Charli XCX, Tinashe and Ty Dolla Sign perform Drop That Kitty and Famous during the MTV Movie Awards show promoting Charli XCX album Sucker.
Charli XCX gives an interview to Ryan Seacrest during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her album Sucker.
The record’s kind of punk-inspired. And it’s partially a comment on the record industry as a whole and how the whole place is basically like a circus. I’m part of it, but not part of it. It’s like a bizarre place.
Popsugar interviews Charli XCX about album Sucker and its unusual sound.
For me, I never want to do the same thing twice with anything that I do, particularly with my music. So after my first record, True Romance, came out, I wanted to challenge myself and my audience and push it in a different direction. As a live performer, it’s always been kind of more rock and roll, so I wanted to do something that would complement that it all just kind of made sense for me to go that way. I was in Sweden making songs with some of my best friends, and that was what was coming out. I always like to record quickly, and that kind of music really suits powering through it and just making as many songs as possible. So it was cool. That’s kind of how it ended up there.
XCX appears on the cover of the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Nylon magazine. She talks about feminism, her confidence, and expressing herself.
There’s a video of me dancing to the Spice Girls with one of those toy microphones when I was, like, four, maybe younger. It’s a classic home video – my dad comes into the frame, and he’s doing high kicks and stuff. It still exists, but nowhere online, thankfully.
XCX appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of NKD magazine. She talks about her song I Love It, working with Iggy Azalea, and the song Boom Clap.
I feel like we were both seen as underdogs prior to ‘Fancy,’ and now everyone is after us, and I think it’s funny,
Charli is profiled for the cover of the October/November Complex. As a female pop star:
There’s always a catch. Like: “Does she really do that? I heard her mum wrote that song.” I read that about Lorde. I’m like: As if! Just because she’s young and successful, why is someone trying to take that away from her? It’s because she’s highly intelligent and a female who’s killing it. She’s doing something different, and people are afraid of that.
Charli XCX talks about her name during On Air With Ryan Seacrest.
Charli plays the New York venue, performing her singles, some new songs from the album, a cover of Money (What I Want), and the collaborations I Love It and Fancy.
Charli releases the track London Queen from the Sucker LP. She describes the sound:
(It’s like a) future Ramones.
Charli is interviewed for The Evening Standard:
I really just want to change the way women think about themselves. A lot of young girls are quite lost. I think it would be cool for women to feel like they connect to someone who is also a bit scruffy. I’m not clean-cut and perfect, I say dumb shit and I fall over — and I want girls to know that’s cool.
Charli graces the cover and talks about her plans to work with Rihanna and Gwen Stefani, writing angry music after I Love It charted and redecorating her country mansion in her spare time.
I’ve had to just make cutthroat decisions. I can’t f— around.
Marcus Schossow releases his remix of the single, adding progressive-trance style background synths and vocal echo effects for a euphoric sound.
Charli talks about her makeup, skincare, and hair routines:
To be honest, my usual makeup is the same as in my music video looks… It’s pretty much the same at night. Maybe I’ll add more black around my eyes. Or do a different lip, like a fuchsia. Or it’s an idea: I think about the 1990s. I’m a really big fan of movies like “Clueless” and “Jawbreaker.”
Charli discusses working with Rivers Cuomo, Rostam Batmanglij, and her producer Justin Raisen for the album and where it got its title.
Sucker is about giving the middle finger to everyone who thought I couldn’t be where I am now.
Mixmag premieres the Tiesto remix of Charli’s single. The song features EDM-style bassline and breakdowns.
Charli features on the October issue’s cover and talks about private jets, VMA parties and top 10 singles:
I feel like an ice cube floating around in a sea of chill. It’s not something that interests me. I really do just want to be in the studio or on tour all the time, and everything else is just beginning to freak me out. I guess that’s what being a pop star is, you know?
Charli talks about Sucker in the magazine’s October ‘It Girl’ issue:
It’s punk-inspired. It’s definitely still a pop album, but there are moments where it is raw and wild. I’m commenting on the music industry, the female body, and money, whereas before I mainly spoke about love. This record definitely feels better informed.
Charli debuts six new tracks at her show in Orlando, titled Sucker, Famous, Caught In The Middle, I Need Your Love, Money and Gold Coins.
Charli announces she is beginning the U.S. tour for the album. The tour is delayed from its original schedule so Charli could focus more on her album.
Boom Clap is still getting so much love all over the world, which is crazy, and it just makes sense, so I have proper time to focus on the album launch.
