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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… More »

By: James Rettig / November 22, 2014

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

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

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 "LondonMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014

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

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. More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 21, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Soundtrack Has Chvrches, Haim, Pusha T, Charli XCX, Bat For Lashes, & Kanye’s Lorde Remix

In between stops on her summer tour, Lorde curated the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We've already heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut "Yellow Flicker Beat" as well as "This Is Not A Game," her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel that… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2014

The Week In Pop: Get Used To Calvin Harris Being The Biggest DJ In The World

Calvin Harris is the biggest DJ in the world. This is true in terms of dollars (he's Earth's highest-paid party-rocker, by an even larger margin than last year) and human bodies (he appeared to draw the most massive crowd at Coachella this year). "Summer," a song he sung himself, hit the US to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 9, 2014

Charli XCX – “London Queen”

Charli XCX has shared another song from her upcoming sophomore album, Sucker, which recently had its release date pushed back to December. "London Queen" shows off the punkier side that Charli has been talking about in interviews for a while now. "I never thought I'd be living in the USA, doing things the America… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014

Charli XCX – “Break The Rules (Tiësto Remix)”

Charli XCX's sophomore album is now a few months away, but with the era of "Boom Clap" probably ending soon, the record label seems to be betting on "Break The Rules" taking its place on the charts. They've just released a Tiësto remix for the song, which means the label's bringing out the big… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014

Watch Charli XCX Debut “Famous” & “Sucker” In Orlando

Charli XCX kicked off her new tour in Orlando last night and, even though her sophomore album Sucker got pushed back to December, she was ready to show off her new songs. She played six (!!) new tracks that will presumably show up on the upcoming album: "Sucker," "Famous," "Caught In The Middle," "I… More »

By: James Rettig / September 27, 2014

Charli XCX’s Sucker Pushed Back Due To “Boom Clap”‘s Unexpected Success

Charli XCX's "Break The Rules" arrived with the news that her new album Sucker would be out 10/21, but the rising star announced in a series of tweets today that the album's release date has been pushed back. Sucker will now be released 12/16 in the US and 1/26 in the UK and Europe. More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 22, 2014

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There's a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately -- that is, if the whole concussion thing didn't already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014

Watch Charli XCX Cover Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Too

If their photos at the VMAs are any indication, fellow pop up-and-comers Charli XCX and Sam Smith are good friends. A few weeks back, Charli covered Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" during a session for Portland's 95.5 Bing Lounge. Somehow we missed it, so h/t letsplaytwister for the heads up. FKA Twig… More »

By: James Rettig / September 8, 2014

Charli XCX Calls Out Dutch DJ Who Accused Her Of Masturbating On Air

Iggy Azalea had a bad experience with some hyper-sexualized radio DJs last spring, but her "Fancy" partner Charli XCX might have topped her with this uncouth encounter. As Spin points out, during an interview on Dutch radio station 3FM, host Giel Beelen wished Charli "good morning in the most sensual way" before asking… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 4, 2014

Watch Kasabian Cover Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”

Kasabian covered Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The English rock band was accompanied by a string section and incorporates a mash-up of DJ Shadow's "Organ Donor" into the mix. Kasabian joins the Killers and Weird Al, who have also put their own spin on the unofficial song of the… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014

Riff Raff To Sam Smith: “Your Face Is Super Huge”

This past Sunday, Riff Raff was Katy Perry's date to the VMAs. They wore matching denim leisurewear, an apparent tribute to the outfits that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears had worn to the show during the peak teenpop era, and they looked terrifying. Both of them were seated in the front row, so the world… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé's show-stopping finale, Charli XCX's killer run through "Boom Clap" on the pre-show, and Sam Smith's impressive take on "Stay With Me" (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014