Grimes biography

Grimes

Experimental music, Musical Artist

1988 –

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Who is Grimes?

Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name Grimes, is a Canadian producer, artist, musician, singer-songwriter and music video director. Born and raised in Vancouver, Grimes began recording experimental music while attending McGill University in Montréal, where she became involved with the underground music scene.

In 2010, she released her debut album, Geidi Primes on Arbutus Records, followed by Halfaxa. In late 2011, she announced that she had signed with 4AD Records, who partnered with Arbutus Records to release her third album, Visions. Visions met critical acclaim and was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most impressive albums of the year so far."

Grimes' music has been noted by critics and journalists for its atypical combination of vocal elements, as well as a wide array of influences, ranging from industrial and electronic to pop, hip hop, R&B, noise rock, and even medieval music.

In 2013, she was awarded the Webby Award for Artist of the Year. Also in 2013, Grimes was awarded a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the year.

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Born
Mar 17, 1988
Vancouver
Also known as
  • Claire Boucher
Parents
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • McGill University
  • Lord Byng Secondary School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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