Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and visual artist. Further, she has also appeared as the music video director and has a self-directed music video of the song ‘REALiTi’. Her music styles draw on an electric mix including hip hop, electronic music, as well as R&B. Additionally, she described her music as ADD music, shifting frequently and dramatically.
She has been praised by different magazines and critically acclaimed for music. Some of the magazines like The JapannTimes wrote that Ableton-assisted music crammed full of hooks fit to sit with singers like Rihanna and Taylor Swift. Moreover, she is also famous for being the girlfriend of the South-African born American entrepreneur, Elon Musk. Let us scroll over to know more information on her career, love life, and net worth.
Caption: The American record and visual artist, Claire Boucher “Grimes”.
Claire Boucher: Bio, Family, Education
The visual artist was born on 17 March 1988 as Claire Elise Boucher who later adopted the stage name ‘Grimes’. Caire born and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada into a Roman Catholic. She has a mixed ethnicity of French, Italian, and Ukrainian descent. Her mother, Sandy Garossino, is a former Crown prosecutor and arts advocate whereas her father is a former banker.
Regarding her education, she graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School in 2006. And she later relocated from Vancouver to Montreal where she attended McGill University focusing on neuroscience and Russian language. But she left school in early 2011 before finishing her degree in order to give full time in her music career. In 2007, she began to write music under her stage name Grimes on her Myspace page.
Claire Boucher: Career & Life Achievements
Grimes debuted with her first album in 2010 by Arbutus Records inspired by the Dune series. Through the same records, she released her second album ‘Halfaxa’ in the same year. After that, she began her touring beyond Montreal, and following that she released five singles in 2011 along with d’Eon on her side of the split 12″ ‘Darkbloom’. In the same year, she collaborated with DJ/producer Blood Diamonds. She recorded her third studio album ‘Visions’ in 2013 which appeared on a number of publications year-end. The album which considered as the year’s breakout album of her won the Electronic Album of the Year.
From the album, her single ‘Oblivion’ received critical acclaim and ranked at number one on their 200 Best Tracks of Decade so far. She appeared on her self-directed video of the song ‘REALiTi’ from an abandoned album ‘Art Angels’. Then she also collaborated with Bleachers for the song ‘Entropy’ for the HBO TV show ‘Girls’. Further, the album ‘Art Angels’ was named the best album of the YEar by NME, Exclaim! and Stereogum. Moreover, the album ranked at number one on the Billboard US Top alternative Chart.
In 2016, she continued to tour with the album across Asia, Europe, and North America. She has also won the award for Best Dance Video for ‘Venus Fly’ at the Much Music Video Awards in 2017. Along with that, she won the JUNO Award for video of the YEar featuring “Kill V. Maim”. She has also worked with the South Korean girl group ‘LOONA yyxy’ from their EP ‘Beauty & the Beat’, ‘Love4Eva’. In 2020, her fifth studio album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ came out, before that, in September 2019, she released the music video for ‘Violence’ featuring i_o from the album. Following that, she released the single ‘Delete Forever’ after the release fo the album in the same month.
Claire Boucher: Personal Life & Boyfriend
As mentioned above, she has been in a relationship with technology entrepreneur Elon Musk since 2018. They first met via Twitter and came to confront each other with the spun relating to Rococo in the thought of experimenting with Roco’s basilisk. Previously, she was in an off-and-on relationship with Majical Cloudz’s lead vocalist, Devon Welsh. The ex-couple met in 2007 while studying at McGill University in a dorm’s party.
Further, coming to the present couple, Elon unfollowed Grimes on his Twitter account after three months of MetGala. Also, he had deleted his Instagram account explaining that he didn’t like the social media platform. Moreover, In January 2020, Grimes announced that she is pregnant with her first child. And she later confirmed the father of the child is her multi-millionaire boyfriend Musk. They welcomed their son on 4 May 2020, further, they named their son, ‘X Æ A-12’. Additionally, she revealed that Go Won, the member of the South Korean girl group ‘LOONA yyxy’ is the godmother of her son.
Caption: Grimes and Elon Musk
Claire Boucher: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her earning, she has been making a hefty amount from recording, sales, concerts, and tours. Also, she has made a profitable amount from endorsing and advertising the products. Therefore, her net worth has an estimation of around $3 million from her career. According to Forbes, her boyfriend is the fifth-richest person in the world. He has a net worth has an estimation of around $74 billion.
She is active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, she has an account @grimes with 1.5 million followers. She also goes by a Facebook account having over 948k followers. On Twitter, she holds an account under the name @Grimezsz with 1.1 million followers.
Claire Boucher: Body Measurements
The singer has a slim and attractive body that stands to a height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 meters. Her body weighs around 55 kg with unknown body measurements of waist and hips. She has hazel eyes color with brown hair color.