Charli XCX

  • 27 February 2012

Date of birth

2nd August, 1992

Occupation

Musician

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.6

Charli XCX (born Charlotte Aitchison; August 2nd 1992) Charli XCX is a British popstar who shot to fame when she appeared on Icona Pop's 'I Love It'.

Musical career: Charli XCX's first album, '14', was given away to attendees at her earliest gigs, which happened to be illegal raves. She signed to Asylum

Records in 2010 and gained recognition for her singles 'Stay Away' and 'Nuclear Seasons' in 2011.

In 2012, she released two mixtapes - 'Heartbreaks and Earthquakes' and 'Super Ultra' - and toured alongside Santigold and Coldplay.

After co-writing 'I Love It', Icona Pop brought the track to number one, thrusting both artists into mainstream attention.

Her major label debut was 2013's 'True Romance' and the following year she released 'Sucker' which featured the singles 'Boom Clap' (which appeared in the movie 'The Fault in Our Stars'), 'Break the Rules' and 'Doing It' featuring Rita Ora. She had initially released the single 'SuperLove', before it was decided that it wouldn't appear on the album.

In 2014, she appeared on Iggy Azalea's chart-topping single 'Fancy'. That year she was also announced to support Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour.

In 2015, Charli embarked on her own Sucker World Tour, and announced that she would accompany Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers on a co-headlining tour of the US.

Personal life: Though born in Cambridge, Charli XCX grew up in Hertfordshire and went to Bishop's Stortford College.

She has been writing music since the age of 14 and has the condition sound-to-colour synaesthesia, which means she sees music in terms of colour.

Charli XCX Defends Rita Ora's Controversial 'Girls' Record

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 29 May 2018

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The song has been slammed by a large proportion of the LGBT community.

The women of the LGBT community have reacted with fury over Rita Ora's new song 'Girls', featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, because of its depiction of female same-sex relationships. Charli XCX has responded to the backlash in a recent interview, defending her collaborator over her choice of song.

Image caption Rita Ora at the Biggest Weekend

The outrage has been over the stereotypical girl-on-girl lyrics, including the suggestion of a threesome with a man and that the protaganist has been stoned and drunk while engaging in lesbian trysts. It's, frankly, a harmful exploration of such a relationship that panders to the male fantasy rather than any kind of realistic love affair.

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Taylor Swift Confirms Camila Cabello AND Charli XCX As Support Acts For 'Reputation' World Tour

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 02 March 2018

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Swift confirmed fan rumours that the former Fifth Harmony star would be supporting her on tour this year - and added that British star Charli XCX would also be on board.

Taylor Swift has announced massive news regarding her upcoming Reputation world tour, revealing that Camila Cabello AND Charli XCX will be the support acts.

Rumours had emerged earlier this week regarding whom Swift would be selecting for her tour support, and the singer herself took to Instagram last night to confirm what people had been guessing at.

“This is a Reputation stadium tour update, and I’ve been wanting to tell you this for a really time,” said Swift in a video posted on Thursday night (March 1st). “The opening acts on the Reputation Stadium Tour will be Charli XCX and Camila Cabello."

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Charli XCX Hits Out At Grammys Boss

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 30 January 2018

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British star Charli XCX has blasted the Recording Academy president, following the Grammys controversy.

Charli XCX has blasted the Recording Academy president's defence of the lack of female representation at the Grammys.

The chart-topping star took to Twitter to vent her anger against Neil Portnow, who previously spoke to Variety about the relative lack of female nominees.

He explained: ''It has to begin with ... women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level.

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Charli XCX Reveals New Year Resolution

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 02 January 2018

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Charli XCX has revealed her New Year's Resolution is to ''party harder'' in 2018.

Charli XCX has revealed her New Year's Resolution for 2018 is to ''party harder''.

The 'Boom Clap' singer is looking ahead to the next 12 months, and is keeping it simple when it comes to laying out her own personal goals for the year.

