Camila Cabello Best Known For Being an ex-member of the American girl group “Fifth Harmony” which was formed during the second season of The X Factor US in 2012, and thereafter signed to a joint record deal with Syco Music and Epic Records for their music releases.
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Camila Cabello – Arriving at the White House in Washington
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Camila Cabello – Filming music video for her new song Hey Mama with J Balvin in Miami
Camila Cabello – Guess Fall Campaign (2017)
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Camila Cabello – Out for dinner in Los Angeles
Camila Cabello – Performs At 2017 Billboard Hot 100 Festival At Jones Beach Theater In Wantagh, NY
Camila Cabello – Performs at 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood
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Camila Cabello – Performs on Never Be The Same Tour in Canada
Camila Cabello – Photoshoot By Epic Records (2017)
Photoshoot By Epic Records (2017)
Camila Cabello – The Edit Magazine 2018
Camila Cabello – Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Women’s Collection in Los Angeles
Camila Cabello – Zedd’s Welcome! ACLU Benefit Concert in Los Angeles
Camila Cabello At IHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards In Toronto, Canada
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At Today Show In New York
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Camila Cabello in Bikini with Matthew Hussey at the beach in Cabo
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Camila Cabello with Taylor Swift
Cabello began to establish herself as a solo artist with the release of several collaborations, including “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, which reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. After leaving Fifth Harmony in December 2016, she released the solo single “Crying in the Club” to a modest performance. Refocusing her sound to Latin-influenced music, her eponymous debut studio album Camila (2018) debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, supported by its lead single “Havana”, which reached number one in a number of countries, including the UK and the US.
Name Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao
Nick Name Mila, Camz, Kaki
Occupation Singer songwriter
Years active 2012–present
Born: March 3, 1997, 21 years and 1 months, Cojímar, Eastern Havana, Cuba
Sun Sign Pisces
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Measurements 34-25-34 in or 86-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Genre Pop, dance, R&B
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Syco Music, Epic Records
Distinctive Features Large bow in her hair
First Extended Play (EP)
With her band “Fifth Harmony”, Camila released debut EP titled Better Together on October 22, 2013 via Epic and Syco Music.
The EP charted at #6 in U.S. and #18 in New Zealand.
First TV Show
In 2012, she participated in the singing reality competition The X Factor USA.
During that time, the girl group consisting of five members was formed.
Her ex-band “Fifth Harmony” was the face of Jovani Fashions’ Prom 2014 line.
Other endorsements include Wet Seal, JCorp (apparel), Accessory Innovations (accessories), Brown Trout (posters) and Sky High (back-to-school supplies), Clean & Clear (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), Barbie doll.
Father – Alejandro Cabello
Mother – Sinuhe Cabello
Siblings – Sofia Cabello (Younger Sister).
Cabello was born in Cojimar, Eastern Havana, Cuba, to Sinuhe Estrabao and Alejandro Cabello. She is a second-generation Cuban-Mexican, with her father hailing from Mexico City. For most of her early life, she and her family moved back and forth between Havana and Mexico City, before relocating to Miami, Florida in the United States at age five. She attended Miami Palmetto High School but left in the 2012–2013 school year, while she was in 9th grade, to pursue her singing career, although she has received her high school diploma since.
2012–2016: The X Factor and Fifth Harmony
Camila Cabello auditioned for The X Factor in Greensboro, North Carolina with Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”, however, her audition was not aired because the TV show did not get the rights for the song. After elimination during the “bootcamp” portion of the process in Miami, Florida, Cabello was called back to the stage along with other contestants Ally Brooke, Normani, Lauren Jauregui, and Dinah Jane to form the girl group that would later become known as Fifth Harmony. After finishing in third place on the show they signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid’s record label.
The group released the EP Better Together (2013) along with the studio albums Reflection (2015) and 7/27 (2016). The latter two generated the singles “Worth It” and “Work from Home”, respectively, which reached the top 10 in several international charts. From 2013 through the end of 2016, Cabello performed in various Fifth Harmony tours.
On December 18, 2016, the group announced Cabello’s departure, with both parts explaining contradictory circumstances of the exit. She appeared in a previously taped performance with the group on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Writing about Cabello’s time on the group, a Billboard journalist noted it is “rather uncommon for someone to stand out in a collective as much as Cabello has over the past years.”
2016–present: Solo career and Camila
In November 2015, Cabello collaborated with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes on a duet titled “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, a song they wrote together. The single charted at number 20 in the US and 18 in Canada, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). On October 14, 2016, American rapper Machine Gun Kelly released a joint single with Cabello called “Bad Things”, which reached a peak of number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Time.com included her on “The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2016” list.
On January 25, 2017, “Love Incredible”, a collaboration with Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat, leaked online. The official version of the song was released on February 16, and later featured on Cashmere’s debut studio album, 9. Cabello recorded “Hey Ma” with Pitbull and J Balvin for The Fate of the Furious: The Album. The Spanish version of the single and its music video were released on March 10, 2017, and the English version was released on April 6. The singer was also featured on a collaboration with Major Lazer, Travis Scott and Quavo, for the song “Know No Better”. In May 2017, Cabello announced the future release of her first studio album, at the time titled The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., which she described as “the story of my journey from darkness into light, from a time when I was lost to a time when I found myself again.” Her first solo single “Crying in the Club” was released on May 19, 2017, followed by a performance at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The single peaked at number 47 in the United States. She joined Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour as an opening act for several of its dates, and also partnered with clothing brand Guess as the face for their 2017 Fall campaign.
New writing and recording sessions for her album were influenced by the success of her single “Havana”, which postponed its original release date. The single has reached number one in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Hungary and the United States. It also spent seven weeks atop the US Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart. Titled Camila, her debut album is a pop record containing Latin-influenced songs and ballads. Camila was released on January 12, 2018 and debuted at number one in the United States with 119,000 album-equivalent units, including 65,000 from pure album sales. The album was certified gold in the country, while “Never Be the Same” was released as the second single. In April 2018, Cabello embarked on the Never Be the Same Tour, her first as a solo artist. She will be the opening act for Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour in between the European leg of the Never Be the Same Tour.
Camila Cabello is mainly a pop and R&B singer, influenced by Latin music. She incorporated elements of reggaeton, dancehall and hip hop in her first album. She lists Alejandro Fernández and Celia Cruz as her main Latin influences which she portrays in her music. For her first record she took inspiration from contemporary Latin artists such as Calle 13 and J Balvin. She also cites Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Shakira, and the songwriting of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
On February 28, 2016, Cabello announced she had partnered with Save the Children to design a limited-edition “Love Only” T-shirt to help raise awareness of issues involving girls’ equal access to education, health care and opportunities to succeed. In June 2016, Cabello, producer Benny Blanco, and members of the nonprofit arts organization OMG Everywhere helped to create the charity single “Power in Me”. Cabello has also partnered with the Children’s Health Fund, a non-profit dedicated to providing healthcare to low-income families with children.
In late 2017, Cabello joined Lin-Manuel Miranda and multiple other Latin artists on the song “Almost Like Praying” to benefit those in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria.
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Camila Cabello
See also: List of awards and nominations received by Fifth Harmony
Among her awards, Cabello has won an MTV Europe Music Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, three iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards, and the Billboard Women in Music award for Breakthrough Artist.
Camila Cabello Favorite Things
Musicians – Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato.
Camila Cabello Facts
With her parents, she moved to the US at the age of 6.
Till 5 years of age, she had lived in Cuba and Mexico.
Camila likes to make a lot of jokes.
She listed to Latin singers like Alejandro Fernandez and Celia Cruz while growing up.
She uses her middle name “Camila Cabello” and so likes to be called by that name, instead of Karla.
Camila and other Fifth Harmony band members credit artists such as Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston, and Spice Girls as their music influences.
She has a such a voice, which gives the band a “raw edge”.
Camila likes books more than movies.
Fifth Harmony’s (her ex-band) fans are called “Harmonizers”.
She was tried to hook with 5 Seconds of Summer’s Michael Clifford by One Direction’s Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
On YouTube, she did a cover of “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato.
Cabello is the only member of the group, whose audition and boot camp performance (from The X Factor) was not shown on TV due to copyright issues.
If she weren’t into singing, she would have been a dentist instead.
She left Fifth Harmony band in December 2016.
Christina Perri is Best Known For Her songs like “Jar of Hearts”, “Arms”, “A Thousand Years”, “Human”.
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Christina Perri – Performs Live at Demi World Tour in Miami
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Christina Perri Greatest Hits Cover Full Album 2017
Christina Perri images Vhristina and Keltie
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Photo of Christina Perri getting dressed (London Fhm photoshoot)
Christina Perri getting dressed (London Fhm photoshoot)
Christina Perri London Fhm photoshoot
After her debut single “Jar of Hearts” was featured on the television series So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, Perri signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut extended play, The Ocean Way Sessions. Her debut studio album, Lovestrong (2011), followed soon after and has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Perri also gained recognition for writing and recording “A Thousand Years”, the love theme for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), which appears on the accompanying soundtrack. The song went on to sell over 4 million copies in the United States, being certified 4× platinum. She later released her second extended play, A Very Merry Perri Christmas (2012), followed by her second studio album, Head or Heart (2014).
Born Name Christina Judith Perri
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Age: 30 years and 11 months
Sun Sign Leo
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm
Measurements 35-25-34 in or 89-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 34A
Genre Pop, pop rock, adult contemporary, folk
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Labels Atlantic Records
In 2004, Christina graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Perri also went to Nazareth Academy High School.
Father – Dante Perri
Mother – Mary Perri
Siblings – Nick Perri (Older Brother) (Lead guitarist, songwriter, producer)
Lots of tattoos on her body
She has not endorsed any of the brands, but her song “Arms” was featured in the film Safe Haven (2013).
She has also appeared in couple of commercials.
