First thing first she’s a realist, ABC has confirmed that Iggy Azalea will perform at the American Music Awards this year. Other acts that are included this year are 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening’s host, Pitbull. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s underground circuit, Iggy Azalea burst onto the charts and emerged as the breakout story of 2014. Her smash hit, “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX, rocketed to #1, breaking airplay and Spotify records along the way. After an astounding 7 weeks at #1, Iggy Azalea made history on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Fancy,” rewrote the record for the longest-leading No. 1 by a female rapper. Iggy made chart history again as the first artist since The Beatles to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits. “Fancy” has been unilaterally dubbed 2014’s “Song Of The Summer,” and has been covered by everyone from Saturday Night Live, to Jimmy Fallon, to Weird Al Yankovic. Iggy’s debut album, “The New Classic,” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Rap Album charts, a first for an international female artist. Iggy’s new single “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora, hit #1 at Top 40 and Rhythmic radio.
The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced earlier this month, revealing that Azalea is up for six awards – the most of any artist – including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, Single of the Year (“Fancy”), Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop, and Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop (“The New Classic”). Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.