Elon Musk and Grimes: Find Out Where the Controversial Couple’s Fame Comes From

Elon Musk and Grimes officially got together in 2018, and we’re not exaggerating when we say that absolutely nobody saw it coming. This is especially true since the singer has been vocal about her views on the corruption caused by wealth. 

Still, they’ve made quite an interesting couple, though it looks like their relationship might be on the rocks. We’re going to take a look at how exactly these two big-name celebrities made their claim to fame, as well as how they met. 

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If you’re a fan of Elon and Grimes, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out how this couple got together and where each of their fame comes from!

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Early Life Of Elon Musk

Elon Musk was born on June 28th, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. As a young boy, Musk became so lost in his daydreams and inventions that his parents had doctors test his hearing for problems. 

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Around the time that his parents divorced, when he was 10, Elon grew interested in computers.

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He taught himself programming, and at 12 years old, he sold his first piece of software – a game he developed called Blastar. In school, Musk was introverted and bookish, as well as short. 

He was bullied until the age of 15, until he experienced a growth spurt and learned to defend himself using wrestling and karate. 

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Family

Maye Musk, Elon’s mother, is a Canadian model and the oldest woman to star in a campaign for Covergirl. When she was growing up, she worked five jobs at once to support her family. 

Errol Musk, Elon’s father, lived quite a contrary life. He is a wealthy South African engineer

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Elon spent his early childhood with his sister Tosca and his brother Kimbal in South Africa, and as we mentioned earlier, his parents went through a divorce when he was 10 years old

Since then, he has gone on to become the richest person on the planet (even if only for a few days). 

Education

In 1989, at the age of 17, Musk immigrated to Canada and attended Queen’s University to avoid mandatory service in the South African military. 

That year, he obtained his Canadian citizenship, partly because he felt it would help him get his American citizenship more easily.

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He left Canada in 1992 to study physics and business at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in economics and attained a bachelor’s in physics. 

After he left the university, he went to Stanford to pursue an energy physics Ph.D. In 2002, he became a U.S. citizen. 

Companies

Musk has owned a number of companies in his lifetime, with one of the most popular and successful being SpaceX, or the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation

It was founded in 2002 to construct spacecraft for commercial travel into the cosmos. By 2008, the company was quite well-established and received an award from NASA for the handling of cargo transportation to the ISS. 

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Musk is also the CEO, co-founder, and product architect for Tesla Motors, which was founded in 2003 and aims to develop mass-market, affordable electric cars, as well as many other battery-powered products. Musk is the overseer for all product engineering, development, and design. 

Innovations & Inventions

In 2013, Musk released a concept for a new method of transportation that he called the Hyperloop. It would allow for commuting between major cities while reducing travel time drastically. 

The Hyperloop is resistant to weather, is fueled by renewable energy, and could transport passengers at speeds of over 700mph

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In 2017, it was reported that Musk was part of a venture known as Neuralink, which aims to develop devices for implantation in the human brain, helping merge people and software. 

In 2019, he revealed that the devices will consist of a microscopic chip that connects to smartphones using Bluetooth

Personal Life

In May of 2018, Musk started dating Claire Boucher, better known as the musician Grimes. In the same month, the singer changed her name to the symbol for the speed of light, ‘c’, and was reportedly encouraged to do so by Musk. 

She received some criticism for dating a billionaire whose company has been called ‘a predator zone’. 

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Before Grimes and Elon met, Musk reportedly dated Amber Heard in 2016, after he finalized his divorce from Riley and Heard finalized her divorce from Johnny Depp.

In 2017, they broke up because of their busy schedules, got back together at the beginning of 2018, and split again after a month

Grimes, the Oddball Musician

Grimes is an artist who breaks boundaries, whose music sounds like a vision of the future, and who shaped the look and sound of 2010 and beyond. 

The ethereal sounds that encompass her signature soprano vocals became more diverse and crisp as she matured as an artist, and she’s come full-form into her style. 

