Charli XCX - Updated Dec 2023

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Charli XCX

Charli XCX is a young and successful English singer-songwriter. Charli XCX is also famous as a music video director. She has collaborated with various well-known artists including Iggy Azalea, Selena Gomez, and Blondie, Shawn Mendes, and Camila Cabello.

Early Life

Charli XCX was born on 2 August 1992 and her age is currently 29 years old. She hails from her birthplace, Cambridge, England, and was raised in Start Hill, Essex. Moreover, Charli’s zodiac sign is Leo.

Similarly, her birth name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison but is more famous by her stage name Charli XCX.

Talking about her family, Charli’s parents are her father Jon Aitchison, and her mother Sameera. Her father is a Scottish entrepreneur as well as a former show-booker.

Likewise, her mother is a former nurse and flight attendant. Charli’s mother was born in Uganda and is from a Gujarati Indian family.

Furthermore, Charli has often shared that she is extremely proud of her Indian heritage.

Although her parents were not very musical, Charli showed her talent in music from an early age. She was also very much interested in pop acts like the Spice Girls and Britney Spears.

At the young age of 14, Charli then started writing her own songs and one of them is Fish and Chips Shop. 

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Caption: Charli XCX in a childhood photograph. Source: Entertainmentwise


Regarding her educational journey, Charli went to Bishop’s Stortford College in nearby Bishop’s Stortford.

At the young age of 18 years, Charli then moved to London. She enrolled for a fine art degree at UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art. However, Charli dropped out in her second year.

Relationship Status

Charli XCX is in a romantic relationship with Huck Kwong. The lovers have been together since 2019.

Prior to this, Charli had been friends with Huck since 2012 and the duo once dated each other in 2014 but later parted ways.

This time too, the couple was almost at the end of the road in their relationship. But living together during the pandemic lockdown helped strengthen Charli and Huck’s relationship physically and emotionally.

Charli’s lover used to work as an A&R and Emmie Lichtenberg is the couple’s mutual friend.

Prior to Huck, Charli dated Ryan Andrews. Ryan is a filmmaker who directed many of Charli’s music videos at the beginning of her career.

Some of these music videos are Nuclear Seasons, You (Ha Ha Ha), and Super Love.

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Caption: Charli XCX posing for a photo with her lover Huck Kwong in an old photograph. Source: Instagram

Charli XCX – Net Worth 2023

Further, the singer created her official “Charli XCX” Youtube channel on March 24, 2011. So far, this channel has garnered over 1 billion views and 2.82 million subscribers.

Moving on, Charli has a net worth estimation of approximately $10 million US dollars.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Charli is a singer-songwriter and music video director. Her career in music started at the early age of 14 years. In the year 2010, Charli signed a recording contract with Asylum Records.

Soon, she released a series of singles and mixtapes throughout the years 2011 and 2012.

Then in the year 2012, the singer gained more fame with the Icona Pop collaboration I Love It. Likewise, Charli’s debut studio album is True Romance. The singer released it in 2013.

The next year, Charli contributed the hook and bridge to rapper Iggy Azalea’s Fancy. This song was later nominated for two Grammy Awards.

The same year, Charli released Boom Clap. This song became her first solo top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100. Likewise, the singer’s 2nd studio album is “Sucker”.

It is a punk-influenced album and Charli released it at the end of the year. Charli’s successful singles include Break the Rules and Doing It.

Likewise, in the year 2015, Charli began working alongside several UK collective PC Music-associated producers.

Some of them are the label head A. G. Cook and producer Sophie. She collaborated with them to develop a more experimental sound and image.

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Caption: Charli XCX performing a new song ‘5 In The Morning’ at Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ tour in Phoenix. Source: NME

More Details

When she was working on her 3rd album, Charli also released the “Vroom Vroom” EP in the year 2016.

The singer also released the mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop 2 in the year 2017. Charli also released a series of singles like After the Afterparty, Boys, and 1999.

In the year 2019, the English singer finally released her 3rd studio album called “Charli”. Then during the pandemic lockdown in the year 2020, Charli released her 4th studio album, “How I’m Feeling Now”.

Besides her solo work, Charli XCX has also co-written songs for other artists.

Charli has been a songwriter for artists including Iggy Azalea (for the song Beg for It); Selena Gomez (for the song Same Old Love); (for the song Boys & Girls); Blondie (for the song Tonight); and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s collaborative song Señorita.  

Furthermore, Charli experiences sound-to-color synesthesia. The singer has stated that she sees music in colors; loves music that’s black, pink, purple, or red but hates music that’s green, yellow, or brown.

Moreover, the singer also calls herself a feminist. She clarifies that she wrote her song Body of My Own as a feminist statement.

Charli also appeared in The F Word and Me. It is a 2015 documentary about gender equality.

Likewise, in July 2020, Charli signed an open letter to the UK Equalities minister Liz Truss. She called for a ban on all forms of LGBT+ conversion therapy through an open letter.

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Caption: Charli XCX performing ‘Fancy’ with Iggy Azalea at the 2014 MTV Woodie Awards. Source: Hip-hop-n-more

Charli XCX – Social Media

Charli XCX joined Twitter in January 2010 and so far has over 3.6 million followers on her @charli_xcx account. The singer goes by @charli_xcx on Instagram and so far has over 4.2 million followers.

Similarly, Charli also has an official page on Facebook where she has more than 7.2 million fan followers.

Charli XCX – Body Measurements

Charli XCX stands at an approximate height of 1.6 meters or 5 feet 3 inches and her weight is around 55 kg.

Likewise, the English singer’s chest-waist-hip measures are 34-27-34 inches respectively. Further, Charli has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.