Charli XCX: I Want It That Way

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British pop singer Charli XCX made her mark both writing and featuring on the uncontrollably catchy Icona Pop hit “I Love It,” but she is undoubtedly a successful solo artist, opening up for Santigold and Coldplay in 2012. Last week she touched down in Chicago, where a fan captured her performing at the Boys Town record shop Borderline Music. Whether a nod to its gay-friendly location or just one of her favorite tracks, Charli XCX offered the crowd her rendition of The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” which, despite missing the quintet’s shirtless torsos, still packed the heat thanks to her own sexy vibe.