Perri was born in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia), the daughter, and younger child of Mary and Dante Perri. She has an older brother, Nick Perri, who formerly played guitar with Shinedown, Silvertide, Perry Farrell and Matt Sorum and cousin Dominic Perri. Her father was from Italy and her mother from Poland.
She graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 2004. She taught herself how to play guitar as a 16-year-old by watching a videotape of Shannon Hoon from the group Blind Melon performing on VH1. She attended college as a communication major for a year before dropping out to pursue a music career.
She frequently sang and acted in musical theatre as a child. Perri claims to have learned to play piano and guitar because she missed hearing music being played in the house when she moved away. According to Perri, whenever she played the guitar or piano, she would sing and “all of a sudden these songs would appear.”
Perri moved to Los Angeles on her 21st birthday. According to Perri, she felt terrified of being over 3000 miles away from her family, saying that she “cried her eyes out every day”.
Later that year she married and began to produce music videos for a living. She divorced 18 months later and moved into a small apartment on her own to focus entirely on working on music. She moved back to Philadelphia by the end of 2009; it was during this time that she wrote “Jar of Hearts”. She later moved back to Los Angeles, waitressing at the Melrose Cafe during the day and recording at night.
Perri’s song “Jar of Hearts” was featured on So You Think You Can Dance during the show of June 30, 2010 in a performance by Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick. Perri’s friend Keltie Knight passed the song to show choreographer Stacey Tookey, as Perri was unsigned at the time. Perri and Colleen watched the performance in the audience. Following its exposure on the show, “Jar of Hearts” sold 48,000 digital copies in its first week, debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 63 and reaching No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs. Within a month, it had sold more than 100,000 copies. The song peaked at number 17 on the Hot 100.
Following the success of “Jar of Hearts”, Perri signed a deal with Atlantic Records on July 21, 2010. She recorded an EP titled The Ocean Way Sessions that was released on November 9, 2010. The second single from Perri’s debut album, “Arms”, was released on March 15, 2011. She released her debut album, Lovestrong, on May 10, 2011. It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 58,000 copies. In the United Kingdom, Lovestrong was the thirteenth highest selling debut album of 2011.
In July 2011, Perri embarked on her first world tour, the Lovestrong Tour, which lasted for almost exactly a year and consisted of 71 dates. Perri released her single “A Thousand Years”, which appeared on the soundtrack of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, on October 18, 2011. The song debuted at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 31, but has been certified 4× platinum with over 4 million sales in the US alone since. The song is Perri’s most successful single to date. The album’s third and final single, “Distance”, was released on March 20, 2012.
Perri also announced in San Juan, Puerto Rico during her Lovestrong Tour that she had begun to work on her second studio album. In addition, in late 2012 Perri was the opening act for Jason Mraz’s concert tour, the “Love Is a Four Letter Word Tour”, across continental North America in 2012.
On August 1, 2012, she announced via Facebook that A Very Merry Perri Christmas EP would be released on October 16, 2012. The album consisted of one original song, “Something About December”, which served as the lead single, as well as four covers. Perri re-recorded “A Thousand Years” for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 soundtrack with guest vocals from Steve Kazee, titled “A Thousand Years, Pt. 2”. On May 14, 2013, she received the BMI award for her song “A Thousand Years” at the 61st annual BMI Pop Awards held in Beverly Hills, California.
2013–present: Head or Heart and third studio album
In 2013, Perri began regularly tweeting and posting pictures on Instagram regarding her second studio album’s progress using the hashtag “#albumtwo”. In February, Perri partnered with the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms on a three-stop tour to raise money for the charity and debuted a brand new song from her second studio album, titled “I Believe”, at the shows. On June 21, Perri tweeted announcing that the second album was coming together.
On November 11, 2013, Perri announced that her first single from her new album is called “Human”. The song was released on November 18, 2013, on iTunes. Perri performed the song on The Queen Latifah Show the same day. On November 28, 2013, Perri revealed that her second studio album would be titled Head or Heart and it was released on April 1, 2014. On May 29, it was announced that she would open Demi Lovato’s new North American World Tour’s dates. Perri later announced that her second concert tour would be titled the Head or Heart Tour, which began in April 2014.
On June 9, she released the second single from her second album, “Burning Gold”. with the video released on August 1. On December 19, 2014, Perri performed in the annual “Christmas in Washington” holiday concert.
In May 2016, Perri announced via her Instagram that she was currently working on her third album.
In June 2016, it was announced that Perri would feature on the title track of Lindsey Stirling’s third studio album, Brave Enough. The album was released on August 19, 2016.
Perri began dating entertainment reporter Paul Costabile in January 2016, having first met him during an interview in 2013. In March 2016, Perri announced on social media that she was 4 years sober. She and Costabile became engaged in June 2017 and were married on December 12, 2017. In August 2017, Perri announced she was pregnant with their first child, and gave birth to their daughter, Carmella Stanley Costabile, on January 17, 2018.
She released her first album Lovestrong on May 10, 2011 via Atlantic Records. She was able to sell more than 1,500,000 copies of the album worldwide.
The album received mixed reviews from the music critics.
First TV Show
In 2010, she was a guest performer at So You Think You Can Dance and so appeared in just 1 episode.
Christina focuses more on her diet. In order to remain full of energy for the concerts and protect her voice, she has to watch what she eats.
Christina starts her day with a protein shake which includes different ingredients daily such as strawberry, acai berry, coconut milk, peaches, whey protein, peanut butter, and hemp antioxidants. She eats after every 2-3 hours. Perri also eats Mrs. May’s Nut Clusters whenever she feels hungry.
Christina also exercises at Equinox gym in New York with her trainer Joey Rubino. They together shared a 30-minute full body workout for the fans.
Christina is also obsessed with SoulCycle and prefers to do it whenever she finds time.
Christina Perri Favorite Things
Song – Flightless Bird, American Mouth (By Iron and Wine)
Album – August and Everything After (By Counting Crows)
Celebrity – Paul McCartney
Restaurant – The 101 Cafe in L.A
Book – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (By Stephen Chbosky)
Movie – The Godfather (1972)
Store – Wasteland in L.A.
Pet – Lexi Perri (Her family pug)
Musical Gear / Instrument – Her black acoustic Taylor guitar
Gadget – Blender (which she uses to make protein shake)
Quote – The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return (By Moulin Rouge)
Christina Perri Facts
When Christina was 16, she herself learned to play guitar by watching rock band Blind Melon’s Shannon Hoon videos.
She is very good friends with Canadian TV presenter, Keltie Knight.
On her 21st birthday, Christina relocated to Los Angeles.
Before starting her singing career professionally, she has worked at a Melrose Cafe, LA.
She is a Democrat politically.
The band Beatles have had a big impact / influence on her singing career. She used to listen them while growing up and it has helped her to improve her pop songwriting skills.
On March 2, 2016, Christina was 4 years sober as revealed by her on Instagram. She doesn’t like to do drugs and drink.
Jamie Chung Best Known For Playing Nima in Premium Rush (2012), Lauren in The Hangover Part II (2011), Amber Hilliard in Grown Ups (2010).
Jamie Chung in Beverly Hills
Jamie Chung in Beverly Hills
Jamie Chung in Beverly Hills
Jamie Chung complex magazine boyfriend
Jamie Chung in sucker punch movie
Jamie Chung as Takara
Jamie Chung bikini photoshoot in Beverly Hills
Jamie Chung in Maxim magazine
Jamie Chung Bikini In Hawai
Rest assured that her sound bytes haven’t gotten any more interesting: “I like to show skin so LA is a perfect place for me.” “I think I’m single because I’m really busy.”
Years active 2004–present
Age: 35 years and 0 months
Sun Sign Aries
Height 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Measurements 33-23-34 in or 84-58.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
She is of Korean-American heritage.
Jamie graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco, California in 2001. Later, she attended University of California in Riverside to receive a degree in economics. There, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
She first gained fame in 2004 as a cast member on the MTV reality series The Real World: San Diego and subsequently through her appearances on its spin-off show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II. She is regarded by many as the Real World alumna with the most successful media career.
She later transitioned into acting and has since become known for films, such as Dragonball Evolution, Grown Ups, Premium Rush, Sorority Row, The Hangover Part II, Sucker Punch, and Big Hero 6 and having been the series lead of the ABC Family television miniseries Samurai Girl. Chung received critical acclaim for her lead performance in the independent drama film about domestic human trafficking, Eden. In 2017, she was cast as the teleporting mutant Clarice Fong/Blink in the superhero drama series The Gifted on Fox.
Since 2012, Chung has appeared in the recurring role of Mulan in the ABC fantasy television series Once Upon a Time. She also created the fashion blog What the Chung?
Jamie Chung was born and raised in San Francisco, California, USA. She and her older sister are second-generation Korean Americans, raised by “traditional” parents who moved to the United States in 1980, and ran a hamburger restaurant. She was described by MTV as someone who “tells it like it is”. After graduating from Lowell High School in 2001, Chung attended and graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in economics in 2005; she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Reality TV work
Chung was a cast member on The Real World: San Diego, the fourteenth season of MTV’s long-running reality TV show, The Real World, which first aired in 2004. At the time she was selected to be on The Real World: San Diego, she was described by MTV as a hard-working student who worked two jobs to pay her tuition, but who also enjoyed partying. She was also described by her friends as not having the best taste in men.
After appearing on The Real World, Chung appeared on its spin-off game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, as a cast member in that show’s 2005 season, The Inferno II, during which she was a member of the “Good Guys” team, which squared off against the “Bad Asses”. By the end of the season, after several cast members had been eliminated during the competition, Chung remained, along with her fellow Good Guys teammates Darrell Taylor, Landon Lueck, and Mike Mizanin. Chung and her teammates were victorious against the remaining members of the Bad Asses in the final event, and won the competition.
After her stint on The Real World, she began her acting career appearing in various minor roles in television and films, including as Cordy Han in ten episodes of Days of Our Lives, as a Hooters girl in the 2007 comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and in episodes of CSI: NY and Veronica Mars.
