‘The New Classic’: Iggy Azalea Tops iTunes USA / Set To Break Nicki Minaj Chart Record?

Published: Tuesday 22nd Apr 2014 by David

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?

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  1. nicko April 22, 2014

    Her music is trash but congrats to her ! Her success shpws that Nic rlly managed to save female rap. But i dont think she will break Nic’s record… she only has 1 hit. But who knows..

    • SlayABitIggy April 22, 2014

      Stay pressed sis, Iggy is coming for Nicki’s wig and even David The Barb knows it.

      • MattelMinaj April 22, 2014

        Good luck selling 90k.
        Good luck selling 100k.
        Better yet, good luck selling just as much as Nicki’s LOWEST first week sales sister. Good luck!

  2. NT April 22, 2014

    What record is she breaking . Lauryn was the first one to do it , then Nicki did it , so if anything she would be equalling the record not breaking it.

    • IggyIggyIggy April 22, 2014

      No babe, right now Nicki is the ONLY one since Lauryn to it, so if Slayzelea gets a number Nicki won’t be the only one anymore and so that would be the record she’d break. #Queen #ItWillHappen #ItsIggysTimeNow

      • Dean April 22, 2014

        That’s not how records work. You have to be the first to do it, or you have to o it more successfully. She’s matching a record with 2 other people. Lauryn Hill broke the record by being the first to do it, Nicki and Iggy just matched it.

      • kris April 22, 2014

        Actually, it was Lauryn then foxy brown them eve before Nicki.

  3. GREEKGOD April 22, 2014

    It’s a cute little Pop, EDM, trap album with lyrics about making it. Not really a classic but it’s a solid effort. TNC pre-order sales are going to help out a lot. No shade, I’m proud of her. I remember when Ignorant Art came out and nobody I knew , knew about her. I had to put them on, now she’s so commercial.

  4. BeySting April 22, 2014

    Omg this is true.

  5. JoJo April 22, 2014

    This was the site that introduced me to Iggy when she released PU$$Y. I remember seeing all the haters saying she could never make it. Now What.

    • Iggy’sAzzTho April 22, 2014

      Omfg same for me. David kept talking about her on twitter so I youtubed her and found PUY.

      • BaddieBey April 22, 2014

        The irony is that he dragged her when we found out she was racist so…

  6. TheNotoriousI.G.G.Y April 22, 2014

    Poor Nicki, her time is up.

    • nicko April 22, 2014

      Delusional. Hmm ure probably a lil kim fan.

    • rih keeps winning – catch up heuax April 22, 2014

      sadly i agree with you. And I feel sorry for black women cos now NO black woman is ever gonna get siged as a rapper. They have wanted a white girl to take over hip hop for awhile now.

  7. BarbBey April 22, 2014

    David only did this post because he know it will never happen. He’s BEEN Team Minaj and that’s the way it will stay.

    • I’mSoFancy April 22, 2014

      You are so f****** pressed b****, BiasedVid is the one who introduced me to Igster YEARS ago so what has TM got to do with anything.Iggy gave them an interview, did Flopnika? No the f*** she did not so it’s clear to see who appreciates them more.

      • ChakaYonce April 22, 2014

        If you’re debating about who he loves more between Iggy and Nicki you can stop now. The only one he and Sam really care about is Rita.

  8. Kween Ebony April 22, 2014

    So, were going to sit here and act like IGGY doesn’t have her album on sale for $ 9.99, we all know thats’s what’s help her chart! Nicki doesn’t put her albums on sale! While IGGY, GAGA, KATY, MILEY etc always put the album on “sale” to gain sales?! YONCE and NICKI would never!

    • Lana Del Slay April 22, 2014

      I see! So that’s why it’s number one? Looooool. Poor thing is so desperate to beat Nicki it’s sad.

  9. Fresh Navi April 22, 2014

    It will happen!

    Not only is TNC #1 on iTunes 3 different versions of the album is in the top 30 of the iTunes 200 albums
    #1 is the Explicit Deluxe …
    #28 is the the Clean Deluxe
    and #83 is the standard edition…

    Iggy is slaying iTunes at present.

    Fancy #12 on singles Change your life ft TI is 160… can we say I’m soooo FANCY?

  10. Kimmy Kim Kim Kim April 22, 2014

    Ooops what kind of slayage? She’s trending on here too. Bai bai Nicki.

  11. CiciFinnaBeABride April 22, 2014

    My ass forgot that it was TGJ who put me onto her when I was in middle school, s*** time has flown by like a m***********.

    • NickiBeenBad April 22, 2014

      Iggy was their Rita before Rita came out then they stopped featuring her altogether when those old tweets resurfaced lol.

      • MarinasDiamonds April 22, 2014

        Can you f****** not with those OLD tweets from centuries ago, she clearly didn’t mean what she said.

  12. HistoRih April 22, 2014

    She could nevah.

    • Roman’s Au Pair April 22, 2014

      She wishes she could.

      • the voice April 22, 2014

        Did Iggy’s name just get put in same sentence as Lauryn Hill’s name??

        Lauryn sold over 400,000 copies in the first week.

        Lauryn’s album has sold over 18 million worlwide

        & over 7 x platinum in the US alone.

        Please don’t mention Iggy in the same sentence as Lauryn Hill until she sells over 16 millions copies of this album. OK!!!

