‘Billboard Year-End Charts’: Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, Drake & Pharrell Come Out On Top

Published: Wednesday 10th Dec 2014 by David

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Rising above a sea of criticism this year is Iggy Azalea, the Australian rapper riding high on a singles-fuelled chart wave.

Now, after the release of her latest body of work ‘Reclassified‘, the star finds herself atop numerous ‘Billboard Year-End Charts‘, outperforming many a serious chart contender.

Full story below…

Though yet to prove she can move albums, Ms. Azalea proved she’s a force to be reckoned with on a singles tip this year, turning her nose up at any unable to match the success she enjoyed with the hit single ‘Fancy‘, produced by British production duo ‘The Arcade.’

For, thanks to this single she sits atop the following charts.

‘Top New Artists.’

‘R&B/ Hip Hop Streaming Songs.’

‘Hot Rap Songs.’

‘Hot Rap Songs Artists.’

 

Indeed, though her debut album’s sales failed to live up to her notoriety, her success on the ‘Hot 100’ saw her top more ‘Year-End’ charts that album-sellers Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj and One Direction, who topped the ‘Top Artists’ and ‘Top Artists/ Duo Group’ charts.

Iggy wasn’t the only act to soar on this year’s charts. Indeed, thanks to sales and streams garnered by their respective releases, Beyonce, Drake and Pharrell also made numerous appearances at the ‘Year-End’ party.

Find out how they did here.

Random: Isn’t it interesting that the lesser known Lana moves more albums than the arguably “bigger” Iggy?

Any theories?

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  1. DEL BEY December 10, 2014

    these lists just further the fact that the music industry is in shambles, igloo topping most rap categories? lèul

    • Lana Lover December 10, 2014

      Stop being so pressed

      • DEL BEY December 10, 2014

        who’s pressed honey? simply stating facts, you are dismissed

  2. Lana Lover December 10, 2014

    Congrats Iggy love ya

    • DEL BEY December 10, 2014

      It’s a shame seeing someone who appreciates lana’s originality and creativity stan for a feaux heaux like this kangaroo

      • Slayty Perry (Prismatic Worldwide Tour Domination) December 10, 2014

        LMAOOOOOOOOO!!! A Lana Del Rey fan bashing Iggy for being fake? LMAOOOO!! I cannot @ the irony!!! Please have a stadium of seats that your fav could never sell out!

      • DEL BEY December 10, 2014

        excuse me bish, take a listen to her music and you’ll see her songs are original and written by HER! I’m not sure how a katy perry stan is talking when the b**** can’t even write, sing or dance, your fav is a basic mess, now go and listen to your kidzbop album

      • Slayty Perry (Prismatic Worldwide Tour Domination) December 10, 2014

        Death @ the self-shade. Katy’s kidzbop album yielded Grammy nominations. How about Ultrashit? None? Oh. Lmao!! Lana may write her material but after failing 144748383 times with different names and characters, no one believed her music is genuine. We all know her daddy brought her a contract. The real kii is that The New Classic outsold UltraFake in the US! Lmao!!

  3. LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. December 10, 2014

    SLAY IGGY!!!!!!!!!! Keep these h*** pressed like elevator buttons!!!!!!

  4. SURPRISE……(DEC.13) December 10, 2014

    THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE WORST YEARS IN MUSIC EVER, NOT JUST ONLY IN QUALITY BUT IN SALES TOO…THE ONLY ALBUMS I REALLY CARED FOR AND LIKED WERE IN THE LONELY HOUR, HOZIER’S ALBUM AND J.COLE’S NEW ALBUM.

  5. Slayty Perry (Prismatic Worldwide Tour Domination) December 10, 2014

    Lmao Iggy better keep you salty h*es pressed and steamed! If you’re salty now, wait til the Billboard Music Awards when Iggy sweeps clean lmao! *plays Heavy Crown*

    • DEL BEY December 10, 2014

      keep stanning for igloo while katy remains getting snubbed from by the grammy committee

      • Slayty Perry (Prismatic Worldwide Tour Domination) December 10, 2014

        Clearly you don’t know what a snub is lmao! Katy gets nominated every time. Snub is what happened to Lana Del Fake. The Grammy committee paid Ultrashit dust lmao! Katy and Igloo have their nominations, how about Lana? None? Oh.

  6. AmbeRussell December 10, 2014

    I would take iggy over a soulja boy or lil b or chief keef. And call her fake but u can’t ignore drake (always acting hard when he ain’t) lil wayne being a fake blood but rep the crips back when juvenile and dem were together back in the 90s or plies or Rick Ross who used other ppl life’s to make a persona. Also, idk why everyone says TI has writing credits on all her songs when he only has credit for the song he is on. Well I’m not a fan of hers, not do I hate her, just indifferent, but LEAVE IGGY ALONE

    • DEL BEY December 10, 2014

      I agree with you somewhat, some of the rappers out there are actually a f****** joke, like what is a 2 chains? but one thing you’ll realise is most of the successful rappers got to where they are because they had TALENT and they also had to work twice as hard, as for iggy she was ushered to the top of the business (on the verge, clear channel deal, endorsements, heavy promotion) because she was the best BLONDE rapper that was out at the moment, her rapping and flow is subpar, and she can’t even write her own lyrics, any TI fan will tell you she sounds like him, in her lyrics and flow

  7. Fancy BISH December 10, 2014

    *Sips apple cider* *Smacks* mmmmmmmhmm 😉 #IGGY #DefJam

    • MisdamenorFan December 10, 2014

      Things that should be left in 2014… people that constantly call Iggy fake. For someone that is so fake she is doing pretty damnnnn good. If this is what fake is, I’ll take plastic for $100 Alex.

