IGGY AZALEA’s “WORK” VIDEO TOPS 11.6 MILLION VIEWS, AS SHOWS SELL-OUT AT NEW YORK CITY’S BOWERY BALLROOM AND L.A.’s ECHOPLEX!
(June 6, 2013 – New York, NY) International phenom Iggy Azalea, who has amassed over 11.6 million YouTube views with her “Work” video, has quickly sold-out shows later this month at New York City’s famed Bowery Ballroom (June 16-17th) and the subterranean Echoplex in L.A.’s Echo Park (June 24th). These are Iggy’s first official U.S. dates since she survived one of the hottest bidding wars of 2013, to become the newest addition to Island Def Jam’s all-star roster. Check out the “Work” video below.
Fans across the U.S. can’t seem to get enough of their heroine, as the “Work” video continues to pick up over 1 million views per week. “Work” also marks Iggy’s first official single release after two prior mixtapes and a 6-song EP. The blazing track impacts at Rhythm on June 17 and the following week at the Urban format on June 24th. “Work” is the lead track from Iggy’s hotly anticipated debut album, THE NEW CLASSIC, due for release later this year on Island Records.
Transplanted from her native red dirt Australian outback at age 16 – to Miami, Atlanta, and finally Los Angeles – Iggy has struck a sympathetic chord with “Work,” an autobiographical tale that traces her odyssey from hardscrabble scrub girl to headliner.
Her rhymes tell the story: “Walk a mile in these Louboutins/ but they don’t wear these shits where I’m from/ I’m not hating, I’m just telling you/ I’m tryna let you know what the fuck I’ve been through/ 2 feet in the red dirt, school skirt/ sugar cane, back lanes, 3 jobs, took years to save/ but I got a ticket on that plane/ People got a lot to say, but don’t know shit bout where I was made/ Or how many floors that I had to scrub/ Just to make it past where I am from. . .”
Iggy (who turns 23 on June 7th) pulls no punches, citing broken dreams and bad deals, until, “slept cold on the floor recording/ at 4 in the morning,” she finally boarded her spaceship into the music industry that now embraces her. With the immediate success of “Work” and the upcoming arrival of THE NEW CLASSIC, Iggy declares, “This dream is all that I need/ cause it’s all that I ever had.”