Claire Elise Boucher (born March 17, 1988), known professionally as Grimes, is a Canadian musician, songwriter, record producer and visual artist.[7][8][9][10][11]

Boucher released the studio albums Geidi Primes and Halfaxa in 2010, and signed a recording contract with 4AD in 2011. Her third studio album Visions (2012) and its singles "Genesis" and "Oblivion" received widespread critical acclaim; it was hailed as "one of the most impressive albums of the year so far" by The New York Times,[12] was nominated for the Polaris Prize, and received the Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year.[13] Her fourth studio album Art Angels was released in 2015 and like Visions, it received widespread critical acclaim. Art Angels was nominated for the Alternative Album of the Year and the Recording Package of the Year at Juno Awards 2017.[14]

Grimes' music has been noted by critics and journalists for its atypical combination of vocal elements, as well as an array of influences across electronic and pop, hip hop and R&B and experimental music.



Visions is the third studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Grimes, released on January 31, 2012.
Art Angels
Art Angels is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Claire Boucher, professionally known as Grimes.
Halfaxa is the second studio album by Canadian recording artist Grimes.
"Realiti" (stylized as "REALiTi") is a song by Canadian singer Grimes.

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Janelle Monáe and Grimes reunite on new song “PYNK” and video: Watch
  –  April 10, 2018
Today, the R&B singer has broken off a third track from Dirty Computer, and it features contributions from a similarly futuristic pop artist, Grimes. Titled “PYNK”, the collaborative song is built atop a bed of fluctuating synths and Monáe’s ...
Janelle Monae releases new track PYNK featuring Grimes
  –  April 10, 2018
"PYNK" is a slow-burning dance anthem, perfect for summer, while "Make Me Feel" was heavily influenced by Prince and "Django Jane" showed off the singer's rap skills. This isn't the first time Monáe and Grimes have teamed up: they previously collaborated ...
Grimes ‘sorry’ for slamming label online
  –  February 27, 2018
Canadian singer Grimes has apologised to fans for spreading “bad vibes” on social media after venting about her continued frustrations with her record label bosses. The Flesh Without Blood star, real name Claire Boucher, has suffered a number of ...
Grimes has delivered a disappointing update on her next album
  –  February 16, 2018
Grimes has seemingly confirmed that the release of her new album is delayed. Last year, the ‘Art Angels’ singer hinted that new music wasn’t too far away after a fan on Twitter suggested she “drop new music already” to help her get over a ...
Janelle Monae Unveils Epic Music Video For New Song ‘PYNK (Feat. Grimes)’
  –  April 10, 2018
Janelle Monae thrilled fans Tuesday as she finally unveiled the third song from her eagerly-anticipated third solo album “Dirty Computer”. The 32-year-old dropped her latest song “Pynk” (featuring Grimes) ahead of the upcoming LP’s April 27 ...
Janelle Monáe and Grimes reunite on new song “PYNK” and video: Watch
  –  April 10, 2018
This marks the second joint track for Monáe and Grimes, who previously teamed up on the 2015 Art Angels track “Venus Fly”. Check out the single below via its Emma Westerberg-directed music video. As with the track itself (and previous songs), the ...
Janelle Monae and Grimes collaborate again for “PYNK” (new song & video)
  –  April 10, 2018
Janelle Monae appeared on Grimes‘s excellent 2015 album Art Angels ... Another typically excellent entry into Janelle’s collection of music videos, it features vivid tones (focusing frequently, as you might expect, on the color pink), understated ...
A complete guide to Grimes’s music video style evolution
  –  April 3, 2018
As the three year anniversary of Art Angels approaches, the drought of new Grimes music is hitting at its hardest. After a back and forth with her label 4AD, we're still in the dark about when exactly her new LP will drop, and the wait honestly feels lethal.


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