Charlotte Emma Aitchison (born 2 August 1992), known professionally as Charli XCX, is a British singer and songwriter. Initially performing at warehouse raves in London, she signed to Asylum Records in 2010 and released two mixtapes in 2012, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes and Super Ultra. In April 2013, XCX released her major label debut album, True Romance; it contained a number of singles which were previously released, including "Nuclear Seasons", released in 2011, and "You're the One", released under Warner Music in 2012.
Later, XCX provided lead vocals on two number one singles, Icona Pop's "I Love It" (2013) and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" (2014), both of which she co-wrote. Her 2014 single "Boom Clap" from the soundtrack album of The Fault in Our Stars became a top ten single around the world. It also preceded the release of her second album, Sucker, which featured the singles "Break the Rules", "Doing It" and "Famous".
In 2016, she released the extended play Vroom Vroom and the track "After the Afterparty", the original lead single from her upcoming third full-length studio album. In 2017, she released the mixtape Number 1 Angel and the official lead single "Boys", which became her seventh UK Top 40. Later that year, she released the mixtape Pop 2.