18: Iggy Azalea – Powerful Women of 2013
She may not have as much experience as many of the women on this list, yet Iggy Azalea has made more than just a splash on the hip-hop scene. With her super-sexy style, sharp rhymes and handful of mixtapes, this 22-year-old Aussie managed to get T.I. to put her down with Grand Hustle Records. Now she's currently crafting her debut LP, ‘The New Classic.’
However, T.I. isn’t the only one to take notice of Azalea’s potential. She became part of XXL’s 2012 Freshmen Class, and appeared on the special issue’s fifth anniversary edition -- the only female that year. She then released ‘TrapGold,’ a mixtape produced by Diplo and FKi, in October 2012, and later toured with up-and-comer Rita Ora.
The rapper signed a deal with Wilhemina Models, became the face of Levi’s “Go Forth” campaign and appeared in House of Holland’s eyewear campaign. A fashion force by far! Obviously, Azalea is flying pretty high at the moment, especially after being chosen to join Beyonce on tour this year, but we have a feeling that this won’t be a short-lived ride.