Azealia Banks Biography

Updated On Jul 17, 2019 Published On Mar 29, 2017
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Date of Birth: 1991 , May-31
Birth Nation: United States
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Banks identifies herself as bisexual in the media. She discussed her sexuality with the press and she also expressed her dissatisfaction with the society’s way of labeling others based on their sexual orientation. She told The New York Times, “I m not trying to be, like, the bisexual, lesbian rapper”.

During an interview with Necole Michie, Banks revealed her past life, she told she used to work at the strip club when she was the age of 17. She was poor and her boyfriend used to pay the rent of her house.  She also revealed her mother used to abuse her when she was a child.

Azealia Banks is one of the successful rappers in the Hollywood and she has been able to earn a good sum from her musical career. In 2016, her net worth was estimated to be around $3 million.

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Born in New York City, New York, United States

May 31 , 1991

Azealia Banks is a famous American singer, rapper, songwriter and an actress who was born in the early 1990s in New York City, New York, United States. She was born as Azealia Amanda Banks and she was raised along with her sisters in Harlem by her mother.

Net worth is $3 million


Azealia Banks has released many albums and she has been one of the successful artists in Hollywood. She has been able to earn a good sum from her works. In 2016, her net worth was estimated to be around $3 million.

Recorded her music through MySpace


Azealia Banks started her music career by recording her music through MySpace in the year 2008. She took the help of media and started sharing her music in MySpace and eventually she was recognized and signed by XL Recordings at her age of 17.

Released first single “212”


Azealia Banks released her first single named as “212” in September 2011. She released her first album as a free digital download and it was officially released on December 6, 2011. It was the lead single from her EP 1991.

Released first studio album Broke with Expensive taste

November 7 , 2014

Azealia Banks released her debut studio album named as Broke with Expensive taste In iTunes on November 7, 2014. The album got its physical release on March 3, 2015. The album was super hit and it got commercial success too.

Released second single “The Big Big Beat”


Azealia Banks released her second single named “The Big Big Beat” in February 2016. She uploaded the official video for the single in Vevo in Aril. The single got super hit during that time and it got million of views on Vevo.

Released second mixtape Slay-Z

March 24 , 2016

Azealia Banks released her second mixtape named as Slay-Z On March 24, 2016. This project was with the collaborations with Rick Ross and Nina Sky and the mixtape was produced by many companies: Benga Coki, Kaytranada, and An Expresso.

Won Urban Music Awards


Azealia Banks has won many awards and honors in her career. In 2012, she won Urban Music Awards in the category of Best Single for her work in “212’. Similarly, she has won NME Awards and she has got several award nominations such as BBC. BET Awards, NME Awards and much more.

Released a song “Crown”

February 17 , 2017

Azealia Banks recently released a song named “Crown” which was released on February 17, 2017. The song was released with the collaboration of Lunice and the producing of the song was handed to music streaming service SoundCloud.