  8. Iconic Iggy December 10, 2014

    The more hate she gets, the more Iggy wins. Keep the hate coming. I’m ready for the Billboard Music Awards.

    • ontherun December 10, 2014

      People really started hating her after the white media put her on a pedestal after the success of fancy… since then she has sold 11K first week with her (basically) new and well promoted album. your statement is VOID

  9. TheElusiveLamb December 10, 2014

    Congratulations to all especially Beyoncé 🙂

  10. DanYiel Teflon December 10, 2014

    I say congrats to Iggy & Beyoncé!!

  11. SMH December 10, 2014

    So folks are gonna pretend that Re-Flopified just disappeared faster than it was released and she still has yet to go Gold. Ok.

  12. DEL BEY December 10, 2014

    TGJ said it best, why is the ‘lessor’ known lana moving more units than iggy? don’t get me wrong I like iggy when she was working her way up (my worlds/ pu$$y) when she was an amateur workin like everyone else to make it to the top, I don’t like this racist media selected iggy. though I will say she has great stage presence and her weave is flawless but to bad her weave is why she’s breaking records

    • Slayty Perry (Prismatic Worldwide Tour Domination) December 10, 2014

      You seemed confused again. The New Classic outsold Ultrashit in the US. Hip-hop doesn’t sell well internationally.

      • ontherun December 10, 2014

        LOL at you calling iggy hip-hop. her target demographic are teen white girls (who are probably into kesha, justin bieber etc) the hip-hop community does not accept her

      • DEL BEY December 10, 2014

        your statement is VOID because UV has still outsold regurgitated x5 over and internationally unlike your local fav, that bubblegum crap is for you American pre-teens, many nomination and ZERO win is a SNUB boo boo, the biggest snub of all

    • ontherun December 10, 2014

      this is 100% exactly how i feel

  13. I STAN(D) FOR YONCÉ December 10, 2014

    Congrats to Beyonce. 2014 definitely belonged to Queen Bey. Keep winning s*** MaMa.

  14. Mark111 December 10, 2014

    Uggly better had fun this year, because next year she’s done (hell, right now she’s done.)

  15. pat December 10, 2014

    saw them early this a.m. Not a Katy stan, but she slayed the year-ends.

  16. ontherun December 10, 2014

    Its not surprising that lana sold more albums then iggy at all. Lana has built a solid fanbase from born to die and released a solid body of work and not just an album with a couple of mainstream hits

    • DEL BEY December 10, 2014

      thank you!

  17. DEL BEY December 10, 2014

    I bet it’s all the white girls who also stan for Justin bieber and draw cat whiskers on their faces that are the ones disliking my comments, just because finally a white female rapper is winning (singles chart) and they can finally claim to be a little ‘urban’ anyone who stans for iggy or likes her music has terrible, shallow taste in hip hop

    • ontherun December 10, 2014

      and of course congrats to queen Bey

      • ontherun December 10, 2014

        oops didn’t mean to leave this in your replies

  18. EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014

    Ya’ll fall for the same ish every time with these b******* ass lists.

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) December 10, 2014

      Stfu ho

  19. BeyRihLiyah December 10, 2014

    who is that man in the cover photo? 🙂

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) December 10, 2014

      Where’s nicki on this list?? When will she b relevant again honey???

  20. Save Me Oprah December 10, 2014

    Definition of a singles artist. Millions of singles sold yet not a single album certification in sight. Things that make you go mmmh.

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) December 10, 2014

      Oh shut up

  21. Umm December 10, 2014

    I see a lot of pressed h*** on this page. Congrats to all *moves on unbothered like an adult should*

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) December 10, 2014

      Eat me

  22. Rihyeezy December 10, 2014

    I had to scroll down pretty far to find a certain someone. Sips Mix*

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) December 10, 2014

      Biitch

  23. truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) December 10, 2014

    When will nicki?? Kii!!

  24. JOHNVIDAL December 10, 2014

    I agree that this has been pretty much the worst year for music ever (obviously in sales since everything is dissapearing, really sad) quality wise too. Like really, when it comes to females yes Lana del Rey released a fantastic album early in the year and also Mariah Carey released great material. Who else after them? I don´t even remember more releases that were interesting. And it also shows in the grammy nominations. Not a Beyonce fan but I agree her album has been one of the best during the last year (but it is from 2013 so it doesn´t count).
    Only albums I´ve purchased this year:
    Mariah Carey
    Lana del Rey
    Queen – Greatest Hits II (cause I couldn´t find the copy I had before)
    Man of Steel soundtrack (yes I found it really at such a good prize and I love Hans Zimmer)
    Arcade Fire – Reflektor (but that was from 2013 too)

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