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Charli XCX – “Doing It” (Feat. Rita Ora) Video

Charli XCX has shared a music video for her next Sucker single “Doing It,” which is one of the best tracks on a stacked album, and one that totally deserves the single treatment. The video features Rita Ora in a guest starring role as Charli’s partner-in-crime. (Having her sing a bit on the track too… More »

By: James Rettig / January 20, 2015 - 12:45 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Watch Charli XCX On The Today Show

Charli XCX made an appearance this morning on the Today Show to promote her sophomore full-length Sucker, our Album Of The Week. Every song on Sucker is a head-banging pop contortion, and “Break The Rules” is a perfect summation of what the album sounds like as a whole. There are a lot of good song… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 17, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Watch Charli XCX Perform “Need Ur Love” With Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij On Letterman

Charli XCX continued her Sucker promotional tour with a stop by David Letterman where she played album closer “Need Ur Love.” She was joined by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, who she wrote the track with, and a few backup singers. Charli dances around on top of the piano for most of the performance, wearing lingerie… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014 - 8:51 am

Album Of The Week: Charli XCX Sucker

Charli XCX is not going to be anyone’s fucking pop music bridesmaid anymore. It’s not happening. Forget it. Over the past two years, Charli has helped give global, career-defining hits to Icona Pop (“I Love It,” co-wrote it, guide vocals still very much audible on the final song) and Iggy Azalea (“Fancy,” wrote and sung… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Watch Charli XCX Play SNL

Charli XCX’s sophomore album Sucker comes out in just a few days (though you can stream it now), and she made her debut appearance on Saturday Night Live to perform her lead singles “Boom Clap” and “Break The Rules.” The SNL stage was decked out with Christmas lights and wreaths for her performance. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / December 14, 2014 - 10:13 am

Watch Charli XCX And Bleachers Cover Each Other’s Songs In A Kia

For some reason, Kia has commissioned Charli XCX and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff to sing each other’s songs for a new ad campaign called In-Ride Sessions. Antonoff sings Charli’s “Break The Rules” while they cruise through a neon dreamworld in a Kia, then she sings Bleachers’ “Rollercoaster” (which has now been part of two major adMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Stream Charli XCX Sucker

We’ve already heard most of the songs on Charli XCX’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Sucker, but now you can hear the whole thing, and in the right order! It’s really good — basically every song could soundtrack a ’90s sleepover movie, and it’s pretty hard not to uncontrollably dance to all of it. It’s a big… More »

By: James Rettig / December 9, 2014 - 9:28 am

Charli XCX – “Caught In The Middle,” “Die Tonight,” & “Famous”

Tracks from Charli XCX’s sophomore album Sucker have been slowly trickling online in advance of its release next week. So far, we’ve heard “Breaking Up,” “Gold Coins,” “London Queen,” and, of course, “Boom Clap” and “Break The Rules.” The next few tracks to surface are “Caught In The Middle,” “Die Tonight,” and “Famous.” The first… More »

By: James Rettig / December 7, 2014 - 3:07 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.

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The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Charli XCX – “Breaking Up” Video

Charli XCX is not being remotely shy about going full-on glittery pop on her new album Sucker, and her fired-up kiss-off “Breaking Up” is about the biggest, brashest, stickiest gob of bubblegum on the whole thing. The song now has an appropriately cartoony video, in which Charli and her girlfriends hit a bowling alley and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Watch American Music Awards ’14 Performances From Taylor Swift, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, & More

The American Music Awards are being held in Los Angeles tonight with host Pitbull. Taylor Swift opened up the show with the live debut of her new single “Blank Space.” On Twitter before the show, Swift promised that it was “gonna be crazy. No like, actually crazy.” Judge for yourself. Charli XCX did a medley… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Charli XCX – “Breaking Up”

Another new Charli XCX song has surfaced from her upcoming sophomore album Sucker. “Breaking Up” is another punk-inspired song more in the vein of the recently released (and pretty great) “Gold Coins” rather than the sugary sweetness of her solo hit “Boom Clap.” The chorus is pretty damn great: “You say you love me/ Okay,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 22, 2014 - 2:27 pm

SNL Announces Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, One Direction For December

Today, NBC and Saturday Night Live announced that they will close out their 2014 season with performances from Nicki Minaj (hosted by James Franco on 12/06), Charli XCX (hosted by Martin Freeman on 12/13), and One Direction (hosted by Amy Adams on 12/20). Minaj and One Direction have performed on the show before, but thi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Giorgio Moroder Enlists Charli XCX, Sia, Britney Spears, Mikky Ekko For First Album In 30 Years

The legendary Giorgio Moroder experienced something of a career revival after his work on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, and now he’s announced that he’ll be releasing his first album in 30 years next spring. The record will feature contributions from Charli XCX, Sia, Britney Spears, Mikky Ekko, Kylie Minogue, and more. Along with the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 17, 2014 - 11:09 am

Charli XCX – “Gold Coins”

Charli XCX’s sophomore album Sucker finally looks like it’s about to hit stores next month. It remains to be seen whether it’ll achieve its goal, completing the process of moving Charli from internet-pop sensation to actual pop sensation. After “Boom Clap” popped off, she’s shared early singles “Break The Rules” and “London Queen,” neither of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014 - 8:23 am

Charli XCX – “Kingdom” (Feat. Simon Le Bon)

Charli XCX’s contribution to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack has also surfaced. “Kingdom” is a collaboration with Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. Here’s what she had to say about it in an interview with Pitchfork from earlier this week: “It was definitely exciting to be working with… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj Debut “Bed Of Lies,” Rap About Scotland At MTV EMAs

Nicki Minaj hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards last night and debuted a new track from The Pinkprint called “Bed Of Lies.” The song features and was co-written by Skylar Grey, who is probably best known for having a hand in the Eminem/Rihanna collab “Love The Way You Lie” and singing on Fort Minor’s “Where’d… More »

By: James Rettig / November 10, 2014 - 9:43 am

Charli XCX – “Boom Clap” Video (Tokyo Version)

“Boom Clap” already got a video featuring footage from The Fault In Our Stars, but Charli XCX has put out another version that’s made up of shots of her dancing around Tokyo. The last time she went to the Japanese city in a video was for “SuperLove,” which was a badass, neon-heavy adventure. This doesn’t… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 2:20 pm

Charli XCX – “London Queen” Lyric Video

Charli XCX’s Ramones-inspired new single “London Queen” has been growing on me the more I listen to it. It’s certainly kitschy, but it’s also pretty damn catchy, even if the lyrics leave a lot to be desired compared to the goth-pop of something like “Nuclear Seasons,” which was Charli’s first major collaboration with producer and… More »

By: James Rettig / October 21, 2014 - 9:45 am
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