亚历山德拉·阿什利·休斯（Alexandra Ashley Hughes）（生于1985年7月31日），以她的艺名Allie X着称，是加拿大歌手，词曲作者和视觉艺术家。她的职业生涯始于2000年代中期，当时是多伦多的一名独立流行歌手，与当地乐队一起演奏，并创作和录制了几张自我发行的专辑。
在2013年搬到加利福尼亚的洛杉矶后，休斯开始与Cirkut和Billboard合作，并成功发行了第一张以Allie X名义发行的单曲“ Catch ”，该单曲在加拿大百强榜上排名第55 位，并广受欢迎音乐评论家。
在流行歌手凯蒂·佩里（Katy Perry）在社交媒体上称其为“春季果酱” 之后，这首歌也声名pro起。休斯在2015年发行了自己的首张个人专辑《CollXtion I》，随后在2017年发行了首张录音室专辑《CollXtion II》，并在2018年发行了《Super Sunset》。在2019年，她还发行了《Super Sunset》的模拟版本。她的第二张录音室专辑Cape Cape于2020年2月21日发行。
休斯引用了她的许多影响力，如ABBA，Arthur Russell， Björk， Kate Bush， Lady Gaga， CélineDion，Cyndi Lauper，Mariah Carey，Mark Mothersbaugh，汤姆•佩蒂（Tom Petty）和作家村上春树（Haruki Murakami）。她还解释说，她名字中的X代表代数中的未知变量，说：“在数学上，X是任何可能的变量。它是一个未知数。一旦解决，它就不再是X。考虑到这一点，X是我在自我发现过程中所具有的身份。这些都是我要在公共领域努力解决的问题。如果我找到了我所追求的那部分，或者解决了等式，那么我将不再是AllieX。”
休斯的嗓音范围很高，她的音乐经常与英国歌手艾莉·古尔丁（Ellie Goulding）以及Chvrches和The Knife的比较。休斯将自己的旋律描述为“流行的，戏剧性的迪士尼舞台剧”，而她的歌词“似乎总是更暗”。她将歌曲创作与科学实验相比较，在科学实验中，您将两个人的大脑放在一起几个小时，然后看看他们能想到什么。
Alexandra Ashley Hughes (born 31 July 1985), known by her stage name Allie X, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and visual artist. She began her career as an indie pop artist in Toronto in the mid-2000s, playing with local bands and writing and recording a handful of self-released albums.
After relocating to Los Angeles, California in 2013, Hughes began working with Cirkut and Billboard and achieved success with her first single released under the name Allie X, “Catch”, which peaked at number 55 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and was well received by music critics.
The song also rose to prominence after pop singer Katy Perry referred to it as her “spring jam” on social media. Hughes released her debut extended play in 2015, CollXtion I, followed by her debut studio album CollXtion II in 2017, and Super Sunset in 2018. In 2019, she also released an analog version of Super Sunset. Her second studio album, Cape God, was released on 21 February 2020.
Hughes cites many of her influences as being ABBA, Arthur Russell, Björk, Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, Céline Dion, Cyndi Lauper, Mariah Carey, Mark Mothersbaugh, Tom Petty, and author Haruki Murakami. She also explains that the X in her name represents the unknown variable in algebra, saying: “In mathematics, X is any possible variable. It’s an unknown quantity. Once it’s solved, it’s no longer X. With that in mind, X is the identity that I take on as I go through my journey of self-discovery. It’s these questions that I’m trying to grapple with in the public sphere. If I ever find that piece that I’m after or solve the equation, as it were, then I will no longer be Allie X.”
Hughes has the vocal range of a soprano, with her music having drawn frequent comparisons to British singer Ellie Goulding’s, but also that of Chvrches and The Knife. Hughes describes her melodies as being “soaring pop, borderline theatrical Disney”, while her lyrics, “always seem to be darker.” She compares songwriting to a science experiment in which you put two people’s brains together for a few hours and see what they can come up with.
Hughes has frequently voiced her support for women’s rights and LGBT rights, noting “I have a lot of young fans, and a lot of LGBT fans. After meeting and hugging so many of them, I often picture them when I write now, and I try to send my support”.
2015 – Catch [EP]
2015 – COLLXTION I (Deluxe Edition)
2017 – CollXtion II
2018 – Last Xmas [Single]
2018 – Super Sunset
2019 – Super Sunset (Analog)
2020 – Cape God
2020 – Super Duper Party People (Remixes)