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Azealia Banks

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Azealia Amanda Banks ( born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Banks pursued an interest in musical theatre at a young age, studying at the LaGuardia High ...

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Azealia Amanda Banks ( born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Banks pursued an interest in musical theatre at a young age, studying at the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts before dropping out to focus on her musical career. In late 2008, she adopted the pseudonym "Miss Bank$", and began releasing music through MySpace, eventually being signed to XL Recordings at age 17. After signing a recording contract with Interscope and Polydor Records, Banks came to prominence by topping NME's Cool List in 2011 and finishing third in the Sound of 2012. Her debut single "212", first extended play 1991 (2012), and first mixtape Fantasea (2012) received critical acclaim. Banks' debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste (2014) experienced several delays since its initial announcement before being unexpectedly released to online music stores.

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Past BBC Events

7
Oct
1Xtra Live 2013 1Xtra Live
1Xtra Live 2013 1Xtra Live
7 October 2013
23
Aug
2013 Reading + Leeds
2013 Reading + Leeds
23 August 2013
12
Jul
2013 T in the Park
2013 T in the Park
12 July 2013
28
Jun
2013 Glastonbury
2013 Glastonbury
28 June 2013
24
Aug
2012 Reading + Leeds
24 August 2012

Upcoming Events

23
May
Azealia Banks, Jessie Ware, Four Tet, Wiley, Grandmaster Flash, Redlight, Gorgon City, Joker, Julio Bashmore, Artful Dodger, Âme, Tourist, Floating Points, Erol Alkan, Kelela, Kidnap Kid, Pinch, George Fitzgerald, Daniel Avery, Dark Sky, Indiana, Rae Morris, Tale of Us, Champion, Christophe, Låpsley, Artwork, Dismantle, Waifs And Strays, Bodhi, GotSome, Maxxi Soundsystem, Dr Meaker, Vaults, TCTS, Hannah Wants, EZ, Patrick Topping, Newham Generals, Leon Vynehall, Soundstream, Craig Richards, Ghost Culture, Dyed Soundorom, Babyhead, Tayo, Typesun, Stormzy, Jus Now, Hodge, Sly One, Victim, Loyle Carner, Matt Jam Lamont, Barely Legal, K15, Rat King, Klose One, Shanti Celeste, Felix Dickinson, work it, Will Martin, Kiko Bun, Dazee and Nyta
Eastville Park, Bristol, UK
28
Aug
Azealia Banks, Mumford & Sons, Metallica, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At the Disco, Bastille, All Time Low, Limp Bizkit, Simple Plan, The Wombats, Tyler, The Creator, Bring Me The Horizon, Knife Party, The Libertines, Pierce the Veil, New Found Glory, Porter Robinson, The Maccabees, Manchester Orchestra, Mastodon, Jamie T, Frank Turner, Django Django, Dillon Francis, The Cribs, Alexisonfire, A$AP Ferg, Ash, Everything Everything, Jamie xx, Glass Animals, Camo & Krooked, Hudson Mohawke, Refused, Royal Blood, Gorgon City, Gojira, Peace, Wilkinson, Rae Sremmurd, We Are the Ocean, Ghost, Flatbush Zombies, Run The Jewels, Swim Deep, Cancer Bats, Years & Years, Lethal Bizzle, American Football, The Menzingers, Tourist, Brodinski, Catfish and the Bottlemen, While She Sleeps, Neck Deep, Wolf Alice, Bury Tomorrow, Alvvays, Circa Waves, San Fermin, The Districts, Slaves, Boy Better Know, Ratking, Modern Life Is War, Ben Khan, Little May, Jack Garratt, The Marmozets, Lonely the Brave, Toyboy & Robin, Darlia, Hannah Wants, Krept & Konan, Radkey, My Nu Leng, DMA'S, Craze, Oneman, FTSE, Walking on Cars, Coasts (UK), Jake Isaac, Cardiknox, Stormzy, FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration, The Bulletproof Bomb, Nick Brewer, Pretty Vicious, Rat Boy and Rebel Sound
Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK
28
Aug
Azealia Banks, Mumford & Sons, Metallica, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At the Disco, Bastille, All Time Low, Limp Bizkit, Simple Plan, The Wombats, Tyler, The Creator, Bring Me The Horizon, Knife Party, The Libertines, Pierce the Veil, New Found Glory, Porter Robinson, The Maccabees, Manchester Orchestra, Mastodon, Jamie T, Frank Turner, Django Django, Dillon Francis, The Cribs, Alexisonfire, A$AP Ferg, Ash, Everything Everything, Jamie xx, Glass Animals, Camo & Krooked, Hudson Mohawke, Refused, Royal Blood, Gorgon City, Gojira, Peace, Wilkinson, Rae Sremmurd, We Are the Ocean, Ghost, Flatbush Zombies, Run The Jewels, Swim Deep, Cancer Bats, Years & Years, Lethal Bizzle, American Football, The Menzingers, Tourist, Brodinski, Catfish and the Bottlemen, While She Sleeps, Neck Deep, Wolf Alice, Alvvays, Circa Waves, San Fermin, The Districts, Slaves, Boy Better Know, Ratking, Modern Life Is War, Ben Khan, Little May, Jack Garratt, The Marmozets, Lonely the Brave, Toyboy & Robin, Darlia, Hannah Wants, Krept & Konan, Radkey, My Nu Leng, DMA'S, Craze, Oneman, FTSE, Walking on Cars, Coasts (UK), Jake Isaac, Cardiknox, Stormzy, FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration, The Bulletproof Bomb, Nick Brewer, Pretty Vicious, Rat Boy and Rebel Sound
Richfield Avenue, Reading, UK

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