‘The New Classic’: Iggy Azalea Hits ‘Billboard 200’ With 54,000 Units / Sets New Female Rap Record

Published: Wednesday 30th Apr 2014 by David

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%.

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  1. Stephy April 30, 2014

    Good for Iggy! Question: Do yall think Iggy will end up being the female Eminem?

    • The Bajan princess April 30, 2014

      No way in hell.

    • Mark111 April 30, 2014

      Really? She’s not even a female Soulga Boy.

      • FAF April 30, 2014

        Tattoo on her wist says “struggle” and Future outsold her despite lower charting singles and her race which was supposed to work in her favor.. *shrug*

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  2. cake like lady gaga April 30, 2014

    ^ why is @stephy stealing my words?

    I called Iggy the female Eminem a few days ago.

  3. Molly April 30, 2014

    Death at that Nicki minaj pic go iggy im rooting for your girl you did better then i expected.

    • Molly April 30, 2014


  4. XtinaTheDiva April 30, 2014

    Since when is Iggy Azalea a rapper??

    • Iconic Iggy April 30, 2014

      She’s always been a rapper……

    • Andy April 30, 2014

      She is just a POP trash singer…

  5. Iconic Iggy April 30, 2014

    54k is a solid debut all things considered. That album suffered push backs, label issues and lack of strong promo. The lead single didn’t take off until 2 weeks before the album release. Seeing how Problem is #1 and Fancy is #2 on iTunes, I think the album will have legs.

  6. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS April 30, 2014

    This is good. She is killing the singles chart, with 2 smashes and she is on a tour. What happened to that black woman who tried to come at her?

    RITA WHORA, released the same week as IGGY, her single sold 2136 and did not chart. She is now out of the itunes chart. LOL

    RIH RIH is working with DJ Snake.

    Turn down for what, h**!

  7. ClassyMindz April 30, 2014

    That info is false. That’s the number from hits daily double estimates. The real numbers from Soundscan has Iggy at selling 52K and Future selling 53k. The top 5 this week is Frozen , Future, Iggy Azalea, Pharrell and August Alsina. In that order.

  8. Navy Nick April 30, 2014

    I am confused; HITSDAILYDOUBLE is saying IGGY beat FUTURE, & is #2, while, he is #3. Either way, her album is GREAT! I love it; EVERY SONG IS GOOD!

    • ClassyMindz April 30, 2014

      Hits daily double are just estimates. The real numbers come from Soundscan. Last week hits daily double put August Alsina numbers at 63k. But the real numbers from Soundscan were 67k. Only trust Soundscan. They have the reàl numbers and not estimates.

  9. The Bajan princess April 30, 2014

    Kii @ Future!!!

  10. Molly April 30, 2014

    Future did pretty decent aswell him and iggy both sold more then Jason derulo who has a top 3 hit on billboard.

    • Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez April 30, 2014

      Who cares how much he opened with, let’s see how much he needs up selling. I think he’ll go GOLD to platinum if he promotes non stop and release some mega summer smashes.

    • ClassyMindz April 30, 2014

      Yeah Jason was number 4 last week on billboard and went all the way down to 17 this week, I believe.

  11. Gio88 April 30, 2014

    Let’s not forget it isn’t easy for her ….she is a FEMALE rapper white and aussie…. Not exactky a good combination for a rapper especially in usa

    • ClassyMindz April 30, 2014

      Also her album isn’t that good. It’s mediocre at best. Still wish the best for her though.

  12. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 30, 2014

    Byeeee these are flop numbers!! Ultimate death at future!!!! I feel bad for future and Ciara tho must suck when your both flops and have a baby… In futures case babies! Anyway I thought iggy was taking nicki’s spot??? I thought she was gonna snatch nicki’s wig??

    • Summertime Sadness April 30, 2014

      If iggy keeps scoring them top 20 hits she will replace Nicki

      • NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 30, 2014

        Lana couldn’t do 100k first week to save her life

      • Summertime Sadness April 30, 2014

        But Born To Die went platinum unlike Roman Reloaded when will Nickis albums do 5 million worldwide?

      • NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 30, 2014

        Nicki has sold 5 million worldwide.. You tried and since your talking about top 20s as well how many does lana have?

  13. ClassyMindz April 30, 2014

    There’s a female artist that Russell Simmons just signed to All Def Digital/Universal Music Group Name 3D Na’Tee that is a superb lyricist,versatile and has strong substance in her music. That Nicki need to watch out for. Every body from Timboland, Def Jam, Sony, even Nicki label YMCMB wanted to sign her. Go research her. You’ll see what I’m talking about.

  14. CherylSoldier April 30, 2014

    Hopefully this pushes nicki to slay harder this era. She
    Needs a platinum album and number 1 single this era
    At least.

    • Summertime Sadness April 30, 2014

      Won’t happen ickis done.

      • CherylSoldier April 30, 2014

        From a Lana Stan? Death. Where’s west coast?

      • msteefromdc May 12, 2014

        lmao..yes nicki is done

  15. Rosie April 30, 2014

    Soundscan has Future at 53K. Better than HDD, but still hilarious considering he’s featured on 80% of Urban songs from the past two years. He should be doing at least 80K. Even Childish Gambino did better than him.

