Iggy Azalea: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Iggy Azalea: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Iggy Azalea. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Iggy Azalea. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Amethyst Amelia Kelly

Born: June 7, 1990

Origin: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Genres: Hip hop

Zodiac: Gemini

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Early Start

  • Brendan Kelly, her father, was an Irish-Australian painter and comic artist, and Tanya Kelly, her mother, cleaned holiday houses and hotels.
  • Rapping began when she was 14 years old.
  • Azalea dropped out of high school in order to move to America.
  • Together with her mother, she cleaned hotel rooms and holiday houses and saved the money she earned.
  • She only liked art class in school and she had no friends and was teased for her homemade outfits.
  • In February 2013, Azalea was granted a five-year O visa after working in the US illegally for some time and in 2018, she was approved as a permanent U.S. resident.
  • Taking her dog’s name, she decided to call herself Iggy.




Career Journey

  • 2011: Azalea launched her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Ignorant Art, where her song “Pussy” was included on the mixtape, alongside guest appearances from YG, Joe Moses, Chevy Jones, and Problem.
  • 2012: The extended play (EP) entitled Glory came out together with “Millionaire Misfits”, the second offering from her EP Glory; the first being “Murda Bizness”.
  • 2013: Azalea’s unfinished song entitled “Leave It”, said to be produced by DJ Mustard, was released.
  • 2014: The New Classic was released, where it was recognized as the highest-charting female rap album since Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
  • 2015: She launched the duet with Britney Spears titled “Pretty Girls”.
  • 2016: Seven Network announced that Azalea had inked to be a judge replacing Chris Isaak on The X Factor Australia for its eighth season.
  • 2018: She released her lead single from Surviving the Summer, “Savior” featuring Quavo. In July, Azalea launched two tracks from the EP: “Tokyo Snow Trip” and “Kream”, the latter featuring Tyga.
  • 2019: The extended play entitled Wicked Lips following the release of its lead single, “Lola” came out.
  • 2020: Her third studio album, The End of an Era, was released together with the original lead single, “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching”, a collaboration with Tinashe.
  • 2021: She released the album’s new lead single “Sip It” with Tyga.




Awards & Recognition

  • two American Music Awards
  • three Billboard Music Awards
  • an MTV Video Music Award
  • a People’s Choice Award
  • four Teen Choice Awards
  • four Grammy Award nominations
  • and many others




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Iggy often snuck out of the house, went to strip clubs and used fake IDs when she was 13 years-old.
  • She also used to hitchhike, get drunk and sleep with older men who thought that she was of legal age.
  • She hated everything about school and she only loves art class.




Artist’s Favorites

Color:  Purple
Food:  Cupcakes
Movie: Grease
Fashion Icon:  Gwen Stefani
Sports:  Tennis, Basketball
Sports Team:  L.A. Lakers



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Iggy Azalea:


Length: 3:19


Opening Lyrics:

First things first, I’m the realest (realest)
Drop this and let the whole world feel it (let ’em feel it)
And I’m still in the Murda Bizness
I can hold you down, like I’m givin’ lessons in physics (right, right?)
You should want a bad bitch like this (ha?)
Drop it low and pick it up just like this (yeah)
Cup of Ace, cup of Goose, cup of Cris
High heels, somethin’ worth a half a ticket on my wrist (on my wrist)
Takin’ all the liquor straight, never chase that (never)
Rooftop like we bringin’ ’88 back (what?)
Bring the hooks in, where the bass at?
Champagne spillin’, you should taste that
I’m so fancy
You already know
I’m in the fast lane
From L.A. to Tokyo
I’m so fancy
Can’t you taste this gold?
Remember my name, ’bout to blow-oh-oh-oh

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Iggy Azalea: Top 5 Songs



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