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Charli XCX

Over the course of her trailblazing career, Charli XCX has earned critical acclaim for her forward-thinking musical output and refreshing entrepreneurial spirit that has seen her carve her own lane on the global pop circuit. A singer, songwriter, video director, documentary maker, radio host and record label boss, Charli’s story is one of an artist continuing to succeed without compromise. Beginning to release music in 2008, Charli has continuously strived to take the road less travelled throughout her career, with her debut album True Romance setting a benchmark for avant-garde pop music. This created a trajectory that has seen her write some of the world’s biggest hits (Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’, Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’, Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes’ ’Senorita'), while embracing pop’s most uninhibited sounds within her own work - gaining her a following that began in a cult capacity before spreading worldwide - assembling her own world via her fandom, affectionately called the Angels. A one-woman force within the industry, Charli’s relentless work rate extends to writing for other artists while releasing her own music, running her own Vroom Vroom Recordings label, directing music videos and managing Nasty Cherry - a group she formed that has been documented on the Netflix series ​I’m With The Band.​ Armed with an attitude to dropping music that flipped the industry hegemony of release structure on its head, Charli’s groundbreaking 2017 mixtapes ​Number 1 Angel and ​Pop 2,​ as well as the standout summer crush anthem “Boys”, established her reputation as a singular talent with a defiant attitude to creation. Those releases were instrumental in establishing Charli’s keen ear for underground artists, spotlighting the likes of CupcakKe, ABRA, Tommy Cash and Pablo Vittar - helping to change the landscape of pop worldwide and take the genre to new heights. 2018 proved to be another stellar year. Following a series of tracks drops – ‘​5 In The Morning’​, ‘​No Angel​’, ‘​Focus’​ and ‘​Girls Night Out​’, – heralded mixtape shows, which she brought to the UK and Europe and a global support tour with Taylor Swift, XCX returned with a throwback UK Top 15 smash, “1999” feat. Troye Sivan. The accompanying video, which sits at over 35m views, was co-produced by Charli and paid homage to standout cultural references from the year of 1999. 2019 saw Charli’s biggest 12 months to date; her third album proper, ​Charli, marked a huge advancement in her sound as well as some of her most personal lyrical content yet, featuring collaborations with global superstars such as Lizzo, Troye Sivan and HAIM alongside future game changers such as Kim Petras, Christine and the Queens, Yaeji and Clairo.

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