News

Iggy Azalea tops US iTunes chart

Amethyst Kelly aka Iggy Azalea
Amethyst Kelly aka Iggy Azalea flickr

MULLUMBIMBY's recording artist Iggy Azalea has released her debut album The New Classic on top of the iTunes charts in the United States today.

Amethyst Amelia Kelly (Iggy's real name) was also the subject of a photo and editorial spread in the April 2014 edition  of  US Vogue magazine.

Azalea has become a favourite of the US rap scene soon after moving to the US three years ago.

The New Classic currently sits at number one on iTunes in the United States, ahead of the Frozen soundtrack.

The album is expected to have a similar reception on the Billboard 200 (the official US album chart) this week.

Iggy Azalea was born in Sydney, Australia.

Her family later relocated to when she was still an infant, into a house on 12 acres that her father built by hand from mud bricks.

Azalea dropped out of high school; instead choosing to work and save the money in order to move to the US to pursue a music career.

Azalea traveled to the United States in 2006, right before she turned 16.

She told her parents she was going on a holiday with a friend, but eventually decided to stay and shortly after told them she was not coming back home.

Check out her latest video below:

Topics:  iggy azalea




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Call us ‘crazy’ we want an Aussie head of state

Peter Fitzsimons on a republican missions at the Lismore Workers Club

The Australian Republican movement is visiting 100 towns

Started gambling at 18, a year later he was hooked

HABIT FORMING: Blayne Marcantelli, of Lismore, has found his passion for cricket again after an intensive battle against gambling addiction.

"I was blowing all the money I was earning"

Northern Star ranked among Top 10 papers

The Northern Star turned 140 on May 13

The Star is among the Top 10 daily newspapers in Australia

Latest deals and offers

Janelle Saffin and Mark Butler make gas announcement

Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Mark Butler and...

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 5

Officers drag the woman back to her cell

In this video the woman drinks water from the toilet.

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 4

In this video the woman asks for water as the tap in the room is broken

Coastal development keeps young people on Northern Rivers

Wes Bale is a 27-year-old born and bred Lennox Head local who is an example of the demographic shift in the region.

Young Northern Rivers residents are looking closer to home

We’ve found 8 rentals available on the Northern Rivers

2/22 Sunnybank Drive, Ballina

It's obvious there is a rental shortage on the Northern Rivers