In 2008 she got her first major role, as the series lead in the ABC Family miniseries Samurai Girl.
She later had supporting roles in the 2009 feature films Sorority Row and Dragonball Evolution, in the latter as Goku’s love interest, Chi Chi, as well as the lead role in one of the segments of the movie Burning Palms. Chung later went to star in the Disney Channel TV movie, Princess Protection Program which co-starred Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. She appeared in 2010 film Grown Ups and had a supporting role in the 2012 martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists.
In 2011, she provided the voice of Aimi Yoshida in the video game X-Men: Destiny. She also co-starred in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, released in August 2014.
Chung gained her first major feature film role in the 2012 film Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp. That same year, she starred as the lead in the independent film Eden, in which she played a Korean American girl abducted and coerced into prostitution by American human traffickers. Since 2012, she has appeared in the recurring role of Mulan in the television series Once Upon a Time.
In 2014, she provided the voice of GoGo Tomago in the animated Disney film Big Hero 6, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Chung and her then-fiance, Bryan Greenberg, co-starred together as a couple who meet in Hong Kong in the film Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, which was released in February 2015.
Chung will reprise her role of GoGo Tomago in the upcoming Big Hero 6: The Series on Disney XD.
In March 2016, Chung was cast as attorney Lana Harris, the “alpha female” in the one-hour legal drama Miranda’s Rights, but the series was not picked up by NBC after the pilot episode.
In 2017, Chung was cast as Blink in the Fox superhero series The Gifted. She portrays a younger version of the character played by Fan Bingbing in the 2014 feature film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Of her character, Chung said “Blink doesn’t want to be a hero, she grew up in a world where people are bullied for being mutants” and added that she is “not at her full capacity yet” like Bingbing’s version . Chung talked about how she enjoys talking about the limitations of her character’s powers with the writers and teased that Blink would become more akin to the character fans know from the Exiles comics as the first season progresses.
Chung is an avid follower of the fashion industry who shares her experiences and advice related to food, travel and other related topics at her blog, What the Chung?.
Awards and recognition
Chung won the Female Stars of Tomorrow Award at the 2009 ShoWest industry trade show along with her Sorority Row castmates.
In 2013, Chung moved to Manhattan.
Chung began dating actor/musician Bryan Greenberg in early 2012. They became engaged in December 2013. During a visit to Chung’s hometown of San Francisco, Greenberg proposed to Chung by singing a song he wrote. They were married in October 2015 at the El Capitan Canyon resort in Santa Barbara, California. The wedding was a three-day celebration consisting of a welcome dinner on Halloween Eve in which guests were required to wear costumes, followed by a wedding ceremony on October 31 in which Chung and Greenberg exchanged non-denominational vows.
Previously, she was known for her television appearances in the shows Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II (2005) and The Real World: San Diego (2004).
She debuted in films with 2007 comedy film I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry as hooters girl. Though, it was a cameo role.
First TV Show
In 2004, she appeared in the 14th season of MTV’s reality television series The Real World: San Diego as herself. Jamie appeared in a total of 28 episodes.
Jamie looked fantastically thin and slender in the 2013 movie The Hangover Part III. She managed to work on her waist, arms, and mostly the upper body. She did boxing, revealed her boxing coach Mysti Friedman. Jamie did a six-punch combo, which comprised of uppercuts, double hooks, and jabs. Jamie worked on her abs and lats too
Jamie Chung Favorite Things
Beauty Products – Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion (SPF 15), Specific Beauty Daily Hydrating Lotion SPF 30, Specific Beauty’s Professional Moisture Complex, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet number 32, M.A.C Studio Sculpt foundation, Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads Allure.
Jamie Chung Facts
She is of Korean heritage.
Chung is the Real World alumna, with the most successful media career.
Jamie is the former reality television personality.
Jamie was described by MTV as someone who “tells it like it is”.
Jamie replaced Emma Stone for the 2011 movie Sucker Punch as Emma had scheduling conflicts.
She played Suzy Lee in the 2013 movie 7500.
In 2009, Jamie gave her voice to the character of Takara in the video game Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising. Later, in 2011, she again gave her voice to the X-Men: Destiny video game for the role of Aimi Yoshida.
She suffered from eczema, while she was growing.
Dragonball: Evolution, a 2009 movie, was released on her birthday.
Hilary Duff Best Known For Working as an actress and singer too. She is identified by her role in the Disney Channel Original series Lizzie McGuire from 2001 to 2004. She did her role as Elizabeth Brooke McGuire.
Lizzie McGuire star Hillary Duff is not new to fortune nor fame. In fact, thanks to her years of acting, she was able to build up a sizeable wealth that allows her to buy anything she wants on a whim, including luxury cars. For the entrepreneur, actress, and singer that is Duff, she decided to use her hard-earned money on the reliable Range Rover. Apparently, Duff is a fan of the 4×4 that she uses on many occasions.
Hilary Duff Chased the Sun at Hawaii, Maui in Bikini
Years active: 1993–present
Relatives: Haylie Duff (sister)
Musical career genre: Teen Pop, Contemporary Pop / Rock, Pop, Dance Pop
Labels: Buena, Vista Hollywood, RCA Records
Born: September 28, 1987, 30 years and 6 months, Houston, Texas, United States
Nick Name Hil, HDuff, Hils
Sun Sign Libra
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Dyed blonde, natural hair color is brown
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
Measurements 34-27-34 in or 86-68.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Father – Robert Erhard Duff (a partner in a chain of convenience stores in the two areas)
Mother – Susan Colleen (Homemaker turned Film/ Music Producer)
Siblings – Haylie Duff (Older Sister) (Actress and Singer)
Due to her involvement in the acting and show business from an early age, Hilary Duff didn’t go to school due to lack of time. So, she had been home schooled from the age of 8.
Hilary Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the title character of the Disney Channel comedy series Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004). The series proved to be a hit, leading to a film adaptation of the series to be released. Duff began working on numerous projects with the Disney Channel, including the film Cadet Kelly (2002). She later began work on an album, releasing the Christmas themed Santa Claus Lane (2002) through Walt Disney Records. Upon signing with Hollywood Records, Duff began working on her second studio album, Metamorphosis (2003). The album achieved critical and commercial success, topping the U.S. Billboard 200 and selling over three million copies in the nation. It also found success in both Canada and Japan. Duff’s success in both acting and music led to her becoming a household name, with merchandise such as dolls, clothing, and fragrances being released.
Duff began to expand her career into theatrical films, with leading roles in projects such as Agent Cody Banks (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004), and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005). She continued to have success in music, with her albums Hilary Duff (2004) and Most Wanted (2005) achieving Platinum status in the United States. Following the release of her fourth studio album, Dignity (2007), Duff released a greatest hits album and parted ways with Hollywood Records. During this time, she began appearing in independent films such as War, Inc. (2008), According to Greta (2009), and Bloodworth (2010).
She later released the novel Elixir (2010), which became a New York Times best seller. The book was followed by the sequels Devoted (2011) and True (2013). She currently stars in the TV Land comedy-drama series Younger as Kelsey Peters. She returned to music in 2014, and signed with RCA Records for her fifth studio album Breathe In. Breathe Out. (2015). Duff has worked with numerous charities and organizations throughout her career.
Hilary Duff has received much media attention since the beginning of her career, with focuses including her romantic relationships, friendships, and her public image. Her romances with Aaron Carter and Joel Madden were often reported in the media. In 2010, she married former professional hockey player Mike Comrie, with whom she has a son. The two of them finalized their divorce six years later. She has been described by later Disney actresses as an inspiration, with artists such as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez claiming they looked up to Duff and emulated her career. Duff has sold an estimated 15 million records since her debut in 2002.
Life and career
1987–2000: Early life and career beginnings
Hilary Duff parents are Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores, and Susan Colleen (née Cobb), a homemaker turned film and music producer. Duff has one older sister named Haylie. Hilary was raised between Houston and San Antonio, the locations of her father’s convenience stores. Encouraged by their mother, both Hilary and her sister enrolled in acting, singing, and ballet classes. The siblings earned roles in local theater productions, and later participated in a touring BalletMet production of The Nutcracker in San Antonio. Increasingly interested in the pursuit of show business, the Duff sisters and their mother moved to California in 1993, while their father stayed in Houston to take care of his business. The sisters auditioned for several years and were cast in many television commercials. Due to her acting career, Duff was home-schooled from the age of eight. The pair also modeled for various clothing brands. Duff stated, “My sister and I really showed an interest in performing and dedication, and our mother was like, ‘How can I tell my kids no?’ It’s the same as kids that are going into sports. Parents support them and push them.”
During her initial acting years, Hilary Duff primarily played minor roles, such as her uncredited part in the Hallmark Entertainment western miniseries True Women (1997) and as an uncredited extra in the ensemble comedy-drama Playing by Heart (1998). The same year, Duff landed her first major role as Wendy in Casper Meets Wendy, based on the Harvey Comics characters. After appearing in the supporting role of Ellie in the television film The Soul Collector (1999), Duff received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot (Supporting Young Actress). In March 2000, Duff appeared as a sick child in the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope. She was next cast as one of the children in the pilot episode of the NBC sitcom Daddio. Her Daddio co-star Michael Chiklis stated, “After working with her the first day, I remember saying to my wife, ‘This young girl is gonna be a movie star.’ She was completely at ease with herself and comfortable in her own skin.” However, producers dropped Duff from the cast prior to the airing of the show.
