Iggy Azalea Biography
Iggy Azalea real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly is an Australian rapper, songwriter and singer born on 7th June 1990 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She moved to United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music.
Iggy Azalea began rapping at the age of 14 and she even formed a group with two other girls from her neighborhood but she later disbanded the group as the other girls were not taking it seriously. At the age of 16 she moved to America, after she had dropped out of school and had been doing hotel rooms and holiday houses cleaning with her mother and had saved some money. After her arrival in the US, she received her GED, and resided in the country on a visa waiver for six years, returning to Australia every three months to renew it. Azalea worked in the US illegally until February 2013 when she was granted a five-year O visa.
Iggy Azalea met someone from Interscope Records who encouraged her to move to Los Angeles, and so in the summer of 2010, she decided to do so. She was briefly managed by Interscope. On 27 September 2011, Iggy Azalea released her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Ignorant Art, saying she made it “with the intent to make people question and redefine old ideals”. Her song “Pu$y”, was included on the mixed tape
On 11 January 2012, Iggy Azalea released the music video for “The Last Song”, her third video from Ignorant Art. In an interview with Billboard, released on 27 January, Azalea hinted at an Interscope Records signing, while also revealing hopes of releasing The New Classic in June, and for her debut single to precede it in March.
Iggy Azalea reached out to Southern rapper T.I., for the direction of her debut album. T.I. was set to executive produce The New Classic, soon after a phone call the two had. However, after Interscope did not allow T.I. to be an ongoing part of her deal, Azalea opted not to sign with the major label and stay independently signed to Grand Hustle Records, until the release of her first album, which had then been postponed.
On 1 March 2012, T.I. announced he signed Iggy Azalea to Grand Hustle Records, along with rappers Chip and Trae tha Truth. On 26 March 2012, Azalea posted “Murda Bizness”, the intended lead single for The New Classic, on her YouTube account.
In January and February 2013, Iggy Azalea worked on tour while still in progress on her upcoming singles and summer release of The New Classic. She was the opening act for Rita Ora’s Radioactive Tour, in the United Kingdom. As part of her set for Ora’s Radioactive Tour, Azalea premiered her commercial debut single “Work”, which also serves as the lead single for her debut album. The single premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra on 11 February 2013. On 13 February 2013, it was announced Azalea had signed a record deal with Mercury Records.
On 23 April 2013, Azalea announced that she had signed a solo record deal with Island Def Jam. On 26 April 2013, Azalea’s second European single “Bounce”, premiered on BBC Radio 1. She also noted that the third international single taken from her debut album is entitled “Change Your Life” and features averse from T.I.. Iggy Azalea also confirmed that she is not signed to Grand Hustle Records; however, heavily affiliated with the label.
Iggy Azalea The New Classics
In December 2011, Iggy Azalea revealed she would release her debut studio album, entitled The New Classic, as soon as she signed a major record label deal.
On 21st April 2014 Iggy Azalea released her debut album ‘The New Classics’. Upon its release, the album debuted at number-three on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 52,000 copies in the United
States. The New Classic was the highest-charting female rap album since American rapper Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012).
On 24 June 2014, Azalea’s song “Black Widow”, featuring Rita Ora, was serviced to rhythmic contemporary radio, as her debut album’s fifth single in the US. It eventually peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100.
Iggy Azalea Fancy
In February 2014, Iggy Azalea announced that she would be releasing a new single titled “Fancy”, featuring English singer-songwriter Charli XCX. The song was premiered on BBC Radio 1 Xtra at 7 pm GMT on 6 February 2014. After the song’s premiere, it was revealed “Fancy” was the song that had leaked titled “Leave It”. On 17 February 2014, the song was serviced to urban contemporary radio in the United Kingdom as the album’s fourth single and became her highest charting song at the time. The music video for “Fancy”, inspired by the 1995 American comedy film Clueless was released on 4 March. “Fancy” went on to become Azalea’s most successful single to date, becoming her first single to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number-one on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, as well as number-one the US Dance Club Play chart.
Iggy Azalea New Music
In September 2016, Azalea explained she was delaying the release of her album to 2017, despite it initially being set for July 2016, after ending the relationship with her fiancé.
On 7 November 2017, Iggy Azalea stated that she isn’t allowed to release music until January 2018, as she signed with a new label. She additionally announced the new title of her second album, Surviving the Summer, and put four new tracks for free download via We Transfer. In January 2018, Iggy Azalea announced the title of the lead single from Surviving the Summer, “Savior” featuring Quavo, which was released on 2 February 2018.
