While some of the artists nominated in our Best New Artist category have been around for a few years, they made their big breaks into the mainstream pop scene in 2012. Sharp-tongued rapper Azealia Banks, spunky British songstress Cher Lloyd, silky smooth crooner Frank Ocean and Jay-Z protégé Rita Ora are some of the entertainers in the running for the 2012 PopCrush Music Award for Best New Artist, with a few other contenders as well.
Azealia Banks is stunning without much help, but she knows how to turn it out when she needs to. The '212' rapper revealed her secrets to her high fashion yet streetwise style in a new clip for ASOS. What's her biggest trick?
Creators and fans of the visual aesthetic known by some as seapunk are speaking out against Rihanna and Azealia Banks, whom they say ripped off the fashion and design trend during recent performances and music videos.
Azealia Banks may be more famous for her stunning good looks than for her music (which is actually great) -- and she doesn't seem to mind. The New York native struts, writhes and grinds her stuff in her new 'Fierce' video for ASOS.
Azealia Banks has quite a relationship with fashion. Her unique look has earned praise from fashionistas, and over the summer, she was anointed the face of Alexander Wang's T diffusion line. She also had her very own shade of limited edition lipstick from MAC. Now, the outspoken rapper, known for her Twitter tiffs with other artists, has turned her rage to Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, accusing the designers of racism.
Azealia Banks is caught in another Twitter feud, this time with a remixer named Munchi over the song 'Esta Noche.' The song, which appears on the '212' rapper's mixtape 'Fantasea,' was supposed to be released on Tuesday via iTunes but Munchi thwarted those plans.
Azealia Banks is such an 'It' girl. She has her own signature (and limited edition) shade of purple lipstick (dubbed 'Yung Rapunxel') designed by MAC, which is available for a few more days. That is further proof that she has arrived. The volcano-hot rapper recently spoke about her love of cosmetics, the feminist nature of the 'C' word and her gay following. She is cruising towards icon status, this girl!
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