Photographer: Iggy Pop ‘s ‘Tiny Furniture’ Is a ‘Pretty Good’ Album
Iggy, who died in June, was one of the most beloved and prolific artists of the ’90s, with albums like Tired of Waiting (1996) and Let Me See You (1998) that are still among his most popular.
His biggest hit, the single “Tiny” from the 1994 album The New Album, went platinum.
Iggy Pop is survived by his longtime girlfriend, singer-songwriter Katy Perry, and two sons, Eli and Benjamin.
The pop star also had a daughter, Tiffany.
Iggy died at age 46.
The singer-guitarist, whose real name was Robert Yankovic, was born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 2, 1954.
He moved to California in 1974 to attend Stanford University, where he majored in English.
He went on to make his first album, the 1994 self-titled The New Old Album, in which he sang songs about family, work, and music.
The following year, he released a follow-up, The New Music, that featured a track called “Tightrope.”
In 1996, Pop joined forces with the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in the recording of a song titled “New York City.”
It was the first of five studio albums, along with 1996’s Superunknown, and became Pop’s biggest-selling album.
The album became one of Pop’s most successful and influential singles.
The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the most-played song in history.
The album debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and was certified gold.
Pop was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.
He was nominated again in 2000 for a Best Folk Album award.
Pop’s first solo album, 1991’s The Way It Is, was the most successful album of his career, selling more than 100 million copies.
He won five Grammys for the album, and he won a Grammy for Best Recording Instrumental for “Tired of Waitin’.” He also won a Billboard Music Award for Album of the Year for the song.
Pop also produced albums for the likes of Madonna, the Foo Fighters, and Nirvana.
In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Pop was a longtime fixture in hip-hop and the music industry, producing albums for Jay-Z, Mase, Jay-Waves, and others.
In addition to his work with Jay-Co, he also worked with Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, and Alicia Keys.