Artist Information for The xx

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Name: The xx

Followers: 3,760,525

Monthly Listeners: 5,550,280

Top Cities:

  • London, GB (135,923 listeners)
  • Sydney, AU (93,169 listeners)
  • Melbourne, AU (79,018 listeners)
  • Paris, FR (70,581 listeners)
  • Berlin, DE (64,227 listeners)

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Biography:
Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London around the talents of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Baria Qureshi, and Jamie Smith, when the bandmembers were still in high school. Captivating and cool, the group cites influences that run the gamut from R&B (Aaliyah and Rihanna) to classic alternative rock (the Cure and the Pixies). Built around the duel vocals of Croft and Sim, the group's signature brand of moody, soulful indie rock first appeared on the public radar in early 2009 with the single "Crystalised," which created a huge buzz among critics and fans alike. The xx released their self-titled debut LP in July of that year in the U.K.; it was released in the U.S. the following month. Late that year, Qureshi was no longer part of the group; the rest of the xx released a statement via NME saying this was due to "personal differences." During 2010, the live dates continued, including spots at several high-profile summer festivals, and in September, their album won Britain's coveted Mercury Prize. Meanwhile, Smith worked with Gil Scott-Heron on the remix album We're New Here (in turn spawning the Drake song "Take Care," which sampled the pair's "I'll Take Care of U"). In mid-2012, a pair of singles, "Angels" and "Chained," heralded the release of the group's second album, Coexist, that September. The following year, the band's song "Together" appeared on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The xx began working on their third album in 2014, and recorded in locales as varied as Marfa, Texas, London, Reykjavik, and Los Angeles. Jamie xx's solo debut In Colour, which featured contributions from Sim and Croft, arrived in 2015. Late in 2016, the single "On Hold" introduced the more energetic, eclectic direction of I See You, which was released in January 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Shelter (Live Remix 2017) Album Image Shelter (Live Remix 2017)
Label: Young
Release Date: 2022-03-24
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Basic Space Album Image Basic Space
Label: Young
Release Date: 2009-08-02
Track Count: 2
Total Play Count: 0
Basic Space Album Image Basic Space
Label: Young
Release Date: 2009-09-06
Track Count: 5
Total Play Count: 0
On Hold (Jamie xx Remix) Album Image On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
Label: Young
Release Date: 2017-09-13
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Islands Album Image Islands
Label: Young
Release Date: 2010-02-08
Track Count: 5
Total Play Count: 0
Sunset (Kim Ann Foxman Remix) Album Image Sunset (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)
Label: Young
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Coexist (Deluxe Edition) Album Image Coexist (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Young
Release Date: 2022-11-21
Track Count: 14
Total Play Count: 0
I See You (Deluxe) Album Image I See You (Deluxe)
Label: Young
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Track Count: 13
Total Play Count: 0
xx Album Image xx
Label: Young
Release Date: 2009-08-16
Track Count: 11
Total Play Count: 0
Crystalised Album Image Crystalised
Label: Young
Release Date: 2010-10-11
Track Count: 4
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Angels Track Image Angels
Playcount: 228,137,527
Duration: 02:51
Angels Track Image Angels
Playcount: 228,137,527
Duration: 02:51
Angels Track Image Angels
Playcount: 228,137,527
Duration: 02:51
Sunset Track Image Sunset
Playcount: 73,163,718
Duration: 03:34
Fiction Track Image Fiction
Playcount: 67,680,898
Duration: 02:56
Infinity Track Image Infinity
Playcount: 56,616,370
Duration: 05:14
Infinity Track Image Infinity
Playcount: 56,616,370
Duration: 05:14
On Hold - Jamie xx Remix Track Image On Hold - Jamie xx Remix
Playcount: 55,304,875
Duration: 06:11
Dangerous Track Image Dangerous
Playcount: 51,368,076
Duration: 04:10
Dangerous Track Image Dangerous
Playcount: 51,368,076
Duration: 04:10

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Jamie xx Artist Image Jamie xx
Collaborations: 5
Edu Imbernon Artist Image Edu Imbernon
Collaborations: 4
Craig Armstrong Artist Image Craig Armstrong
Collaborations: 4
Marcus Worgull Artist Image Marcus Worgull
Collaborations: 3
Four Tet Artist Image Four Tet
Collaborations: 3
Astronomer
Collaborations: 2
Sampha Artist Image Sampha
Collaborations: 2
Pearson Sound Artist Image Pearson Sound
Collaborations: 2
Maya Jane Coles Artist Image Maya Jane Coles
Collaborations: 2
The Bryan Ferry Orchestra Artist Image The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Collaborations: 2