Who are Clairo's parents? Meet the singer's famous dad Geoff Cottrill

Olivia Olphin March 31, 2021
Who are Clairo's parents? Meet the singer's famous dad Geoff Cottrill

Who are Clairo’s parents? A viral meme has been circulating Twitter today which discusses the parents of different indie singers. We give you all the details about Clairo’s famous dad Geoff Cottrill, as well as the star’s age and career so far.

Meet indie singer Clairo

Clairo, also known as Claire Elizabeth Cottrill, was born on 18 August 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is 22 years old.

Clairo has garnered an impressive career and fan base in a short amount of time. Her top songs are Sofia and Pretty Girl which have 231 million and 214 million streams on Spotify.

In 2017 Clairo recorded the video for Pretty Girl in her bedroom, and the song became a breakout hit. Follow up song Flaming Hot Cheetos cemented Clairo as a star with a unique sound.

Her first album Immunity dropped in 2019.

The Twitter meme that started it all

A social media meme has been circulating on Twitter that calls out rising indie stars with famous parents.

A few users on the platform have implied there’s a link between musicians such as Frankie Cosmos and Clairo, who have famous parents, and their successful debuts in the music industry.

However, the popularity of these indie stars’ music, independent of their parents’ supposed influence, seems to refute such theories.

Who are Clairo’s parents?

Clairo’s dad is Geoff Cottrill. He is an American marketer who has worked in top positions across many notable companies. These include Coca-Cola, Converse, Procter & Gamble, and Starbucks.

Cottrill does have some connections to the music industry. He was previously the vice present at Starbucks Entertainment Hear Music, and also vice-chair of Grammy foundation MusiCares.

He is currently working as a board member for Giving Kitchen which “provides emergency assistance to food service workers”.

Clairo’s mum is Allie Cottrill. She is a children’s fashion photographer working in Atlanta. She gained her BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia.

Allie worked as an art director and graphic designer prior to becoming a full time photographer.

We can’t wait to hear more music from Clairo soon.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.