LIVE: Charli XCX, Bleachers

Co-headlining their Charli and Jack Do America Tour, Charli XCX (of "Fancy" fame) and Bleachers just got better and better at Observatory North Park on July 21.

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Pop chanteuse Charli XCX turned Observatory North Park into a spectacle on July 21.
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Bleachers, who are co-headlining the Charli and Jack Do America Tour, played their set first.
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Charli XCX received greater exposure after Icona Pop's hit single "I Love It" hit radio.
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The 22-year-old Brit (who turns 23 on August 2, 2015), co-wrote the song and loaned her vocals to it.
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The collaboration with Iggy Azalea on "Fancy" also rocketed the songstress forward.
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Charli XCX, who takes her stage name from the MSN Messenger screen name she used when she was younger, started writing songs when she was 14.
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Her parents loaned her the money to start recording her debut album, the songs from which she released on her Myspace page.
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Those songs caught the attention of a promoter running raves and parties, who invited her to perform at them.
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This was in 2008, which would make Charli XCX just 16 years old when she started performing for massive audiences.
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Between that time and when she collaborated with Icona Pop in 2012, she wrote and released a mixtape that earned her recognition from Pitchfork and landed her on tour with Coldplay and Santigold.
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Her latest record, "Sucker," was released in December 2014 and featured the hit single "Boom Clap," among others.
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She has since been quoted as saying she's working on her fourth album, which will be much more electronic.
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Bleachers, an indie-pop group formed by fun. lead guitarist Jack Antonoff (hence the Charli and Jack Do America Tour), took the stage before Charli XCX.
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The band's debut single was a massive success: "I Wanna Get Better" was released in 2014 along with a simultaneous launch of Bleacers' Web site, social media accounts and tour dates.
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The group's song "Rollercoaster" has been lauded as a "brilliant summer anthem" by "Variance" magazine.
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Quickly becoming known for their high-energy, theatrical performances, Bleachers play covers as well as original music.
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On this tour, they've surprised audiences with covers of the Cranberries' "Dreams" and Kanye West's "Only One," among others.
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