The New Classic

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The New Classic
Studio album by
Released21 April 2014 (2014-04-21)
Recorded2012–2013
GenreHip hop[1]
Length42:03
Label
Producer
Iggy Azalea chronology
'TrapGold
(2012)
The New Classic 'Reclassified
(2014)
Singles from The New Classic
  1. "Work"
    Released: 17 March 2013
  2. "Bounce"
    Released: 27 May 2013
  3. "Change Your Life"
    Released: 12 September 2013
  4. "Fancy"
    Released: 17 February 2014
  5. "Black Widow"
    Released: 8 July 2014

The New Classic is the debut studio album by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. The album was released on 21 April 2014, under Island in the US, Virgin EMI in the UK. The album features the Billboard Hot 100 number single "Fancy" which features English singer Charli XCX as well as guest appearances from R&B singer Rita Ora and rapper T.I.. Azalea also stated that the reason why she named it "The New Classic" by saying "I think people think of classic and they think of a Nas record or a Jay-Z record or The Chronic, what makes something classic is when you hear it and you have that moment that is a time capsule. When I say 'The New Classic,' I just want to make records that give you that moment for fans that they can remember where they were when they heard it."[2]

Critical reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauA–[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB–[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
The Independent4/5 stars[7]
NME4/10[8]
Q2/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[11]
Spin4/10[12]

The New Classic received mixed reviews from music critics.[13]

Track listing[change | change source]

Standard edition[14]
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Walk the Line"  
  • Amethyst Kelly
  • Kurtis Mckenzie
  • George Astasio
  • Jon Shave
  • Jason Pebworth
  • Jon Turner
  • The Invisible Men
  • The Arcade
3:38
2. "Don't Need Y'all"  
  • Kelly
  • Turner
  • Jon Mills
  • Shave
  • Pebworth
  • Kelly
  • The Invisible Men
  • The Arcade
3:33
3. "100" (featuring Watch The Duck)
  • Kelly
  • Clifford Harris
  • O. White
  • Jesse Rankins
  • Eddie Smith III
  • Johnathan Wells
Watch The Duck 4:09
4. "Change Your Life" (featuring T.I.)
The Messengers 3:40
5. "Fancy" (featuring Charli XCX)
  • The Invisible Men
  • The Arcade
3:19
6. "New Bitch"  
  • Kelly
  • Shave
  • Sims
  • Pebworth
  • Astasio
  • Joey Dyer
  • The Invisible Men
  • Dyer
3:37
7. "Work"  
  • Kelly
  • Sims
  • Markous Roberts
  • Pebworth
  • Astasio
  • Shave
  • 1st Down
  • The Invisible Men
3:43
8. "Impossible Is Nothing"  
  • The Invisible Men
  • The Arcade
3:10
9. "Goddess"  
  • The Invisible Men
  • The Arcade
3:10
10. "Black Widow" (featuring Rita Ora)
3:29
11. "Lady Patra" (featuring Mavado)
  • The Invisible Men
  • The Arcade
3:56
12. "Fuck Love"  
  • Kelly
  • Turner
  • Mills
  • Rock City
  • Shave
  • Pebworth
  • Astasio
  • The Invisible Men
  • The Arcade
2:39

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits for The New Classic adapted from Allmusic.[17]

Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[42] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[43] Gold 40,000^
Colombia (ASINCOL)[44] Platinum 20,000
United States (RIAA)[45] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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