Australian rapper Iggy Azalea was born as Sapphire Amelia Kelly on 7 June 1990 in Sydney, Australia.2

Family life

Father Brendan Kelly was a comedian and painter who introduced him to the art of his country at an early age, and his mother Tanya was a maid.


He gained worldwide recognition with viral videos for his tracks "Two Times" and "Pu$$y". His 2014 song "Fancy" with Charli XCX became a number one hit.

Before fame

Iggy Azalea dropped out of high school and moved to downtown Miami alone to be closer to the hip-hop scene, staying local for five years without obtaining an O visa.

Music award

She was the first international and female rapper to make it to the list of 10 newcomers to XXL. Won the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards and the 2014 American Music Awards.

Married life

In June 2015, she got engaged to NBA guard/forward Nick Young, in 2018, she began dating Playboy Carty and the couple welcomed a son, named Onyx, in 2020.

Common Sense

Online popularity landed her in 2012 as the first female rapper to appear on the XXL Freshman cover alongside Kid Inc., Macklemore, French Montana and others.