2000–2007: Mainstream success with acting and music
A week after being dropped from Daddio, Duff landed the title role of a newly developed Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire. Lizzie McGuire premiered on January 12, 2001 and became a ratings hit, with an estimated 2.3 million viewers per episode. Duff quickly became labeled as a teen idol and household name, particularly within the show’s pre-teen adolescent target demographic. Disney began marketing the series through soundtracks, books, dolls, toys, and video games based on Duff’s character; the company reportedly made an estimated $100 million from the show’s merchandise alone. That same year, it was confirmed that Duff was in a relationship with fellow teen star Aaron Carter. Carter later guest-starred in an episode of Lizzie McGuire with Duff. The relationship garnered media attention with reports of a love triangle between Duff, Carter, and actress Lindsay Lohan. Duff and Carter continued an on-again-off-again relationship for three years, before ultimately ending their relationship for good. Duff made her feature film debut in Human Nature (2002), in which she portrayed the younger version of Patricia Arquette’s character. Duff also starred in the 2002 Disney Channel television film Cadet Kelly, which became the network’s most watched program in its 19-year history.
Hilary Duff began making appearances on various soundtracks for the Disney channel, recording a cover of the Brooke McClymont song “I Can’t Wait” for the soundtrack to Lizzie McGuire. She later recorded a cover of “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room” for DisneyMania. Upon expressing interest in a music career, production on Duff’s debut Christmas themed album began. Santa Claus Lane was released in October 2002, charting in the lower portion of the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album was initially distributed through Walt Disney Records, with Buena Vista later re-releasing the project. It went on to receive a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments exceeding 500,000 copies. Despite initially only being released in North America, the album received numerous re-releases in the following years. Duff later signed a recording contract with Andre Recke of Hollywood Records to release future recordings. Though her early music recordings garnered much success on Radio Disney, Recke and Buena Vista Records envisioned Duff appealing to a more mature audience.
In 2003, Hilary Duff earned a co-starring role in the children’s action comedy film Agent Cody Banks with Frankie Muniz. Scott Foundas of Variety called Duff’s performance “charming,” and thought she was “sidelined with little to do much of the time.” The same year, Duff reprised her role as Lizzie McGuire for The Lizzie McGuire Movie. The film saw her also portraying the character of Isabella Parigi, an Italian pop star who McGuire is later mistaken for. Duff recorded the original song “What Dreams Are Made Of” for the film’s finale, which was later included on the film’s soundtrack. She also recorded the song “Why Not,” which released as Duff’s debut single, though the song was not released as a single release in North America. The song became a top-twenty hit in Australia and New Zealand, becoming her first song to chart worldwide. The soundtrack to The Lizzie McGuire Movie went on to be certified Platinum in Canada and 2x Platinum by the RIAA.
Hilary Duff released her second studio album, Metamorphosis, in August 2003. The album received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, though it went on to reach the top of the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album became a major hit for Duff, going on to sell over five million copies within its first two years of release. The album sold over three million copies in the United States, becoming her highest selling album to date and earning a 3x Platinum certification from the RIAA. The album spawned the successful singles “So Yesterday” and “Come Clean”. While “So Yesterday” achieved Platinum status in Australia, “Come Clean” went on to become her first hit in the United States. “Come Clean” was used as the theme song to the popular MTV series Laguna Beach and went on to receive a Gold certification from the RIAA. Metamorphosis earned Duff multiple awards and nominations following its release. Duff further promoted the album with the Metamorphosis Tour that ran from November to December 2003. Later that year, Duff co-starred as one of the twelve children of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, which remains her highest-grossing film to date. Slant Magazine reviewer Nick Schager wrote that Duff “does nothing more than look perky and stylish.”
Lizzie McGuire aired its final episode on February 14, 2004 following the fulfillment of Duff’s 65-episode contract. Despite reports that the series was in talks for a second film and further television spin-off, these plans fell through as Duff’s salary for the proposal was insufficient. The same year, she starred opposite Chad Michael Murray in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story. The film went on to become a moderate box office hit despite negative reviews. Duff’s self-titled third studio album was released in September of that year. Duff was more involved in the production of this album than she had been in the production of her previous record, hoping of departing from the image she had developed during Lizzie McGuire. The album, featuring prominent rock elements and drawing comparison to works from Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell over 1.8 million copies in the United States. The album contained one single released as such in the United States, which failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Later in the year, Duff starred in the musical drama Raise Your Voice. The film, however, was panned by just about everyone and unsuccessful at the box office. Several reviews, however, while indifferent to Duff’s acting performance, were critical of her vocals, a number finding fault with what appeared to be her digitally enhanced voice. Her performances in A Cinderella Story and Raise Your Voice earned Duff her first Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in 2004. In July 2004, a 16-year-old Duff began dating Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden, who was then 25 years old. After a long period of tabloid speculation, Duff’s mother Susan announced their relationship in a June 2005 interview for Seventeen magazine. Madden worked with Duff on her compilation album, Most Wanted. In November 2006, Duff and Madden broke up. Duff launched her first clothing line, “Stuff by Hilary Duff,” in 2004. The line was distributed by Target in the U.S., Kmart in Australia, Zellers in Canada, and Edgars Stores in South Africa from March 2004 onwards.
In 2005, Hilary Duff had a starring role in the film The Perfect Man, starring alongside Heather Locklear. The Village Voice’s Matt Singer wrote, “Duff plays her standard character—an introverted romantic who falls for a guy whose hunky exterior belies an artistic soul.” That August, Duff released her first compilation album, entitled Most Wanted. The album featured songs from Duff’s previous albums, as well as remixes and new material and included the hit single “Wake Up,” which went on to become her second single to be certified Gold by the RIAA. The compilation debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and had sold over one million copies a month after its release. Duff later appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which resulted in her second Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in 2005. Mike Clarke of USA Today said, “Duff just looks like she’d rather be in a different movie.”
Hilary Duff co-starred with her sister Haylie in the satirical comedy Material Girls (2006). The film earned both sisters a shared Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress, becoming Duff’s third consecutive nomination in three years. The sisters were also nominated for Worst Screen Couple. Hilary and Haylie collaborated on a cover of Madonna’s single “Material Girl” for the film’s soundtrack. Duff released her first perfume, “With Love Hilary Duff,” in September 2006. The line was distributed by the Elizabeth Arden company. Initially only sold in Macy’s department stores, the fragrance became available in Europe, Japan, and Canada and was one of the three best-selling fragrances launched in department stores in 2006. That same year, Duff was stalked by a 19-year-old Russian immigrant identified as Max and his 50-year-old roommate David Joseph Klein. She filed for restraining orders against the two men, claiming that Max “threatened to kill himself” to get her attention. She also alleged that he threatened to “remove enemies” who stand in his way, including Duff’s boyfriend at the time Joel Madden. Max, later identified as Maksim Myaskovskiy, was sentenced to 117 days in prison. In 2007, it was confirmed that Duff’s parents had separated following her father’s infidelity.
2007–2010: Dignity, new image and television
In the midst of drama in her personal life, Duff began working on material for her fourth studio album. Duff co-wrote thirteen of the album’s fourteen songs, along with writers such as Kara DioGuardi. The finished product, Dignity (2007), featured production from Rhett Lawrence, Tim & Bob, and Richard Vission, resulting in a dance and electropop sound for the record. The album received critical praise, despite some critics noting Duff’s “weak” vocals. The album was praised for its lyrical content and new musical direction. The album dealt with topics such as her parents’ divorce, her breakup with Joel Madden, and the stalking incident during the prior year. Despite a positive critical reception, Dignity failed to match the commercial success of her previous releases. Debuting at number three on the Billboard 200, the album failed to receive higher than a Gold certification from the RIAA. Despite the album’s lackluster performance, it included the single “With Love,” which went on to become her highest charting single in the United States. Both “With Love” and the album’s third single, “Stranger,” topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States. A television special titled Hilary Duff: This Is Now was produced to chronicle Duff’s return to music. The two-part project aired on MTV before the album’s release. The series reportedly took sixty weeks to complete filming, and saw Duff both recording and preparing for the release of Dignity.
Hilary Duff began dating Canadian NHL player Mike Comrie in 2007. Following the release of Dignity and the music videos for “With Love” and “Stranger,” Duff began to adapt a more mature image. Duff’s new image inspired some to consider her a “sex symbol.” This image was reinforced by her appearance in the political satire film War, Inc. (2008), in which Duff portrayed an “oversexed” Central Asian pop star named Yonica Babyyeah. The film received a limited release in the United States, and grossed $580,862 domestically. Duff recorded the songs “Boom Boom Bang Bang” and “I Want to Blow You Up” for the film’s soundtrack. Despite initially announcing a deluxe edition of Dignity for a 2008 release, Duff later confirmed that she would release a greatest hits album to fulfill her contract with Hollywood Records. Best of Hilary Duff (2008) received no promotion prior to its release, entering the Billboard 200 at number 125. It became her first album released in the United States to not receive a certification from the RIAA. The compilation included the single “Reach Out,” which sampled the Depeche Mode song “Personal Jesus.” The song featured provocative lyrics referencing sex, while its music video saw Duff both humping a statue and sucking a man’s thumb. The song became her third consecutive single to top the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States. She announced to MTV that she would begin writing another album in December 2008, but it was never developed. That same year, Duff ceased to have control over “Stuff by Hilary Duff”, thus the line was discontinued.
Hilary Duff had a leading role as the title character of the film According to Greta (2009), which chronicled the life of a suicidal and rebellious teen. Her performance received mixed reviews. Andrew Barker of Variety magazine criticized Duff’s “child star” approach to acting and wanted her to stay away from teen roles. However, Los Angeles Times critic Robert Abele wrote that her attempt to “transform her bright-eyed wholesomeness into rebellious snark” in Greta “is a valiant one.” Later that year, she co-starred as a narcissistic seductress in What Goes Up. Brian Lowry of Variety magazine stated that Duff’s performance “amounts to a near-adult role,” yet labeled her role and the film “confused.” Despite having previously turned down a role in The CW drama 90210 to avoid projects within the “teen” genre, it was later confirmed that Duff would appear as a recurring character in the third season of the hit series Gossip Girl. Duff portrayed famous actress Olivia Burke, who enrolled at New York University in search of a traditional college experience. Duff’s character sparked a romantic relationship with male lead character Dan Humphrey, and was later the center of controversy when the two had a threesome with Humphrey’s friend Vanessa Abrams. Enid Portugez of the LA Times praised her performance by giving a positive review to her involvement in this adult role. The following year, she won a Teen Choice Award for Best Female Scene Stealer for her appearance on Gossip Girl. In 2009, Duff collaborated with DKNY Jeans where she co-designed a collection of special pieces. With the objective of designing a clothing line for women her own age, the collaborative apparel line, titled Femme for DKNY Jeans, debuted in the United States in August 2009 and was around for a limited time.
