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  • Azura

    Azare Misra, known professionally as Azura, is a Guyanese-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. Misra was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and moved to New York in her childhood.

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    Money
    Money is the debut single by Guyanese-American rapper Azura. It was written by Azura, and produced by DJ Premier. The song was released on June 11, 2018, by ABO Entertainment as the lead single to her upcoming debut studio album.


    Music video
    The song's music video, directed by Dave Meyers, was released on June 22, 2018. As of September 2019, the video had been viewed over 520 million times.


    Chart Performance
    "Money" debuted at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of September 10, 2018. During its fifth week on the chart, it jumped to number 11, becoming Azura's first Top 20 entry in the United States. The following week the song entered the Top 10 at number 6.


    Awards and Nominations
    YEAR CEREMONY CATEGORY RESULT
    2018 People's Choice Awards Favorite Single Nominated
    Charts
    Weekly Charts
    Chart (2018-2019) Peak position
    US Billboard Hot 100 6
    Certifications
    Region Certification Certified units / Sales
    United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000
    Last edited by grumpily14; 01-03-2019, 05:11 AM.

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    • #3
      Playboy
      Playboy is a song recorded by Guyanese-American rapper Azura featuring guest vocals from American rapper Missy Elliot. It was released on December 17, 2018 as the second single from her upcoming debut studio album. The song was written by the two artists, while production was handled by Azure and Cardiak.


      Chart performance
      "Playboy" debuted at number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100. In its fourth week, the song entered the Top 10 at number 6, becoming Azura's second single to do so. The following week it reached number 2 behind rapper 2 Chainz' song "Lost and Found". After nine non-consecutive weeks in the top 10, Playboy officially reached number one on the week of May 27, 2019. The song is both Azura's and Missy Ellliot's first to reach the top spot, as they become the sixth and seventh female rappers to top the chart. The song is the eighth overall single by a female rapper to reach number one, and the first all-female rapper collaboration to reach number one. The song spent a total of three consecutive weeks at number one.

      The song's music video was released on January 25, 2019. As of September 2019, it has over 425 million views.
      Last edited by grumpily14; 01-03-2019, 05:13 AM.

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      • #4
        Bad Bitch
        Bad Bitch is the debut studio album by Guyanese-American rapper Azura. It was released on April 8, 2018, by ABO Entertainment.

        The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, moving 410,000 units in its first week. This marks the highest first week album sales by a female rapper since Lauryn Hill's 'Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' in 1988. The album remained at number one in its second week with sales of 305,000 units, dropping thirty-four percent from the first week. In its third week, the album dropped to number three with over 80,000 units, dropping eighty-one percent frpm the previous week.
        Last edited by grumpily14; 04-06-2019, 06:32 AM.

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        • #5
          There For Me
          There For Me is a song recorded by Guyanese-American rapper Azura and taken from her debut studio album Bad Bitch (2019). The song was released as the third single from the record on March 25, 2019.

          "There For Me" debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Azura's third Top 20 song on the chart. In its fifth week, the single entered the top 10 of the Hot 100 at number 8, marking Azura's fourth top 10 entry on the chart. The following week, the single reached a new peak at number two.

          The song's music video was released on April 5, 2019, and has been viewed over 360 million times as of September 2019.
          Last edited by grumpily14; 01-03-2019, 05:13 AM.

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          • #6
            Liv Lit
            Liv Lit is a song recorded by Guyanese-American rapper Azura for her debut studio album Bad Bitch (2019). It was released on April 8, 2019, as the fourth single from the album.

            Following the release of the album, "Liv Lit" was picked up by radio, and officially debuted on the chart dated May 6th, 2019, at number ten, becoming Azura's third top 10 entry on the chart. With this, Azura placed three singles in the top 10 that week, along with "There For Me" and "Playboy", making Azura the third female rapper to achieve this. In its sixth week, the song reached a new peak of number three.

            The song's music video was released on May 12, 2019. As of September 2019, it has over 400 million views.
            Last edited by grumpily14; 01-03-2019, 05:14 AM.

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            • #7
              Snip Snip
              Snip Snip is a song recorded by Guyanese-American rapper Azura for her debut studio album Bad Bitch (2019). It was serviced to radio on September 30, 2019, as the album's fifth single.

              "Snip Snip" debuted at #8 on the chart for the week of October 7, 2019, becoming Azura's fifth top ten entry on the Hot 100, the third most among all artists from a single album. Azura also becomes the first female rapper to achieve five top ten entries from a single album. On the chart dated February 24, 2019, the song entered the top 5 at number 4.
              Last edited by grumpily14; 01-03-2019, 08:05 AM.

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              • #8
                The 'Bad Bitch' Era - Summary

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                • #9
                  Up Now
                  Up Now is a song by Guyanese-American rapper Azura, released as the lead single to her upcoming sophomore studio album. The song was released on June 1, 2020. The track was written by Azura, and produced by DJ Premier and Cardiak.

                  "Up Now" debuted at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100. In its fifth week, the song entered the Top 10 of the Hot 100.
                  Last edited by grumpily14; 01-03-2019, 09:00 AM.

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