Charlotte Emma Aitchison (Charli XCX) is a singer, songwriter, actress and record producer.
Charlotte Emma Aitchison was born on 2 August 1992, in Cambridge, England. Her father, Jon Aitchison, is a Scottish entrepreneur and former show-booker, and her mother, Shameera, is a Gujarati Indian Ugandan former nurse and flight attendant who was born and raised in Uganda. Charli was raised in Start Hill, Essex, and attended Bishop’s Stortford College in nearby Bishop’s Stortford
At fourteen, she convinced her parents to grant her a loan to record her first album, 14, and in early 2008, began posting songs from the album, as well as numerous other demos, on her official Myspace page. This caught the attention of a promoter running numerous illegal warehouse raves and parties in east London, who invited her to perform.