This Is English Singer Charli XCX's Rise To Fame
"Boom Clap"! Charli XCX has become an internationally known singer within the last few years through her incredible voice! The English beauty actually started her career online through a famous social media website... find out more about Charli XCX's rise to fame here!
Charli XCX was born Charlotte Emma Aitchison on August 2, 1992, in Cambridge, England. She always had a strong interest in music, drawing inspiration from the Spice Girls and Britney Spears. Today, Aitchison is a multi-award winning artist!
"Boom Clap": Charli XCX's rise to fame
Charlotte began her music career through the social media website MySpace. She self-uploaded all of her material in 2008, thus leading to her discovery by a promoter who had her perform at parties and raves. Her musical name - Charli XCX - derives from her MSN Messenger name, which was used on flyers to promote her. All of this eventually led to her first contract signing in 2010.
However, it wasn't until a couple of years later where her song "I Love It" became a massive hit globally, reaching the Top 10 charts in both North America and Europe! Her next musical adventure came along with female rapper Iggy Azaela in the hit "Fancy", an earworm that was nominated for two Grammys!
Additionally, she came out with the song "Boom Clap" that same year, which also came in hot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts from her second album Sucker (2014).
By this point in her career, Charli had received multiple Billboard Awards and critical acclaim for her dance-pop style of music. During the Prismatic World Tour in 2015, she also opened for one of the biggest pop acts of this day and age - Katy Perry. Since, she's toured and performed with Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.
Today, the successful, young artist has collaborated with various other popular musicians on her recent albums, including Lizzo, Haim, and Sky Ferreira. She released her third studio album, Charli in 2019, and her newest album, How I'm Feeling Now, was just released on May 15th, 2020. The album was inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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link in bio for the full stems to my latest album: how i'm feeling now. please go crazy and make remixes and edits and i'll post my favs in a special soundcloud playlist. use #HIFNremix and i'll find them and listen through so much has happened in the world since the day i released this body of work, it almost feels like years ago. i'm excited to hear how you transform these songs
Although it was just released, How I'm Feeling Now is already up for a 2020 Mercury Prize! This 28-year old pop star is on her way to becoming one of the biggest names of her generation.
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woahhhhh "how i'm feeling now" is on the @mercuryprize shortlist. how crazy. thank u for this nomination ! it means a lot to be recognized for this album which was made in such a unique way and in such a unique time. seriously, i couldnt have made this record without u guys. gonna drink champagne all day byeeeee #hyundaimercuryprize
In total, the musician has won 11 awards and been nominated for 45! We can't wait to see what's next for "Boom Clap" singer Charli and her amazing career!