Iggy Azalea, like most artists these days, has had her share of label drama, but she hasn’t even released a debut album yet.
She was originally signed to Interscope last year but parted ways after she and the label didn’t see eye-to-eye on her management deal with T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint, but it looks like things are about to get on track for her.
The rapper took to her official Twitter account to announce that she is now a part of the Def Jam family, Island Def Jam that is. Take a look at what David Massey, Island Records president had to say below:
“We are beyond proud and excited to welcome Iggy to the Island Def Jam family. Iggy has created a massive buzz and rightfully so: she’s incredibly talented, she’s focused, driven, and has great creative tastes and instincts.
She is nothing short of an international star, and the team here — including Steve Bartels, Chris Anokute, Karen Kwak, our chairman Barry Weiss and myself — are thrilled she’s chosen Island Records as her U.S. home.”
Azalea went on to say:
“I am elated to be a part of the Island Def Jam family! After speaking in depth with David, Steve and Chris, it became clear that Island Records was attuned to the type of artist I am. They are a great addition to my UK team. Along with T.I. and the Grand Hustle family, I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding and aspirational group of people to work with.”
Iggy will release her major label debut, The New Classic, later this year, with the album’s official lead single “Work,” being released on May 17, 2013.
It was written by Azalea alongside Natalie Sims and was produced by 1st Down and The Invisible Men.
The music video for the song was shot in the last week of February 2013 and premiered March 13, 2013, on VEVO. It has so far earned 6 million views.
She has also unveiled the official cover art for the album’s second single “Bounce,” which is set to be released on May 5 along with the video, which was shot in India. Take a look at the cover art below: