Iggy Azalea to perform in Istanbul
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will be in Turkey for the first time on Oct. 21 at Istanbul’s Küçükçiftlik Park.
Her debut album, “The New Classic,” came out in April 2014, peaking among the top five of several charts worldwide and received generally mixed reviews.
It yielded five hit singles “Work,” “Bounce,” “Change Your Life,” “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. A month later, Azalea made music history by occupying both the No 1. and No. 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Her single “Fancy” reached the top spot, with Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” which featured Azalea as a guest, in second place. No act had achieved this since the Beatles in 1964.
“The New Classic” won Azalea four Grammy nominations — for best new artist, best rap album, record of the year and best pop duo/group performance. In May 2015, Azalea teamed up with Britney Spears on the single “Pretty Girls.”
Her second album, “Digital Distortion,” was due in 2016 — its first single, “Team,” came out in March that year — but the album has been delayed. She also spent time in 2016 as a judge on the eighth season of X Factor Australia.