Listen to Charli XCX doing a horrible version of Taylor Swift´s ‘Shake it off’
Charli XCX “Shake It Off” cover on BBC Radio 1’s LIVE LOUNGE
What do you think? WE think this is shame face and palm face in one…
Song by Taylor Swift
XCX was signed to IAMSOUND Records in 2010 and released her debut EP, You’re the One, in June 2012. After a year-long delay, she released her debut major label studio album, True Romance, in April 2013. She wrote and is credited on “I Love It” with Icona Pop, which went to No. 1 in the UK, and featured on “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, which went to No.1 in the U.S. The release of “Boom Clap” gave XCX her first top 10 hit as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100. She later released her second major-label studio album,Sucker, in December 2014
In February 2014, XCX featured on Australian recording artist Iggy Azalea‘s song “Fancy“. On 4 March 2014, the music video for “Fancy”, which XCX and Azalea worked on together, was released. The music video was heavily inspired by the film Clueless, with Azalea portrayingCher Horowitz (originally played by Alicia Silverstone) and Charli portraying Tai Frasier (originally played by Brittany Murphy). In May 2014, “Fancy” hit the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming both artists’ first number one single on the chart.
In May 2014, she contributed the song “Boom Clap” for the soundtrack to The Fault in Our Stars. The song was released as the album’s first single and eventually peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, it also charted within the UK Singles Chart at number 6, as well as certifying Platinum in Australia. In August 2014, Charli announced the title of her third studio album to be, Sucker, which would be released 21 October 2014. The second single from the album, “Break the Rules“, was released on 18 August, with the music video featuring Rose McGowan was released on 25 August.
In September 2014, Katy Perry announced via her Twitter page that XCX would open all shows on the last leg of her Prismatic World Tour. A song recorded by XCX and Duran Duran‘s frontman Simon LeBon was included in the original soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 film, which was released in November. The same month, Iggy Azalea’s reissue album Reclassified was also released and XCX co-wrote “Beg for It“, which features Danish singer-songwriter MØ. XCX joined the list of the 9th Annual Billboard Women in Music honorees as a hit-maker
When XCX was around the age of 15, a promoter recruited her for some of her first live shows, asking her to perform at raves and warehouse parties in East London. When he asked for the name to use on flyers for the events, she told him to “just put ‘Charli XCX'”, which was her MSN Messenger screen name when she was younger. She said that she chose the name because she thought “it looked cool and sounded catchy”.
According to XCX, the initials no longer explicitly stand for anything, and simply represent everything she has done so far. Upon signing to her label, however, XCX noted that it could stand for “X rated Content”