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Grimes, born Claire Elise Boucher and later changing her name to "c", the symbol representing speed of light, is a 31-year-old Canadian musician and artist. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 17, 1988, and is of Québécois and Ukrainian descent. She was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school until moving to Montreal to attend McGill University, planning to double major in neuroscience and Russian before being expelled in 2011 for frequently skipping class. She is the girlfriend of technology entrepreneur and CEO (SpaceX, Tesla) Elon Musk, whose topic is here.
She began releasing music on Myspace in 2007 (her first published work being the EP Lethe) after selecting "grime" as her work's genre without knowing what grime music was. She received critics' attention in 2010 with the release of her debut album Geidi Primes (based on the 1965 science fiction novel Dune) ending that year with her second album, Halfaxa. In 2011, she released Darkbloom, a double-sided EP with d'Eon, and in 2012 released her third album Visions which received widespread acclaim. Her most well-known album, the experimental, pop-oriented Art Angels was released three years later in 2015. Since then, her musical career has gone different directions, with her controversial upcoming album Miss Anthropocene suffering from backlash for its concept and being delayed due to technical issues. In October 2019, a demo version of the album leaked, and in the subsequent November, the album leaked nearly three months before the February 21, 2020 release date.
She has worked with many artists (leaving both positive and negative notes with them) such as her step-brother Jay Worthy, Aristophanes, Azealia Banks, Bleachers, BloodPop, Bring Me The Horizon, d'Eon, Diplo, Doldrums, HANA, Janelle Monáe, Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Lana Del Rey, LOOΠΔ, Lykke Li, Majical Cloudz, Nicole Dollanganger, Poppy, and Skrillex. (This includes musical collaborations, music video features, and performances on tours with said artists.)
As of January 2020, she has 2,858M listeners on Spotify, 856K followers on Twitter, and 1M followers on Instagram.
Her most notable controversies include and are categorized as 1. Political statements and debates, 2. Production and release difficulties, 3. Visions recording / Relation to drugs, 4. Relation to Elon Musk and Azealia Banks, 5. Relation to Poppy, and 6. Miss Anthropocene imagery and backlash. A seventh tab, Other, details information or events relating to her with that are otherwise unrelated to her persona or musical career.
Political statements and debates
Production and release difficulties
Visions recording / Relation to drugs
Relation to Elon Musk and Azealia Banks
Relation to Poppy
Miss Anthropocene imagery and backlash
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Elon Musk / Nicole Dollanganger / Poppy & Titanic Sinclair