As Azealia Banks continues to plot the release of her debut album, Iggy Azalea swims towards record-setting glory today, after her debut LP topped iTunes USA‘s album tally!
Why the rapper now finds herself on her way to making chart history with the album?
Find out below…
After hitting the market at midnight (April 22nd), Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ hopped, skipped and jumped to #1 on iTunes USA, outselling each and every single release currently on the chart.
Pushed by its latest single ‘Fancy’, the project’s rise to the top now puts Iggy on the right track to setting a record set to make her the envy of many a lady lyricist.
Indeed, if ‘Classic’ succeeds in topping the Billboard 200 next week, the star will become the first female MC to see an album debut at #1 since Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘ did so in 2012.
Though unlikely to match or better opening week figures scored by Minaj‘s ‘Reloaded (253,000)’ or its predecessor ‘Pink Friday (375,000)’, ‘Classic’ would best efforts made by the likes of Lil Kim, Eve and Trina if it does what LPs from the aforementioned failed to and top the tally, with none of their discographies boasting a US #1 album.
Put simply, topping the ‘200’ would see the ‘Fancy’ beauty destroy Minaj‘s current position as the only Rap belle to own a chart-topping debut since Lauryn Hill‘s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’
Think that will happen?