After separating from Island Records earlier this month, on Tuesday (Nov. 20), Iggy Azalea formally introduced a brand new partnership with EMPIRE. “I’m so excited to start a brand new entrepreneurial chapter in my profession with EMPIRE as my companion,” the Australian MC stated in a press launch. “The capability to have management of my very own creative future is an extended awaited and monumental change in my life. I genuinely really feel I'm in the perfect place to attain my artistic ambitions.”
The multi-year settlement will embody EMPIRE -- whose roster contains Tyga and Lloyd -- overseeing "the discharge and promotion" of Azalea's forthcoming music its label companies choices, together with her long-awaited sophomore album. “We’re excited to welcome Iggy to the EMPIRE household," EMPIRE founder/CEO Ghazi Shami stated in an announcement. "Over the years, I’ve admired Iggy’s artistry, sincere and direct relationship along with her followers and tenacity as a businesswoman. I’m honored that we are going to have the chance to construct upon her already distinctive profession.”
In a collection of tweets final week, Azalea stated going ahead she would personal the masters to her future catalog and that she was now "100% unbiased," although she remained mum on her touchdown spot. She additionally stated the deal could be price $2.7 million, although a rep for EMPIRE declined to touch upon that determine.
"Proud to say I actually simply signed my new deal/partnership!," she introduced on Twitter. "2.7mil, can signal others, personal my masters + 100% unbiased. I’m feeling like such a bossy grown ass bitch right now! Time to get again to ME. I’m so grateful & excited. Cheers!"
Though Azalea had success initially of her profession with Hot 100 standouts "Fancy" and "Black Widow" -- which landed at No. 1 and No. three on the Hot 100 in 2014, respectively -- the rapper has had problem within the lead as much as her sophomore album. After a number of push backs from Def Jam, her preliminary label, Azalea shifted inside the Universal Music Group household and, in February, joined Island Records. Despite the transfer, Azalea's EP, Surviving the Summer, didn't achieve a lot traction, and final month she canceled her Bad Girls Tour.