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What Happened to Iggy Azalea? What is Iggy Azalea Doing Now?

Iggy Azalea, an Australian rapper, continues to focus on her music career and personal life. Recently, she has been active on social media, and working on new music projects.

by S Bargavi

Updated Jul 10, 2024

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What Happened to Iggy Azalea? What is Iggy Azalea Doing Now?

What Happened to Iggy Azalea?

Iggy Azalea will not finish her fourth album as she wants to move into another she is passionate about. Iggy Azalea, known for hits like "Fancy," recently announced she's stepping away from finishing her fourth album to focus on design and creative direction, expressing more passion in these areas than in songwriting.

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She clarified that she hasn't been bullied out of music and feels happier pursuing new projects where she can showcase her quirky humor. Despite apologizing to disappointed fans, she's excited to share her creative endeavors beyond music, having previously taken a break but now returning with fresh energy and determination.

What is Iggy Azalea Doing Now?

Later this year, Iggy Azalea will perform at the 2024 AVN Awards. She expressed excitement about sharing her creative projects and hoped her quirky humor would shine through in her work. In her career, Iggy Azalea has achieved four entries on the Billboard 200 chart, with her Grammy-nominated debut album "The New Classic" reaching No. 3.

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On the Billboard Hot 100, she has had three top ten hits out of 13 entries, including "Problem" (No. 2, with Ariana Grande), "Black Widow" (No. 3, with Rita Ora), and "Fancy" (No. 1, with Charli XCX). Her latest release, "Money Come," came out last year and featured a remix with Ivorian Doll and Big Boss Vette.

Who is Iggy Azalea?

Born on June 7, 1990, Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper, songwriter, and model known for her achievements in music and entertainment. She has won two American Music Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, a People's Choice Award, and four Teen Choice Awards.

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She has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Azalea is widely followed on video platforms; her YouTube channel has amassed 3.4 billion views, and 15 of her music videos have garnered over 100 million views on Vevo. Her popularity extends across various platforms, showcasing her widespread appeal in the music industry.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C8HN5Pkuy7X/
Name Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Date of Birth June 7, 1990
Age 34
Place of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations Rapper, Songwriter, Model
Years Active 2011–present
Children 1

Is Iggy Azalea Retired?

No, Iggy Azalea is not yet Retired, but she announced her retirement. This year marks ten years since Iggy Azalea became very famous in the United States, and now the Grammy-nominated rapper from "Fancy" seems to be telling everyone she's retiring. In a long message on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday (Jan. 3),

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Azalea explained why she decided to stop focusing on music. "I've always loved being creative and making my ideas real. I used music to share my big ideas with the world for a long time," she wrote. She also said she's not quitting because of bullying, even though some people think that.

Iggy Azalea at 16

At 16, Azalea moved to the US to start a music career. She gained fame with YouTube videos for "Pussy" and "Two Times". After this, she released her first mixtape, Ignorant Art (2011), and got a record deal with T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. Her first album, The New Classic (2014), did well worldwide but got mixed reviews.

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It topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, making her the first non-American female rapper to do so. Hits like "Work" and "Fancy" (with Charli XCX) and features on Ariana Grande's "Problem" helped her make history on the Hot 100 charts, making the second artist after the Beatles to rank first and second at once with debut songs.

Iggy Azalea Real Name

Amethyst Amelia Kelly is the real name of Iggy Azalea. Amethyst Amelia Kelly was born in Sydney and grew up in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Her dad, Brendan Kelly, painted and drew comics, while her mom, Tanya, cleaned holiday homes. They lived in a house her dad built from mud bricks on 12 acres.

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Azalea has two siblings, Mathias and Emerald Kelly. Her dad's influence got her into art as a teen, which shaped her life and work. She started rapping at 14 and formed a group with local girls to be like TLC. But she ended the group when they didn't take it seriously, saying, "I take everything I do seriously. I'm too competitive."

Where is Iggy Azalea From?

Amethyst Amelia Kelly was born in Sydney and grew up in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Her father, Brendan Kelly, painted and created comics, while her mother, Tanya, cleaned holiday homes and hotels. At a young age, Azalea didn't enjoy school except for art class and felt lonely. She was often teased for her homemade clothes.

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At 16, she originally traveled to the United States for a vacation but decided to stay to pursue her love for hip-hop. She settled in the US, obtained her GED, and worked illegally until she received a visa in 2013. In 2018, she became a permanent resident of the United States.

Iggy Azalea Sister

Amethyst Amelia Kelly has two siblings named Mathias and Emerald Kelly. Her father encouraged her interest in art during her teenage years, which has always been a big part of her life and work. She started rapping when she was 14 years old.

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Before starting her music career, Azalea formed a group with two other girls from her neighborhood. She wanted to be like Left Eye from TLC. However, she later decided to end the group because the other girls weren't as serious about it as she was.



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