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Meet Grimes, the Canadian pop star who streams video games and is dating Elon Musk (TSLA)

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At Monday's Met Gala, several freshly minted celebrity couples made their debut. But perhaps the most surprising new pairing of the evening: the billionaire tech exec Elon Musk and the Canadian musician and producer Grimes.

While Musk has been known to date successful and high-profile women, the two made a seemingly unlikely pairing. Shortly before they walked the red carpet together, Page Six announced their relationship and explained how they met — over Twitter, thanks to a shared sense of humor and a fascination with artificial intelligence.

For those who may be wondering who Grimes is, here's what you need to know about the Canadian pop star.

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Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended a school that specialized in creative arts but didn't focus on music until she started attending McGill University in Montreal.

Source: The Guardian, Fader



A friend persuaded Boucher to sing backing vocals for his band, and she found it incredibly easy to hit all the right notes. She had another friend show her how to use GarageBand and started recording music.

Source: The Guardian



In 2010, Boucher released a cassette-only album called "Geidi Primes." She released her second album, "Halfaxa," later that year and subsequently went on tour with the Swedish singer Lykke Li. Eventually, Boucher dropped out of McGill to focus on music.

Source: The Guardian, Fader



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