Iggy Azalea Biography

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Iggy Azalea

Quick Facts Of Iggy Azalea

Celebrated Name Iggy Azalea
Age 28 Years
Nick Name
Birth Name
Birth Date 1990-06-07
Gender Female
Profession Meteorologist

Iggy Azalea is an Australian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and a model as well. Her songs are mostly based on a Hip-hop, electro-hop, and pop-rap genre. Born in Australia, she moved to the United States, where she started her music career later in 2011. She earned recognition in the music industry after she released music videos of her songs, "Pussy" and "Two Times" on YouTube. Azalea admires Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and Tupac Shakur as an influence. She has worked with other famous artists such as Ariana Grande, Tyga, Diplo, Kirko Bangz, B.o.B, Britney Spears, Charlie XCX, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyonce. She was named Woman of the Year by GQ Australia in 2016. She is also the recipient of two American Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, three Teen Choice Awards, one MTV Europe Music Award, 2014 ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist, 2015 People's Choice Award for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, and earned several nominations. She has also appeared in the Fast and Furious franchise, Furious 7 in 2015. 

Gossips and Rumors

The Australian-born American rapper, Iggy Azalea has announced that she had signed a record deal worth $2.7 million via Twitter. The label she has signed a deal with is unknown at this time. She left her record label, Island Records in November 2018. 

Best Known for

  •  Azalea joined The Beatles as the only acts to rank at numbers one, "Fancy" and number two, "Problem" simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 entries.

Early Life of Iggy Azalea

The full name of Azalea is Amethyst Amelia Kelly. She was born on 7 June 1990. Her birthplace is Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She holds Australian nationality. In 2018, she was given permanent citizenship of the United States. She grew up in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Her parents are Brendan Kelly and Tanya. Her father was a European-Australian painter and comic artist, and her mother used to clean holiday houses and hotels. She belongs to Aboriginal ancestry. Her sun sign is Gemini.

Career of Iggy Azalea

  • She began rapping at the age of 14. She also formed a girls band, which she disbanded the group briefly.
  • To pursue her musical career, she dropped out of high school and worked with her mom cleaning hotel rooms and holiday houses.
  • She moved to the United States at the age of 16, in 2006.
  • She took her stage name from the name of her childhood dog named Iggy and the street she grew up on, Azalea Street.
  • In September 2011, Azalea released her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Ignorant Art, which also included her song "Pussy".
  • She started getting recognition after she released the music video for her song "My World" in November 2011.
  • Initially, she was managed by Interscope Records, which denied Azalea to work with T.I. for her debut album, titled The New Classic.
  • Azalea was featured as one of the upcoming artists on the cover of XXL as a part of its annual "Top 10 Freshman List" in early 2012.
  • She released her extended play titled Glory in May 2012.
  • Azalea's debut album titled, "The New Classic" was released in April 2014, which includes songs like, "Work", "Bounce", "Change Your Life", "Fancy".
  • Her first album became the highest-charting female rap album since American rapper Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in 2012.
  • In 2015, she announced the title of her new album, Digital Distortion, of which, "Team" was released in March 2016, and "Mo Bounce" and "Switch" was released in March and May 2017 respectively.
  • Her second album was renamed Surviving the Summer, of which she released the lead single titled "Savior" in February 2018.
  • She revealed that Survive the Summer is an EP, which was later released in August 2018.

Personal Life of Iggy Azalea

Azalea was in a relationship with American Rapper A$AP Rocky in 2011. Their relationship did not last forever. Rocky announced in July 2012 that they split. Azalea began dating Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Nick Young in November same year. They lived together in Tarzana, California. The couple got engaged in June 2015. A year later, Azalea announced that they are no longer engaged and had split. The reason for their split was a video leaked on the internet showing Young bragging about cheating on Azalea. Currently, she is rumored to be in a relationship with Tyga.

Body Features of Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea stands 1.78m ie five feet and nine inches tall. She has a body weight of around 150 lbs ie 68 kg. She has a body measurement of 33-26-38 in. She had dark blonde hair color and her eye color is Hazel. Azalea had undergone breast augmentation. She also stated in an interview with Seventeen magazine that she wants to have a nose job, plastic surgery.

Net Worth of Iggy Azalea

Apart from singing, she has also appeared in cameo roles in movies and tv series. Alongside music, she has also pursued her modeling career, signing deals with different agencies. As of 2018, the net worth of Iggy Azalea is estimated at around $6 million. More information regarding her net worth will be updated soon.

Did You Know?

  • Azalea used to work in the United States illegally until she was granted a five-year O visa.
  • Azalea's song "D.R.U.G.S" created a controversy, for which she apologized later online.
  • Azalea's unfinished song titled "Leave It" was leaked, which was later retitled, "Fancy".
  • Azalea was one of the judges on the eight season of The X Factor Australia.

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