Charli XCX wants own label

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 January 2015
Charli XCX

Charli XCX

Charli XCX thinks Simon Cowell is "cool" and would love to emulate his success - but wouldn't put out "s**t" records on her label

Charli XCX wants to set up a record label like Simon Cowell's -but without the "s**t" music.

The 22-year-old singer has revealed plans to follow in the mogul's footsteps and become the queen of her own music empire but is confident her acts will be better than those signed to the 55 year old's SyCo label.

The brunette beauty said: "I think Simon Cowell's cool.

"I'd love to be in that position. But from the point of view of making music that's not s**t."

The 'Boom Clap' hitmaker - who wrote Icona Pop's double platinum track 'I Love It' in 2012 - admitted she didn't like the idea of penning pop hits she "hated", so travelled to Sweden to record a quick punk album at the beginning of 2014 to get it "out of [her] system".

She told Q magazine: "I couldn't make any pop music because I hated pop music. I just didn't want to think about it I wanted to be free.

"It was a case of getting it out of my system. I felt stuck."

Charli also co-wrote Iggy Azalea's hit 'Fancy' and is currently working on projects for Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani and Rihanna.

Charli XCX

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