May 31, 1991 in Harlem
New York, NY, United States
New York MC
Azealia Amanda Banks (born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer and lyricist from Harlem, New York, formerly known under the pseudonym Miss Bank$. Banks rose in notability in 2011 when she topped NME's "Cool List" for the year. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that Banks had been nominated for the Sound of 2012, where she ultimately finished third. Her debut single, 212 (feat. Lazy Jay), was released the next day. Banks was born in 1991. Her mother raised her and two older sisters in Harlem, after their father died when she was two. At a young age she became interested in musical theater, acting, and singing.
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