Name: Iggy Azalea
Birthday: June 7, 1990
Fav Dish: Fried Prawn
Iggy Azalea born Amethyst Amelia Kelly, 7 June 1990 is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, model and director. Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, Azalea moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, residing in the southern part of the country. She earned public recognition after releasing YouTube music videos for her songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times”. She signed a record contract with T.I.’s imprint Grand Hustle Records in 2012, after gaining attention from her debut mixtape Ignorant Art.
Azalea’s debut studio album, The New Classic (2014), peaked among the top five of several charts worldwide and received generally mixed reviews. It topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums making Azalea the first non-American female rapper to reach the summit of the chart. The album was preceded by her debut single “Work”, and generated the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Fancy”, which made Azalea the fourth female rapper in the history of the chart to reach number one, claiming the longest-leading reign with seven consecutive weeks. Additionally, she was featured on Ariana Grande’s single “Problem”, which peaked at number two while “Fancy” was number one; Azalea joined The Beatles as the only acts to rank at numbers one and two simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 entries. She also went on to achieve three top ten hits simultaneously on the Hot 100 with the aforementioned songs along with the fifth single from the album, “Black Widow”, later that year.
Azalea’s second studio album Digital Distortion is due in early 2017. Its lead single, “Team”, was released on 18 March 2016.
In October 2015, Azalea revealed the title of her second album to be Digital Distortion. A buzz track off the album, “Azillion,” was made available for free streaming on SoundCloud on 9 January 2016. The project’s lead single “Team” was released on 18 March 2016 along with a dance video. An accompanying music video premiered on 31 March.
In March 2016, Azalea revealed she had started a production company, having “bought the rights to a couple of books that I really like, and also some television shows from Australia that I really believed in and was a fan of when I was a kid, and I had some ideas to rework [them].” In July 2016, she announced that her company, Azalea Street Productions, had signed a deal to create original content for NBCUniversal.
On 12 June 2016, Seven Network revealed that Azalea had signed on to be a judge on The X Factor Australia for its eighth season, broadcast from October to November 2016. 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, ” just needed to have some me time to get my life in order and process the changes that are happening in my private life,” and wanting to record new songs that reflected her mindset: “when I wrote [my album] I was about to get married … I don’t want to go and promote my album and get asked about my relationship that has just crumbled.”In November 2016, Azalea disclosed that a new single from the album would be out in January 2017