Grimes (Canadian electronic artist Claire Boucher)

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Legal name: Claire Elise Boucher

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Claire Elise Boucher (born March 17, 1988), better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer. Born and raised in Vancouver, she first became involved with the underground music scene and began recording her own experimental music while attending McGill University in Montreal.

Boucher released the studio albums Geidi Primes and Halfaxa through Arbutus Records in 2010, and signed a secondary 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, was nominated for the Polaris Prize, and received the Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. Her fourth studio album Art Angels was released in 2015 and has since become her highest-charting project in the United States peaking at number 36.

Grimes' music has been noted by critics and journalists for its atypical combination of vocal elements, as well as a wide array of influences, ranging from electronica to pop, hip hop, R&B and even medieval music. In 2013, Grimes was awarded the Webby Award for Artist of the Year.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Geidi Primes Grimes 4 5
2010 Halfaxa Grimes 5 3
2012 Visions Grimes 4 9
2015 Art Angels Grimes 4

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Crystal Balls Grimes 1
2012 Genesis Grimes 2
2012 Genesis / Ambrosia Grimes 1
2014 Go Grimes feat. Blood Diamonds 2
2015 Entropy Grimes × Bleachers 1
2015 Flesh without Blood Grimes 2
2015 SCREAM Grimes feat. Aristophanes 1
2016 Kill V. Maim Grimes 1

Single + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 REALiTi Grimes 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Darkbloom Grimes / d'Eon 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 The Tender, Smokey Whispers of the Dance Floor: Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL, USA Grimes 1
2013 Closed Eyes to See: Echo Mountain, Asheville, NC, USA Grimes 1

Broadcast + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Know Phase Grimes 1

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