Charli XCX is an English singer-songwriter born in Cambridge in 1992. She began releasing music on MySpace as a child and performed at illegal east London raves at the age of 14. She has released three studio albums, two EPs and several singles and mixtapes, and has opened for acts like Coldplay and Katy Perry. Her collaborations with Iona Pop and Iggy Azalea charted at No. 1 in the U.S. and UK. Her real name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison, and XCX is short for Kiss Charli Kiss.