Iggy Azalea on the cover of Billboard.
Photo: Billboard Magazine
Pretend for a second you’re in charge over at Billboard magazine, and you’re sitting in your corner office overlooking the New York City skyline, mindlessly playing with that click-clacky desk decoration (it helps you think), pondering whom you should put on your next cover. Given the current music landscape, you would obviously, without a doubt, no question about it, choose Iggy Azalea who has been clenching the #1 and (AND!) #2 songs in America for weeks.
Dressed in a design from The Blonds’ Fall 2014 collection, Iggy’s jewel thief-inspired look couldn’t be more appropriate, as she’s emerged seemingly from nowhere with a bestselling debut album and swiping the top spots on the charts from more established veterans.
Forbes created a bunch of controversy with their “Hip-Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” headline, but there’s no denying she’s a force to be reckoned with, busting charts, breaking records, stealing hearts and snatching wigs—sorta literally—along the way. Also, considering she’s gearing up to release yet another powerhouse single with Rita Ora, Iggy Iggs isn’t slowing down anytime soon.