This year, Iggy Azalea became music's first white female rap star. The 24-year-old surpassed Lil' Kim as the woman rap artist with the longest-leading single in chart history ("Fancy"), was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney film Million Dollar Arm and performed on Dancing With the Stars. But most significantly, the Australian-born entertainer became the first act since The Beatles to secure the top two spots with debut singles when "Fancy" joined "Problem," her collaboration with Ariana Grande, atop the Billboard Hot 100. Says Azalea, "It has been a pretty awesome year."
WHEN PAPS STALK YOUR PRIVATE ERRANDS
"Everything gets so scrutinized now. We have so many outlets that it's hard sometimes to just be normal. Right now I'm getting [my A$AP Rocky] tattoo removed and I know there's seven paparazzi outside taking pictures of me having a conversation with you and I would prefer to do that in private. But someone's going to sell these pictures to a blog so we can talk about it on Twitter."