Iggy Azalea (born 7 June 1990), is an Australian rapper, songwriter, and model. Iggy Azalea was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in Sydney, Australia. Azalea left for the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, first residing in Miami, Florida, and then other parts of the southern United States, including Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. She first gained recognition after the music videos for her controversial songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times”, went viral on YouTube.
Her her debut studio album The New Classic was finally released on 21 April 2014, under Virgin EMI and Def Jam Recordings. In pursuit of her desire to move to America, Azalea dropped out of high school.
Azalea’s long-awaited debut album, The New Classic, was released on 21 April 2014. On 28 May 2014, The New Classic ’s fourth single “Fancy”, reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, with Azalea becoming only the fourth solo female rapper ever to top the Hot 100.