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Montreal, Canada (2010 – present)

Grimes is the alias of the musician Claire Boucher (born in 17 March 1988 in Vancouver, Canada and based in Montreal). Her music is an eclectic mix of styles which she described herself as “ADD music”, because it shifts frequently and dramatically. She fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices.

Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School and studied ballet for 11 years. In 2006, she moved to Montreal, Canada to attend Montreal’s McGill University, studying Russian literature and later, neuroscience. During her studies, she began to record and perform under the name Grimes. While in Montreal, she began attending concerts put on by local experimental musicians at Lab Synthèse, a performance space located in an abandoned textile factory. She stopped going to McGill and decided to pursue her long life dream of becoming an electronic musician. She was taught how to make music by other students who were so desperate for food, they offered to teach her in return for some grub. YUM!

Her first release was the album Geidi Primes, issued on cassette in 2010 by Arbutus Records. It was followed in the same year by the sophomore album Halfaxa, through Arbutus Records. In 2011, Grimes released a split album with d’Eon titled Darkbloom.

In January 2012, she had signed with record label 4AD. In February 2012, Grimes released her third studio album, Visions. The album incorporates influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, drawing from genres like , , , , and .

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  • ricardonald

    luv ya

    Yesterday 11:22pm Reply
  • finalesfunkeln

    Dude Erotica,Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light are the best of Madonna.Someone needs to smoke less cracks.

    24 Oct 2:41pm Reply
  • pocket-knife

    saying Madonna haven’t produced anything good since her first album is just totally nonsense and I feel sorry for anyone not being able to enjoy at least big parts of the 90s. Thanks Grimes!

    24 Oct 12:20pm Reply
  • Cameno

    oh claire <3

    23 Oct 4:23pm Reply
  • victormeireles

    por onde anda vc rapariga

    23 Oct 11:41am Reply
  • catwars

    v "I don't have any issues with his criticism of her music, the press is misrepresenting my argument as usual" - Grimes

    23 Oct 2:26am Reply
  • DM09

    laughing at how grimes called ariel pink a misogynist because he said madonna's music sucked. you're so precious.

    22 Oct 11:51am Reply
  • I_m_mmortal

    Genesis ❤

    22 Oct 10:39am Reply
  • -Blackout

    grimes should make whatever the fuck she wants to make, e n d o f d i s c u s s i o n . [8]

    22 Oct 12:54am Reply
  • GustavoLourenco

    grimes should make whatever the fuck she wants to make, e n d o f d i s c u s s i o n . [7]

    21 Oct 1:08pm Reply
  • sh33zus

    E essa main? <3

    21 Oct 4:38am Reply
  • etherealbondage

    I forgive you for dressing like a hipster

    20 Oct 2:50am Reply
  • glamourtwins

    Whatever Grimes touches, it turns to musical manna. Almost all the stuff she churns out sounds amazing. It says a lot that almost everyone likes Visions. My mum likes Grimes' music too ❤

    19 Oct 5:08am Reply
  • vturi

    grimes está morta

    19 Oct 3:55am Reply
  • WildVegas

    Vanessa

    18 Oct 5:18pm Reply
  • sls

    grimes trappin harder than lorde these days

    17 Oct 4:19pm Reply
  • Puraheroina

    Circumambient ♥

    17 Oct 12:57pm Reply
  • lian_rozen

    La AMOOOO!

    15 Oct 1:42am Reply
  • natandzbc

    Genesis 8-Bit ♥

    14 Oct 12:49am Reply
  • ChelseaSmile95

    She's so inspiring.

    13 Oct 2:03pm Reply
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