Started from the bottom, now she’s here. Iggy Azalea has landed her first No. 1 single with “Fancy.”
The Charli XCX-assisted song off her debut The New Classic tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week, selling over 1.3 million downloads to date.
According to Billboard, Iggy becomes the fourth solo female rapper ever to top the Hot 100 following Lauryn Hill (“Doo Wop (That Thing)”),” Lil’ Kim (“Lady Marmalade”), and Shawnna (“Stand Up”).
The Aussie rapper, who received the good news in an email from Island Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels, celebrated the triumphant moment.
“Well I’m very pleased, last year seemed impossible to convince anyone in the music business I could break into the top 100. Haha,” tweeted Iggy. “So let this serve as proof anything is possible & I hope we see more female rappers new and established in the charts. Dope stuff, thanks!”
Her album re-enters the top 10 on the Billboard 200 this week, jumping 14-9 with 22,000 copies.
Meanwhile, her collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Problem,” is also posting big numbers. It was downloaded 284,000 times last week.
Iggy makes history alongside the Beatles as the only acts to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) May 28, 2014