    • Iconic Cici April 30, 2014

      Lol you sound mad not my fault west coast is flopping


      • NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 30, 2014


      • Rosie April 30, 2014

        Yet he still can’t outsell Paradise first week? Is Pluto even gold yet? That 53K won’t be enough to support those child support payments.

  16. Iconic Cici April 30, 2014


    • NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 30, 2014

      Everyone else > ciflop

      • Iconic Cici April 30, 2014

        Go buy one of ickis flop singles from 2013

      • NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 30, 2014


  17. Rosie April 30, 2014

    Has “Cedric” outsold “An Awesome Wave” by Alt-J in the US or worldwide yet?

    • CherylSoldier April 30, 2014

      I didn’t realize Ciara has only done 125k since
      Her release 😮

  18. truth tea (take a sip_ April 30, 2014

    Iggy is 23. Well done.
    Nicki was 28 during her debut…

    • KEN April 30, 2014

      And what exactly are you trying to imply?

      Ariana was 20 and opened with 213K+

      LMAFO, y’all would pull anything out of the book to discredit Nicki.

      • The Pink Print April 30, 2014

        Nicki was actually 27 during her “Debut Era”. She turned 28 the DECEMBER OF 2010. Just like Iggy will turn 24 next month. ONLY a FOUR YEAR Difference. Plus considering that Iggy debuted younger shouldn’t she have bigger numbers than Nicki did since younger artists do better than older ones?????

  19. Ratedx(love is love) April 30, 2014

    her voice annoys the fuggs out of me….sounds like she’s trying too hard to put words together…

    she must have a bomb a** pucci…cause what the fugg made T.I. sign her?

    meh…she has a body on her though….

  20. EveRyder April 30, 2014

    Congratz Iggy! The haters doubted u on ur place in the rap game on u shitted on them. U got at#3 album on billboard, 2 top 10 hits on billboard and itunes charts, Top ten rap album etc kepep up the good work. U deserve all the success coming ur way.

  21. TABLEUX April 30, 2014

    The Pink Print is coming for weaves. Watch out Iggy. Although Gratz

  22. QUEEN MINAJ♥ April 30, 2014

    ok hold the f*** up. People were saying iggy was gonna take nicki´s spot but she failed to do more than 375k copies first week. She even failed to do 100k first week. I am sorry but when there is a rap b**** that´s gonna beat nicki´s record that´s when i´ll say that they can be competion to nicki. Queen Nicki still unbothered by these flops.

  23. QUEEN MINAJ♥ April 30, 2014

    And death at the lana fan coming here talking about top 20 hits. B**** your fave doesn´t even have a top 5 hit.

    • Rosie April 30, 2014

      Yet her one album outsold both of Icki’s combined worldwide.

  24. GBA April 30, 2014

    Im sorry but selling 52,000 copies first weak is NOT a success nor should it be applauded FOR ANY ARTIST. Not when you have artist selling 100k their first week.First album or Not. All of the press, modeling gigs, festivals she’s been doing got her 52k the first week. Tuh! She capable of doing much more. I excepted 75-100k first week. True people are not buying albums like they used BUT there are millions of people that still do. I’m tired of people using this as an excuse.

    • d April 30, 2014

      She’s a new, white, female, rapper with no prior success of any kind…….wth made you think otherwise? Performing at a few festivals and..modeling?!

  25. Brian310 April 30, 2014

    This is decent for Iggy, haven’t listened to the album yet but so far everyone seems to be giving it good reviews.

    • ClassyMindz May 1, 2014

      As much as I like Iggy. Her album has been getting mostly terrible reviews. I wish she would have done better. Album isn’t that good at all.

  26. the best dancer April 30, 2014

    Can we get some more posts on August Alsina.. I mean… He is outselling this australian girl in the US. … and he is black….. and he is soooooooooooooooooooooo cute too.

    • ClassyMindz May 1, 2014

      August Alsina has a way better album than any of them. No matter how many hot singles a artist might have. People will mainly support quality music. If you put out a great product, it will sell. They’re more known than he is, but he has better music. All the reviews has been positive on the album, so has word of mouth.

  27. Mark111 April 30, 2014

    Anyone remember Kreayshawn? lol

    BTW, whatever happen to White Girl Mob? lol!!!!

  28. FutureCIARA April 30, 2014

    So yall just gonna sit here and act like “Ciara” first week numbers werent better than Iggy’s????

    Kiiiii at all the people saying she would slay Ciaras first weeks…. But nontheless congrats to both Iggy & Future, No matter how much promo, It just seems like these are the NEW NORMAL #s in the industry for anybody who is not Beyonce or Jayz or somebody!


    • CherylSoldier May 1, 2014

      No shade but those are UK/Australian normals, not the US babe.

    • ClassyMindz May 1, 2014

      One thing people have to realize, is that established more known artist will always do bigger numbers (unless they’re not in limelight anymore). The only way a new artist, do big numbers, is if they’re buzz is big or if they’re on a extremely popular label that’s hot at the moment. In the case with Nicki and Drake, they did big numbers cause they was on YMCMB label, which was the hottest label at that time. They was riding off of Lil Wayne name. Artist like Jay Z and Beyoncé, have loads of fans that build over a decade. They’re extremely popular. So they’re going to sell.

  29. FutureCIARA April 30, 2014

    So TGJ just gonna completely pay DUST to the Mariah Carey news today???????
    Her album comes May 27, and is called “Me, I AM MARIAH” She confirmed it on Twitter

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