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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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  • musiikkionelo

    Plebs , this place is full of plebs.

    1 hour ago Reply
  • varnievarnie

    Go is disgusting, there is no excuse [6]

    2 hours ago Reply
  • ruda_kulka

    Go is disgusting, there is no excuse [5]

    12 hours ago Reply
  • Befisolog

    Intriguingly beautiful...

    Yesterday 11:38am Reply
  • Luckas_eu

    Minha elfa ♥

    11 Jul 5:37am Reply
  • Laurelavendrel

    I just hope the rest of the album doesn't sound like Go... [2] :(((( have mercy, please, please, please... it sounds like all shit on the radio... I'm dissapointed, she lost her oddity with this song... much sad ;_;

    10 Jul 11:44am Reply
  • yo-landi

    Go ♥ [23]

    10 Jul 3:41am Reply
  • angydonoso

    I just hope the rest of the album doesn't sound like Go...

    9 Jul 4:47pm Reply
  • JeffRawrs

    go is fucking garbage

    8 Jul 6:15pm Reply
  • bunnythehuman

    "Stop saying/assuming she's not like this or like that, you're embarrassing yourselves lol." the best thing i read here

    8 Jul 3:00am Reply
  • OjejQQ

    "Go" is amazing, Grimes is amazing. If you don't like what she does, just listen to her old tunes, and stop moaning. I bet her fourth album won't be like "Go". As people said, don't forget - that tune was wrote for Rihanna...

    7 Jul 2:32pm Reply
  • h_r_f_d

    it's immediately apparent why rihanna rejected it. just a poor attempt at emulating the mainstream pop she loves so much.

    7 Jul 9:00am Reply
  • CharlieLeGrand

    no, but, seriously, Grimes can do whatever she wants. She's explicitly said she's a fan of artists like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber and don't forget they wrote Go thinking about Rihanna's music style. Stop saying/assuming she's not like this or like that, you're embarrassing yourselves lol. [2] Yes, it's kinda funny to see those persons acting like this considering grimes herself loves pop music

    7 Jul 3:50am Reply
  • laserbeanz

    Go ♥ [22]

    6 Jul 11:07pm Reply
  • danfsmall

    Go ♥ [21]

    6 Jul 8:02pm Reply
  • hooligan86

    The trap bit aside, which is average, the rest of GO is pretty decent.

    6 Jul 9:43am Reply
  • ecartelement

    Go is disgusting, there is no excuse [4] yeah... that dubstep shit is so trite and doesn't belong in a Grimes song.

    5 Jul 9:07pm Reply
  • Ju5tinsucks

    So glad GO has nothing to do with Rihanna.

    5 Jul 7:02am Reply
  • danilotorres1

    Go ♥ [19]

    4 Jul 11:31pm Reply
  • rafaelmunizsens

    no, but, seriously, Grimes can do whatever she wants. She's explicitly said she's a fan of artists like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber and don't forget they wrote Go thinking about Rihanna's music style. Stop saying/assuming she's not like this or like that, you're embarrassing yourselves lol.

    4 Jul 11:20pm Reply
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