  13. rih keeps winning – catch up heuax April 22, 2014


    Rita WHORa single has also been released in the USA AND IT is struggling to break into the top 100. LOL LOL LOL

    • RitasLipstick April 22, 2014

      You’ll eat your words b****.

      • rih keeps winning – catch up heuax April 22, 2014

        No I all not. I stan for Rih Rih and we all know WHO TEH F*** RIH RIH IS.

        YOUR h** has a a lot of hard work trying to do what RIH CAN DO IN 5 MINS. I JUST LOOKED AT ITUNES CHART, STILL to in top 100 . BY noW RIH WOULD BE MUMBER 1

  14. My Gums Tho(aka Teacher) April 22, 2014

    Nicki Minaj debut album went #1 but it did NOT debut at #1! There’s a difference!
    Good luck Iggy!

    • VisionofMimi April 22, 2014

      Be real, if Iggy doesn’t get to number one in her first week she never will with this album. Nicki’s hype was real and she had the GP on her side which is why her sales kept rising. Iggy only has a small fan base and is actually depending on preorders.

  15. Realest April 22, 2014

    Whether it hits #1 or not Lauryn Hill will still be the only one of those three with an actual CLASSIC #1 record. Much rather have a classic under my belt than an “I debuted @ #1” type of thing tbh.

  16. H2O April 22, 2014

    Wow … she’s really happening 😀


  17. truth tea (take a sip) April 22, 2014

    Well done to her.
    However TGJ act as if chart positions = quality.
    Kim, Foxy, Eve, Trina etc. debut albums were all better than iggy’s.

    • Iconic Iggy April 22, 2014

      Eve and Trina’s debuts weren’t better then Iggy’s in any way shape or form. Foxy’s was decent but Kim’s was a classic.

  18. EveRyder April 22, 2014

    Congratz Iggy! She’s about to slay for female rap.

  19. QUEEN MINAJ♥ April 22, 2014

    Ummmm ok so why are the iggy fans calling nicki a flop lol lets not forget the fact that nicki´s latest single went gold. And iggy would wish to sell over 375k first week. But congratz to her.

    • truth April 22, 2014

      ??? icki IS a flop tho

  20. ROSEGOLD April 22, 2014

    Yeah right! Frozen will probably be #1 again for a few more weeks.

  21. Miko April 22, 2014

    This post isn’t entirely true. Eves first album topped the billboard 200 when I was released.stop marginalizing someone’s success to make them look more successful then they really are.

    • truth April 22, 2014

      and Kim’s Notorious Kim topped the charts. and kelly price was number 2 on the 200 that week. stop reahn sam bfo i rrreach thru this net and slap the sh!t outta u!

      • kris April 22, 2014

        Kims never had a numer one album. I lover her but she hasn’t

  22. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 22, 2014

    The PinkPrint will SLAYYYYY her

    • truth April 22, 2014

      honey, the pink print will flop lower than yo mammys breast are sitting

  23. truth April 22, 2014

    A WHITE B**** SLAYING ICKI HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! chile. kiii kiii kiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!

  24. HELL NO April 22, 2014

    I don’t understand why it has to be all about sales. Why cant people just focus on the fact that there are multiple females in hip-hop. These days all we’ve seen the past 5 years is Nicki, which is fine, shes a great artist. But back in the 90’s there was never just one female. There was Missy, Kim, Eve, Foxy, Left Eye, Da Brat, Shawnna, Queen Pen and Lauryn all out at the same time. It was fun and diverse that way. People can say Iggy cant rap, but that is not true. She’s worked just as hard as every other female in the game and she’s freestyled multiple times on radio and television. She promotes herself and writes her own s***, what more can you ask for in an artist these days? People should also not be saying her whole album is pop/edm. Her production sounds no different than something put out by Kid Cudi or J. Cole. Yet nobody says anything about Azealia Banks who uses techno/edm beats more than any rapper out right now. Just be happy female hip-hop is slowly coming back to life.

    • DJY April 22, 2014

      You’re damn right!

  25. whut April 22, 2014

    This post is inaccurate. Eve’s first two albums debuted at #1. Both Lil Kim and Foxy Brown’s second albums debuted at #1. And unless this Iggy girl sells more than 375K her first week, she isn’t taking Nicki Minaj’s spot.

  26. Navy Nick April 22, 2014

    I do not think it is about “taking NICKI’s spot”, because there is no female rap out now, BUT NICKI! Anyway, IZZY did a good job on this album-I LOVE EVERY SONG, I gotta admit, it is pretty damn good! DEF supporting her….

  27. kris April 22, 2014

    It would make her the fifth actually. Lauryn, foxy, eve, Nicki came before her. Research people.

  28. Navy Commander April 22, 2014

    Sam is setting her up for a drag fest.

  29. Iconic Iggy April 22, 2014

    Lol @ all these trolls under Iggy screen names! Where were y’all on the other Iggy posts? I remember everyone on here said Iggy would never make it and that she needed Interscope. People counted her out, try to discredit her because of her modeling, tried to call her a racist (which seems to happen to every white rapper), and even tried to dig up old tweets. But Iggy is #1 on iTunes now. She won.

  30. Pink Print April 22, 2014

    Congrats to Iggy on her new release. As for the record breaking she has no competition on the charts…Pink Friday went head to head with Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and SLAYED. Iggy is going against what a Frozen soundtrack? Not much to brag about…

  31. Rosie April 22, 2014

    Good for her! I hope she does over 60K but it doesn’t seem that likely looking at how bad everything else is selling except for Frozen.

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