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All About Charli XCX's Fiancé, George Daniel of The 1975

The pop star and indie-rock drummer announced their engagement in November 2023

<p>Dave Hogan/Hogan Media/Shutterstock </p> George Daniel and Charli XCX in London in May 2023

Dave Hogan/Hogan Media/Shutterstock

George Daniel and Charli XCX in London in May 2023

George Daniel found his forever!

The 1975 drummer's engagement to pop star Charli XCX was announced on Instagram in November 2023.

The exciting news comes two years after the British musicians first connected in 2021 while working on the single “Spinning.” While it's unclear when exactly the couple's creative partnership turned romantic, Charli XCX confirmed their relationship on Instagram in May 2022.

The "Unlock It" singer hinted at a future with the indie-pop drummer in early 2023 when the two released the single “Welcome to My Island (Remix).” In the song, she sings, "It was love at first sight from the moment we kissed / I want a white dress, country side house, and kids.”

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Now, Daniel and Charli XCX are "for life," the "Boom Clap" singer wrote on Instagram, confirming their engagement with a cheeky caption. The public announcement came one day after she posted a photo of her engagement ring on her private Instagram.

Here's what to know about Charli XCX's fiancé, George Daniel.

Related: Charli XCX Is Engaged to George Daniel of The 1975: 'For Life'

He's drummer and co-producer of The 1975

<p> John Parra/Getty </p> George Daniel, Ross MacDonald, Matty Healy and Adam Hann of The 1975 in December 2022

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George Daniel, Ross MacDonald, Matty Healy and Adam Hann of The 1975 in December 2022

Daniel is a founding member of The 1975, the English pop-rock band that originated in Manchester during his early high school years in 2002. When he joined the group, he replaced then-drummer Matty Healy, who had just become the lead singer.

Since then, Daniel and the other 1975 members — bassist Ross MacDonald, guitarist Adam Hann and frontman Healy — have seen success with hits including "Chocolate," their breakthrough hit and most successful single after its 2013 release.

In addition to topping charts and racking up awards over the span of their five studio albums to date, the English alternative band has collaborated with some of music's biggest names, including Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff and 12-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift.

Related: All About The 1975's Matty Healy, the Musician Sparking Romance Rumors with Taylor Swift

He studied music technology in college

<p>Mauricio Santana/Getty</p> George Daniel of The 1975 performs at Lollapalooza Brazil in March 2023

Mauricio Santana/Getty

George Daniel of The 1975 performs at Lollapalooza Brazil in March 2023

Daniel said he grew up in a musical household, citing Fleetwood Mac as his earliest music memory because it's what they listened to when he was growing up.

"It was the first thing that really stirred me," Daniel told Coup de Main in a 2016 interview.

Daniel started playing drums in school and took music tech courses, then went on to pursue music production in college at age 16.

While enrolled, he and his band used the accessible studios to work on their music, even using a few of their demos as his coursework. After some time, he left college to focus on The 1975.

"You can be taught the basics about how the different technical elements work... but I think you only really learn about what is the composition of a production when you leave any education," he told the outlet.

He collaborated with Charli XCX on several tracks

<p>Kevin Mazur/VF23/WireImage</p> George Daniel and Charli XCX attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March in Beverly Hills

Kevin Mazur/VF23/WireImage

George Daniel and Charli XCX attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March in Beverly Hills

The 1975 aside, Daniel has musically collaborated with Charli XCX on several of her tracks. Most recently, he was among the co-producers/songwriters on her song with Sam Smith, “In the City.”

Daniel also produced various songs on the pop star's 2022 album Crash; they teamed up for the song “Hot Girl (Bodies Bodies Bodies)” off the soundtrack for the 2022 A24 horror film Bodies Bodies Bodies and the early 2023 remix of Caroline Polachek’s “Welcome to My Island."

Related: Charli XCX Says It's 'Disheartening' to See Hate Toward Sam Smith After Announcing Collaboration

In a May 2024 interview with Rolling Stone U.K., Charli XCX joked that she is "such a bitch" when she and Daniel work together.

“We want to impress each other, and we think we’re both really good, but I’m actually such a bitch in the studio with George,” she said. “Because we’re obviously so close, you lose everything in terms of the normal studio boundaries. We flow really well, and he leaves a lot of space for people to breathe and be them and do their process.”

He's influenced Charli XCX's music career

Angela Pham/BFA.com Charli XCX performs at DUMBO House in September 2021.
Angela Pham/BFA.com Charli XCX performs at DUMBO House in September 2021.

Charli XCX has previously opened up about how her relationship with Daniel has guided her music and inspired her creative process as an artist.

“Now that I’m in a relationship with another musician he’s influenced me a lot with his process and how he and his band work,” she told The Sun in a May 2023 interview. “It’s really different to how I work and that has definitely influenced me and my process."

She continued, "I used to be very, ‘Quick, quick, quick, album a month, let’s go.’ Now I’m like, ‘Oh, maybe it’s cool to take some time and live in the music that you create.’ My process is definitely evolving.”

He and Charli XCX support each other at various events

<p>David M. Benett/Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/Getty</p> George Daniel and Charli XCX attend the Vogue & Netflix party in London in May 2023

David M. Benett/Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/Getty

George Daniel and Charli XCX attend the Vogue & Netflix party in London in May 2023

When Daniel and Charli XCX aren't in the studio collaborating on music, they share photos of their getaways and have cute interactions on social media.

The singer-songwriter has shared adorable shots of them vacationing and enjoying Fashion Week events together, as well as fun TikToks of them promoting their songs and showcasing their dance moves.

Related: The 1975's Matty Healy Clarifies Band Is Not Breaking Up: 'I Didn't Mean to Scare Any Hardcore Fans'

He and Charli got engaged in 2023

<p>Marcelo Hernandez/Getty </p> George Daniel of The 1975 performs during the closing day of Lollapalooza Chile 2023 at Parque Cerrillos on March 19, 2023

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George Daniel of The 1975 performs during the closing day of Lollapalooza Chile 2023 at Parque Cerrillos on March 19, 2023

While it remains unclear exactly when Daniel proposed to Charli XCX, the pop star announced the exciting news on Instagram on Nov. 28, 2023. The public announcement came the morning after she shared photos of her engagement ring to her private Instagram account intended for her fans.

In her first post, the hitmaker shared a casual selfie, holding up her hand and flashing a diamond ring. In her more official announcement on social media, the alt-pop singer shared a carousel of the two embracing and a tray of tea featuring a box with an engagement ring, seemingly revealing how the producer proposed.

She shared a cheeky confirmation in the caption, adding, "charli xcx and george daniel f---ing for life!!!"

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