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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.
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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Actors never cease to surprise us.
When casting for a movie or play takes a truly unexpected turn, it can often be for the best. Like when comedy actors such as Steve Carell and Robin Williams went for serious roles in 'Foxcatcher' and 'One Hour Photo' respectively, or when heartthrobs like Heath Ledger and Tom Hardy played supervillains in 'The Dark Knight' trilogy. But will this year's weird choices turn out just as surprisingly awesome?
Charli XCX to star in 'Angry Birds'
1. Charli XCX in 'The Angry Birds Movie' - The last rather unsual casting is the voice of pop singer Charli XCX in the upcoming animated comedy. She's just been announced to appear alongside Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and others as the voice of Willow, one of the birds. We wonder if she'll have a singing part...
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:
Jack Antonoff gives away some unique remixes as he begins work on album two.
Bleachers have got involved with Google Play's Free Album of the Week promotion by giving away a new album entitled 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', which is now available to download completely free of charge for a limited time only - so grab it quickly while the offer lasts.
Jack Antonoff continues his Steel Train tradition with 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2'
The album is rather a companion album to Bleachers' debut album 'Strange Desire', featuring all the best tunes re-worked by stellar artists such as Sia ('Like a River Runs'), Charli XCX ('Rollercoaster') and Carly Rae Jepsen ('Shadow') among others. It's a reward for all the devotion fans have shown to Jack Antonoff and his latest pop project, as well as all his previous work with the likes of Fun. and, of course, Steel Train. 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', in fact, follows Steel Train's 2010 remix collection ('Terrible Thrills, Vol. 1') which had appearances the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Tegan and Sara, and Amanda Palmer, not to mention Jack's older sister Rachel Antonoff.
The unlikely union brings Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff to the US this year.
In what could be one of the most exciting pop team-ups of the year, Charli XCX and Bleachers have announced that they intend to hit the road together on a joint tour over the Summer, hitting the US for their 'Charli and Jack Do America' tour.
Charli XCX will be on her own tour this year too
The pair will co-headline the dates with support from up and coming LA musicians BORNS, kicking off in July at San Diego's Observatory North Park and coming to an end mid-August in Columbus, Ohio. It might seem like a random partnership, but Charli and Bleachers' frontman Jack Antonoff's friendship and creative relationship has blossomed since their 'In Ride Sessions' collaboration whereby Charli remixed Bleachers' 'Rollercoaster' and Jack did the same with Charli's 'Break the Rules' in a crazy mash-up.
The 'I Don't Care' singer voiced her frustrations with the music industry in a new interview with the Australian Daily Telegraph, after the pressure she faced coming up with a repeat of her breakthrough hit.
Charli XCX has criticised the modern music industry as being an “uncreative” place where successful musicians are not encouraged to take risks.
The 22 year old British starlet, real name Charlotte Emma Aitchison, scored a huge Number 1 hit in the UK in 2012 with ‘I Love It’, a song she wrote for Icona Pop and to which she supplied guest vocals. It eventually sold in excess of 4.3 million downloads around the world.
Charli XCX performing live
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In many ways, Charlotte Aitchison is an atypical twenty first century star-in-the-making: whereas most of those around are trust funded, stage school veterans whose every nuance is airbrushed into bland conformity, both her past and present are rapidly becoming fascinatingly full of risks.
If Wikipedia is to be believed, Charli XCX began her fledgling career performing in seedy London clubs at just 14 (although, disappointingly, this law-breaking was apparently with the support of her 'rents) but still, it makes for far better reading than a walk on appearance in 'Jack And the Beanstalk' in Dartford. This string of improbability continued via both of her tracks 'Nuclear Seasons' and 'Stay Away' winning single of the week accolades from our bearded competitors, despite neither really pulling up any trees.
Either was a signpost for her debut album, 2013's 'True Romance', on which the destination of travel was competent, if unremarkable, synthpop. It seemed at this point a good bet that the industry machine had taken any rebel spirit and neutered it: how wrong could we have been? 'Sucker' is the sound of a performer upping the ante spectacularly, breaking rules and in the process taking her audience to places that will need plenty of understanding from nonplussed guardians. In short, she's made a pre-teen album for grown ups, and boy, has she done it well.
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The British 22 year old 'Fancy' and 'I Don't Care' singer is up for two Grammys as co-nominee this weekend, and spoke to Galore magazine ahead of the ceremony.
Ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, British pop star Charli XCX has spoken about how she feels more accepted in America.
Charli, real name Charlotte Emma Aitchison, is the cover star of this month’s Galore magazine, and said in an interview that finding acceptance in the States has “been easier. I genuinely love being in the US. I’ve always felt more accepted over here which is funny when I come from the UK. But the two places are so different. The UK is where my heart’s at for sure but I do love performing out here.”
Charli XCX is nominated for two Grammys on Sunday evening
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Pop sensations settled down for interviews as they prepared for their Jingle Ball concert.
As usual, the Y100 Jingle Ball was a pop explosion with some of 2014's biggest chart sensations giving it their all on this year's stage in Miami, Florida. Among which we saw Ariana Grande, Pharrell and Iggy Azalea - but what did they get up to backstage?
Ariana Grande and Jessie J at Y100's Jingle Ball 2014 Credit: John Parra at Getty Images Entertainment
'Miami's #1 Hit Music Station' Y100 hosted the perfect pre-Christmas concert on December 21st 2014 at the BB&T Center with this year seeing ultra sultry performances from the likes of Ariana Grande and Jessie J - who looked like serious besties as they hung out backstage, ever since they collaborated with Nicki Minaj on J's number one 'Bang Bang' earlier this year.
Numerous pop superstars made appearances at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Among them were 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel and 'All About That Bass' hitmaker Meghan Trainor.
Date of birth
2nd August, 1992
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