Grimes Rhymes... With Success
The world is enamored with Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name Grimes. Maybe it's the colored hair, the youthful exuberance, or the tour rider that indicates she wants to hang out with cute animals backstage…but the 25-year-old Canadian is winning hearts worldwide.
Paste Magazine said it best when it described Grimes as a "Chameleon," citing her propensity to change her hair color and style from pink bangs or thick braids to a Sailor Moon outfit. And that's not the only thing she knows how to change up. The Vancouver-born artist has been hailed by critics for the wide array of influences that seep into her music, including industrial, electronic, pop, hip-hop, R&B and more.
In 2010, Grimes released her debut album, "Geidi Primes" followed nine months later by "Halfaxa." But she used the popular micro-blogging site Tumblr to announce a label switch, posting a picture where she used her hands to form the Roc Nation sign. The jump to the mainstream label at the end of 2013 served notice she was ready to open new doors for her music, and fans are eagerly anticipating the follow to hear latest album, 2012's "Visions."
Grimes was awarded the Webby Award for Artist of the Year in 2013, and also captured a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. She's known by fans for her frequent use of social media, was on Pitchfork's list of Top 40 artists, and is known for going out to buy fellow musicians' records at an actual physical location. These things, and more, are what fans love about her. Keep an eye on Grimes to see what's ahead in 2014.
Grimes to Tour Australia Later This Year
Canadian musician Grimes (or as her mother lovingly named her, Claire Boucher) has announced a small Australian tour, which will feature four shows that run from December 6 to December 10. The first will be in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel, followed by a performance at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria. Also appearing at…Read more
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