Iggy Azalea

featuring Charli XCX

The New Classic

February 17th, 2014

It's important to Iggy Azaela that you know she's the realest, and she spends the rest of the song explaining exactly what being "the realest" means: drinking three different types of liquor from three different cups, trashing the hotel, not paying attention to the haters, and...wait, is a list even necessary? I thought that you knew this?

Did you know?

  • The song has become her most successful to date, having reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming both Azalea's and Charli XCX's first number-one on that chart, holding the spot for seven consecutive weeks.
  • On 5 December 2013, an unfinished song by Azalea, which surfaced with the title "Leave It" was leaked online. After the song's premiere, it was revealed "Fancy" was the song that had leaked.
  • Iggy Azaela was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly on June 7, 1990 in Sydney, Australia.
  • Azalea became only the sixth artist to occupy the top two positions ("Problem" by Ariana Grande, featuring Azaela and "Fancy") on the Hot 100 and the first to do so since Taylor Swift.
  • Azalea is the first female rapper ever to have two songs concurrently in the top five of the Hot 100 chart.
  • Azalea is the third female artist to place her first two Hot 100 hits in the top five simultaneously, first two being Ashanti and Mariah Carey.
  • Azalea began rapping at the age of 14. She became infatuated with hip hop when she was 11, after hearing Tupac Shakur for the first time.
  • She has been quoted as saying, "As far as people whose styles interest me, I'd say Grace Kelly, Gwen, Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, and that nanny called Fran."