Thought Iggy Azalea‘s time atop the ‘Billboard Hot 100′ would be a short lived affair? Well…think again.
For, as her debut ‘The New Classic’ swims in a sea of commercial struggle and strife, the single spends its third week atop the chart, outperforming each and every single number available for purchase in the USA!
Good news for she and ‘Confessions‘ vocalist Beyonce, below!
Billboard Biz explains:
Azalea continues her record-tying run at the chart’s top two spots, as, for a third week, “Fancy” and “Problem” rank at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Previously, only the Beatles held the Hot 100’s top two rungs simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 entries: On the Feb. 22, 1964, chart, the Fab Four’s “I Want to Hold Your Hand” stayed at No. 1 while “She Loves You” pushed 3-2. Azalea has a ways to go before matching how long the Beatles controlled the top two; they logged 10 straight weeks occupying (at least) both Nos. 1 and 2 at the same time, through April 25, 1964, as “Hand” and “She” placed at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for four weeks; they then reversed ranks for two weeks; for the next four frames, “Can’t Buy Me Love” ruled, while “Twist and Shout” was No. 2.
On radio, Beyonce rises to the top of ‘Rhythmic‘ stations with her latest single ‘Pretty Hurts‘, now the most added jam on the format after scoring over eight new commitments on the format.
Set to help the number impact the ‘Billboard Hot 100′, its rising presence radio comes after it peaked at #12 on the ‘Official Charts R&B Singles’ tally, and as its official music video surpassed the 27 million streams mark on ‘VEVO‘ alone.
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