Iggy Azalea – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week
Born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in Australia is best known by her stage name Iggy Azalea. She is a female rapper/model. Her first major label album was released in Spring of 2014 which featured the hit song 'Fancy'. As for her modeling, she was known as the face of Levi jeans for a while. Iggy dropped out of high school and came to the United States to pursue her dreams of becoming a hip-hop artist. Although that's not what she told her parents. They were under the impression that she was just taking a vacation with a friend. She called and told them she was staying. Again she was only 16 years old!
Iggy was a YouTube favorite before she ever released an album. Her videos were a little controversial, so of course, they spread like wildfire. Then she released a mixtape independently before signing with a major label and releasing her album 'The New Classic'.
Azalea's single 'Fancy' reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list, making her only the 4th solo female artist to do so.
Fancy (Explicit Lyric)