Australia native Iggy Azalea, born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in 1990, has been in the hip hop and rap music industry for six years, accruing a modest Iggy Azalea net worth of $6 million. Her income has been generated during her professional career in music, which began before she turned 16 years of age. In fact, she came to the U.S. at the young age of 15, telling her parents at first that she was taking a vacation.
However, so intent was she on starting a music career that once she was in the U.S., she phoned her parents to tell them that she was staying to pursue her dream of becoming a professional entertainer. She was first signed to Wine-O Records, the independent label of her then-boyfriend Jefe “Wino” Wine. Even after the pair broke up, Wine kept producing Azalea’s music, which in part helped her land a deal with Grand Hustle Records and later Mercury Records.
By 2011, Azalea was garnering worldwide attention for both her music and her performance style. She raised controversy when she released a song by the name of “Pu$$y”, complete with a video that likewise caught the eyes of admiring fans and critics alike. She followed this early single with others like “My World” and “The Last Song”. As she perfected her performance and musical talents, she partnered with the likes of rapper T.I. and Diplo, who have both helped her gain mainstream attention and develop a style of music that is widely recognized by her growing fan base today. She has also collaborated with rising pop star Ariana Grande and also released a well-received single called “Fancy”. This song received widespread airplay across the world and has helped Iggy Azalea become one of the most famous new faces of modern hip hop music today.
How Much Is Iggy Azalea Worth Now?
Her Iggy Azalea net worth of $6 million right now may seem relatively modest in comparison to the incomes earned by her contemporaries. However, she has only been a mainstream talent for less than four years, although she began her musical career at the age of 16. Nonetheless, she undoubtedly will continue to earn more money as her music reaches new audiences across the world.
In fact, her most recent album, entitled The New Classic, was released in April 2014 and became a Billboard mainstay shortly after hitting the charts. It debuted in the number three spot on the chart and sold more than 50,000 copies in its first week. By the end of May 2014, the album had reached the number one Billboard spot, with her song “Fancy” likewise claiming the top spot on the chart. The next day after achieving a number one Billboard ranking for “Fancy”, her song “Problem” was released and hit the number two spot. She became the first performer since The Beatles to claim the top two spots on the Billboard chart.
With this achievement to her credit, Azalea announced that she would be working on a new studio album in 2015. In the meantime, she supplements her income by modeling, having been signed to the famous modeling agency Wilhelmina since 2012. Along with modeling for this agency, she also endorses and appears in advertisements for Levis, as well as the eyewear collection House of Holland. She is working on a fashion shoe line with designer Steve Madden and also will appeared in the holiday advertisement campaign for retailer Forever 21. Her net worth will also likely increase after her upcoming appearance in the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious movie that will be released in 2015.