A blonde Australian female Rapper has the # 1 song in the USA this week – clearly, times have changed for the better!
Iggy Azalea – undoubtedly the most sought after name in music at the moment – creates mayhem on the Billboard Hot 100 this week by rising up from #2 to # 1 with her first entry on the chart, ‘Fancy‘ featuring British Pop chanteuse Charli XCX, knocking off John Legend’s ‘All Of Me‘ which spent 3 weeks at the penthouse.
Azalea also holds the # 2 spot on the Hot 100 as a featured artist on rising diva Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem‘, which moves up a spot from # 3 last week – thus creating history in the process as the only act after the Beatles to have their first two Hot 100 entries hold the top two spots simultaneously! The Beatles took ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand‘, their début single, to # 1 in February 1964, while their second entry ‘She Loves You‘ moved up to # 2.
Azalea also becomes the third female vocalist in history to hold the # 1 and # 2 spots concurrently – following Mariah Carey and Ashanti, and also the fourth female rapper to have a # 1 single on the Hot 100 after Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim and Shawna (of which only Hill boasts of a # 1 single ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)‘ as a lead artist).
With her previously released single ‘Work‘ roaring up the chart as well (# 63 this week), and with new collaborations with major players like Jennifer Lopez on the way, looks like Miss I.G.G.Y is here to stay for a while!
Check out all the action on the top 10 this week on the charts!
The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :
1. Fancy – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
2. Problem – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
3. All Of Me – John Legend
4. Happy – Pharrell
5. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake And Lil Jon
6. Dark Horse – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
7. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
8. Am I Wrong – Nico And Vinz
9. Not A Bad Thing – Justin Timberlake
10. Wiggle – Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg
The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :
1. Ghost Stories – Coldplay
2. Just As I Am – Brantley Gilbert
3. Xscape – Michael Jackson
4. Frozen (OST) – Various
5. Turn Blue – Black Keys
6. Now 50 – Various
7. Behind The Light – Phillip Phillips
8. The Fault In Our Stars – Various
9. The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
10. Rewind – Rascal Flatts