2010–2014: Marriage, motherhood, and other endeavors
Hilary Duff continued to appear in film roles, starring in the ABC Family television film Beauty & the Briefcase (2010). The film saw Duff as a fashion magazine columnist who wrote about her dating struggles in the city. The film inexplicably attracted 2.4 million viewers during its premiere. Following this appearance, she showed up in an episode of the NBC sitcom Community. She then co-starred as Raven Halfacre, the teenage daughter of a promiscuous alcoholic, in the drama Bloodworth, in which, despite not warming to the film, Los Angeles Times reviewer Sheri Linden thought she “acquits herself well.” The Examiner also wrote that the “biggest surprise performance in the film probably belongs to Hilary Duff.” Duff and Comrie announced their engagement in February 2010, and married on August 14, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. In 2010, Duff set up a book-writing deal with Simon & Schuster. Published in October 2010, the first young adult novel to result from her and Elise Allen’s collaboration was entitled Elixir. It was subsequently released internationally and became a New York Times best-seller.
The following year, Hilary Duff co-starred in the Polish brothers’ comedy Stay Cool (2011) to neither much critical nor commercial acclaim or success. The independent film saw Duff in a major role alongside Winona Ryder among others. Devoted, the sequel to Duff’s authorial debut, was released in October 2011. Devoted picks up where its predecessor left off and continues the story of the original novel. That same month, Duff alluded to working on her fifth studio album to E!. In January 2012, she confirmed, through her official website and Twitter, that she had again begun recording songs. Throughout the recording sessions in 2012, Duff primarily worked with songwriter Ali Tamposi, musicians Matt Squire and Jason Evigan. However, those songs did not make the final cut on Duff’s album. The same year, she co-starred in Rob Margolies’ comedy She Wants Me, as a well-known starlet who enters a love triangle. In August 2012, Duff signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop and produce a sitcom in which she would star. According to the deal if the thirty-minute sitcom failed to work, Duff would be cast in a different show. However, this plan failed to develop. She appeared as a guest judge in Project Runway that September.
Hilary Duff announced her pregnancy in 2011, and gave birth to a son named Luca Cruz Comrie in March 20, 2012. Duff herself announced Luca’s birth, tweeting, ““Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy. We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well.” In early 2013, Duff guest starred in the Fox sitcom Raising Hope, her first role since the birth of her child. She later guest starred in the tenth season finale of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Duff provided voice work for the animated film Wings, alongside Jesse McCartney and Josh Duhamel; she later appeared in its sequel the following year. By July 2013, Duff had finished filming the independent film Flock of Dudes, which moved into post-production in August 2013. That same year, Duff released the third and final novel in her Elixir trilogy, titled True (2013). The novel serves as her final book release to date.
2014–present: Divorce, Younger, and Breathe In. Breathe Out.
On January 10, 2014, Duff and Comrie announced that they had amicably separated and would continue to co-parent their son. On January 15, 2014 it was announced that Duff had signed on to co-star opposite Sutton Foster in the comedy-drama pilot Younger. The series is based on a Pamela Redmond Satran novel, and created and executive produced by Darren Star for TV Land. Duff was cast as Kelsey Peters, an “ambitious 20-something” who persuades Foster’s character to work in a publishing firm. In April 2014, it was announced that the pilot was picked up for a series with a 12-episode deal and would premiere in the fall; the premiere date was later changed to 2015. The show marks Duff’s first starring role in a television series since her appearance on Lizzie McGuire. Younger premiered on March 31, 2015. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics and was renewed for a second season in April 2015 and a third season on January 6, 2016. The show was renewed for a fourth season on June 14, 2016.
Hilary Duff attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1, 2014, where she confirmed that she was working with songwriter Savan Kotecha and English singer Ed Sheeran. On July 23, 2014, it was revealed that Duff had signed with RCA Records to release her upcoming fifth studio album. She released the album’s lead single, “Chasing the Sun” and its accompanying music video on July 29, 2014. The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 79, becoming her first song to enter the chart since “Stranger” (2007). The song’s music video garnered fourteen million views in its first week of release on popular video sharing website YouTube, making it her fastest viewed music video to date. The album’s second single, “All About You,” was released as the album’s official lead single on August 12. It failed to enter the Hot 100 chart, but became her first song to chart on the Mainstream Top 40 chart since “With Love” (2007). It became a top-twenty hit in Australia, where it later earned a Gold certification from the ARIA. This made it her second song to receive a certification in the country, following “So Yesterday” (2003) eleven years prior. In November 2014, Duff provided voice work for a Dora the Explorer special episode as Ice Witch.
In February 2015, Duff filed for divorce from Comrie, citing irreconcilable differences, and requesting primary physical and legal joint custody of their son. The divorce was finalized in February 2016.
Hilary Duff released the single “Sparks” from her fifth studio album titled Breathe In. Breathe Out. on April 6, 2015, which debuted and peaked at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her fourth top ten hit on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Breathe In. Breathe Out was released on June 12, 2015. It debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, becoming her fifth top five album. Duff had planned to tour in support of the album in early 2016, but announced in February 2016 that she would not be touring. The album was however Duff’s first studio effort to not have received any certification from RIAA. On the Billboard 200 charts, it slipped from #5 to #65 in the second week before falling to #134 in its third week.
In June 2016, Duff revealed that she has been working on a new album. In contrast to Breathe In. Breathe Out, she said that the new album has a “darker and heavier tone”. She teased a new song via her Snapchat post, which was then confirmed to be titled “Tied to You”.
With her debut, Duff’s music featured prominent pop and pop rock elements. Duff cited listening to rock music as a child for the main influence behind the theme. She worked heavily with The Matrix for her second studio album, leading critics to compare the effort to releases from artists such as Avril Lavigne, Ashlee Simpson and Lindsay Lohan. These themes were featured more prominently on her third studio album, Hilary Duff. The album makes further use of strong drum and guitar beats. Duff co-wrote multiple songs for the album, with the lyrics speaking on topics such as criticism, following your dreams, and love. The new material featured on her Most Wanted (2005) compilation album began to see Duff transfer towards a more pop and dance friendly sound. This was later expanded upon for her fourth studio album, Dignity (2007). Dignity was heavily influenced by Europop, hip hop, and rock ‘n roll. Duff described the music as “dance,” “rock,” and “electro.” Duff co-wrote all but one of the songs on the album, which dealt with topics including her stalker, her breakup with Joel Madden, and her parents’ divorce. Following its release, someone said the album was “slightly ahead of its time.” Her 2014 releases, featured a more folk influenced, earthy indie pop sound compared to her last release. The album’s lead single was planned to be “All About You” (2014) and, among other instruments, it featured a banjo  and an acoustic sound. Instead of the original plans, Duff released a dance-pop record which balanced EDM with the folk pop sound originally planned for the record.This album consolidated Duff as a dance-pop singer.
Following the launch of Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff received a significant amount of fame and media attention. The series proved to be a major hit for the network, and led to a string of merchandising that included Lizzie McGuire dolls, video games, plush figures, and even McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys. The success of The Lizzie McGuire Movie “indicated that Duff’s television fanbase could be migrated to film.” Following her success from her Lizzie McGuire days, Richard Huff of the New York Daily News called Duff “a 2002 version of Annette Funicello” but admitted that the character of Lizzie McGuire was both a blessing and burden for her. In 2003, Huff stated that Duff’s public image is “tied” to Lizzie McGuire. In 2005, Katie Long from the Centre of Parent/Youth Understanding wrote an analysis about Duff and her suitability as an idol for young teens. Duff, she wrote, “is not like Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera yet,” celebrities who seem to use their sex appeal to sell albums, but remains “someone that adolescent girls can relate to.” However, while Duff is a “positive role model” who has a “close relationship” with her family, the writer acknowledged that as Duff matures, “her looks and message will most likely mature as well.”
Hilary Duff was credited with the revival of Hollywood Records following the release of Metamorphosis (2003). The San Fernando Valley Business Journal wrote that the album was “giving Hollywood Records a needed shot in the arm” after a decline in CD sales during the previous two years had forced the label to reduce costs and alter its operation. Hilliard Lyons analyst Jeffrey Thomison cited Metamorphosis as a reflection of Disney’s ability to develop “great synergy between their cable, film and music segments” Duff’s transition from Disney star to successful singer became a formula that Hollywood Records tried to implement with future acts such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Jesse McCartney among others. Artists such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and Keke Palmer have all cited Duff as influences on their careers.
Her song “Come Clean” (2003) was used as the theme song to the MTV reality series Laguna Beach, which is in turn credited with helping promote the song in the United States. Her song “Sweet Sixteen” (2003) was used as the theme for the MTV reality series of the same name. Multiple dates on her Most Wanted Tour to promote Hilary Duff (2004) sold out in minutes. Her success with music led to her selling over fifteen million albums by 2014.
Her transition from teenage star to adult actress has been praised by critics, while her transition is often compared to the less successful transitions of her peers. In 2007, Duff’s appearance on the cover of Maxim was accompanied by the declaration that she had gone “from the queen of teen to breakout sex symbol.” Following this, Duff placed at #23 on the annual Hot 100 Women list compiled by Maxim. She has remained on the list ever since in addition to being regularly listed on the annual FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Women (she peaked at #8 in 2008). The Associated Press wrote that this sudden provocativeness was representative of “a clear move on Duff’s part to put her Lizzie McGuire past behind her,” and that more provocative imaging of her would help her singles to garner mainstream radio play: “Ultimately, nature, time and genetics may help Duff in a way Disney, despite all its might, cannot.” However, despite “the fact that she is grown up,” Duff “has managed to maintain her sweet persona,” wrote Young Hollywood.
