Charli XCX, born Charlotte Emma Aitchison on 2 August 1992, is an English singer and songwriter. She released her debut single independently in 2008 and initially performed at warehouse raves in London, UK. She signed to Asylum Records in 2010, and released two mixtapes, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes and Super Ultra, in 2012.
Charli XCX's major label debut album, True Romance, was released in 2013, accompanied by singles including "You (Ha Ha Ha)" and "Nuclear Seasons". She rose to prominence during 2013 and 2014 when she co-wrote and was featured on two successful singles, Icona Pop's "I Love It" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy". Her 2014 single "Boom Clap" from the soundtrack album of The Fault in Our Stars became a top ten single in a number of countries. It also preceded the release of her second album, Sucker, which featured the singles "Break the Rules", "Doing It" and "Famous".
In a July 2015 interview, Charli XCX said that she was working on her third album and described it as "the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing" she had ever done. British producer SOPHIE has been confirmed to be involved in the album's production, along with other producers, such as BloodPop and Stargate. In early 2016, Charli set up a new record label, Vroom Vroom Recordings, and released an EP titled Vroom Vroom, as the teaser for her third studio album.
Charli XCX has toured alongside artists and bands such as Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds (whom she has also collaborated with), Paramore, Bleachers, Azealia Banks and Coldplay during her career.