Charli XCX has been having the year of her life given that 2014 is the year she had her first No. 1 song by featuring on Iggy Azalea's smash hit, "Fancy." But at the 2014 MTV EMA, it was all about Charli.
To kick off her explosive EMA performance, Charli XCX channeled the best of her punk princess persona into the her hit "Boom Clap" -- you know, the song that soundtracked the heart-wrenching film "Fault In Our Stars" and quickly became a Billboard Top 10 hit.
She previously performed the track live at the 2014 VMAs Pre-show, but tonight in her black, futuristic jumpsuit complete with winged eyeliner and plenty of confidence, she strutted around the stage like Scotland was her hometown (it's Cambridge, actually, but her dad is Scottish, FYI). The camera zoomed in for a close-up on Charli, mimicking the close angles and dreamy, intimate feel of the track's video.
Next, Charli segued into her punk-influenced rebellious single "Break The Rules," the latest single from her forthcoming album TK which is out on Jan. 26, 2015. The girls turn over a school bus and crash a prom during the video, and they didn't take it quite to that level at the EMAs, but the defiant Pat Benetar '80s vibes were in full force.