Iggy Azalea

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Date of Birth June 7, 1990
Place of Birth Sydney, Australia
Age 30 years old
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Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, model and music video director. At the age of 16, Azalea moved to the United States to pursue a career in music. Azalea earned public recognition after releasing the viral music videos for her songs "Pussy" and "Two Times" on YouTube. Azalea signed a recording contract with American rapper T.I.'s label Grand Hustle shortly afterwards and released her debut mixtape, Ignorant Art. Azalea's debut studio album, The New Classic, 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 top of the chart. The album was preceded by her debut single "Work", and generated the US Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single "Fancy". Azalea was featured on Ariana Grande's single "Problem", which peaked at number two behind "Fancy".

Born: Amethyst Amelia Kelly, June 7, 1990, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, model, music video director
Years active: 2011–present
Home town: Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia
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About Iggy Azalea

Australian rapper who earned worldwide recognition with viral videos for her tracks "Pu$$y" and "Two Times." Her 2014 song "Fancy" with Charli XCX became a number one hit. She won a 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

Before Fame

She dropped out of high school and moved alone to Miami to be closer to the hip-hop scene, working illegally before getting a five-year O visa.

Achievement

She was the first international and female rapper to make XXL's annual Top 10 Freshman list and later appeared at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Rap Cypher.

Family Life

She was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in Sydney, Australia. Her father Brendan Kelly was a painter and comic artist who introduced her to art at an early age and her mother Tanya was a maid. In June 2015, she got engaged to NBA guard/forward Nick Young, but the couple separated a year later.

Associations

Her 2012 track "Murda Bizness" features Southern rapper T.I.

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