It has taken a few years, but it’s finally safe to say that Iggy Azalea has indeed made it in the US.
The Australian rapper’s debut album, The New Classic, was released on Tuesday and shot to the top of the US iTunes chart. For a rapper that’s just getting some real shine here in the states, this is a huge accomplishment, especially after a rocky 2013.
Last year brought a series of highs and lows for Iggy, but none bigger than the push back of her major label debut. A pushback is never a good sign, especially when it’s for a debut. The chances that a label will continue to pump resources into an artist that is not sticking with the public is slim.
After the criminally underrated ‘Work’ failed to impact the US things looked grim. I assumed that Iggy would float around the internet sensation zone and never graduate to full blown star.
But thanks to ‘Fancy’ I was completely wrong.