Iggy Azalea Nationality
Iggy Azalea is an Australian. “My family came to Australia on the First Fleet. My family’s been in that country for a long time, over 100 years. If your family’s lived in Australia for a long time, everyone has a little bit of (Aboriginal blood). I know my family does because we have an eye condition that only Aboriginal people have”.
Iggy Azalea Age
- Iggy Azalea was born on 7th June 1990 (28 years as at 2018)
Iggy Azalea Height
- Iggy is 1.78m tall (5ft 8inches)
Iggy Azalea Ethnicity/ Race
- Irish, Anglo Australian
Iggy Azalea Net Worth
- Iggy has an estimated net worth of $10 Million
Iggy Azalea Parents
Iggy Azalea father, Brendan Kelly was a European-Australian painter and comic artist while her mother, Tanya cleaned holiday houses and hotels. Azalea says her father “made her look at art as a teenager”, which has always influenced her life and work.
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Iggy Azalea Surgery
Iggy Azalea has had a nose job and boob implants. Her boob job was done in 2014. Her breast surgeon told People magazine that Iggy had super small and wide apart breasts before he fixed them. She also didn’t have any cleavage to her chest.
For her nose job Dr. Ghavami said that Iggy’s nose had a really weird shape. So, for her nose job, the doctor did a lot of tip shaping to narrow it down without looking like she had work done. Her nose’s bridge also had a tiny hump, which the doctor removed.
While Iggy Azalea has not denied her plastic surgery but she had a special for her young fans during an interview with Seventeen.She advised them that their self-image might change over time. However, they
need to think long and hard before changing anything on their face and body because the most important thing is an acceptance of their imperfections.
Iggy Azalea Curves
Iggy denied that she had butt implants to maintain her hourglass figure. She said that she exercises a lot to keep in shape.
Iggy Azalea Tattoo
“Trust Your Struggle” tattooed on her right forearm back in 2010. This quote inspired her as it reminded her of her struggles before making it on top.
A flower tattoo near her wrist, which symbolized her name, as it was an azalea flower. Azalea was also the name of the street where she grew up.
She had a small flower tattoo covered up with the Birth of Venus tattoo, which was inspired by Botticelli’s painting in 1946.
While the painting of Botticelli inspired the goddess tattoo, she had it tattooed with a twist as she made it look like a Disney princess.
“LIVE.LOVE.A$VP” tattooed on her left middle, ring, and pinky finger. This was inspired by the mixtape that her ex-boyfriend A$AP Rocky made.
Azalea and A$VP Rocky dated from 2011 to 2012. After their break-up, she had the A$VP tattoo crossed out, instead of having it removed.
“The New Classic” tattooed on her right middle, ring, and pinky finger. This was the name of her album that debuted under a major label.
“Colour Me Free” tattooed on her feet. This expressed how she wanted to go out of their small town as a kid so as not to be stuck there for life.
She has a tattoo of a blindfolded horse, she is a horse lover.
She also sported a sleeve tattoo on her right arm, which people had the first glimpse of when she attended GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2016. Azalea hasn’t shared yet what the tattoo means.
Iggy Azalea Boyfriend/ Iggy Azalea Ex
In late 2011, Iggy Azalea began dating American rapper A$AP Rocky, whom she met through American record producer Chase N. Cashe. She confirmed that they were dating in a January 2012 interview with
Vibe. It was around this time that she got the title of Rocky’s breakout mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, tattooed on her fingers. She had claimed she was not the only one with tattoos dedicated to the relationship, just Rocky’s were not visible. In July 2012, Rocky stated they were no longer dating. In March 2013, Azalea revealed she had crossed out the “A$AP” part of the tattoo months previously.
In November 2013 Iggy Azalea began dating Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Nick Young. Azalea and Young were featured in the March 2014 issue of GQ magazine. They resided together in Tarzana, California. On 1 June 2015, they announced their engagement. After a video surfaced and was leaked showing Young bragging about cheating while with Azalea, it led to their engagement eventually being broken off. On 19 June 2016, Azalea announced that she and Young had split.
Iggy Azalea Albums
- Change Your Life EP
- TrapGold, Vol.1
- Ignorant Art
- The New Classic
- Digital Distortion
Iggy Azalea Songs
- Light as a feather
- Me, myself, my money
- Just askin’
- Millionaire Misfits
- Drop that
- Lady patra
- Walk the line
- New bitch
- We in this bitch
- Impossible is nothing
- Don’t need Y’ all
- Iggy SZN
- Can’t Lose
- Black Widow
- Prety girls
- Change Your life
- Mo bounce
- Go hard or go home
- Beg for it
- Fuck Love
- Heavy Crown
- Murda bizness
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Iggy Azalea Tweets
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— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 6, 2018