Following the birth of her son, Duff was the center of criticism for her post-pregnancy body. In 2013, Duff revealed that it took her a year for her to lose her baby weight and that she lost nearly 50 pounds since the birth of her son. Duff stated that she revamped her diet and hired a personal trainer to train her in boxing, which was one of the ways she lost her weight other than piloxing and spin cycling. Duff’s slow but healthy method in shedding off her post-pregnancy weight was praised by health experts and was looked up by actress Tia Mowry, who cited Duff as her idol in taking up a healthy and safer way to lose the excess weight gained during pregnancy. Duff is very vocal about her disapproval of paparazzi photographing children. In 2014, Duff expressed her anger on Twitter regarding two paparazzi who were taking pictures of her son without her consent. She tweeted, “I chose to let them off with a stern warning, next time I will not be so nice. #NoKidsPolicy” The hashtag refers to a bill that was pushed by actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner, which prohibits paparazzi from taking pictures of celebrities’ children.
Hilary Duff has involved herself with various philanthropic activities. For natural disasters, she donated $250,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in addition to donating over 2.5 million meals to Hurricane Katrina victims in southern US in 2005. In August 2006, Duff traveled to a New Orleans elementary school and worked with USA Harvest to distribute meals.
She also has helped various youth charities and is a member of Kids with a Cause. Duff has also served on the Advisory Board of the Audrey Hepburn Child Benefit Fund and the Celebrity Council of Kids with a Cause. In October 2008, Duff starred in a public service announcement for The Think Before You Speak Campaign by Ad Council and GLSEN to prevent youth from using anti-LGBT vocabulary, such as the phrase “That’s So Gay.” In July 2009, Duff was named as a Youth Ambassador to the children of the Colombian capital, Bogotá. As a Youth Ambassador, she spent five days in the country, distributing backpacks filled with food to needy children.
Hilary Duff is a strong animal rights supporter and commented when asked what she would do if she was not a celebrity, “I always wanted to be a veterinarian when I was younger, but then I figured out that animals actually die there, so that was not the job for me. Definitely something with kids or animals or something like that.”
In 2012, a few months after giving birth to her son, Duff was actively involved in the Johnson’s Baby Cares campaign. The campaign included activities such as sending care kits and care cards to new mothers across the U.S. as a motivation. It also raises funds for children and poor families together with Save The Children.
Towards the start of the Christmas shopping season in November 2013, Duff teamed up with Duracell in Canada for a campaign especially for kids in hospitals. The campaign called Powering Holiday Smiles donated 20,000 batteries to hospitals across Canada in order to power lifesaving medical devices and the thousands of playroom toys and games that children and their families will be using the holiday season of 2013 and beyond. The campaign encourages Canadians to buy Duracell Quantum AA-16 batteries, in which for every packet sold, one dollar will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. The campaign began on November 22 and commenced on December 27, 2013. In order to promote the campaign, Duff paid a visit to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario to hand out brand new toys supplied by Hasbro. She has discussed the campaign on Breakfast Television Toronto, a radio show and in numerous magazine interviews.
She debuted in the music industry with her first studio album – Santa Claus Lane, released on 15 October, 2002 under the label Buena Vista. It charted at number 154 in US charts (Billboard 200) and at 134 in Japanese charts (Oricon). In just US only, it was able to sell 477,000 copies. The album consists of 11 singles with a total length of 36:41 minutes.
1998 film Casper Meets Wendy was Duff’s debut movie. It was a direct-to-video film and the prequel of the 1995 film Casper. She did the role in her debut movie as Wendy. She was nominated with “Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie”.
First TV Show
In 1997, she got the chance to appear in the TV series True Women, which is a mini series. But, her role in the show is uncredited. The show is based on the 1993 novel by Janice Woods Windle.
Hilary Duff Favorite Things
Accessory – Louis Vuitton Bags (She likes to collect them)
Hilary Duff Facts
She had taken after her elder sister (who is 2 years older than her).
Being in the same profession, the two sisters have worked together and acted in local theaters.
She is a big fan of Janis Joplin.
She is a philanthropist too. In 2005, she donated $250,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims.
“With Love… Hilary Duff” is her own perfume launched in 2006.
She had a book writing deal with Simon & Schuster. Elixir is the first novel co-written by her.
Some of her studio albums – Dignity (2007), Hilary Duff (2004), Metamorphosis (2003), Santa Claus Lane (2002).
She told to Cosmopolitan that she applies a spray on her face before applying foundation to make it glowing for the whole day.
Iggy Azalea Best Known For Her controversial songs “Pu**y” and “Two Times”, which went viral on the internet (YouTube) is an Australian rapper.
Iggy Azalea in GQ magazine australia december 2016 issue
Iggy Azalea in GQ magazine australia december 2016 issue
Iggy Azalea in GQ magazine australia december 2016 issue
Iggy Azalea in schon magazine
Iggy Azalea in GQ magazine australia december 2016 issue
Iggy Azalea in GQ magazine australia december 2016 issue
Iggy Azalea in GQ magazine australia december 2016 issue
That's cheeky! Australian rapper Iggy Azalea flashes some side boob and flaunts her famous perky derriere in bottomless leather chaps for risqué topless photo shoot.
singer Iggy Azalea topless
They have been dating for three months and both of them decided to share the spot light by appearing in GQ's magazine in which four pages were dedicated to both of them,which was shot by Anders Overgaad.NBA Nick Young of Los Angeles Lakers posed beside his rapper naked girlfriend Igg Azalea in a see through bathtub.Iggy says ''I always joke with him,i hope we don't breakup,because you'd ruin basketball for me''.She also said ''He tries to rap and i tell him he's not allowed.Imagine if i tried to play basketball''.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea loves fast cars and Ferraris especially and owns several cars including the $225,000 Ferrari 458 Italia. Azalea’s net worth is around $10 million so we are sure she can afford to collect some lux cars but just in case, she better put some savings money aside for a rainy day.
Iggy Azalea performs live at G-A-Y in London
Iggy Azalea most sex-streme outfit even in booty revealing latex number
Singer Iggy Azalea poses in a sexy black small top and panties – Instagram 01-21-2018
Iggy Azalea flashes a bit more than her knickers at the MTV Music Awards.
Iggy Azalea Naked In The Bath.
Name: Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Born: June 07, 1990, 27 years and 10 months, Kelly, Sydney, Australia
Occupation Songwriter, recording artist, model
Sun Sign Gemini
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Her natural hair color is dark blonde. But, she dyes them light blonde.
Musical genres: Electronic dance, hip hop
Years active: 2011–present
Height: 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Measurements 33-26-38 in or 84-66-96.5 cm
Bra Size 32B
Father – Painter and comics artist
Mother – A cleaner, who cleaned holiday houses and hotels
Siblings – Unknown
Iggy Azalea is not a graduate. Azalea attended school but dropped out as she didn’t find it cool, besides her art class. Instead, she decided to work with her mother and thus, earn some money which can then be used to visit America.
Labels: Def Jam Grand Hustle Mercury Virgin EMI
Associated acts: T.I. The Invisible Men Diplo
Female singer with good height
Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, she moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, residing in the southern part of the country. She earned public recognition after releasing music videos for her songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times” on YouTube. She signed a recording contract with American rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records imprint in 2012, after gaining attention from her first full-length project, Ignorant Art, a mixtape.
Azalea’s debut studio album, The New Classic (2014), peaked among the top five of several charts worldwide and received generally mixed reviews. It topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums making Azalea the first non-American female rapper to reach the summit of the chart. The album was preceded by her debut single “Work”, and generated the US Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Fancy”. Azalea was featured on Ariana Grande’s single “Problem”, which peaked at number two while “Fancy” was number one; Azalea joined The Beatles as the only acts to rank at numbers one and two simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 entries. She achieved three top ten hits simultaneously on the Hot 100 with the aforementioned songs along with the fifth single from the album “Black Widow”, later that year.
Amethyst Amelia Kelly (Iggy Azalea) was born in Sydney and brought up in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Her father, Brendan Kelly, was a European-Australian painter and comic artist, while her mother, Tanya, cleaned holiday houses and hotels. Azalea lived in a house that her father built by hand from mud-bricks, surrounded by 5 hectares (12 acres) of land. According to Azalea, she has some Aboriginal (Indigenous Australian) ancestry: “My family came to Australia on the First Fleet. My family’s been in that country for a long time, over 100 years. If your family’s lived in Australia for a long time, everyone has a little bit of Aborigine blood. I know my family does because we have an eye condition that only Aboriginal people have.” Azalea has also said that her father “made her look at art as a teenager”, which has always influenced her life and work. She began rapping at age 14. Before embarking on a solo career, Azalea formed a group with two other girls from her neighbourhood: “I was like, I could be the rapper. This could be like TLC. I’ll be Left Eye.” Azalea eventually decided to disband the group because the other girls weren’t taking it seriously: “I take everything I do serious. I’m too competitive.”
In pursuit of her desire to move to America, Iggy Azalea dropped out of high school. She worked and saved the money she earned by cleaning hotel rooms and holiday houses with her mother. She claims to have hated school, which, apart from art class, only made her miserable. She also said she had no friends and was teased for her homemade outfits. Azalea travelled to the United States in 2006, shortly before she turned 16. She told her parents she was going “on a holiday” with a friend, but eventually decided to stay and shortly afterwards told them she was not coming back home: “I was drawn to America because I felt like an outsider in my own country, I was in love with hip hop, and America is the birthplace of that, so I figured the closer I was to the music, the happier I’d be. I was right.” She recalled, “My mum was crying, saying, ‘Just be safe.’ I was thinking, ‘I’m going by myself. I’m fucking crazy!’.” After her arrival in the US, she received her GED, and resided in the country on a visa waiver for six years, returning to Australia every three months to renew it. Azalea worked in the US illegally until February 2013 when she was granted a five-year O visa.
