Charli XCX . . . A Pop Goes The Weasel

Charli XCX was born in Cambridge to a Scottish father and Indian mother from Uganda and grew up in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. She started writing songs when she was 14 years old, attended Bishop’s Stortford College and left the school in 2010. She has a form of synesthesia where she sees music in different colors. She states, “I see music in colors. I love music that’s black, pink, purple or red – but I hate music that’s green, yellow or brown.” She released two singles in 2008, “Franchesckaar”, which is from her commercially unreleased debut album, 14 and “Emelline”/”Art Bitch”. She was signed to This Is Music and IAMSOUND Records in 2010 before releasing three more singles, “Stay Away”, “Nuclear Seasons” and “You’re the One” from her debut EP, You’re the One, which was released in June 2012. After a year-long delay, she released her debut major label studio album, “True Romance”, in April 2013. She wrote and is featured on “I Love It” with Icona Pop and “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, both of which achieved international success and brought her to international prominence. The release of “Boom Clap” gave Charli XCX her first top 10 hit as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100. Charli XCX announced the title of her upcoming second major-label studio album, “Sucker”, which is set for release in December here in the USA. The second single was also premiered on her Sound Cloud, entitled “Break the Rules”. That single is already creating quite a buzz at radio. We’ll keep you apprised right here on the pages of New Music Weekly on the continued story of Charli XCX.