Azealia Banks is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter best known for her hip-hop and pop rapping. Azealia was born on 31st May 1991 in New York City, United States. Her famous singles include “212”, “Liquorice” and “Yung Rapunxel”. Azealia’s Birth name is Azealia Amanda Banks. She is popular for her social activism and fans follow her on social media. She is among the most expensive social media influencers. She founded her own record label called “Chaos & Glory Recordings”. Azealia has received various awards including “New Style Icon” and “Best Single” awards. Azealia Bank’s net worth is around $6 million in 2022.
Azealia Banks Early Life
Azealia Amanda Bank was born on 31st May 1991 in Manhattan, NYC, US. Her father died of pancreatic cancer when she was two years old. After her father’s death, she was raised by her single mother and elder siblings in the Harlem neighborhood of NYC. Azealia has two siblings and she is the youngest of them.
Bank’s mother was physically and verbally abusive to her. At the age of 14, Azealia decided to move out due to her mother’s escalating violence and started living with her elder sister.
Azealia has been interested in musical theater, acting, dancing, and singing since a young age. At the age of 16, she acted in a production of the comedy-noir musical called “City of Angels”. A music agent referred her to the audition of TBS, Nickelodeon, and Law & Order. After her unsuccessful audition, Azealia decided to quit her acting career. Because of Azealia’s sense of dissatisfaction, she started writing rap and R&B songs as a productive outlet. She received her education from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She followed her dream to become a recording artist Now, let’s look into Amanda’s career.
Azealia Banks Career
Azealia began her career by signing a development deal with the record label XL Recordings and started working with producer Richard Russell in November 2008. Later she left the label because of their incompatible ideas.
After leaving XL Recordings, Banks had to go through a rough phase in her life. At the age of 20, Azealia Banks released her first debut single ”212” on her website in September 2011. Her track was officially released as the lead single on 6th December 2011. Azealia’s single peaked at no. 14 in the Netherlands, no. 2 in the United Kingdom, and no. 7 in Ireland.
Amanda started working with British producer Paul Epworth on a debut studio album. She was featured in ‘Shady Love’ but her vocals were uncredited. On 16th January 2012, Azealia Bank released her song “NEEDSUMLUV (SXLND)”. Azealia announced her mixtape “Fantasea” in May 2012. Later on 11th July 2012 “Fantasea” was officially released on Bank’s Twitter account. She also disclosed her online radio project “Kunt FM”.
Her first EP “1991” was released in the UK on 28th May 2012 and a day later in the US. Although her track “212” wasn’t eligible for the UK Albums chart, it ranked no. 79 on the UK Singles chart, no. 133 on the US 200, no. 17 on the US R&B chart, and no.12 on the US Rap chart. In 2013, Bank’s track “1991” was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
Bank collaborated with famous artists ‘Lady Gaga’ and ‘Kanye West’ in 2012 but her contributions did not make the final cut. On 31st December 2012, Azealia Bank released her track called “BBD” which appeared on her debut album titled “Broke with Expensive Taste”.
Azealia announced her debut album “Broke with Expensive Taste” in 2012. She declared “Yung Rapunxel” as her first official single of this album in January 2013, released on Soundcloud in March 2013. Later, in May, Azealia announced “ATM Jam” as her second single on this album.
On 28th July 2014, Azealia Bank released her official second single of the album ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’, titled “Heavy Metal and Reflective”. She released it on her own label called “Azealia Banks Records”. On 7th November 2014, Bank released her album on iTunes under Prospect Park. On 3rd March 2015, the physical album was released.
In 2015, Azealia Banks performed live at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivals. In February 2016, she released her single “The Big Big Beat”. Its official video was uploaded on Vevo in April 2016. This song was the lead single of Bank’s second mixtape called “Slay-Z”. In 2017, Slay-Z was published on iTunes, Spotify, and other music apps under her own record label called ‘Chaos & Glory Recordings’.
On 5th June 2017, Azealia released the song titled“Chi Chi”. On 26th June 2017, she released her promotional single “Escapades” for her upcoming project called “Fantasea II: The Sound Wave”. Azealia Banks started a North American Tour of 20 dates throughout the US and Canada. It started on October 4, 2017, in Chicago and ended on October 31, 2017, in San Francisco.
On 1st December 2017, a musical drama film ‘Love Beats Rhyme’ directed by RZA was released starring Azealia Bank as the main character. On 31st January 2018, disclosed her US $1 Million record deal with ‘Entertainment One’. On 9th March 2018, Banks released the second promotional song called “Movin’ On Up” of her album “Fantasea II: The Sound Wave”.
On 6th April 2018, Banks released her first official single called “Anna Wintour” of her forthcoming album. The music video for this single was released on 24th May 2018. and she released her second single of this album “Treasure Island” on 6th July 2018. On 19th December 2018, Bank released the Christmas-themed EP “Icy Color Change”. She also issued a promotional single called “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” on 13th December 2018.
In early 2020, Banks debuted her podcast “Cheapy’s Two Cents”. She also released promotional songs including “Slow Hands”, “Salchichon”, “Diamond Nova” and “Nirvana”. On 9th June 2020, Azealia released the lead single titled “Black Madonna” for her album “Business & Pleasure” featuring producer ‘Lex Luger’. On 7th July 2021, Bank released a new single called “Fuck Him All Night”. A few months later, a perfume was launched with the same name.
Azealia Banks’ Net Worth
As of 2022, Azealia Amanda Banks has an estimated net worth of $6 Million. Her Los Angeles property is worth $1 Million. She also owns a $1 Million worth apartment in Manhattan, NYC. Miss Banks is a popular public figure, so it is predicted right that she may have a raise in her net worth.
Let’s check out Azealia Banks’ record of net worth growth.
|Net Worth in 2022||$6.0 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$5.6 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$5.2 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$4.8 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$4.6 Million|
|Net Worth in 2017||$4.4 Million|
Azealia Banks’ Monthly Salary
Azealia Amanda Banks earns around $35,000 on a monthly basis.
Azealia Banks’ Annual Salary
Azealia Amanda Banks’ annual income is around $0.4 million.
Azealia Banks Income Source
Now, if we talk about Azealia Banks’s source of income, she has earned most of her wealth from her music career. After a lot of challenging projects, she started writing lyrics for her raps and is known among the best lyricists in the hip-hop world. Azealia is one of the most expensive social media influencers and earns money from her social media. Apart from singing and songwriting, Azealia’s designation as a brand ambassador also adds to her total income.
Azealia Banks Awards and Achievements
Being a famous personality in the industry, Azealia Banks was honored with the” New Style Icon” at the Billboard Awards in 2011 and “Best Single” at the Urban Music Awards in 2012.
Azealia Amanda Banks is an American hip-hop rapper, singer, and songwriter best known for her famous singles such as “212”, “Liquorice” and “Yung Rapunxel”. Azealia Banks was born on May 31, 1991, in Manhattan, New York City, US. She started her career as an actor but later developed her interest in the musical industry. She is also a social media influencer and brand ambassador. Banks is the founder of a record label called “Chaos & Glory Recordings”. Azealia Banks’ net worth is $6 million, with an annual income of around $0.4 Million. She receives most of her earnings from her music career. Azealia is currently living in the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California, US.