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She’s Australian and as her popular song states, fancy. Whether the infectious single ‘Fancy’ (featuring UK singer Charli XCX) played constantly in summer playlists or fell victim to another overplayed single with a catchy chorus, Iggy Azalea’s song was number 1 on U.S. Billboard Top 100 for seven weeks. The achievement made her only the fourth solo female rapper to ever top the chart.

Another female rapper rising to fame, Iggy is not just some rookie. She actually began rapping at age 14. She managed to save enough money cleaning houses and hotels to move to the United States at age 16 by herself, which she felt would bring her closer to where hip-hop was born and to the music she wanted to create. She lived in Miami, Houston and Atlanta before getting encouraged to go to Los Angeles by Interscope Records.

She released her freestyles on YouTube and went on to release her first mixtape Ignorant Art, her first full-length project in 2011. With the help of rapper T.I., Iggy went on to create her first EP, Glory, and her latest album, The New Classic. The 24-year-old has become one of today’s hottest artists with hits like, Fancy, Black Widow, Work, and Change Your Life. She’s been featured on Ariana Grande’s hit, Problem, T.I.’s No Mediocre and most recently Jennifer Lopez’s Booty. The New Classic CoverShe also has a starring role in Fast & Furious 7 in 2015. Though maybe not as well-known until now, Azalea is quickly becoming a media superstar, and a household name across America. Either way she is earning big fame in the music world and one can only imagine what else is in store from Iggy Azalea.

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