Charli XCX Wows Saturday Night Live Audience

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Charli XCX may have given her all at New York City's Jingle Ball on Friday night, but that in no way lessened her performance one night later on Saturday Night Live. The audience was wowed by her performances of both 'Boom Clap' and 'Break the Rules.' This was the singer's SNL debut, but likely won't be her only stint as the show's musical guest.

On December 16, Charlie XCX's new album 'Sucker' is set for release. This is her sophomore album, on which both of the aforementioned songs are featured. Charli was awarded the Hitmaker honor just a couple of days ago at Billboard's Women in Music event.

"To be recognized for my work as a songwriter is really incredible because that's something i care about so much. ... It's been fabulous and f---ing wild. Every single woman in this room is so incredible," she said when accepting the award.

Charli XCX's new album was initially scheduled for October, however, the success of 'Boom Clap' made Neon Gold and Atlantic Records decide to wait a bit longer--no doubt capitalizing on the single's enormous success.

NPR says it's been Charlie XCX's year, noting that not only is she a stellar performer--as seen by last night's musical guest spot on SNL--she is also a highly acclaimed song writer as well.

"She's particularly known for her collaborations--writing and appearing in Icona Pop's 'I Love It,' and she's already looking ahead, with some co-written songs scheduled to appear on the new Gwen Stefani record. But Charli XCX's second album, 'Sucker,' comes out Tuesday, and her name is the only one on it. It's a boisterous punk-pop mix, full of snark and rebellion," they report.

Did you catch Charli XCX on Saturday Night Live this weekend? Will you be picking up a copy of 'Sucker' when it comes out on Tuesday?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.