Iggy Azalea is a singer and model from Australia who has made a distinct name for herself through her work in the music industry. The talented singer is originally from Australia but she later in her teenage years moved to the USA to build a career for her in music which was reportedly her childhood dream.
Azalea is known to be one of the most popular pop singers of this generation and exploded in popularity after the release of her song named ‘Fancy’ which reached number one on the Billboard. The song was written by her along with another pop singer Charli XCX who is also seen singing part of the song.
Azalea has been involved in myriad ‘controversies’ but she has always kept being vocal about her thoughts. She was criticized for her remarks on race and other issues as her music has been accused of cultural misappropriation which she strongly denies.
Let’s learn some quick facts about the pop singer Iggy Azalea:
|Real Name||Amethyst Amelia Kelly|
|Date of Birth||June 7, 1990|
|Birth Place||Sydney, Australia|
|Father’s Name||Brendan Kelly|
|Siblings||Mathias Kelly and Emerald Kelly|
|Height||5 ft 10 inches|
|Weight||68kgs( 149lbs )|
|Occupation||Musician, Rapper, Model|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
|Social Media Presence||Instagram, Twitter|
Iggy Azalea Wiki Bio
Although she is as popular among everyone as Iggy Azalea, this is just her stage name. Her actual name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly which is the name that is available on her legal papers. The singer was born in Sydney, Australia where she lived most of her childhood and early years of her teenage years.
Her first album The New Classic which she released in the year 2014 peaked in the Top 5 of the Billboard Charts that year but the reviews from critics were fixed.
Although Iggy did not have the desire to pursue modeling, she did so in 2012 as her interest in the field grew. Her signing with Wilhelmina Models changes her career. Since then the singer and songwriter have been featured in numerous ads and products as well as brand promotional content.
Her stories are different and inspirational to many young emerging artists as her life is a beautiful example of rags to riches journey.
Iggy Azalea Age and Height
Born on the 7th of June in the year 1990, singer and rapper Iggy Azalea is 31 years of age as of 2021. She has been actively working in the music industry for more than a decade now.
Iggy Azalea has a great physique and stands at a height of around 5 ft 10 inches or 1.7 meters. The singer weighs around 68kgs. The singer is quite conscious about her body and so follows a healthy lifestyle with minimal exposure to body-harming diets.
Iggy Azalea Controversies
Iggy Azalea’s career has been filled with numerous controversies because of her singing style which has been accused of cultural misappropriation. In the year 2012, she adopted one of Kendrick Lamar’s in one of her songs which created public outrage which she later apologized for.
For her songs, she uses a mix of African American accents which has compared to black face but she insists that that’s the music she grew up with making it normal for her.
Many have said that she has adapted to mixed accents which makes her voice in her songs sound like an African American accent.
After a lot of outrage in 2018, she said that she just wants to make music which ‘you can listen to for four minutes.
Music and Album
Iggy Azalea was an underdog in the early 2010s. Her first album ‘The New Classic’ went on to become a big hit peaking in the top 5 in the Billboard in the year 2012.
Some of the singles from her album ‘Work’ and ‘Fancy’ were extremely successful in helping her reach worldwide fame. The same year two of her songs were in number one and two of the Billboard, making her the only singer apart from The Beatles to do so.
Her second album had created a lot of buzz before the release but got canceled after internal conflicts with her record label. She later went on to release her second album in the year named ‘In My Defense’ in the year 2019 under her own label named Bad Dreams. The album is a flop among critics.
Iggy Azalea released her third album named ‘The End of Era’ which is supposedly the final album of her career. The album received positive reviews from critics but wasn’t successful commercially.
Iggy Azalea Dating and Boyfriend
Iggy Azalea is not dating anyone currently as per her interviews and recent social media posts. The singer and songwriter are enjoying her single life with her son named Onyx. Onyx is from her last relationship with American rapper Playboi Carti. The couple broke up in October of 2020.
Iggy Azalea’s first prominent boyfriend was A$AP Rocky whom she started dating in the early months of 2011 but the relationship was short-lived.
She later started dating Basketball star Nick Young in 2014. The relationship was strong and engagement news come through in the year 2015. But disaster struck as a video of her boyfriend Nick Young bragging about cheating on her became viral causing their relationship to end. The singer is currently single and spending most of her time with her son Onyx.
Iggy Azalea Instagram
The singer is active on almost all of the popular social media sites including Instagram and Twitter. Iggy boasts a follower base of around her Instagram and Twitter. Readers can follow the diva on
Instagram– 15.3m followers
Twitter– 7.7m followers
How Much Does Iggy Azalea Earn?
Iggy Azalea has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as of the latest reports. Most of her wealth comes from her actual album sales as well as revenues from streaming platforms.
The singer is also a businesswoman and owner of the record label Bad Dreams which she wholly owns. Her music videos on YouTube have amassed a large number of views and have brought good revenues.
Awards and Accolades
Iggy Azalea won Favourite Artist as well as Favourite Album with the release of her first album ‘The New Classic’ in the Rap/Hip-Hop Category by American Music Awards.
Her song Fancy holds the Guinness Book of World Records for most weeks at number one in the US Singles Chart for rap songs by a female artist.
She has been nominated several times for Grammy and has not been able to win any Grammy Awards as of writing.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is Iggy Azalea’s Husband?
Iggy Azalea is not married yet so the question about her husband goes out the window. She did get engaged to basketball player Nick Young; the relationship ended after she found that he had cheated on her.
- Who is Iggy Azalea’s Baby Daddy?
Iggy Azalea’s baby’s daddy is Playboi Carti. She herself confirmed the news about Playboi Carti being her son Onyx’s father in an interview in June of 2020.
- What is Iggy Azalea’s biggest hit?
Iggy Azalea’s biggest hit is by far the song named ‘Fancy’ which she released in the year 2014. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Charts. The song was performed and written by her along with another pop star Charli XCX.
- Does Iggy Azalea have a tattoo?
Iggy Azalea is a big fan of tattoos and has a total of 16 tattoos on her body. One of her tattoos spells ‘Colour Me Free’ on her foot.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Iggy Azalea
- Iggy Azalea has released a total of 17 singles to date.
- She was listed in the ‘50 Greatest Australian Artists of all Time’ by Rolling Stone Australia’s in 2020
- Iggy Azalea has a total of 14 songs which have crossed 100 million views on YouTube alone
- She recently released the album The End of an Era is reportedly her last album but has not revealed her future plans as of yet.
- Iggy Azalea was highly inspired by Tupac Shakur’s song “Baby Don’t Cry” which she had heard for the first time at the age of 11
- Although the singer is from Australia, Iggy Azalea has been approved for Permanent Residence in the United States since the year 2018
- Her stage name Iggy Azalea is a combination of the name of her dog ‘Iggy’ and the street she grew up in named ‘Azalea’
- Iggy Azalea’s father Brendan Kelly worked as a Painter originally from Ireland and her mother Tanya worked as a House Cleaner.