts of 2014

December 26, 2014 09:05:51 GMT

With 2015 is fast approaching, AceShowbiz returns with its list of 10 hottest new stars who amazed the world with their talents in the past 12 months. These artists, mostly are teens and in their early 20s, managed to rule the charts and and took home prestigious awards at various prize-giving events while facing tough competitions with already-established acts in the game.

Video: Charli XCX Performs on 'Saturday Night Live'

December 14, 2014 19:06:51 GMT

was the musical guest on "" hosted by over the weekend. The singer whose real name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison delivered at least two songs, "Boom Clap" and "Break the Rules", from her soon-to-be-released album "".

Charli XCX Parties After 'Breaking Up' With Her Boyfriend in New Music Video

December 03, 2014 04:54:55 GMT

shows that not every break-up is painful in a new music video for her "Breaking Up". In the BRTHR-directed clip premiered on BuzzFeed on Tuesday, December 2, the British songbird dumps her boyfriend after he brags to his parents about how popular he is now with girls.

Charli XCX Debuts New 'Sucker' Track 'Gold Coins'

November 18, 2014 04:26:54 GMT

Less than a month before "" arrives, shared a new track off the album. Arriving online on Monday, November 17, the song titled "Gold Coins" was penned by the singer along with Patrik Berger who has previously worked with and .

Selena Gomez and Imagine Dragons Tapped to Perform at 2014 American Music Awards

November 07, 2014 09:05:10 GMT

More performers for the 2014 American Music Awards were announced on Thursday, November 6. and are now among A-list musicians set to take the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23.

Charli XCX Releases Japanese Version of 'Boom Clap' Music Video

November 03, 2014 06:11:02 GMT

flew to Japan for a new music video for her hit single "Boom Clap". Released over the weekend, the visuals simply features the British beauty dancing and wandering around the streets of Tokyo while sporting various tiny dresses.

Charli XCX Plays Surprise Show at High School Homecoming Dance

October 24, 2014 08:47:09 GMT

excited the high school students of Aspire Pacific Academy in Huntington Park, California when she made an appearance at their homecoming dance on Wednesday night, October 22. During the party, the singer performed some of her songs like "I Love It", "Fancy" and "Boom Clap". She also took over the DJ booth that night.

Lorde-Curated 'Mockingjay' Soundtrack Features Charli XCX, Kanye West and More

October 22, 2014 02:56:46 GMT

The tracklist of "" soundtrack is out. Curated by , the soundtrack features contributions from , , , and among others.

Calvin Harris and Charli XCX Tapped to Perform at 2014 MTV EMAs

October 17, 2014 04:48:19 GMT

More performers for the upcoming 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards have been announced. MTV announced on Thursday, October 16 that and would be among stars taking the stage at the event set for November 9 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Charli XCX Debuts New Song 'London Queen'

October 07, 2014 02:59:42 GMT

follows up "Break the Rule" with another punk/rock single called "London Queen". Premiered on Rolling Stone on Monday, October 6, the track will also appear on her new album "" which was supposed to arrive later this month but is now scheduled for December 16 in the U.S. and January 26, 2015 in the U.K.

Report: Lorde Picks Grace Jonas, Diplo and Charli XCX for 'Mockingjay' Soundtrack

October 06, 2014 08:21:00 GMT

Earlier this year, it was announced that would curate the soundtrack of "". The New Zealand-born teen is now reported recruiting some of the best musicians in the game to sing tracks for the highly-anticipated film.

Charli XCX Plays a Rebellious Student in 'Break the Rules' Video

August 26, 2014 01:54:43 GMT

has debuted the official music video for her latest single, "Break the Rules". Hitting the web on Monday, August 25, the clip features the British songstress as a rebellious student. She hijacks a school bus and takes a field trip to a lingerie store with some other girls.

Charli XCX Premieres New Single 'Break the Rules', Announces Second LP 'Sucker'

August 19, 2014 08:46:18 GMT

has previewed her upcoming sophomore album with a new track titled "Break the Rules". Premiering on Monday, August 18 on Buzzfeed, the punk-flavored jam finds the British beauty showing off her rebel side.

Charli XCX Turned Down Offer to Collaborate With Christina Aguilera

July 02, 2014 02:47:51 GMT

A collaboration with doesn't sound right to . The British beauty, who's featured in chart-topping single "Fancy" as well as 's smashing hit "I Love It", revealed in a recent interview that she once turned down the opportunity to work with the former Disney star.

Charli XCX Debuts Music Video for 'Fault in Our Stars' Track 'Boom Clap'

June 03, 2014 04:43:52 GMT

has dropped the music video for "Boom Clap", her song that's featured in the soundtrack of "". Directed by Sing J. Lee, the visuals features the British singer enjoying her day in Amsterdam.

Video: Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX Perform 'Fault in Our Stars' Songs at YouTube Live Event

May 16, 2014 07:14:31 GMT

and were among stars featured at a special YouTube live event to promote the highly-anticipated movie "". During the event which was broadcast from Los Angeles, the two singers gave the first live performances of songs they recorded for the film.

Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX Recreate 'Clueless' in 'Fancy' Music Video

March 05, 2014 03:14:05 GMT

has dropped the music video for her collaboration with , "Fancy". The three-minute visuals shows the Australian raptress and the British singer re-enacting some memorable scenes from 1995 movie "Clueless".

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