How much is Iggy Azalea worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million
|Date of Birth:||June 7, 1990|
Who Is Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea is the stage name of Amethyst Amelia Kelly. She is a popular Australian model, music video creator, rapper, singer, and songwriter who began her career in 2011. Azalea first rose to prominence after her collaborations with the American rapper T.I. in the early 2010s. The two rappers first collaborated for various projects including Azalea’s songs “Change Your Life”, which was one of her most well-received tracks.
As of 2020, Azalea has released two studio albums, five extended plays, and two mixtapes, as well as many singles. Ever since her rise in 2011, the rapper has won and been nominated for hundreds of awards including four Grammy Awards. Outside of music, the talented Iggy Azalea has also been highly praised for her modeling career thanks to which she won multiple awards, appeared in many lists (such as Maxim Hot 100), and graced the covers of various magazines.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has a net worth of $6 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Iggy Azalea Get So Rich?
She became rich shortly after she began rapping and met some influential figures in the hip hop scene. When she arrived in the country, Azalea lived for a short amount of time in Miami, Florida, before she moved to Houston, Texas. She eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia for a few years where she became part of the Dungeon Family rap collective.
Sometime in 2010, the young rapper met a worker from the label Interscope Records who encouraged her to move to Los Angeles and further pursue her career. Soon, she released her very first studio project – a mixtape called “Ignorant Art”. Upon the release of her first project, she met many different people that eventually helped her at the beginning of her career – Tiny Lister, YG, Joe Moses, and Chevy Jones among many others.
Azalea continued to make a name for herself in the early 2010s. Shortly after her first mixtape was released, she announced she will also release her first album “The New Classic” in 2012. She refused to sign with Interscope and instead continued to work with T.I.’s “Grand Hustle Records”. Instead of releasing her first album, the talented Azalea released two more mixtapes called “Glory” and “TrapGold”. That same year, she took part in her first tours. She served as an opening act to the likes of Tyga and Rita Ora.
Why Is She So Famous?
Iggy Azalea is famous because of her distinguished style and passion for rapping. She was born on 7 June 1990 in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Her father was an Irish-Australian comic artist and painter and her mother was a hotel/house cleaner. During her teen years, inspired by the widely-popular group TLC, Azalea formed a girl group with two of her friends, however, plans didn’t work out and she disbanded it before anything happened.
She began rapping at the young age of 14. Around the same time, she was interested in moving to America so she decided to drop out of high school. Two years later, shortly after she turned 16, in mid-2006, Azalea moved to the United States without informing her parents. She told them she was going on a holiday and then told them she’s staying there.
Azalea was drawn by the hip hop culture and claimed that she felt like an outsider in her home country. Shortly after she entered the States, the aspiring rapper received a GED (General Educational Development) and was able to reside in the country thanks to the visa waiver programs for approximately 6 years. Since her arrival and until early 2013, Azalea confirmed she has worked illegally in the country. That same year, she got a five-year-long O Visa, which allowed her to work and live there legally.
What Makes Her So Successful?
The established singer and songwriter found success after the release of her first studio album “The New Classic”. The album was met with generally positive reviews. It sold over 52,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. Thanks in parts to the album, Azalea was nominated for her first Grammy Awards in four different categories. Two days after the album was released, on April 23, 2014, Azalea embarked on her first national concert tour titled “The New Classic Tour”. The tour included 48 shows in North America, 5 in Europe. It started in April and ended in October 2014.
Since 2015, Azalea has had multiple career setbacks. After the release of her debut album, the rapper had plans to promote it and embark on her first national tour as a headliner, however, plans changed and the tour never happened. Simultaneously, Azalea was planning to release her second album called “Digital Distortion” for which she released a couple of very successful singles such as “Azillion” and “Team”. The album and some mixtapes that she had planned were never released because of a series of label and personal conflicts.
Iggy Azalea eventually left her label “Island Records” and established her own label called “Bad Dreams”. In August 2018, after an almost 4 years-long hiatus, the rapper released her first project – “Survive the Summer”. Iggy announced the extended play was released to build anticipation for her second studio album – “In My Defense”. 11 months after “S.T.S.” was released, in mid-July 2019, she released her second album. Although it wasn’t as successful as her first, “In My Defense” did relatively well and sold approximately 20,000 copies in just a week.
One of the reasons why “In My Defense” was so successful is because it includes hits like “Sally Walker” and “Started” that climbed many international music charts. Keeping the momentum of her second album, Azalea continued to release new music and stay active. In December 2019, she released her latest project – the extended play “Wicked Lips”.
Iggy Azalea is one of the most distinguished (female) rappers. Ever since she rose to prominence in 2011, she has established herself as one of the most eminent rappers in the music industry. So far, she has released two studio albums and has won multiple awards for both her music and modeling work. Besides rapping, the Grammy-nominated artist has been highly praised for her fashion choices. She has appeared on multiple lists such as Maxim Hot 100 and GQ Australia.