CELEBRATED WITH LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ?
? PLUS FORTHCOMING APPEARANCES ON CBS?S LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN ON DEC 16TH AND NBC?S THE TODAY SHOW? ON WEDNESDAY DEC 17th!
Musical guest Charli XCX performs “Boom Clap” on Saturday Night Live.
Musical guest Charli XCX performs “Break The Rules” on Saturday Night Live
The London-based singer/songwriter will pay live visits to CBS? Late Show with David Letterman (Tuesday, December 16th) and NBC?s TODAY (Wednesday, December 17th) (check local listings). The upcoming TV appearances follow recent performances of both ?Boom Clap? and ?Break The Rules? on the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards and ABC?s highly rated?American Music Awards 2014.
What?s more, Charli will be among the stars at a series of radio-sponsored holiday concerts, beginning this Friday, December 12th with Z100?s Jingle Ball 2014 extravaganza at New York City?s legendary Madison Square Garden. Additional dates include Boston?s Kiss 108 Jingle Ball (on Sunday, December 14th), Washington, DC?s Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball (Monday, December 15th), Chicago?s 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball (Thursday, December 18th), Miami?s Y100 Jingle Ball (Sunday, December 21st), and Tampa?s 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball (Monday, December 22nd). Charli will then kick off what is sure to be a thrilling 2015 by accompanying Katy Perry as special guest on the European leg of the blockbuster ?Prismatic Tour,? followed by her own eight city headline tour of the United Kingdom. North American tour dates will be announced soon ? for up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit charlixcxmusic.com.
?Boom Clap? has already proven a phenomenon, scoring RIAA platinum certification for sales in excess of 1 million while also reaching the upper tier on Billboard?s ?Hot 100? ? Charli XCX?s top 10 debut as a lead artist. In addition, the track ? ? also featured on ?THE FAULT IN OUR STARS ? MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE? Atlantic?s musical companion to the hugely successful drama from 20th Century Fox ? has been a worldwide chart favorite, ascending to the top 10 in Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, and Charli?s own native United Kingdom.
As if that weren?t enough, the ?Boom Clap? companion video is also a sensation, earning over 100 million views and counting at Charli XCX?s official YouTube channel,www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOPMlIIg_38.? A live version of the track, filmed at ?The Fault In Our Stars Live Stream Event Presented by YouTube,? can be viewed at?www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DLO52AK7ig.
?SUCKER? puts the cap on what has been an extraordinary 18 months for Charli XCX, a whirlwind period that has seen her rise to the highest echelons of modern pop. The GRAMMY?-nominated ?Fancy (Feat. Charli XCX)? was among this year?s true blockbusters, spending seven consecutive weeks atop Billboard?s ?Hot 100? on its way to 4x RIAA platinum certification. Charli XCX made a wide array of high profile live performances alongside Azalea, including appearances on the mtvU Woodie Awards 2014, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, and ABC?s Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the season finale of Dancing With The Stars.
?Fancy? marked Charli?s second straight co-written summer smash, following Icona Pop?s 2x RIAA platinum certified hit, ?I Love It (Feat. Charli XCX).? That track proved a worldwide favorite upon its 2012 release, ultimately ascending to the top 10 on Billboard?s ?Hot 100? as well as #1 on the UK Singles Chart.
Born Charlotte Aitchison, Charli XCX made her first big splash with 2011?s ?Nuclear Seasons? and quickly unleashed an indelible string of singles, mixtapes, and videos, including ?You?re The One? and ?You (Ha Ha Ha).? ?TRUE ROMANCE? ? Charli?s IAMSOUND/Atlantic debut album ? earned some of last year?s most rapturous reviews, with Stereogum naming it as its ?Album of the Week,? stating ?Charli seems to skip right across ideas and words and genre boundaries because she?s never known a world where those things get in the way.? ?Snaky, mesmerizing glitch-pop,? declared Entertainment Weekly, while Billboard commended the album for possessing ?plenty of monster hooks, killer beats and equally bratty kiss-offs?(Charli XCX) packs just as much sass into her dreamy electro-pop songs as she does catchy melodies.? Rolling Stone tagged Charli XCX as an ?Artist to Watch,? proclaiming, ?Her rhymes ? all street swagger and steamy gothic heartache ? flash like low-rent neon. The effect can be breathtaking.? ?Her collage of pop dreams, electro flash, and diary-rage lyrics could very well create a new generation of pop stars,? wrote SPIN, while Pitchfork waxed fully rhapsodic about ?TRUE ROMANCE? and Charli XCX?s extraordinary future: ?Like 90s pop stars turned 10s pop sophisticates?Justin Timberlake?and?Beyonc?, Charli XCX stamps her personality across the entire project??TRUE ROMANCE??suggests she’ll be worth following for a while. On Tumblr, Instagram, and whatever comes next, sure, but musically most of all.?
The upcoming round of live dates see Charli XCX continuing a non-stop schedule that has already seen her spend much of the past two years knocking out audiences both here and abroad with sold out headline tours, support slots (alongside such artists as Coldplay and Ellie Goulding), and show-stealing festival appearances. Charli XCX has also received widespread media attention, including cover features in both Billboard and Complex.? Critical applause has also rained down, with The New York Times praising Charli?s ?furious, catchy, electronic dance-pop songs about being a woman scorned? and Idolator hailing her as ?freakishly energetic? and ?unique.? Perhaps Urban Outfitters summed it up best: ?Charli XCX is badass.?
?SUCKER? PRESS HIGHLIGHTS:
?The UK singer reinvents pop punk on her loud, fun ridiculously catchy new LP? ?Rolling Stone (4/5 star review – #6 Best Album of the Year)
?Thanks to “Fancy” and “Boom Clap,” Charli’s voice is already among the most ubiquitous of the year. But Sucker is likely to confirm that she’s one of pop’s biggest new stars — and biggest personalities.? ?Billboard (4.5/5 star lead review)
?SUCKER is pop-punk, radically redefined and dragged, middle fingers waving, into the future.? ?Entertainment Weekly (A- lead review)
?…XCX doesn’t just tweak the ear-candy pop template, she blows it up, then pries the shiniest bits from the asphalt. It’s still sweet once she’s finished sticking it back together, but it’s got a bit of crunch, too.? ?USA TODAY
?? perhaps the years of hard work and compositional refinement it took to reach the top helped to shape the record’s uncompromising sensibility; this is an album that seeks to bend the mainstream to its will rather than conform to its reigning trends?. a bold display of self-confidence and strength of personality? operates under the premise that Charli is a viable star?.? ?PITCHFORK (7.6 mark)
?This was the year Charli XCX became the star she always deserved to be?. the True Romance follow-up mixes Charli’s punk-lite and poppier predilections ? a vivid, pink-washed tantrum from a Ramones fan who tosses off hooks as easily as she ashes cigarettes. Three cheers for the newest British invasion.?? ?SPIN (?50 Best Albums of the Year?)
Charli XCX – ?SUCKER?
(Neon Gold/Atlantic records)
2. Break The Rules
3. London Queen
4. Breaking Up
5. Gold Coins
7. Doing It
8. Body Of My Own
10. Hanging Around
11. Die Tonight
12. Caught In The Middle
13. Need Ur Luv
The Fault In Our Stars I Charli XCX – Boom Clap I Official Video
Charli XCX – Break The Rules [Official Video]