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Her music has only become more eclectic, with her Art Angels album from 2015 including hints of metal and country into its sound, featuring collaborations with Janelle Monae and more. 

Grimes’ songwriting touches on notes of science fiction, personal subjects, feminism, and other issues we face as a society. 

Early Life

Claire Boucher grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and in 2006, she moved to Montreal to study toward a degree in neuroscience at McGill University. 

A year later, she began producing music under the name Grimes, and it was at this time that she put on shows at an abandoned textile factory with her friends. 

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The scene that created these shows also created Arbutus Records, which is the label that released the singer’s earliest works. 

Two of the songs that appeared under the label were originally released using her own title. It goes without saying that this early music was just as experimental as her current work. 

Debut

In January of 2012, the singer signed with 4AD, and later in the same month, her debut arrived. It was called Visions, and it was recorded in just a few weeks in Grimes’ apartments. 

The music mixed dark atmospheres and bright pop, earning critical acclaim instantly. The album even received an Electronic Album of the Year award from Juno. 

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In 2015, while Grimes worked on her fourth album, she collaborated with the Bleachers on a song called Entropy for Girls, an HBO series. 

She also put out another single called REALiTi, which was accompanied by a video that she directed herself. It was at this point that she started to hone in on her sound. 

Collaborations & Growth

In late 2015, Grimes released Art Angels, which features collaborations with Aristophanes and singer Janelle Monae. It received praise for its catchy yet experimental songwriting. 

The album dominated the Alternative Album Chart for Billboard, reaching number two on their Independent Album Chart, as well. 

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Grimes collaborated with HANA in 2016 on The Ac!d Reign Chronicles, which were a number of music videos that they filmed and produced themselves while touring Europe

In January of the following year, Grimes collaborated on a track with Aristophanes. 

Nihilist Blues

Near the beginning of 2019, Grimes made an appearance on amo, an album by U.K. metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon. She worked on a song called Nihilist Blues

Later in that year, she debuted a number of tracks from her fifth album, including 4ÆM, which was featured in the videogame Cyberpunk 2077, in which Grimes played Lizzy Wizzy. 

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Amongst her debuted songs was also Violence, a song produced in collaboration with i_o. Fans were quite impressed by what they were hearing. 

They felt that it was exactly the kind of music they’d come to expect from Grimes, but they were still impressed by its creativity and experimentalism

Miss Anthropocene

In February of 2020, Miss Anthropocene was released, much to the delight of Grimes’ fans around the world. 

The album featured a number of songs and sounds that we’ve never heard before, and it even included more laid-back, emotional songs like Delete Forever, as well as more contributions from HANA and other artists. 

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The conceptual album was both hard-hitting and ethereal, and it explored human extinction and climate change. 

In addition to being at the top of the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, Miss Anthropocene reached the #3 position on the Independent Albums Chart. 

Grimes Meets Elon

Grimes first met Elon Musk on Twitter. Musk was planning to make a joke about artificial intelligence and about the Rococo Basilisk character specifically, which was featured in Grimes’ music video for Flesh Without Blood. 

He was disappointed when he learned that she’d beaten him to the punchline. 

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Shortly before the Met Gala in May, it was reported that the pair had been dating quietly for several weeks. It was also announced that they would be attending the Met Gala together and that they’d been Tweeting each other for months. 

They did, in fact, attend the Met Gala together, marking their first official appearance as a couple. Last year, the couple welcomed a child into the world. 

Things Aren’t Looking So Good

More recently, the couple unfollowed each other on Instagram, and Musk unfollowed Grimes on Twitter, causing many to theorize that their relationship may be on the rocks at the moment. 

Neither has made any public statement about the state of their relationship. 

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Still, we have high hopes for these two, because it’s as though they were meant to be together. They’re both extremely talented in their own regards, successful, and obsessed with AI, the future, and the state of humanity. 

Conclusion

There you have it folks, the story of Elon Musk and Grimes and how the two came to be together. We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned something new about these two eccentric characters.