In case you hadn’t heard Iggy Azalea managed to appear on both the Billboard Number 1 and Number 2 rated singles this week. This sounds pretty impressive but when you realise that the last act to do this (in fact the only other act to do this) was The Beatles back in 1964, then it does make you stand back and take notice. In case you were wondering the 2 Beatles songs from 1964 were She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand.
Iggy managed this incredible feat thanks to her songs Fancy and Ariana Grande’s song Problem that also features Iggy.
For such a big selling artist relatively little is known about Iggy, but like most celebrities there are plenty of juicy media stories surrounding the 23-year old Aussie rapper. What we do know is that she was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in Sydney, New South Wales in 1990 and moved to America in 2006 living in various southern states including Texas and Florida.
Although she first found fame with her music through the controversial videos for Pu$$y and Two Times she also started working as a model in 2011, appearing on magazine covers as well as becoming the face of Levis Jeans.
The Billboard breakthrough has prompted lots of comments and it must be said that not all of them have been entirely complimentary. One comment made by several music writers is that she has received almost no coverage from her birth country of Australia. As you might expect most of the negative comments have been comparing her unfavourably with The Beatles. Whilst we are sure that Iggy is enjoying her current success we can’t really imagine that even she thinks her work is close to that of the “Fab Four” who are generally acknowledged as the greatest writers and performers of modern music from the last 50 years.
As far as her personal life goes Iggy was in a relationship with rapper ASAP Rocky from 2011 to 2012 and has been dating 6ft 7in LA Lakers star Nick Young since the end of last year.
Here is the video for Iggy’s current Number 1 single Fancy. Just a warning it features explicit lyrics!