It’s a case of all-new everything for Iggy Azalea
The femcee was granted wish to be released from longtime label Island Records and she’s already snatched a fresh deal.
Last week she teased that she’d nabbed a partnership worth $2.7 million.
And now it’s been formally announced. Iggy has inked a deal with indie giant EMPIRE.
The imprint has enjoyed major success of late with Tyga and with Remy Ma‘s Grammy nominated ‘All The Way Up.’
Led by Ghazi Shami, the company’s unique way of working records has seen it become a go-to for several acts once tied to the major label infrastructure.
As for the partnership with Iggy, it’ll see EMPIRE spearhead “the release and promotion” of Azalea’s new music.
The rapper, whose new album is said to be due next year, gushed in a statement:
“I’m so excited to begin a new entrepreneurial chapter in my career with EMPIRE as my partner. The ability to have control of my own artistic future is a long awaited and monumental change in my life. I genuinely feel I am in the best position to achieve my creative ambitions.”
EMPIRE’s Shami added:
“We’re excited to welcome Iggy to the EMPIRE family. Over the years, I’ve admired Iggy’s artistry, honest and direct relationship with her fans and tenacity as a businesswoman. I’m honored that we will have the opportunity to build upon her already exceptional career.”
While the ink is still wet and the results are pending, it’s a definite win for Azalea – on paper. Especially after the rockiness that has characterised her career post her first album cycle.
With the canceled releases, scrapped tours, and social media dramas behind her, can she establish new chapters of success? We wish her the best!