Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks


Azealia Amanda Banks is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, she began releasing music through Myspace in 2008 before being signed to XL Recordings at age 18. In 2011, her debut single "212" went viral and entered several international charts.

Full Name
Azealia Amanda Banks
May 31, 1991
5′ 3″
Net Worth


Azealia Amanda Banks was born on May 31, 1991, in Harlem, New York City. She is an American rapper, singer and songwriter who has released three studio albums and several mixtapes. Growing up in a single-parent household, music was always a large part of her life. She began writing rap lyrics at the age of 14 and attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan where she studied performing arts and graduated with honors. 

Banks first gained recognition after releasing the controversial track “212” in 2011. The song received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike and would become her breakout single. She then signed with Universal Records but later left the label due to creative differences. In 2012, Banks released her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste which included the singles “Chasing Time” and “Yung Rapunxel” among others. The album was a commercial success and earned her a nomination for the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. 

In 2014, Banks released her second studio album called Slay-Z which featured collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Rick Ross among others. Banks has also been involved in numerous controversies over the years including feuds with other rappers such as Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Kreayshawn, Cardi B and Lil Kim as well as being involved in social media feuds with celebrities like Sarah Palin, Zayn Malik and Lana Del Rey among many others. Banks has also appeared on television shows such as Wild 'N Out on MTV2 as well as RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 on VH1 .

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Azealia Banks is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 31, 1991, Azealia Banks was born in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases First Song on Myspace</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her first song "Gimme a Chance" on her Myspace page.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs to XL Recordings</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs to XL Recordings and releases her debut single "212".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mixtape 'Fantasea' Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the mixtape "Fantasea", which featured the hit single "1991"</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album 'Broke With Expensive Taste' Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her debut studio album "Broke With Expensive Taste".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of 'Rupaul's Drag Race'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the cast of "RuPaul's Drag Race" as a guest judge.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released 'Icy Colors Change' EP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the EP "Icy Colors Change".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Powerful Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Azealia Banks is a powerful voice in the rap industry. She speaks out against racism, sexism, and all forms of discrimination, while also creating exciting, boundary-pushing music. Her unique style and lyrical talent are inspiring to many.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Azealia Banks isn't afraid to take risks. She has fearlessly incorporated different genres into her music, often pushing boundaries and defying expectations. She's also not afraid to challenge conventions when it comes to her artistry or her personal life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She has a Unique Sound</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Azealia Banks' sound is unique, combining elements of hip hop, electronica, and R&B. Her beats are hard hitting and her lyrics are clever, making for an interesting mix of sounds that can be appreciated by listeners from any genre.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Rapping at Age 14</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Azealia Banks started rapping at the age of 14 and released her debut mixtape, “Slay-Z”, when she was only 19.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Signed with Universal Music Group</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2012, Azealia signed a record deal with Universal Music Group worth $1.7 million, which made her the first female rapper to get such a large contract with a major label in over 10 years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Worked With Several Renowned Rappers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Azealia has worked with renowned rappers such as Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, and Kendrick Lamar.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Established Her Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Azealia established her own record label, Chase Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Won the BET Award for Best New Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2012, Azealia won the BET Award for Best New Artist.</p></div>


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