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Hot off the heels of her first UK #1 and the fastest selling single of the year, “Problem” with Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea announces the release of her next UK single, “Black Widow feat. Rita Ora” on the 14th September, 2014.
The international rap siren, Iggy Azalea continues to reign the airwaves across the globe with her smash hit single,“Fancy feat. Charli XCX” which has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide. The rhyming-pop-sensation has proven she is an unstoppable force after making chart history joining Ashanti as the only two female acts to have ever held the #1 and #2 spots simultaneously for five weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
“Fancy” also boasts the longest ever run at #1 by a female rapper (eclipsing Lil’ Kim’s 5 week run in 2001 with “Lady Marmalade”) and is the most streamed track ever on US Spotify. The video has received an incredible 125 million YouTube views and has soared to #1 in the Official charts in the Canada, New Zealand, top 5 in the UK (certified silver) and top 10 in Australia.
“Black Widow feat. Rita Ora” sees Iggy pair up with UK’s finest pop-sensation and international fashion icon, Rita Ora, whose impressive musical credentials include four UK #1 single’s (“Hot Right Now”, “RIP” , “How We Do” & “I Will Never Let You Down”), plus international fashion and beauty campaign’s as the face of DKNY Jeans, Rimmel London, designer of her own Adidas range and budding screen actress with her film debut later this year in the upcoming “50 Shades of Grey”. Together, Iggy & Rita have created one of 2014’s biggest tracks, bringing their signature sound and flow to a killer-chorus (written by Katy Perry), amplified by the slick production of Dr Luke.
Iggy’s internationally critically acclaimed debut album ‘The New Classic’ hit #1 in 19 countries worldwide and top 10 in a further 44 markets, in the US reaching #3 in the official chart, #1 Rap and #1 R&B/Hip-hop album charts, #2 in Canada and Australia, #3 in New Zealand and top 5 in the UK selling 400K copies worldwide.
This year Iggy was nominated for ‘Best Australian Act’ & ‘Best MTV Push Act’ at the MTV Europe Music Awardsfollowing her nominations for ‘Artist to Watch’ at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2013.
Iggy has sold out every single live show this year including Shepherds Bush Empire in the London. Today Iggy will perform at London’s Wireless Festival alongside Kanye West, Pharrell, Bruno Mars and Outkast.
In spectacular Rita Ora style, she is well and truly back with her brand new single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’, written and produced by Calvin Harris and released through Roc Nation / Columbia. ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ is the debut single from Rita’s forthcoming sophomore album and is on course to set the charts ablaze – following in the footsteps of hercertified platinum first album ‘ORA’, which clocked up an incredible three consecutive No.1 singles and made music history as Rita was the only artist to maintain the record that year.
Rita Ora’s unstoppable domination of the UK charts continues with the release of her new single ‘Shine Ya Light’ on 4th November taken from her No.1, certified gold debut album‘ORA’. The Roc Nation / Columbia signing hit the music scene earlier this year featuring on the No.1 DJ Fresh hit ‘Hot Right Now’, Rita followed this smashing into the charts with her own No.1 singles ‘R.I.P’ and How We Do (Party)’ making her the only artist this year to have three No.1 singles in a row. The release of her debut album ‘ORA’ rounded off her incredible run also claiming the No.1 spot this summer.
Live she has set the bar at another level supporting US superstar Drake and UK rock giants Coldplay on tour as well as playing at every major UK festival and event this summer including Hackney Weekend, Wireless, Lovebox, T in the Park, Capital’s Summertime Ball, T4 On The Beach and making a special appearance on her home ground at the Notting Hill Carnival. To top it off she celebrated the release of ‘ORA’ in style with an unforgettable performance at JAY-Z’s Made In America festival and will go on to support Usher on his European tour.
State-side Rita has also been making quite an impression on U.S. audiences, with stellar performances on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She presented “Best Male Artist” award and ruled the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, charmed Ryan Seacrest on his show ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ and she was the most recent artist to grace the stage of MTV’s Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning series, Unplugged. With two EMA nominations under her belt, four MOBO nominations and four nominations at the Radio 1 Teen Awards Rita has fast become one of the most exciting new artists to break through this year.
Roc Nation / Columbia release the new single ‘Shine Ya Light’ on 4th November. For the making of the video Rita returned to her home country of Kosovo for the first time in eight years where she was greeted by the President and Prime Minister. She described it as the best video shoot she has ever done – ‘I was born in a little city called Pristina which no one really knows about, so I’m proud to kind of put it on the map out there a little bit because we are a very patriotic country so we always try and mention us wherever we can because it’s such a great place.’
Rita’s new single ‘Shine Ya Light’ is available for pre-order now and will be released on 4th November on Roc Nation / Columbia Records.
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