Iggy Azalea signs to Sony/ATV worldwide

Australian star Iggy Azalea has signed to a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV.

The long-term agreement is a partnership between Sony/ATV and T.I.’s company Grand Hustle and covers both existing and future works. It includes her contributions to Azalea’s album The New Classic, which was released in April and features the global hits Fancy and Black Widow.

Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO, said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with such a fresh and electrifying new talent as Iggy Azalea. She is an incredibly smart and dynamic songwriter and artist and has made an amazing start to what looks set to be a long and successful career ahead.”

Sarah Stennett, Iggy Azalea’s manager at Turn First Artists, said: “It was clear from Iggy’s first meeting with Sony/ATV that they were as excited about the next phase of Iggy’s career as all of us at Turn First and that their excitement was genuine.

“The completion of this partnership agreement with Sony/ATV, Grand Hustle and Iggy continues the original mission that we at Turn First had agreed to with Iggy the day we met her: to only enter into relationships with people who truly support the vision and believe in her staying power, ability to write and deliver exciting records and her potential to grow as an artist and cultural icon.”

Iggy Azalea’s Fancy, which features Charli XCX, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June, making her only the fourth female solo rapper in history to head the chart. It subsequently spent seven consecutive weeks at No.1, giving her the longest chart-topping run of all time by a female rapper on the countdown.

Azalea’s debut album The New Classic debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in April, making her the highest charting female rap artist on the chart since Nicki Minaj two years earlier. It also topped the U.S. R&B/Hip Hop and Rap charts, has to date sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S. and remains in the Billboard 200 Top 20. The album has also been a top five hit in a number of other territories, including the U.K., Canada and her native Australia.

Azalea co-wrote all 12 songs on the standard edition of the album, while has also co-authored six additional songs, which will feature on a deluxe extended new version of the album coming out later this year. These include a collaboration with Ellie Goulding.Music Business Worldwide

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