Charlotte Emma Aitchison, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is a British singer and songwriter. She first started releasing music in 2008 but it wasn't until 2012 when she released her first EP. She gained international prominence after being featured on hit singles by Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea. In 2014, she released her second album which contained her first top 10 hit as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was named the best pop album of 2014 by Rolling Stone and Billboard.