She is a beautiful lady originating from the United stated in America. Her profession is in the music industry. Azealia Banks is a not only a singer and a rap artist, but she has also ventured into writing songs and acting as well. Her name came to the limelight in 2008 when she started releasing music through a social platform known as MySpace. To know more about the net worth of Azealia Banks in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 31 May 1991 in Manhattan, New York City. She is the youngest among her two sisters. After their father died of pancreatic cancer, their mother took the responsibility and raised them in a small neighborhood known as Harlem. However, the mother later became so abusive both physically and verbally.
She could hit them from time to time with a baseball bat and call them names. There was even a time that she threw food for them not to eat. Due to the consistent violence that her mother showed them, Azealia Banks decided to move out of her mother’s home at a tender age of 14 years and went to stay with her older sister.
She was enrolled to a Catholic school where she used to dance and later attended LaGuardia High school of Performing Arts. Banks passion for music was identified at the age of sixteen when started dancing, singing, and acting. She appeared in the comedy-noir musical entitled ‘ City of Angels.’
She is an African American woman who is identified as bisexual. She is known to dislike Donald Trump because of the comment she made that America made a mistake when they chose him as their president.
She admitted that she had bleached her skin and went further to defend the process. In 2016, she suffered a miscarriage, which she termed as the hardest thing she ever went through. She is well known to be active in her social media platform especially when there is a scandal to debate.
Career, Awards & Nomination
She commenced her career when she was only sixteen years. During the production of the comedy-noir musical ‘City of Angles,’ an agent spotted her and sent her to audition for TBS, Nickelodeon and Law & Order, but unfortunately, it did not go well for her. Because of this, Banks decided to end her acting career, and she started focusing on music. She wrote rap and R&B songs, which led her to fulfill her dream.
With the help of Miss Banks$, she began putting her records in the market. She released her album named ‘Gimme a Chance,’ and then a debut ‘Seventeen’ followed. She later sent the songs to DJ Diplo. Banks got an opportunity to work with several famous artists such as Lady Gaga, Kanye West, and many others.
Azealia has been nominated for different awards and has also won various awards such as the Antville Music Video Award in 2015 and Philip Hall Radar Award. In 2012, she won the Urban Music Awards for the category of Best Single and Artist of the year.
Net Worth & Earnings
Azealia Banks has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. All her wealth is from her music career as a rap artist and various stage performances. Her songwriting skill has also added to her fortune. She is living a comfortable life, and this would improve as she continues entertaining her fans.
Despite living in hardship from her father’s death to her abusive mother, she did not give up on her passion of becoming an artist. She pursued her passion, and she cannot regret having made that decision.