Biography of Singer GrimesGrimes is a singer whose voice is described as ethereal and even otherworldly, with songs that sound like the music of the future. Her unique blend of diverse styles, flawless soprano, and keen sense of taste sets her apart in the entertainment industry.
Early LifeThe singer's real name is Claire Elise Boucher. She was born in Vancouver on March 17, 1988. Claire's mother, Sandy Garossino, is a prosecutor and a well-known public figure in Canada. Grimes' maternal grandmother was Ukrainian, which is why she often heard her grandparents speaking Russian during her childhood and even learned a bit of the language herself.
Creative CareerInspired by Frank Herbert's "Dune" and works of other science fiction writers, Claire released two albums under her founded label, Arbutus Records, in 2010. "Geidi Primes" and "Halfaxa" didn't make her famous but caught the attention of other artists and music critics, who recognized Grimes' uniqueness, voice, and artistry.
In 2012, Claire released her third album "Visions" under the 4AD label, which received rave reviews from the most respected music publications. She recorded it entirely on computer software in just three weeks, and some sources called it the "album of the year." The New York Times labeled "Visions" the most impressive album of the year, and in 2013 it won the Juno award for Electronic Album of the Year.
Claire directed the music video for the song "Genesis" and also designed the album cover, incorporating lines from Anna Akhmatova's poem, written in Russian.
Other ProjectsBeyond music, Claire has gained recognition as an artist. Inspired by Japanese anime and manga when creating her album covers, her artwork is displayed in various galleries.
Grimes' Personal LifeAt the start of her career, Grimes briefly dated Canadian musician Devon Welsh and later had a relationship with musician James Brooks for several years.
In the spring of 2018, it was revealed that she was dating entrepreneur and renowned engineer Elon Musk, one of the world's wealthiest individuals. The couple often appeared at public events, and the media speculated on Musk's serious intentions, noting he introduced her to his children.
In September 2021, Grimes and Elon announced their separation but maintained a friendly relationship. Soon after, Elon began dating his "Neuralink" top manager, Shivon Zilis, who shortly gave birth to twins for Musk. At first, there was tension between Grimes and Shivon, but over time, they became friends.
In her interviews, Grimes mentions her slight speech impediment but doesn't see it as significant. Her fans believe her slight lisp adds even more charm to her.
Claire is a staunch vegetarian, believing it's wrong to consume animal meat or wear leather and fur.
Grimes NowIn March 2021, Grimes started collaborating with Columbia Records. Even though she previously released music exclusively on independent labels, the partnership with the major label didn't work out. By April 2023, she had left, releasing only two singles in that time: "Player of Games" and "Shinigami Eyes".
In September 2023, Grimes introduced her new song "I Wanna Be Software".