Iggy Azalea gives off a tough, no-nonsense persona in her rap songs, but she was grace and poise at the American Music Awards on Sunday from L.A.’ s NOKIA Theatre. New to the music scene, Azalea was beside herself with excitement upon winning for Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop against Eminem and Drake.
“This award is the first award I have ever won in my entire life,” she said with a smile. “And it means so much to me that it’s the best hip-hop, because that is what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams. And it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times. It means so much to stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this. It’s amazing. Thank you so much to T.I. for believing in me, and all my fans. I appreciate it so much. Thank you so much.”
Azalea went into the night with six nominations, the most of any act. Along the win for her album “The New Classic,” Azalea was also up for Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for “Fancy,” and she was among the 10 nominees for Artist of the Year.
By the time the night wrapped, she’d also picked up her second award ever, for