Charlotte Emma Aitchison (born 2 August 1992), better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is a British singer and songwriter. She released two singles in 2008, "!Franchesckaar!", which is from her commercially unreleased debut album, 14; and "Emelline"/"Art Bitch". She was signed to This Is Music and IAMSOUND Records in 2010 before releasing three more singles, "Stay Away", "Nuclear Seasons" and "You're the One" from her debut EP, You're the One, which was released in June 2012. After a year-long delay, she released her debut major label studio album, True Romance, in April 2013. She co-wrote and is featured on "I Love It" with Icona Pop and "Fancy" with Iggy Azalea, both of which achieved international success and brought her to international prominence. The release of "Boom Clap" gave Charli XCX her first top 10 hit as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100.
On 18 August 2014, Charli XCX announced the title of her upcoming second major-label studio album, Sucker, which would be released on 21 October of that year. The second single was also premiered on her SoundCloud, titled "Break the Rules".