Congratulations are most certainly in order for ‘Black Widow’ wonder Iggy Azalea!
For, after rising to mainstream notoriety in 2011, this year brought with it the release of her debut album ‘The New Classic’, which has set a record set to make her the envy of chart-eyeing female rappers everywhere!
Details on her win below…
Despite pulling in unfortunate sales of 54,559 units in its first week, ‘Classic’ has sold enough copies to become the highest-charting/selling debut from a female rapper in the last two years, outperforming efforts made by Angel Haze‘s ‘Dirty Gold‘ and the first week numbers pulled in by Eve‘s ‘Lip Lock.‘
Indeed, despite failing to match the 375,000 units sold by Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Pink Friday’ debut in 2010, Iggy‘s current position at #3 on the ‘Billboard 200′ makes her the only femcee to enjoy a Top 3 position since ‘Friday’ spat its way to #2 in its opening week.
Quite interestingly, sales of 45,000 units pushed the aforementioned LP to #1 in its eleventh week of release, doing so after it sold 1,035,000 copies in the US in its opening month with the support of lead single ‘Your Love’, which peaked at #14 on the ‘Hot 100′…seven spots lower than the peak enjoyed by Iggy‘s ‘Fancy.’
Elsewhere, Future‘s ‘Honest’ opens with 48,791 units while Disney‘s ‘Frozen’ soundtrack stays atop the chart with 110,089 units moved in the last week, despite suffering a sales dip of 58%.