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Charli XCX’s “Sucker” Release Date Gets Delayed

Charli XCX by Bella Howard

Citing both the unexpected longevity of blockbuster single “Boom Clap” and a desire to assure a proper launch, Charli XCX confirmed a delayed release date for her upcoming album.

Originally set to launch on October 21, Charli XCX’s sophomore album “Sucker” will now ship on December 16 in the US and January 26 in Europe.

“I’m overwhelmed by the love for boom clap & the support from all u angels, I need to put the date back so I can launch the album properly,” Tweeted the singer-songwriter. “(i had no idea boom clap would hang about for so long… It’s mind blowing and cool so thank u for that!).”

“Boom Clap,” which originally launched as part of the soundtrack for “The Fault in Our Stars,” remains the #2 song at pop radio and a rapid riser at the hot adult contemporary and rhythmic formats.

Follow-up single “Break the Rules” has already been added by some pop stations, but the ongoing success of “Boom Clap” has dampened the need for a more formal, urgent, aggressive push from label Atlantic Records.

Written by Brian Cantor

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