2006–2011: Career beginnings in the US
See also: Ignorant Art
When she first arrived in the United States in 2006, she stayed in Miami, Florida, and afterwards lived briefly in Houston, Texas. Azalea settled for a few years in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a member of the Dungeon Family named Backbone. During that period, she met future collaborators FKi and Natalie Sims. She took her stage name from the name of her childhood dog, Iggy, and the street she grew up on, Azalea Street, where her family lives to this day. She said people would laugh at her because “they thought my raps sucked.” But having grown up getting laughed at, she was able to shrug it off. Meanwhile, she’d met someone from Interscope Records who encouraged her to move to Los Angeles, and so in the summer of 2010, she decided to do so. She was briefly managed by Interscope.
On 27 September 2011, Iggy Azalea released her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Ignorant Art, saying she made it “with the intent to make people question and redefine old ideals”. Her song “Pu$$y”, was included on the mixed tape and features guest appearances from YG, Joe Moses, Chevy Jones, and Problem. In November 2011, she released a music video for her song “My World”, directed by Alex/2tone. The video features a cameo appearance from character actor and former wrestler Tiny Lister, which earned her more attention due to its rising popularity online. “It’s supposed to have like, all the ridiculousness of a big-budget ’90s video, but then chopped and screwed,” said Azalea, of the video. In December 2011, Azalea revealed she would release her debut studio album, entitled The New Classic, as soon as she signed a major record label deal: “Once that’s sorted out and I establish an overall sound and direction for the album, I will be able to know what artists would make for a dynamic collaboration”. On 11 January 2012, Azalea released the music video for “The Last Song”, her third video from Ignorant Art. In an interview with Billboard, released on 27 January, Azalea hinted at an Interscope Records signing, while also revealing hopes of releasing The New Classic in June, and for her debut single to precede it in March.
2012: Label issues and Glory
Iggy Azalea reached out to Southern rapper T.I., for the direction of her debut album. T.I. was set to executive produce The New Classic, soon after a phone call the two had. At the time, Azalea was eyeing a summer release for The New Classic: “Hopefully if all goes to plan, my album will be out in June and I’ll have it recorded by the end of the month.” However, after Interscope did not allow T.I. to be an ongoing part of her deal, Azalea opted not to sign with the major label and stay independently signed to Grand Hustle Records, until the release of her first album, which had then been postponed. In early 2012, Azalea was featured on the cover of XXL, as part of its annual “Top 10 Freshman List”, along with fellow up-and-coming rappers French Montana, MGK, Danny Brown, Hopsin, and Roscoe Dash. On 1 March 2012, T.I. announced he signed Azalea to Grand Hustle Records, along with rappers Chip and Trae tha Truth. On 26 March 2012, Azalea posted “Murda Bizness”, the intended lead single for The New Classic, on her YouTube account. The song was produced by Bei Maejor and features a verse from her Grand Hustle label-boss T.I.. Around this time, Azalea also caused controversy for her 2011 song “D.R.U.G.S”, a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Look Out for Detox”, having adapted one of its lyrics to “When the relay starts, I’m a runaway slave / Master,” leading her to release a letter online apologising, stating that it was a “tacky and careless thing to say.”
In April 2012, via her Twitter feed, Iggy Azalea announced plans to release an extended play (EP) entitled Glory, later in May: “I’m just onto something right now, the last two weeks and it’s glory. Azaleans need something new.” Also in April, Azalea starred alongside Grammy-nominated producer Diplo and FKi in the world’s first fully interactive ‘shoppable’ music video for Canadian fashion retailer, SSENSE. In May 2012, it was confirmed by T.I., on MTV’s HipHopPov, that Azalea had not yet secured distribution for her deal with Grand Hustle Records, and was described by T.I. as a “free agent”. It was later revealed in the interview that she is in negotiations with labels other than Interscope and possibly Def Jam Recordings (wherein Bu Thiam, whom of which originally placed a bid to sign her is VP of A&R). Azalea was also featured on Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas’ collaborative electronic track “Beat Down”, which was released on 31 May 2012.
On 24 June 2012, Iggy Azalea released “Millionaire Misfits”, the second offering from her EP Glory; the first being “Murda Bizness”. On 21 July, the official music video for “Murda Bizness” was released online. Glory, although not released in May, as it was originally scheduled, was released 30 July 2012. Azalea was also one of the acts on MTV’s 2012 Closer To My Dreams Tour, along with Tyga and Kirko Bangz. On 28 September 2012, Azalea announced she would be releasing her second mixtape on 11 October 2012. Titling it TrapGold, the mixtape was produced entirely by Diplo and FKi. She later premiered teaser visuals for the track “Bac 2 Tha Future (My Time)”. On 9 October 2012, Azalea made her US national television debut, appearing alongside T.I., B.o.B and other Grand Hustle artists in a cypher, at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. Later that month, she embarked on yet another North American mini-concert tour with Roc Nation singer-songwriter Rita Ora, on her Ora Tour. Azalea then headlined a tour in Europe to support TrapGold. On 16 December 2012, Azalea performed live alongside Natasha Bedingfield and Bootsy Collins, covering Deee-Lite’s 1990 hit disco song “Groove Is in the Heart”, on the annual television series VH1 Divas.
2013–2015: The New Classic
In January and February 2013, while working on her upcoming singles and The New Classic, which was announced to be released in the summer, Azalea was the opening act for Rita Ora’s Radioactive Tour, in the United Kingdom. As part of her set for Ora’s Radioactive Tour, Azalea premiered her commercial debut single “Work”, which also serves as the lead single for her debut album. The single premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra on 11 February 2013. On 13 February 2013, it was announced Azalea had signed a record deal with Mercury Records. The music video for her debut single “Work”, was directed by Jonas & François and released 13 March 2013. In March 2013, Azalea also joined renowned East Coast rapper Nas, on the European leg of his Life Is Good Tour.
On 15 April 2013, Vevo announced Azalea as its second LIFT artist of 2013 and that she would film live festival performances, fashion and style pieces and behind-the-scenes interviews as part of the eight-week-long campaign. It was also revealed that the music video for her second single “Bounce”, would premiere on Vevo at the end of the month. On 16 March 2013, it was announced that Azalea would perform in the beneficent concert “Chime for Change”, scheduled to take place on 1 June in London, alongside Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and others. On 23 April 2013, Azalea announced that she had signed a solo record deal with Island Def Jam. On 26 April 2013, Azalea’s second European single “Bounce”, premiered on BBC Radio 1. She also noted that the third international single taken from her debut album is entitled “Change Your Life” and features a verse from T.I. Azalea also confirmed that she is not signed to Grand Hustle Records; however, heavily affiliated with the label.
On 25 May 2013, Iggy Azalea, as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Londonderry, performed an acclaimed carnival themed set on the In New Music We Trust stage. The setlist contained songs from previous EP’s and album material such as “Bounce” and “Work”. The show was the start of a short set of UK pre-album promotional appearances. In June 2013, Azalea confirmed that the album was nearly finished and that it’s slated for release in September 2013. On 29 July 2013, Azalea revealed she will be opening for Beyoncé on the 17-date Australia leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in October and November. The third single from The New Classic, titled “Change Your Life”, was premiered by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s MistaJam, on 19 August 2013. On 3 October 2013, Azalea made her first appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, where she was interviewed and performed “Change Your Life”, alongside T.I.
Azalea’s debut album was slated for an October release but in an interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, she revealed due to other commitments such as supporting Beyoncé on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour her record label would not allow her to release The New Classic until March 2014. She said: “The official date? Fucked if I know! It’s done, it’s so depressing to say this but it’s the beginning of March, it’s so far away but I just have to accept that.” She explained the reasons behind the delay: “It was supposed to be October but obviously I’m going on tour with Beyoncé and they said I’m not allowed to put an album out while I’m on tour because I’ll be trapped in Australia and I won’t be able to do any TV appearances and I thought that’s fair enough, that’s three weeks and then they said ‘You can’t put an album out around Christmas time, that’s a bad time’ and I said ‘What about January?’ ‘Well nobody gets back off holidays and then it’s the BRIT Awards, you can’t release an album, it’s terrible for marketing’ which brings me to February.” On 10 November, Azalea performed “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.
On 5 December 2013, an unfinished song by Azalea, surfaced with the title “Leave It” and the tag “produced by DJ Mustard”, was leaked. Azalea later revealed the song was in fact produced by The Invisible Men and The Arcade, whom she collaborated with on the entire album. In February 2014, Azalea announced that she would be releasing a new single titled “Fancy”, featuring English singer-songwriter Charli XCX. The song was premiered on BBC Radio 1 Xtra at 7PM GMT on 6 February 2014. After the song’s premiere, it was revealed “Fancy” was the song that had leaked titled “Leave It”. On 17 February 2014, the song was serviced to urban contemporary radio in the United Kingdom as the album’s fourth single and became her highest charting song at the time. The music video for “Fancy”, inspired by the 1995 American comedy film Clueless was released on 4 March. “Fancy” went on to become Azalea’s most successful single to date, becoming her first single to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number-one on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, as well as number-one the US Dance Club Play chart.
Azalea’s often-delayed and long-awaited debut album, The New Classic, was released on 21 April 2014. Upon its release, the album debuted at number-three on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 52,000 copies in the United States. The New Classic was the highest-charting female rap album since American rapper Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). Azalea also logs the highest bow for a female rapper’s debut album since Pink Friday (2010), which had entered at number-two with 375,000 copies sold. Azalea was then featured on American singer Ariana Grande’s single “Problem”, which was released on 28 April 2014. The song was released as the lead single from Grande’s second studio album. Shortly after, Azalea also appeared on Jennifer Lopez’s single “Booty”.
