Like The Beatles, Iggy Azalea Makes Chart History

Iggy Azalea

International rap siren Iggy Azalea made chart history yesterday joining The Beatles as the only two acts to have ever hit the #1 and #2 spots simultaneously with their first two Billboard Hot 100 hits in the US.

Iggy’s single ‘Fancy feat Charli XCX’ hit #1 in the Hot 100 chart yesterday while Ariana Grande’s single ‘Problem feat Iggy Azalea’ moved into #2 making it the biggest selling debut single of the year currently at #1 on the iTunes chart in 57 countries and the fastest selling single since Katy’s Perry’s, ‘Roar’.

Iggy has also rewritten female rap history with ‘Fancy’ being the second song by a solo lead female rap artist to have topped the Hot 100 Chart since Lauryn Hill in 1990 with ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’.

‘Fancy’ has sold nearly 2 million copies globally, is the most streamed track ever on US Spotify and has soared to #1 in the Official charts in the US, Canada, New Zealand, top 5 in the UK and top 10 in Australia.

Iggy’s internationally critically acclaimed debut album ‘The New Classic’ hit #1 in 19 countries worldwide and top 10 in a further 44 markets, in the US reaching #3 in the official chart, #1 Rap and #1 R&B/Hip-hop album charts, #2 in Canada and Australia, #3 in New Zealand and top 5 in the UK.

This year Iggy was nominated for ‘Best Australian Act’ & ‘Best MTV Push Act’ at the MTV Europe Music Awards following her nominations for ‘Artist to Watch’ at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2013.


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