Celebrating Britain's 101 Most Influential Asians 2024

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Charli XCX


2023 turned out to be an exciting year for Charli XCX who further cemented her position as one of the most innovative and influential figures in the pop music landscape. In April 2023, she made her electrifying de but at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In June 2023, she released the single Speed Drive as part of Barbie the Album, the soundtrack of director Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie. Speed Drive turned out to be a major hit and entered the UK Singles Chart at number nine, and the US Singles Chart at number 73, her first time since Boom Clap and Break the Rules in 2014.

The singer also served as the co-composer alongside Leo Birenberg for the 2023 film Bot toms. In August 2023, Charli XCX collaborated with singer Addison Rae on the song 2 Die 4 from Rae’s extended play AR. The following October, she joined forces with English singer Sam Smith on the single In the City. While attending the 2023 Fashion Awards on December 4, Charli shared an exciting update on her next album. When the pop star was asked about her highlight of 2023, she said, “I finished a record, but it is not out. So, next year that will be out, and then I can say that’s my highlight.” Charli XCX, whose real name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison, was discovered on Myspace in 2008 when she began posting songs on the social media platform, and she was later invited to perform at raves.

The singer rose to prominence with the Icona Pop collaboration I Love It. Throughout her career, Charli has continuously pushed the boundaries of pop mu sic, seamlessly blending elements of electronic, punk, and experimental genres. Al bums like Sucker (2014), Charli (2019), and How I’m Feeling Now (2020) show

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