Claire Cottrill, born August 18, 1998, known professionally as Clairo, is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Carlisle, Massachusetts, she began posting music on the internet at age 13.
Clairo rose to prominence following the viral success of the music video for her lo-fi single “Pretty Girl” in 2017. She subsequently signed a record deal, releasing her debut EP Diary 001 (2018) with Fader Label. Her debut studio album Immunity (2019) received critical acclaim and spawned the singles “Bags” and “Sofia”, the latter of which became her first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Cottrill’s second studio album, Sling, was released in 2021. Upon its release, the album received critical acclaim and saw commercial success, debuting in the top 20 of the US Billboard 200.