Iggy Azalea, born with the name Amethyst Amelia Kelly in Sydney, Australia, moved to Miami, FL at the age of 16. In September 2011 the rapper and songwriter released her first mixtape, Ignorant Art, and aligned herself with T.I. and his record label.
The Australian musician released her debut studio album, The New Classic, in April 2014. The album had numerous chart-topping singles, the most notable being “Change Your Life” featuring T.I. and “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX.
“Fancy” reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the same week that Ariana Grande‘s single “Problem,” featuring Azalea rose to No. 2.
The rapper received four nominations at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Record of the Year.
Previously, Azalea has dated American rapper ASAP Rocky, but as of March 2015, is in a relationship with Los Angeles Lakers player, Nick Young.