By admin on Dec 3, 2014 under News

As previously mentioned, Spotify announced their year-end findings of what was most popular musically around the world, and they’ve done the same for the United States. While some artists are certainly beloved the world over, every country has their own tastes, and some of what was listened the most in the US is not the same as what the rest of the planet was hearing.

Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy (ft. Charli XCX)” comes in at number one on the list of the most streamed songs, surprising nobody in the process. The rapper’s big break was a hit around the world, especially in the US, where it spent over a month on top. The ode to all things glamorous was later named the Song of the Summer, and the Australian rapper now holds the distinction of being one of only two women to have three top ten hits at the same time (the other being Ariana Grande, who achieved the feat at the same time)—one of which was “Fancy”.

Azalea actually has two spots in the top five most streamed tracks in the US this year, as she is featured on Ariana Grande’s “Problem”, which is number four. In between her two slots are Katy Perry with “Dark Horse” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, which is also the world’s most listened to song on Spotify this year. Rounding out the top five is John Legend’s first number one “All of Me”.

Thanks to the success of “Fancy”, Iggy’s album The New Classic is the second most streamed album in the US of 2014, following Ed Sheeran’s unbeatable sophomore release X, which takes the number one place in America and with the rest of the world. Behind these two are Sam Smith’s debut record In The Lonely Hour, OneRepublic’s Native, and Ariana Grande’s My Everything, which this August became her second number one album in less than a year.

Despite having the number one most streamed song and album (respectively) this year, neither Iggy Azalea nor Ed Sheeran appear on the list of the top five artists with the most streams. Taking their places are commercial favorites Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, and Ariana Grande.

Aside from some obvious chart-toppers and mega smashes, Spotify is also pretty good at detecting what will be a hit in the future, based on streaming happening before radio or sales numbers pick up. The Swedish company measured the “most viral” tracks of the year, with newcomer Hozier’s debut hit “Take Me To Church” coming in at number one for both America and the rest of the world. Following him is the Glass Animals track “Gooey”, MisterWives’ “Reflections”, “Coffee” by Sylvan Esso, and the wonderful Danish singer MØ with her song “Say You’ll Be There”.

Source: Forbes

By admin on Dec 2, 2014 under News

One of the newest and hottest female rap stars in the game, Iggy Azalea, is coming to Bovard Auditorium on December 4 as part of the 2014 Yahoo On the Road tour.

Iggy’s most popular single, “Fancy” featuring Charlie XCX, was released in April of 2014 and stayed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for seven weeks. “Fancy” quickly became the go-to party song of the summer and her follow up release “Black Widow” feat. Rita Ora was also a hit on the airwaves.

Iggy is no stranger to USC, as her current boyfriend and Lakers’ superstar Nick Young, is a former Trojan himself. Young, or ‘Swaggy P’ as his teammates call him, was seen on campus this past Tuesday watching his alma mater play Cal State Fullerton. Once Young entered the Galen Center, the in-game DJ proceeded to serenade him with a few of Iggy’s songs.

Here’s hoping Swaggy P will also make an appearance at her concert.

The increasingly popular rap star, Azalea, had a busy summer performing at popular music festivals such as Budweiser Made in America, Lollapalooza and iHeartRadio Music Fest.

Iggy is set to a draw a huge crowd at USC, but in case you can’t make it to the venue, you can stream the concert live on Yahoo On the Road tour’s homepage.

If you are a USC student and would like tickets to this event, we have been informed you should visit one of the purple Yahoo! buses that are near the USC campus. Feel free to send us a picture, if you see one.

If you are not USC student but would still like to see Iggy’s performace you can live stream it here.

Source: Conquest Chronicles

By admin on Dec 2, 2014 under News, Videos

Every relationship has stages, and since they got together as a couple, Iggy Azalea and Nick Young have gone through a few of them. There was publicly opening up about their relationship; Nick coming to his lady’s defense in her feud with Snoop Dogg; and buying a house together.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, they took things to a new level: Parents meeting parents.

Anyone who’s been in that situation knows it can be nerve-racking for all parties involved — and the Los Angeles Laker wasn’t immune to those emotions.

“It felt like a lot of pressure on me,” the Cali native said in an interview after the Lakers’ win on Sunday night, in a video posted on LakersNation. “We didn’t know how it was gonna go. I know my mom is outgoing, and she gets along with pretty much everybody.”

Things sound like they went over pretty smoothly for the parents — it was just the lovebirds who had issues.

“Me and Iggy is probably the only one that got into an argument — about the wishbone in the turkey,” he joked. “Of course, you gotta let the women win, sometimes — especially with her parents around, you gotta let ‘em win.”

Just like in the NBA: Can’t win ‘em all.

Source: MTV

By admin on Dec 1, 2014 under News, Videos

When hip-hop artist and producer T.I. met female rapper Iggy Azalea, she had him at “hello.” The multiplatinum artist says his first conversation with Iggy in 2012 convinced him that this relatively unknown Australian recording artist was the next big thing.

“I mean initially, like at hello, I saw just an undeniable, tenacious will to dominate,” T.I. says in the above web exclusive from his “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” appearance. “I knew upon meeting her that, you know, with the proper application of skill and an adequate amount of strategy, that she would have an ability to go where no one has ever gone and do things that no person has ever done.”

He teamed up with Iggy and signed on to executive produce her debut album, “The New Classic.” Since then, she’s been topping the charts with hits like “Fancy,” “Work” and “Black Widow.”

T.I. says this is only the beginning of Iggy’s rise. “Like where she is now, although she is just incredibly impressive, the amount of trajectory that she has gained, in the amount of time it’s taken, it is epic,” he says. “It is just incredible.”

Along with managing up-and-coming artists on his label, Grand Hustle Records, the Grammy-winning hip-hop artist recently released his ninth album, “Paperwork,” and stars in the VH1 reality show, “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.” Watch T.I. talk about why he tells his kids everything about his controversial past.

Source: Huffington Post

By admin on Nov 30, 2014 under News

Liam Payne might have landed himself in a bit of hot water, after he was asked for his opinion of Iggy Azalea’s AMA performance this week, but couldn’t see past her well shaped behind.

The One Direction star was being interviewed after picking up the International gong at the ARIA awards and was asked how he feels about 1D’s massive wins at the American Music Awards just two days before.

It’s been a manic but brilliant week for the X Factor stars and they were honoured three times at the AMAs, receiving trophies for Artist of The Year, Best Band, Duo or Group and Best Album, for Midnight Memories.

During an interview for a Sydney radio station, the star admitted:

“We are still celebrating and what a great day! Especially to pick up the prestigious award of the night, it was huge for us. There is so many big contenders there, I mean even the performances we saw…”

Liam gushed over Ariana Grande’s amazing performance at the star studded ceremony and said:

“Ariana Grande sounded amazing, she was great, so for us to be picking up those kinds of awards is a huge deal.”

However when the hosts asked what he thought of their home girl Iggy Azalea, Payne had no words to describe her singing, rapping or dance moves and just laughed:

“She has got a big bottom…. It’s a true story.”

We are sure Iggy will be delighted to hear Liam’s thoughts on her rear end!

Source: Unreality TV