This Is English Singer Charli XCX's Rise To Fame

THIS is Charli XCX's rise to fame!
August 2, 2020 - 16:00 / Cynthia Springer

"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! 

Charli XCX attends the NME Awards 2020 

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.

Charli XCX attends The Summer Party 2019, London

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

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.

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!