Who is Azealia Banks?

Azealia Amanda Banks is an American rapper, singer, record producer and actress. She used to release her music through MySpace before she signed with XL Recordings at the age of 12. In 2011, she found success with her single “212” which entered various charts in different countries such as the UK singles chart where it stood at the 12th position. Her studio album “Broke with Expensive Taste” was a huge success which reached the 30th position on the US Billboard 200. She has been inspired by artists like Beyonce and Aaliyah. She was honoured with one NME Award and one Urban Music Award. Furthermore, She is also an actress and has played the lead role in the musical drama film “Love Beats Rhymes.”

Quick Info
Full NameAzealia Amanda Banks
Birth DateMay 31, 1991
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, United States
Age29 years old
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m)
Weight56 kg (123.5 lbs)
Body Measurement32-24-34 inches
Net Worth$3 million

Azealia Banks


Azealia Banks was born on May 31, 1991, in New York City, New York, United States. She is currently 29 years old. She was raised by her mother as her father died of pancreatic cancer when she was only two years old. Furthermore, She is the youngest among her siblings. Due to escalating violence of her mother after her father’s death, she moved out of her mother’s home at the age of 14 to live with her older sister.

Early Life

Banks became interested in musical theatre, dancing, acting and singing at a young age. She starred in a production of the comedy-noir musical “City of Angels” at the age of 16. However, she decided to end her pursuit of an acting career, citing the stiff competition and overall sense of fulfilment. Then, she started writing rap and R&B songs as a creative outlet. However, she never finished high school, instead choosing to follow her dream of becoming a recording artist. She attempted to murder her sister with a box cutter on April 2009.


Azealia started her acting career with musicals such as “City of Angels.” Later, she auditioned for various TV shows though she was unable to find success. Thus, she decided to pursue a career as a recording artist instead. Then, she released some of her tracks online, after which she signed with XL Records, However, soon she left them due to conflicting ideas. She next used YouTube to upload several of her works. In 2011, she released her debut single “212” which peaked at the 14th position in the Netherlands, 12th in the UK and 7th in Ireland. Eventually the same year, she was also featured in “Shady Love” which is a track from the album “Magic Hour.”

Azealia Banks

In 2012, Banks released her first mixtape. The same year, she also released her first EP “1991” which stood at the 113th position on the US Billboard 200. Eventually, she also released her debut studio album “Broke with Expensive Taste” in 2014 which entered the US Billboard 200 and also stood at the 30th position and the UK Albums chart at the 62nd position. In 2016, she released her second mixtape “Slay-Z.” Subsequently the following year, she was seen in the film “Love Beats Rhymes.” She again released her second album “Fantasea II: The Second Wave” in June 2018. Eventually, in 2019, she released the promotional singles “Count Contessa” and “Pyrex Princess” on various streaming platforms.

The following year, she debuted her podcast “Cheapy’s Two Cents” and also released multiple promotional singles including “Slow Hands,” “Salchichon” and “1-800-Ni-Checks.” The same year, also released multiple tracks exclusively on her SoundCloud such as “Diamond Nova” and “Nirvana.” She also released the lead single from her upcoming album “Business & Pleasure” titled “Black Madonna” on June 9, 2020.

Personal Life

Banks is bisexual. She is not much known regarding her dating life, though she was said to be dating Jesse Bradford in 2015. Furthermore, She had also dated Lil Internet and David Holmes.

She has developed a reputation for getting into confrontations with public figures on social media. Azelia was arrested in New York in 2016 after she attacked a female security guard.

Azealia Banks

Awards and nominations

Azealia has been associated with the entertainment industry for a long time and contributed a lot in the music industry. She has been nominated in many awards and has won four of them. She has won two Rober Awards’ Music Poll for “Most Promising New Artist” and “Best Dance Anthem” from “212” in 2011. Furthermore, She has also earned NME Awards for “Philip Hall Radar Award” and Urban Music Awards for “Best Single” from “212” in 2012.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Banks is American by nationality and is of the black race.

Besides that Banks stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m) and weighing about 56 kg (123.5 lbs) with the body measurement of 32-24-34.  Additionally, her hair colour is black and her eye colour is black.


Banks have an active Instagram account as @azealiabanks with 653k followers. She also owns a Facebook account as @azealiabanksmusic with 685,572 likes and 668,863 followers.

Azealia Banks Net Worth

Azealia is living a luxurious life. She is a famous actress and singer who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Wilson currently has about $3 million USD approximately.