Australian popular hip-hop singer Iggy Azalea Topless from Instagram 2017
Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea (/əˈzeɪliːə/; born 7 June 1990), is an Australian rapper and singer. 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 music videos for her songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times” on YouTube. She signed a recording contract with American rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records imprint in 2012, after gaining attention from her first full-length project, a mixtape titled 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 US Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Fancy”. 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 2017. Its lead single, “Team”, was released on 18 March 2016.