Charli XCX

English singer-songwriter

Charlotte Emma Aitchison (stage name: Charli XCX; born 2 August 1992) is a British singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She began her singing career in 2008.[3] In 2014 she sang on "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea. That song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Charli XCX
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Charli XCX in 2022
Background information
Birth nameCharlotte Emma Aitchison
Born (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 30)
Cambridge, England
GenresPop punk, indietronica, synthpunk, synthpop, dark pop,[1] electropop,[2] witch house[1]
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active2006–present
LabelsOrgy Music, This Is Music, Asylum, Atlantic, IAMSOUND

Charli XCX was born in Cambridge to an ethnic Indian mother from Uganda and a Scottish father. She grew up in Start Hill, Essex.

Her first album, 14, was released in 2008. Her second album, and her first major label studio album, True Romance, was released in 2013. She wrote the songs "I Love It" with Icona Pop and "Fancy" with Iggy Azalea. In 2014, her song "Boom Clap" reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Her third album, Sucker, was released on 16 December 2014.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Dombal, Ryan (13 December 2011). "Rising". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  2. Cox, Jamieson (18 November 2014). "Album Review: Lorde-Curated 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Soundtrack Is a Stellar Sonic Balancing Act". Billboard. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  3. "Charli XCX". All Music. Retrieved August 12, 2014.

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