On 28 May 2014, The New Classic’s fourth single “Fancy”, reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, with Azalea becoming only the fourth solo female rapper ever to top the Hot 100. On the same day, “Problem” rose to number-two on the Hot 100, with Azalea becoming the only artist since The Beatles, to rank at numbers one and two simultaneously, with their first two respective Hot 100 entries. “Fancy” also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. On 24 June 2014, Azalea’s song “Black Widow”, featuring Rita Ora, was serviced to rhythmic contemporary radio, as her debut album’s fifth single in the US, eventually peaking at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100. A reissue of The New Classic, titled Reclassified, was released in November 2014; featuring five new songs, including new singles “Beg for It” and “Trouble”.
On 10 December 2014, when reflecting on the year she’s had and the struggles she faced in the years before, Azalea announced plans of an arena tour for 2015 and a second studio album via her Twitter account. The same day, she revealed the title of the tour, The Great Escape Tour, and the concept behind it, which is Azalea picturing herself as “a musical escape artist for people.” Azalea also stated that the name of the tour went along with the title of her upcoming second studio album, which would also be promoted on the tour. Azalea declared she had started to work on her second studio album in January 2015. On 4 May 2015, she released a duet with Britney Spears titled “Pretty Girls.” On 29 May 2015, it was reported The Great Escape Tour had been canceled and there would be a new tour planned around Azalea’s new album to be released in 2016. Azalea later clarified she “had a different creative change of heart” and would also be taking a break to figure out the progression she wanted for her sound and visuals. In June, when asked details on her new music, she explained she had scrapped six months of work to start from scratch. On 30 August, Azalea performed “Cool for the Summer” with Demi Lovato at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, after a collaboration between the two was announced for Lovato’s fifth studio album Confident.
2016–present: Surviving the Summer
In October 2015, Azalea revealed the initial title of her second album to be Digital Distortion. A buzz track off the album, “Azillion”, was made available for free streaming on SoundCloud on 9 January 2016. The project’s lead single “Team” was released on 18 March 2016 along with a dance video. An accompanying music video premiered on 31 March. In March 2016, Azalea revealed she had started a production company, having “bought the rights to a couple of books that I really like, and also some television shows from Australia that I really believed in and was a fan of when I was a kid, and I had some ideas to rework them.” In July 2016, she announced that her company, Azalea Street Productions, had signed a deal to create original content for NBCUniversal.
On 12 June 2016, Seven Network revealed that Azalea had signed on to be a judge on The X Factor Australia for its eighth season, broadcast from October to November 2016. In September 2016, Iggy Azalea explained she was delaying the release of her album to 2017, despite it initially being set for July 2016, after ending the relationship with her fiancé, “I just needed to have some me time to get my life in order and process the changes that are happening in my private life,” and wanting to record new songs that reflected her mindset: “when I wrote [my album] I was about to get married. I don’t want to go and promote my album and get asked about my relationship that has just crumbled.” Azalea released two singles, “Mo Bounce” and “Switch”, on 24 March 2017 and 19 May 2017 respectively. The former track features Brazilian singer Anitta. Azalea promoted “Switch” through a performance on the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards. On 7 November 2017, Azalea stated that she isn’t allowed to release music till January 2018, as she has signed with a new label. She additionally announced the new title of her upcoming second LP Surviving The Summer and put four new tracks for free download via WeTransfer. The media has dubbed the songs as a 4-track mixtape or EP called 4 My Ratz.
Artistry – Image
After at first resisting suggestions to try modeling, in 2012 Iggy Azalea signed with Wilhelmina Models International Inc., a model and celebrity agency in the fashion industry. She featured in promotional ads for Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand Dim Mak’s 2012 fall/winter collection. Also in 2012, Azalea was the face of Levi’s “Go Forth” campaign. Azalea also appeared in House of Holland’s first eyewear collection campaign. In July 2014, MTV announced that Azalea would be the host of the revived House of Style. Azalea appeared in the seventh installment of The Fast and the Furious film series, Furious 7, released in 2015. In August 2014, the New York Post’s Page Six reported that Azalea had formed a footwear collaboration with Steve Madden. Their shoe collection was unveiled in February 2015. In October 2014, Azalea and her boyfriend Nick Young were announced as the new faces of Forever 21’s 2014 holiday campaign. In April 2015, she signed on to be the 100th birthday ambassador of Australian underwear and clothing company Bonds.
Musical style and influences
Although Iggy Azalea is Australian, she raps with a Southern U.S. accent. When she first moved to America, she was involved in the Southern hip hop scene of Miami and later Atlanta, which made it easy for her to cultivate the Southern influence in her music: “I lived in the South for five years; you pick up things from your surroundings and teachers. The people who taught me to rap are all from the South and so was the music I had listened to as a teen.” While Azalea’s debut extended play Glory was intended to focus on hardcore-rap, the EP also touched up on other genres including electronic dance music. Music critics have defined her singles “Fancy” and “Team” as electro-hop.
At the age of 11, Azalea was infatuated with hip hop when she heard Tupac Shakur’s “Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)”: “It was the song that made me fall in love with music and also what sparked my Tupac fascination. That would later make me pick up my own pen and write songs”. In her early interviews, Azalea regularly mentioned Shakur’s influence: “I was sickly obsessed. I had every picture of Tupac ever printed on my wall”. She has credited Beyoncé as an influence and Missy Elliott as the female rapper who she is influenced by and admires the most. Outside of music, her fashion sense is influenced by Grace Kelly, Lil’ Kim, Gwen Stefani, the Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, Fran Drescher, Eve, Trina, Fergie, and Christina Aguilera. Azalea has also been credited as a director for some of her music videos, and often mentions the importance she attributes to them: “For me, visuals are as important as the music, I just love escapism and giving people something to escape to. To me, that’s what art is.”
According to the UK newspaper The Guardian, there have been “accusations of racism against Azalea” focused on her “…insensitivity to the complexities of race relations and cultural appropriation.” Salon writer Brittney Cooper critiqued Azalea’s “co-optation and appropriation of sonic Southern Blackness, particularly the sonic Blackness of Southern Black women.”
In late 2011, Azalea began dating American rapper A$AP Rocky, whom she met through American record producer Chase N. Cashe. She confirmed that they were dating in a January 2012 interview with Vibe. It was around this time that she got the title of Rocky’s breakout mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, tattooed on her fingers. She had claimed she was not the only one with tattoos dedicated to the relationship, just Rocky’s were not visible. In July 2012, Rocky stated they were no longer dating. In March 2013, Azalea revealed she had crossed out the “A$AP” part of the tattoo months previously.
She began a relationship with Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Nick Young in November 2013. Azalea and Young were featured in the March 2014 issue of GQ magazine. They resided together in Tarzana, California. On 1 June 2015, they announced their engagement. After a video surfaced and was leaked showing her fiancée at the time, Nick Young bragging about cheating while with Azelea, it led to their engagement eventually being broken off. On 19 June 2016, Azalea announced that she and Young had split.
In March 2015, while talking about her body shape with Vogue, Azalea revealed she had undergone breast augmentation, saying, “I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life,” adding she was sick of having to sew padding into her stage costumes and wanting to be able to wear lingerie without wiring. After initially resolving never to discuss it publicly as she didn’t want other girls to feel bad about their own bodies, she concluded, “But then, I decided I wasn’t into secret-keeping.” In August 2015, she talked about having a nose job with Seventeen magazine, adding, “Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect.”
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea has been nominated for numerous major music awards. Azalea was the first female, and first non-American rapper to be featured on XXL’s “Top 10 Freshman List”. In 2014, she received two American Music Awards in the Rap/Hip-Hop categories, along with four more nominations, and one MTV Video Music Award for her collaboration with Ariana Grande, along with seven more nominations, making her the most nominated artist at these respective award show editions. She has also won three Teen Choice Awards and one MTV Europe Music Award. Azalea won the 2014 ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist and the 2015 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist.
In November 2014, she was placed at number-one on the Maxim Hot 100 list in Australia because “few Aussies, female or otherwise, have had a bigger 2014 than Iggy.” Azalea also ranked at number 46 on the 2014 edition of the AMID (Australasian Music Industry Directory) Power 50, a list that compiles the most influential figures in the Australasian music world. Azalea received four nominations at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Fancy” and Best Rap Album for The New Classic. Azalea joined the list of the 9th Annual Billboard Women in Music honorees as a chart-topper. In late 2014, it was announced she was placed at number-one on Billboard Year-End’s Top New Artists chart. In 2015, Azalea also led the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations with five. She received twelve nominations at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. In 2016, Azalea was presented with the Woman of the Year award by GQ Australia.
She is an amazing dancer and this is one of the things, which keeps Azalea in shape. Other than dancing, she likes running, does lunges, and is very competitive too. She never stops herself from trying new things. She once took the “30 day squat challenge” in which one needs to exercise for 30 days, and it becomes more intense as the day progresses.
Regarding diet, she takes a smoothie in breakfast, which is a good energy source and also her favorite one. It is made from almonds, fruits, kale, berries and other ingredients.
Levi Jeans (2012)
She released her debut studio album in March 2014 titled The New Classic via Mercury Records, and Island Def Jam Records.
Iggy appeared in the 2015 action film Fast & Furious 7 in a cameo role.
First TV Show
In 2013, she guest appeared in music documentary TV series titled Tracks in an episode dated January 26, 2013 as herself.
Iggy Azalea Favorite Things
Sport – Tennis
Iggy Azalea Facts
Her parents moved to Mullumbimby, New South Wales from Kelly, Sydney when she was still an infant. She relocated to USA at the age of 16.
She began rapping at the age of 14.
She is the same age and height as American singer Taylor Swift.
Rappers Tupac Shakur and Missy Elliott from USA are Iggy’s major musical influences.
She received her name from her mother.
Visual artists David LaChapelle and Andy Warhol are her idols.
She had also served as a member of a band, which she formed with two of the neighborhood girls. This all happened before she commenced her solo singing career. The band idea didn’t work for long as the other two girls were not serious about this as a career option.
She had a childhood dog, named Iggy Pop. Hence, her nickname comes from that dog.