International Artist- Charli XCX

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Charlotte Emma Aitchison (lahir 2 Ogos 1992), yang dikenali secara profesional sebagai Charli XCX, adalah penyanyi dan penulis lagu Inggeris. Dilahirkan di Cambridge dan dibesarkan di Start Hill, Essex, dia mula menyiarkan lagu-lagu di MySpace pada tahun 2008, yang membawa kepada penemuannya oleh seorang promoter yang menjemputnya untuk tampil di gudang dan pesta gudang. Pada tahun 2010 dia menandatangani kontrak rakaman dengan Rekod Asylum, melancarkan satu siri perseorangan dan campuran sepanjang 2011 dan 2012.

Pada tahun 2013, Charli XCX menjadi terkenal dengan kerjasama Icona Pop “I Love It”, yang menjadi hit antarabangsa, mencapai 10 teratas di Amerika Utara dan Eropah. Album studio sulungnya, True Romance (2013), dikeluarkan tahun itu untuk pujian kritikal tetapi gagal untuk memenuhi jangkaan komersial. Pada 2014, dia menyumbangkan paduan suara dan cangkuk kepada “Fancy” oleh rapper Iggy Azalea, yang menamatkan tahun sebagai salah satu perseorangan paling laris di seluruh dunia dan dicalonkan untuk dua Anugerah Grammy. Pada tahun yang sama, dia mendapat hit solo pertamanya dengan “Boom Clap”, menjadi solo ketiga (solo pertama) Top 10 di Billboard Hot 100. Album studio kedua, punk yang dipengaruhi Sucker dikeluarkan pada akhir tahun ini, dan menghasilkan perseorangan yang berjaya “Memecahkan Peraturan” dan “Melakukannya”.

Pada tahun 2015, dia mula bekerja dengan pengeluar dan artis dalam muzik PC kolektif A. G. Cook, serta pengeluar Sophie, membangunkan bunyi dan imej yang lebih eksperimen. Semasa mengerjakan album ketiga, beliau melancarkan Vroom Vroom EP pada tahun 2016 dan lagu-lagu campuran Number 1 Angel dan Pop 2 pada tahun 2017, serta satu siri perseorangan termasuk “After the Afterparty”, “Boys”, dan “1999”. Pada tahun 2019, Charli XCX mengeluarkan album studio ketiga, Charli.

Selain karya solo, Charli XCX mempunyai lagu-lagu bertulis untuk artis lain, termasuk “Beg untuk It” Iggy Azalea (2014), “Same Old Love” Selena Gomez (2015), “Malam Ini” (2017) Kerjasama Shawn Mendes dengan Camila Cabello, “Señorita” (2019).

Career

2018–present: Charli

Main article: Charli (album)

On 5 October, Charli XCX released the single “1999” with South African-Australian artist Troye Sivan, as the lead single from her third album Charli. The single reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and became Charli XCX’s tenth Top 40 single and also her first Top 15 single since 2015. The music video for “1999” was released on 11 October which starred Charli XCX and Sivan and featured various references to 1990’s pop culture. Charli XCX was featured on MØ‘s album Forever Neverland with the song “If It’s Over”.

On 16 May 2019, Charli XCX released the second single from Charli, “Blame It on Your Love”, featuring American singer and rapper Lizzo. The track was written in Los Angeles and produced by long standing collaborators Stargate with additional production by A. G. Cook and EasyFun. Elements from “Blame It on Your Love” were taken from a previous release, “Track 10,” from her 2017 mixtape Pop 2. On May 25, Charli XCX performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. She performed a new song from the album with Christine and the Queens titled “Gone” on May 30 at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Charli XCX collaborated with Diplo and Herve Pagez on the song “Spicy”. She also stated on Twitter that she has a song with Troye Sivan on her record, which marks the second collaboration between them after “1999”. They performed it live for the first time on their own pride festival “Go West Fest” on 6 June at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. According to the setlist, the song is called “2099”. On 7 June 2019, Charli XCX released a collaboration track titled “Dream Glow” with Jin, Jimin and Jungkook of the South Korean boy band BTS for the soundtrack to their upcoming Netmarble game, BTS World.

Details of Charli were revealed on Amazon on 13 June 2019. The album was released on 13 September 2019, by Asylum and Atlantic Records. The album has 15 tracks and also features collaborations with Troye Sivan, Lizzo, Christine and the Queens, Sky Ferreira, Kim Petras, Haim, Cupcakke, Brooke Candy, Pabllo Vittar, Big Freedia, Tommy Cash, Clairo, and Yaeji. On 17 July 2019, the previously performed song “Gone”, with Christine and the Queens, was released as the third single from the album. The fourth single, “Cross You Out” featuring Sky Ferreira, was released on 16 August, followed by the singles, “Warm”, featuring American pop rock band HAIM, on 30 August; “February 2017”, featuring Clairo and Yaeji, on 6 September; and “2099”, featuring Troye Sivan, on 10 September.

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