By admin on Dec 17, 2014 under News

It’s non uncommon for young and established music stars alike to use their their Grammy Awards victories and/or show-stopping Grammy performances as buzz-generating fuel to announce their new concert tours or record releases. It’s a marketing move known as capitalizing on the Grammy bounce.

But Iggy Azelea is one of the first artists in memory to use the mere announcement of her Grammy Awards nominations to create a pre-Grammy bounce in announcing her upcoming tour.

The Australian rapper-turned-global-pop-star announced Monday morning that she will launch the North American leg of her 2015 “The Great Escape Tour” on April 14 in Fresno and conclude May 24 in Austin. Her tour will include an April 23 show at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. All of the tour dates appear below, along with ticket information.

A native of Sydney, Azelea, 24, this month earned four Grammy nominations. They are for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Rap Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her chart-topping “Fancy,” featuring Charlie XCX.

Azalea recently released a vocal duet with Jennifer Lopez, a subtle, heartfelt, little ditty called “Booty.” The video for their bump-and-grind duet has thus far received 85,362,202 views on Vevo alone. Azalea will perform Dec. 31 as part of the annual TV special, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in New York, which will be headlined by Taylor Swift. In an unrelated development, Azalea has recently denied rumors that she is a man.

Opening acts on Azalea’s “The Great Escape” tour will include Nick Jonas, Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.

Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. at Tickets for the San Diego show are priced at $39.50 to $69.50, each. Various VIP packaged will also be available. Those prices are not yet available.

The Great Escape North American Tour Dates
Tuesday, April 14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Thursday, April 16 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
Friday, April 17 Oakland, CA The Oracle Arena
Sunday, April 19 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
Tuesday, April 21 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Thursday, April 23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Saturday, April 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Monday, April 27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thursday, April 30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Friday, May 1 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Saturday, May 2 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sunday, May 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Wednesday, May 6 Boston, MA TD Garden
Thursday, May 7 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Friday, May 8 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sunday, May 10 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Tuesday, May 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wednesday, May 13 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Friday, May 15 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Saturday, May 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Tuesday, May 19 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Friday, May 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Saturday, May 23 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sunday, May 24 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

Source: U-T San Diego

By admin on Dec 17, 2014 under News

Google has unveiled their annual Year in Search results, and Iggy Azalea has beaten out Beyoncé and even Taylor Swift as the most-trending artist for 2014. She also ended up being the fourth most-searched person in the United States, and her hit single, “Fancy,” was one of the top five searches for song lyrics this year.

After Azalea, the top ten trending musicians for 2014 include, in order, Lorde, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sia, and Daft Punk. Finishing last is Taylor Swift, which comes as a shock to many. However, Swift’s “Blank Space” did land a top five spot for most-trending lyrics.

Many were also surprised to see Beyoncé absent from the list and topped by her little sister, but Solange’s wedding was quite the event back in November. Even so, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had the most-Googled wedding in 2014. Breaking the internet is so romantic.

As music fans wrestled for festival tickets and raced to see lineups, they unwittingly contributed to another Google list for 2014: the top ten most-searched music festivals. Coachella took the throne this year, followed by Mysteryland, Boston Calling, Hard Summer, Electric Forest, Firefly Music Festival, Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, Outside Lands, and Fun Fun Fun Fest.

The most popular lyric search was “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. Trailing behind were “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, “Royals” by Lorde, “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry, “Bang Bang” by Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.

Interestingly enough, most of the top-trending songs of 2014 were actually released in 2013, including “Say Something,” “Happy,” “Royals,” “Dark Horse,” “Counting Stars,” and “Wrecking Ball.” Apparently, it takes a year of jamming before you wonder what the heck you’re singing along to.

Overall, the top three searches for 2014 were Robin Williams, World Cup, and Ebola. For more statistical goodness, you can check out Google’s full breakdown here. Or, you know, you could Google it.

Source: FDRMX

By admin on Dec 13, 2014 under News

Did you know Iggy Azalea was born a boy named Cody? Neither did she.

The rapper posted the hilarious rumor Friday morning (December 12), giving us all a good laugh.

The story she’s referring to comes from a site called Huzlers. Here’s a hilarious clip:

Huzlers Iggy Azalea
Huzler’s source is wacky because, um, we’re MTV, and Iggy never said that to us. Nevertheless, the whole thing is a great way to kick off the weekend, and Twitter had fun with it.

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By admin on Dec 11, 2014 under News

Iggy Azalea reveals the title of her upcoming tour, as well as hints at her sophomore album.

Love her or hate her, there’s no denying the success that Iggy Azalea had in 2014. With 2015 right around the corner, Iggy will look to carry over that success into the new year by releasing her sophomore album, and embarking on her first ever stadium tour.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Iggy revealed that she has a new tour in the works for 2015 called “The Great Escape Tour”, which she hints as being “somewhat relatable” to her sophomore album title. “I like the idea of me being kind of a musical escape artist for people,” Iggy says.

Unfortunately there’s no dates or concrete information about the tour yet, but we do know that Nick Jonas will be the opening act. Look for those dates and an official announcement to come soon.

Check out Iggy’s tweets below.

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By admin on Dec 9, 2014 under News

A few weeks ago Iggy Azealea hinted that she was working on something with Britney Spears, and it looks like that something is a collaborative track that could be released very shortly. Like, today.

A site called BreatheHeavy is reporting that the song is titled “BLI$$,” is written by J.Pebworth, A. Kelly, B. Spears and J.Shave, and is slated for a 12/9 drop.

If true, this is either going to be Christmas come early or a reminder of everything that’s wrong with music in 2014. If it’s false, this cover art has to used for at least something — a collaborative line of power scrunchies?

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By admin on Dec 9, 2014 under News, Videos

On Friday, Iggy Azalea scored four nominations at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Record of the Year for “Fancy.” The Aussie rap sensation also picked up nods for Best Rap Album for The New Classic and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

During his appearance at Power 106′s Cali Christmas on Friday, her Hustle Gang mentor T.I. was beaming with pride as he reacted to the news.

“It’s awesome,” he told Rap-Up TV. “We’re just incredibly proud of her and happy that she’s enjoying her moment. She’s worked hard.”

According to Tip, Iggy is heading back into the studio soon to work on her sophomore album.

“She’s really just focused on her next project though,” he added. “She’s definitely working diligently trying to make sure that she maintains this level of intensity.”

When asked if he will be part of the project, Tip laughed. “We’ll see.”

Source: Rap-Up

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