Charli announces that the release has been pushed back to Dec. 16 in the U.S. and Jan. 26 in the UK and Europe.
‘Boom Clap’ is still getting so much love all over the world, which is crazy, and it just makes sense, so I have proper time to focus on the album launch. The support I’ve received this year has been mind-blowing. As you know, I’ll also be supporting Katy Perry on her European arena tour in February!
Charli is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Push. MTV:
She’s fiercely committed to constantly evolving her sound so her music is never boring and predictable.
Charli appears on the September cover and talks about writing Sucker in a hotel in Sweden, working with Rivers Cuomo and Rostam Batmanglij and whether she thinks the days are gone when sexism dictated the media profile of female pop stars:
I wish I could say yes, but I don’t think so. Maybe it is just a pop music thing, but I don’t feel like it’s changed. Now, more than ever, I get songs sent to me by people who think they should be writing my songs for me. In interviews, people are surprised when I say I wrote something myself. That is frustrating. They automatically assume I didn’t in the first place.
Club Killers remix the single, adding a synth line, trap bassline and staccato high hat.
Charli talks about her growing mainstream appeal, creating a Justin Bieber shrine at art school, eating fried chicken for breakfast and making the new album.
Part of the stuff that I do, the V.M.A.s and the events, is definitely a circus. I don’t care about belonging to it, not at all.
Charli releases the single Break The Rules:
(It’s a) badass anthem for all the naughty people in the world.
Aeroplane adds a nu disco effect to the single.
Rolling Stone spends time with Charli as she prepares for the MTV Video Music Awards performance, including being made up and preparing for the 40-minute set where she will walk off the stage, down a red carpet and onto a podium where drummers are playing. Charli:
I think it’s going to be fine. All the girls I’m performing with look so dope. It’s going to be cool. I’m just worried about if I’m going to fall.
Charli performs the track at the MTV Awards event.
Seacrest interviews Charli XCX during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her on why she almost put ghost sounds on her album Sucker.
I was in Sweden in the countryside doing some recording for my record. There was this weird vibe in this house. It was actually this huge hotel we were staying in, kind of like The Shining. We had done some research and found out that there was a woman who had drowned herself in the lake outside the house when her husband had died in the 1900s. In this documentary, it said that she still lived in the house as a ghost. So we set up a microphone and left it recording all night and at about 5 or 6 a.m., we picked up this noise that was like, ‘Oooohhhhh.’ We pitched it up three octaves and it was a woman’s voice talking it was cool!
Charli performs a live version for Transmitter.
Oldman records a cover of the track for Capital FM.
Dates are announced for a 20-show Sucker tour, starting Sept. 26 in Orlando at The Social and finishing up in San Francisco at Slim’s on Oct. 25 after taking in New York, Montreal and Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, and other cities.
Charli and Azalea perform their song Fancy at Wembley Stadium for the Capital FM Summertime Ball.
Charli performs a set at Sonos Studio that includes You’re The One, Take My Hand, Boom Clap and a cover of I Want Candy.
Charli performs the single on Late Night With Seth Myers.
Charli gives an interview for New York Times T Magazine and talks about being compared to a young Madonna:
Madonna was someone who didn’t get put in a box. She changed and evolved. The second someone tries to put me in a box, I will do everything to rebel against that. One thing I don’t understand is how people want you to replicate your past successes. Being an artist should be about freedom and not just becoming one thing, because I think that’s terrible and boring.
Charli releases the ASTR remix for the single from Sucker and The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack.
Charli performs the track at the live stream event for The Fault In Our Stars.
Charli and Iggy perform the track for Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Charli and Azalea perform the single for Good Morning America.
Charli and Iggy perform the single on Late Night:
Charli and Iggy perform Fancy at the awards ceremony:
Island Records releases the single Fancy by Azalea featuring Charli. On the Clueless-inspired video:
When Iggy asked me to play Tai, I was like wow, that’s awesome … that video was crazy.
Charli says she allowed Icona Pop to release the song I Love It because she saw the song as a color she disliked. On synesthesia (a condition where some people can experience one sense as another, such as seeing sounds):
I haven’t been diagnosed with it but people mention it to me a lot.
Charli performs an acoustic version of the track for Perez Hilton:
Charli releases the Super Ultra mixtape featuring Brooke Candy, J£zus Million, Art of Noise, Giraffage, Sinjin Hawke, Baths, Jackson, How To Dress Well, and Jakwob.
Charli releases the single Superlove:
It’s about running away and falling in love, basically. It’s seen as a bit cheesy to celebrate love but I just wanted to do that with this song.