Iggy Azalea to Rerelease ‘The New Classic’

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Iggy Azalea released her debut, The New Classic, on April 21st, just as her now triple-platinum smash,“Fancy,” took off. Iggy was no newcomer, as she had previously released singles “Work,” “Bounce,” and “Change Your Life,” though none of the three had major mainstream success. Despite the lack of success from her previous singles, The New Classic sold over 50,000 copies in its first week and hit number 3 on the Billboard 200 along with hitting number 1 on both Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album and Top Hip Hop Album charts. Now six months after her debut release, Iggy tweeted that the album would be rereleased and titled, The New Classic: Reclassified. The artwork is similar to that of the original, just with a different angle of Iggy.

With the success of ”Fancy,” Iggy became the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill‘s, “Doo Wop (That Thing),” in 1998. The only other female rappers to come close to Lauryn Hill were Missy Elliot and Lil Kim’s feature on “Lady Marmalade,” followed by Shawnna’s number 1 feature on Ludacris’ “Stand Up.” Most recently, Nicki Minaj’s, “Anaconda,” peaked at number 2.

Iggy’s Clueless-inspired video has garnered over 300 million views, and she recently followed up with another smash, “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora. “Black Widow” has spent 15 weeks on the Hot 100peaking at number 3.

As for the rerelease, it will comprise of 12 tracks, with 7 being from the original, including two from the deluxe edition. It also has an additional 3 features. The tracklist includes: 01. We In This B***h; 02. “Work”; 03. “Change Your Life” featuring T.I.; 04. Beg For It” featuring Mø; 05. “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora; 06. “Trouble” featuring Jennifer Hudson; 07. “Don’t Need Y’all”; 08. “Rolex”; 09. “Iggy SZN”; 10. “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX; 11. “Heavy Crown” featuring Ellie Goulding; 12. “Bounce”.  Her collaboration with Ellie Goulding can be heard in the trailer to Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Iggy will be performing her new single, “Beg For It” on Saturday Night Live October 25th. The New Classic: Reclassified hits stores November 24th.

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