The New ClassicAugust 18, 2014 5:32 am Leave your thoughts
The New Classic is the debut studio album by Australian recording artist Iggy Azalea. The album was released on 21 April 2014, under Island in US, Virgin EMI in UK, and affiliated record labels in other countries. Azalea came to prominence after releasing her debut mixtape Ignorant Art and subsequently aligning herself with American rapper T.I. and his Hustle Gang imprint. Azalea first mentioned plans for the album in December 2011 but after numerous delays and label conflicts, Azalea eventually secured herself a record contract through Island Def Jam Music Group (now defunct).
The album debuted inside the top five of several charts worldwide and was preceded by four singles: the album’s lead single “Work”, performed well commercially, charting at number 17 in the UK charts. The album’s second single, “Bounce”, saw a similar success in the United Kingdom, peaking at 13. The third single “Change Your Life”, peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, her first UK Top 10 single, and also made appearances on Australian, New Zealand and US charts. The fourth single, “Fancy” featuring British singer Charli XCX, reached top-five in the United Kingdom, becoming her highest charting single to date. It also reached number one on Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100.