Taking to social media with a lighthearted post, she simply tweeted: ''new years resolution = party harder (sic)''

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Charli XCX (Charlotte Aitchison) at a photo session held at Warner Music in Mitte - Berlin, Germany - Wednesday 30th August 2017

Charli XCX Cancels Summer Sonic Festival Appearances Due To "Serious Illness"

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 21 August 2017

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Charli had been due to play Japanese festival Summer Sonic over the weekend, but revealed she's had "really bad tonsillitis and fever" while travelling.

Charli XCX has apologised to her fans in Japan after cancelling her live performances at the Summer Sonic Festival at the weekend, after falling “seriously ill” while travelling.

The 25 year old pop star, real name Charlotte Aitchison, was scheduled to perform at the annual festival in Tokyo over the weekend of August 19th-20th, but cancelled at the last minute. On Saturday night, she uploaded an Instagram post explaining what had happened, saying that she had been taken ill on the way to Japan and was not “able to leave my hotel room”.

“Angels,” Charli wrote. “I am so sad to say that I have to cancel my shows at Summer Sonic in Japan. I have been seriously ill for the past couple of days with really bad tonsillitis and fever.”

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Charli XCX Wants To Be Known For Throwing 'the Best House Parties'

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 10 August 2017

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Charli XCX wants to be known for throwing ''the best house parties''.

Charli XCX wants to be known for throwing ''the best house parties''.

The 25-year-old singer - whose full name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison - has admitted the one thing she wants to be remembered for is throwing the best bashes ''in the world''.

She told Stylist magazine: ''[I want to be known for] throwing the best, most fun house parties in the world.''

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Charli XCX attends the Warner Music and GQ summer party held at Nobu, Shoreditch - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th July 2017

Charli XCX attends the Warner Music and GQ summer party held at Nobu, Shoreditch - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th July 2017

Charli XCX at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017

Blondie Are Having Fun On New Album With Sia And Charli XcX

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 01 February 2017

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‘Pollinator’ features a number of guest appearances from newer artists and music icons.

Blondie will release their 11th studio album Pollinator on May 5 and it’s packed full of exciting collaborations.

The album is the group’s first since 2014’s Ghosts of Download and sees the New Wave heroes getting serious about ‘fun’ during these trying times.

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Zara Larsson Is Desperate To Collaborate With Charli XCX

By Clive King on 13 December 2016

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Zara Larsson is desperate to collaborate with Charli XCX and wants to have a ''girl power'' collaboration for a change.

Zara Larsson is desperate to collaborate with Charli XCX.

The 18-year-old powerhouse has revealed she would like nothing more than to collaborate with the raven-haired beauty on a forthcoming single, because she has only ever joined forces with male artists such as MNEK and Tinie Tempah.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz about her dream musical pairing, the blonde beauty said: ''I would love to. I think she is amazing. I love her sound and she is a great person as well.

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Charli XCX seen on the red carpet at the 2016 Billboard Women In Music event held at Pier 36, New York, United States - Friday 9th December 2016

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Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow the journey of its main protagonist Red's (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) life from him being bullied at school to his feelings of exclusion in later life. The film is set on an island that is populated with flightless birds whom are mostly happy with their life on the island except Red who suffers with keeping his temper under control.

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SXSW 2016 Is Over: Here Are The 7 Best Acts From Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 23 March 2016

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Hinds, Jack Garratt and more performed at the Hype Hotel venue.

Set up by music blogging platform Hype Machine and officially sponsored by Mazda, Hype Hotel took place over five days from March 14th - 16th during SXSW in Austin, Texas. It was a week split up with various showcase sessions opening in the afternoons and evenings, and was a particular go-to area for its mixture of both establish and up-and-coming artists, and its amazing dance vibe.

Over 60 acts took to the stage at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel this year, some of which played more than once and none of which were really worth missing. Here are just a few highlights from 2016's line-up:

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