Iggy Azalea: THG Celebrity of the Year #9!

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It's that time of year, THGers. That glorious time of year once again.

The time to unveil the most deserving finalists for, and the winner of, The Hollywood Gossip's epic, prestigious, arbitrary, 8th Annual Celebrity of the Year honor.

Between now and the end of 2014, we will be counting down the 10 stars who provided us with the year's best moments, stories, scandals and entertainment value.

Earlier, we kicked off the countdown with Ariana Grande at #10.

Today, it's Celebrity of the Year Finalist #9, Iggy Azalea!

Who dat, who dat? I-G-G-Y. Who dat, who dat? I-G-G-Y!

Like Ariana, some people knew of her prior to this year.

Not unlike Ariana, the Aussie rapper had no "Problem" making 2014 a year in which her popularity exploded into the stratosphere, and not without controversy.

She may or may not write her own rhymes, but she's had some massive hits, more feuds than we can even list and bordering on household name status.

Or at least mononym status. There's only one I-G-G-Y!

"Fancy" and "Problem" were bona fide chart toppers for Azalea, who became a go-to for pop radio stations, live TV performances and celebrity gossip sites.

Between her relationship with Nick Young and her beefs with Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Azealia Banks and others, everyone wanted a piece of Iggy.

There was even an Iggy Azalea sex tape in existence.

We seriously never run out of material here at THG!

Rap's "Black Widow" may be a bit of a flash in the pan, but it's one that's already lasted far longer than most people gave her credit for out of the gate.

That "Booty" ain't goin' nowhere in 2015, either.

The leggy blonde born Amethyst Kelly has been a polarizing figure, in large part because of her genre of choice and somewhat unconventional background.

She's had to battle criticism, allegations and haters at every turn, even as - or perhaps directly due to the fact - that she's risen to the top of the charts.

For the most part, she's shaken it off, Taylor Swift style. When you're on top, everybody wants to knock you down. Just par for the course here, sadly.

Her ascent shows no signs of abating thanks to her rap skills and earworm hooks, and It doesn't hurt that she also looks great when she cleans up, or even when she doesn't.

Check out the pics below. You're welcome.

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