Amethyst Amelia Kelly is a rapper of Australian origin, known as Iggy Azalea. After moving to the United States in 2006 as an ambitious teenager, Azalea finally made herself known in August 2011 after the release of music videos of her first Ignorant Art mixtape, some of which were broadcast over the Internet. The following year, she won a recording contract that allowed her to enter the mainstream music industry. In 2014, Iggy Azalea became the first non-American rapper to reach the top of the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts with the release of her first studio album, The New Classic, which reached the top in the first place.
Iggy Azalea Biography, Age
Amethyst Amelia Kelly was born on June 7, 1990, in Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia. However, she grew up in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. She derived the stage nickname “Iggy Azalea” from the name of her childhood dog and the street where she grew up. Her father Brendan Kelly is a visual artist while her mother Tanya made living cleaning hotels and holiday homes.
Having started rapping at the age of 14, Iggy Azalea tried to form a group of girls with 2 other girls from his neighborhood. However, she ended up going alone because the other girls didn’t take her seriously. In pursuit of her dream of moving to the United States, Azalea joined her mother’s line of work after leaving high school.
Iggy Azalea moved to the United States in 2006 and spent brief periods in Miami and Houston before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. In the summer of 2010, Azalea moved to Los Angeles, California, where she won a short recording contract with Interscope Records. The following year, the talented rapper was honored when the clip of her single “Pu$$y” went viral on the Internet. In September 2011, she released her first mixtape, Ignorant Art.
In early 2012, Iggy Azalea was named in XXL magazine’s “Top 10 Freshman List” alongside French Montana and several other emerging rappers. While she is still working on her first album, Azalea tours with big names in the industry such as Tyga, Rita Ora, Nas, and Beyonce. In February 2014, she released the single “Fancy”, which became her first single to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts and is also considered her most successful single to date. Her first album, The New Classic, was finally released in April 2014 and made its debut in third place on the Billboard 200 charts.
The release of Iggy Azalea’s second studio album, Digital Distortion, has been blocked for several months due to major changes in her private life. Born in Australia, this rapper obtained permanent residence in the United States in March 2018.
Since becoming a celebrity in 2011, Iggy Azalea has had her share of high-level relationships. The talented rapper began a relationship with American rapper and record producer A$AP Rocky at the end of 2011. A loving Azalea confirmed their relationship in an interview with Vibe Magazine in January 2012. The two lovebirds also got tattooed on Rocky’s first mixtape, Live. Love. A$AP. However, their relationship did not reach the age of one year since they separated in mid-2012. Iggy Azalea revealed that she had the “A$AP” part of her own tattoo removed.
The Australian-born rapper also had an even more serious relationship with Nick Young, an NBA star. After several months of discreet meetings, Azalea finally revealed that it was an object at the beginning of 2014. The couple was featured in an article in the March 2014 issue of GQ magazine. On June 1, 2015, Azalea and Young revealed that they were engaged. However, things took a sad turn for the couple after a video of Nick Young bragging about being unfaithful to Azalea surfaced online. On June 19, 2016, just 3 weeks after their engagement, Azalea informed the audience that she had broken up with Nick Young. This break-up had an impact on the rapper’s career, as she delayed work on her 2nd studio album.
After the release of her first album in 2014, Iggy Azalea made history by becoming the third musician to experience 3 simultaneous top 10 hits (“Problem”, “Fancy” and “Black Widow”) on the Billboard Hot 100. Although she has not always been stable in the release of albums, the Australian-born rapper is undoubtedly one of the most popular artists of our time. Iggy Azalea’s net worth is estimated at $6 million.
Indeed, Iggy Azalea is one of the hottest female hip-hop artists of our time, however, all her beauty is not 100% natural. This Australian-born rapper was very open about the different procedures she underwent to improve her figure. In a March 2015 interview with Vogue magazine, she revealed that she had undergone breast augmentation to increase her breast size. In addition, in an interview with Seventeen magazine in August 2015, Iggy Azalea revealed that she also had nose surgery.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Iggy Azalea stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm). The Australian-born rapper maintains a bodyweight of 68 kg (150 lb). A walking bomb, Her body dimensions are 33-26-38 inches (84-66-96.5 cm). She has hazel eyes and long blond hair that can be considered one of her distinctive features.