Charlotte Emma Aitchison (born 2 August 1992), known professionally as Charli XCX, is an English singer and songwriter. She began her career performing at underground raves as a teenager, signing with Asylum Records in 2010.
Her breakthrough came in 2013 when the Icona Pop collaboration “I Love It” became an international sleeper hit, peaking at number-one in her native country. Charli’s debut studio album, the dark pop-leaning True Romance, was released later that year to positive reviews. In 2014, she contributed the hook to “Fancy” by rapper Iggy Azalea, which finished the year as one of the best-selling singles worldwide. Charli XCX received her first solo hit with “Boom Clap“, from her second studio album Sucker. A departure in sound, the album marked punk and power pop influences, and produced her fourth UK top-ten “Doing It“.