Iggy Azalea to get ‘Fancy’ at Braden Auditorium

Campus is buzzing about rising star Iggy Azalea’s upcoming show this fall. The concert, put on by the University Program Board, will take place in the Braden Auditorium on October 18.

The 24-year-old recording artist, model, and rapper had her big breakthrough in 2011 with her debut mixtape, “Ignorant Art.” However, she recently rose to the top of the charts with her major hit, “Fancy” and her duet with singer Ariana Grande in, “Problem.” Both songs have reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list.

MCT Photo: Iggy Azalea will perform at Illinois State University on October 18.

MCT Photo: Iggy Azalea will perform at Illinois State University on October 18.

Azalea is the first artist to have two songs rank numbers one and two simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 list since The Beatles.

She also surpassed rapper Lil’ Kim as the female rapper with the longest-leading number one single on the list.

In April of this year Azalea released her latest album, “The New Classic,” which has been a major success and has held a position at the top of the charts for almost four months.

Her catchy pop tunes combined with her impressive rapping has created one great hit after another.

This performance will be a great way for UPB to kick off the school year. UPB has had several popular figures visit in the past including Ross Matthews, the All-American Rejects, and Gavin DeGraw, to name a few.

Tickets will be sold at very reasonable prices ranging from $22-45. They will go on sale for ISU students only on August 26 at 10 a.m at the Braden Box Office in the Bone Student Center. Students will need a valid I.D in order to buy their tickets.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on August 29 at the Braden Box Office at 10 a.m or they can be found on, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so be prepared to get them while you can. Azalea’s performance is sure to be one for the books, and this is just one of the multiple events that UPB will put on to ensure a great 2014-2015 school year.

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