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Iggy Azalea Biography

Birth Name:
Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Birth Place:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Hip-hop artist, rapper, model

Fast Facts

  • Created her stage name by combining her dog's name, Iggy, with the name of the street she lived on as a child
  • Began rapping at age 14
  • Dropped out of high school and moved to the U
  • S
  • by herself just before she turned 16
  • Released her debut mix tape, Ignorant Art, in 2011
  • Signed with Wilhelmina Models International in 2012, and has modeled in campaigns for Levi's and House of Holland
  • Released her debut album, The New Classic, in 2014
  • In 2014, became the second artist, after The Beatles in 1964, to have the number 1 and 2 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with "Fancy" and "Problem" (which was a collaboration with Ariana Grande)