Fun facts on Charli XCX

By Lara Atson
25 July 2014

She’s hailed as the next big thing in pop thanks to her catchy hook on Iggy Azalea’s monster hit 'Fancy'.

- The 21-year-old Brit’s real name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison. Her stage name stands for Kiss Charli Kiss. Adorbs!

- Her mother is Indian and from Uganda and her father is Scottish. They’re pretty cool parents in our books – they gave her a loan to record her debut album when she was just 14!

- She’s quite the style icon. Her three fashion must-haves are slit dresses, a leather jacket and sunglasses.

- Her breakout solo single, Boom Clap, is featured on the soundtrack of new teen movie The Fault In Our Stars. The music video features scenes from the flick starring Shailene Woodley (22) and Ansel Elgort (20).

- She says she’s the worst cook in her family. And it’s not the only thing she’s not good at – chemistry was her worst subject at school.

- The best freebie she’s ever received was a pair of Versace sunglasses. ‘‘But I lost them two hours later.’’

- Charli is also a talented songwriter. She co-wrote Swedish duo Icona Pop’s 2012 hit I Love It and sings one line in the chorus.


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