Iggy Azalea is a popular rapper, songwriter, and also model. Iggy Azalea grabbed the media’s attention after the music videos of her songs ‘Pu$$y’ and ‘Two Times’ went popular on YouTube. Moreover, the rapper began her own production company, ‘Azalea Street Productions’ in the year 2016.
Table of Biography
The talented rapper was born on 7th June 1990, in Ryde Hospital which is located in Sydney, Australia. Iggy is an Australian native. Likewise, the rapper’s current age is thirty years old and her sun sign is Gemini. She was born as Amethyst Amelia Kelly to her parents, father, Brendan Kelly, and mother, Tanya Kelly.
Also, her dad was a painter and comics artist whereas her mom used to clean holiday houses and hotels. Moreover, the rapper also has two siblings and they are Emerald Kelly and Mathias Kelly. When she was just an infant, her family migrated to Mullumbimby, New South Wales.
Being a teenager, Azalea’s father used to motivate her to consider her career in fine arts. So, she went on to an art class with zest. But she had to quit it and started to work together with her mom in order to collect more money so that she could go to America to pursue her dream. When she was just fourteen years old, she began rapping and also created a group together with 2 girls. Unfortunately, the band couldn’t go further and was broken as other members were not as serious as she was.
From the age of eleven, she was exhausted from hip-hop music. But was still feeling isolated in her homeland as there was no one to have the same interest as she does. She made a friendly relationship with Derek online who was from the Bahamas. Then, she gave her rap songs to him for his store. After she turned sixteen years old, she went on a holiday trip to America and went to Miami where Derek was residing at that moment. After that, she told her plan to pursue her rapping career to her parents. Then for the next 6 years, she started working illegally in the United States without a work visa.
Career and Professional Life
The rapper began her music career first serving with Backbone. Backbone is a part of the hip-hop music team ‘Dungeon Family’ who is from Atlanta, Georgia. At this time, Iggy got to meet FKi and Natalie Sims. Then, she moved to Los Angeles in 2010. In the next year, she came up with her 1st full-length mixtape ‘Ignorant Art’ which was a hit, especially in 2011. After working as a model, she got back to the music world in 2012. The rapper went on to receive help from Southern rapper T.I. in order to bring her 1st studio album ‘The New Classic’.
Sadly, the album took more time to come out after ‘Interscope Records’, which helped her at the time, objected to T.I.’s engagement in the project. She came out with the album under ‘Def Jam Recordings’ in April 2014. In order to keep her fame continuous, she made a decision to bring out an EP, ‘Glory’ where she also added the single ‘Murda Bizness’. The rapper then came out with another single ‘Millionaire Misfits’ in June 2012. Similarly, she brought out her 2nd mixtape ‘TrapGold’ in October 2012.
More about her career
Her 1st studio album ‘The New Classic’ of the year 2014 promoted her numerous awards and nominations. The album consists of her most hit single ‘Fancy’. In November 2014, she republished her album ‘The New Classic’ after giving it another name of ‘Reclassified’. Moreover, her 2nd studio album ‘Digital Distortion’ was about to come out in July 2016. However, the schedule was postponed and it came out in 2017 and it was because of her break up with Nick Young.
In August 2018, the rapper came out with her EP ‘Survive the Summer’ under ‘Island Records’. Then, she created her own record label in the year 2018 which was initially named ‘New Classic Records’. Likewise, her 2nd studio album ‘In My Defense’ was out through her own record label in July 2019, which was renamed as ‘Bad Dreams’. However, the album was getting mixed with negative comments from music critics. The most interesting part is that her stage name came out after combining her pet dog’s name ‘Iggy’ and the street’s name where she was raised which is ‘Azalea Street’.
Awards & Achievements
In the year 2012, the rapper was listed on XXL’s ‘Top 10 Freshman List’. Iggy turned out to be the 1st female and also the 1st non-American rapper, to be present on the list. In 2014, she got her 1st award at the American Music Awards. Likewise, the rapper also got various nominations for 6 different categories. It even made her the most nominated artist of the event in the same year. Then, she was the winner of the awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and also for the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. In 2014, she got another 8 nominations which again made her the most nominated artist at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Additionally, she was the winner of an award together with Ariana Grande for ‘Best Pop Video’ and also or the single ‘Problem’. In the same year, the rapper got the Teen Choice Awards. She then was nominated for four ‘Grammy Awards’ in 2015. At the 41st People’s Choice Awards, she became the winner of the ‘Favorite Hip-Hop Artist’ in the same year. The rapper again got three awards from twelve nominations at the Billboard Music Awards. In fact, Azalea is the only singer apart from ‘The Beatles’ to get the top 2 places on ‘Billboard Hot 100’ singles chart with her first 2 appearances. Also, in 2016, she received the Woman of the Year award which was given by ‘GQ Magazine Australia’.
Iggy Azalea obviously is living a lavishing life on her own. The rapper has a net worth of $6 million which she has been earning from the beginning of her rapping career. Moreover, she is an independent woman and has been living on her own from the day she came into America to pursue her dream. The rapper must have her own house in the United States however there is no further information about it. But it is for sure that her parents are still living in Australia.
Coming to the relationship part, the rapper obviously was in a relationship with few people. In the year 2011, Iggy was dating an American rapper, A$AP Rocky. They made their relationship clear at the beginning of the following year. Moreover, she received the title of A$AP Rocky’s breakout mixtape “Live. Love. A$AP” and Rocky has even inked a tattoo on her fingers. Sadly, Rocky revealed their separation in July 2012.
Then, she also crossed out the tattoo that Rocky inked on her fingers. She then began dating a professional basketball player, Nick Young from November 2013. The pair even were living together in Tarzana, California for some time. Similarly, they even were present together in the GQ magazine. In June 2015, the couple happily did their engagement. However, the pair declared the information about their separation after one year of their engagement.
In addition, the rapper admitted that she did plastic surgery, even though she was previously not planning to tell about it. She even told that there are some of her things that she hates but has already learned to accept, and also that she has changed some of her things from the surgery.
In June of 2020, he announced that she had given birth after previously denying pregnancy rumors. Moreover, she has been showing Onyx off ever since. She wrote on her Instagram Story “I have a son.”
Body Measurement and Social Media
Talking about the beautiful rapper’s physical appearance, she is 5 feet 10 inches or 170 cm tall. Iggy has a bodyweight of 68 kg or 150 lbs. Likewise, the rapper has a fair complexion with a very charming and stylish personality. The body measurements of her are 33-26-38 inches and her bra size is 32 B. Moreover, she has a pair of beautiful hazel eyes with long dark blonde hair. Also, the celebrity wears a shoe having the size of 10 (US).
The famous Australian personality is obviously very active on her social media accounts. She has an Instagram account with 14.4 million followers and a Twitter account with 7.8 million followers. Likewise, the artist also has a Facebook page where 7.8 million people follow her. The rapper obviously has her own YouTube channel so that she could create her own world on YouTube. On her Youtube channel, she has gained 7.81 million subscribers as of March 2021.