charli XCX

Charli XCX - Doing it her way 

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At 23, the pop-punk starlet is already proving that provocation – and patience – distinguish you from the crowd

If patience is a virtue, Charli XCX is positively righteous. The English singer and songwriter began writing her debut album at 14, following this with performances on the warehouse rave circuit. 

Then came a succession of almosts, near-misses and maybes as she worked on albums, was signed, and produced songs for others. 

Finally, in 2012, Charli got the explosive reception she deserved as ’80s, ’90s and ’00s kids alike became enamoured with her unique take on synth-punk and her provocative style. It was there all along – it just took us a while to see it.


  • REAL NAME: Charlotte Emma Aitchison
  • BORN: 2 August 1992 (age 23) Cambridge, England
  • DISCOGRAPHY: True Romance (2013) Sucker (2014) Vroom Vroom (2016)
  • YEARS ACTIVE: since 2008
  • FUN FACT: Voiced Willow in The Angry Birds Movie 

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08 2016 The Red Bulletin 

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