[Iggy Azalea Height] – Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Sister, Biography & More

[Iggy Azalea Height] – Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Sister, Biography & More

Iggy Azalea Height, Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Sister, Biography & More – Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and music video director. At the age of 16, Azalea moved to the United States to pursue a career in music

Iggy Azalea Height

Iggy Azalea Height, Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Sister, Biography & More

Iggy Azalea Biography & wiki
Born Amethyst Amelia Kelly
7 June 1990 (age 30)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Nationality
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • model
  • music video director
Years active 2011–present
Home town Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia
Children 1
Musical career
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
  • Def Jam
  • Grand Hustle
  • Mercury
  • Virgin EMI
  • Island
  • Bad Dreams
  • Empire
Associated acts T.I.
Website iggyazalea.com
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Early life

Amethyst Amelia Kelly was born in Sydney and brought up in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Her father, Brendan Kelly, was a European-Australian painter and comic artist, while her mother, Tanya, cleaned holiday houses and hotels. Azalea lived in a house that her father built by hand from mud-bricks, surrounded by 5 hectares (12 acres) of land. According to Azalea, she has some Aboriginal (Indigenous Australian) ancestry: “My family came to Australia on the First Fleet. My family’s been in that country for a long time, over 100 years. If your family’s lived in Australia for a long time, everyone has a little bit of [Aboriginal blood]. I know my family does because we have an eye condition that only Aboriginal people have.” Azalea has also said that her father “made her look at [art] as a teenager”, which has always influenced her life and work. She began rapping at age 14. Before embarking on a solo career, Azalea formed a group with two other girls from her neighborhood: “I was like, I could be the rapper. This could be like TLC. I’ll be Left Eye.” Azalea eventually decided to disband the group because the other girls weren’t taking it seriously: “I take everything I do serious [sic]. I’m too competitive.”

2006–2012: Career beginnings, Glory, and Ignorant Art

When she first arrived in the United States in 2006, she stayed in Miami, Florida, and afterward lived briefly in Houston, Texas. Azalea settled for a few years in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a member of rap collective Dungeon Family named Backbone. During that period, she met future collaborators FKi and Natalie Sims. She said people would laugh at her because “they thought my raps sucked”, but having grown up getting laughed at, she was able to shrug it off. Meanwhile, she’d met someone from Interscope Records who encouraged her to move to Los Angeles, and so in the summer of 2010, she decided to do so. She was briefly managed by Interscope.  It was around this time she adopted her stage name, which she made from the name of her childhood dog, Iggy, and the street she grew up on, Azalea Street, where her family lives to this day. She also started making stop motion animated videos with freestyle rap because she felt like she had found her sound.

 

2013–2014: Breakthrough and The New Classic

In January and February 2013, Azalea worked on tour while still in progress on her upcoming singles and summer release of The New Classic. She was the opening act for Rita Ora’s Radioactive Tour, in the United Kingdom. As part of her set for Ora’s Radioactive Tour, Azalea premiered her commercial debut single “Work”, which also serves as the lead single for her debut album. The single premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra on 11 February 2013. On 13 February 2013, it was announced Azalea had signed a record deal with Mercury Records. The music video for her debut single “Work”, was directed by Jonas & François and released 13 March 2013. In March 2013, Azalea also joined renowned rapper Nas, on the European leg of his Life Is Good Tour.

 

2016–2018: Career setbacks and Survive the Summer

Azalea declared she had started to work on her second studio album in January 2015. On 4 May 2015, she released a duet with Britney Spears titled “Pretty Girls.” On 29 May 2015, it was reported that The Great Escape Tour had been canceled and there would be a new tour planned around Azalea’s new album to be released in 2016. Azalea later clarified she “had a different creative change of heart” and would also be taking a break to figure out the progression she wanted for her sound and visuals. In June, when asked details on her new music, she explained she had scrapped six months of work to start from scratch. On 30 August, Azalea performed “Cool for the Summer” with Demi Lovato at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, after a collaboration between the two was announced for Lovato’s fifth studio album, Confident (2015).

 

2019–present: In My Defense and Wicked Lips

Azalea announced in early February 2019 that she had completed work on her second studio album, In My Defense. She further stated her plans to release it in the spring of that year. On 27 February, Azalea announced that “Sally Walker” would be the first single off the album. On the same day, her previous single, “Kream”, was certified gold for selling 500,000 copies in the US. At the end of March 2019, 14 days after Azalea’s new single was released, “Sally Walker” had accumulated over 38 million views on YouTube, had a combined total sales of over 82,000 copies sold on all platforms and had debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart at number 62, making it the highest-charting single from Azalea on the Billboard charts since “Team”, released in 2016, which had charted at number 42. Azalea promoted the song with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! during his Las Vegas shows. On 3 May 2019, Azalea released the album’s official second single, “Started”, along with its official music video. Shortly afterward, a collaboration with VVAVES titled “Boys Like You” was released. On 24 June 2019, Azalea announced via Twitter that her album In My Defense would be released on 19 July 2019. Pre-orders for the album began on 28 June 2019. Azalea appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan in August.

 

Musical style and influences

Although Azalea is Australian, she raps with a Southern U.S. accent. When she first moved to America, she was involved in the Southern hip hop scene of Miami and later Atlanta, which made it easy for her to cultivate the Southern influence in her music: “I lived in the South for five years; you pick up things from your surroundings and teachers. The people who taught me to rap are all from the South and so was the music I had listened to as a teen.” While Azalea’s debut extended play, Glory, was intended to focus on hardcore rap, the EP also touched upon other genres including electronic dance music. Music critics have defined her singles “Fancy” and “Team” as electro-hop.

 

Controversy

In 2012, Azalea caused controversy for her song ‘D.R.U.G.S’, a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Look Out for Detox’, having adapted one of its lyrics to ‘When the relay starts, I’m a runaway slave / Master’, leading her to release a letter online apologizing, stating that it was a ‘tacky and careless thing to say.’. According to the British newspaper, The Guardian, there have been ‘accusations of racism against Azalea’ focused on her ‘…insensitivity to the complexities of race relations and cultural appropriation.’. Salon writer Brittney Cooper critiqued Azalea’s ‘co-optation and appropriation of sonic Southern Blackness, particularly the sonic Blackness of Southern Black women.’.Her use of an African-American English accent has been compared to blackface and part of a ‘broad, vague area of white people pretending to be black: those who do it culturally, rather than cosmetically.’. but also conversely as “willful ignorance.” Both supporters and critics of Azalea’s rise to fame within the hip hop industry noted that it was important to be inclusive while acknowledging and respecting the role of African-Americans in pioneering hip hop.

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Personal life

In late 2011, Azalea began dating American rapper A$AP Rocky, whom she met through American record producer Chase N. Cashe. She confirmed that they were dating in a January 2012 interview with Vibe and, around this time, got the title of Rocky’s breakout mixtape Live. Love. A$AP tattooed on her fingers. She claimed she and Rocky both had tattoos dedicated to the relationship but they were not visible. In July 2012, Rocky stated they were no longer dating, with Azalea later removing her tattoo after years with the word A$AP crossed.

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