39 Facts About Grimes


Claire Elise Boucher, known professionally as Grimes, is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

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Grimes subsequently signed with 4AD and rose to prominence with the release of her third studio album, Visions, in 2012.

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Outside of music, Grimes had a voice role in the 2020 action role-playing video game Cyberpunk 2077 and is a judge on the music competition game show Alter Ego.

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Grimes is of French Canadian, Italian, Ukrainian, and Metis descent.

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Grimes listed "grime" for all three, without knowing what the grime music genre was.

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In January 2010, Grimes released her debut album, Geidi Primes, a concept album inspired by the Dune series, followed by her second album, Halfaxa, in October of the same year.

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Visions won the Electronic Album of the Year Award and Grimes was nominated for the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Junos.

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Grimes won the Artist of the Year Award at the 2013 Webbys.

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In interviews following the album's release, Grimes explained that she was assigned a strict deadline by which to have her third album finished far before it was complete, resulting in her recording the bulk of Visions while isolated in her Montreal apartment for three consecutive weeks.

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Grimes went on the Visions Tour from 2012 to 2014 with supporting acts Born Gold, Myths, Elite Gymnastics, Ami Dang.

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In March 2012, Grimes collaborated with Cop Car Bonfire's Tim Lafontaine and went under the name, Membrain.

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In July 2012, Grimes toured as a supporting act with Diplo and Skrillex on the Full Flex Express Canadian Train Tour.

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In December 2013, Grimes employed the services of Jay-Z's management company, Roc Nation.

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In July 2014, Grimes was featured on Bleachers' song "Take Me Away" from their album, Strange Desire.

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Grimes then toured in the fall of 2015 as the headliner of her own Rhinestone Cowgirls Tour with opener Nicole Dollanganger.

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Grimes won the 2016 International award at the Socan Annual Awards and the 2016 Harper's Bazaar Musician of the Year Award in October.

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Grimes continued touring through the summer of 2016, performing at various music festivals across North America and opening for Florence and the Machine on select dates of the How Beautiful Tour.

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In 2016, Grimes helped write Troye Sivan's song Heaven from the album, Blue Neighbourhood.

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Grimes won Best Dance Video for "Venus Fly" at the Much Music Video Awards.

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In 2017, Grimes won a JUNO Award for Video of the Year, featuring "Kill V Maim".

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Grimes later revealed on an Instagram post that she would eventually be releasing two albums, and that "they would be separated by a period of time", with the first being released with 4AD, and the second with an undisclosed label.

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Grimes stated that this first album would be "highly collaborative and [characterized by] most glorious light", with the second highlighting themes of "pure darkness and chaos".

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In 2018, Grimes composed the theme music for Netflix's animated series Hilda.

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Grimes appeared on Bring Me the Horizon's "Nihilist Blues" from their sixth album, Amo.

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Grimes made an appearance on the Adult Swim sketch comedy show, The Eric Andre Show.

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Grimes used the Discord server to tease new music frequently, and released a snippet of a song called "Shinigami Eyes" which she continued to promote in subsequent social media posts, as well as an upcoming collaboration with British DJ Chris Lake.

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Grimes spoke about an upcoming concept album with Billboard, describing it as a "space opera".

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In December 2021, Grimes teased a collaboration with the Weeknd on Discord saying that the collaboration would be released in 2022.

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In January 2022, Grimes partnered with the video game Rocket League for the Neon Nights event.

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In January 2022, Grimes announced a 10th anniversary vinyl of her album Visions.

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Grimes is an opening act on select dates for Swedish House Mafia's "Paradise Again Tour" alongside Kaytranada, ZHU, and Alesso.

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Grimes confirmed that the song is called "Sci Fi" and is set for release in mid-2022.

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Grimes confirmed that the album was in the process of being mixed.

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Grimes has stated that she loves British rock bands like Bring Me the Horizon and Foals.

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Grimes was described by Tastemakers Magazine as an "alien love-child of Aphex Twin and ABBA".

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Grimes has done exhibitions showcasing her works and has stated that "[she has] always been a visual artist".

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Grimes created an alternate cover for Image Comics' The Wicked + The Divine, and designed a capsule collection of t-shirts for Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent, in 2013.

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Grimes expressed concerns about ear cartilage and the surgery being risky for her music career.

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Grimes said via Instagram that Go Won of the South Korean girl group Loona, with whom she collaborated in 2018, is her son's godmother.

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