‘Fancy’: Iggy Azalea Crosses 4 Million Units Sold Mark With Smash Hit Single

Published: Monday 12th Jan 2015 by David


Her critics may have rained on her credibility’s parade, but we’d challenge anyone to attempt to do the same to Iggy Azalea‘s run as a singles seller.

For, after her latest single ‘Beg For It‘ sailed past Gold status, her breakout bop ‘Fancy‘ has surpassed sales of 4 million units!

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With the help of a ‘Clueless‘-inspired music video and performances delivered to a number of major television platforms, ‘Fancy’ crossed the 4 million units mark in the US this week, standing tall as one of 2014’s highest selling singles as it show no signs of slowing down in 2015.

Pulled from her debut album ‘The New Classic‘, ‘Fancy’s success marked the start of a promising career for the rapper in the US, following a string of jams that failed to impact the charts and leading the way for numerous hit singles released by the star last year.

Indeed, 2014 also saw Azalea rock the charts with the Ariana Grande-led ‘Problem’ and the smash hit singles ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Beg For It‘, the latter pulled from her latest body of work ‘Reclassified‘, which opened with less than 13,000 units sold when it was released last November.

In other chart news, August Alsina‘s ‘Testimony‘ creeps towards sales of 250,000 units after reaching the 205,000 unit mark back in September, while Cheryl Cole‘s ‘Only Human‘ shows little to no sign of growth as it remains below the 30,000 unit mark in the UK two months of its release.

Meanwhile, Elijah Blake‘s latest EP ‘Drift‘ sees 2,590 new purchases made in the last week push it to sales of 14,911 while worldwide sales of Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Ultraviolence’ sit pretty at the 1,241,000 mark!

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  1. BamWamm January 12, 2015

    YASSSSSSSSSS!…People may hate on her or not like her , but there is NO denying that she is doing her thang.
    S***…ion even f*** with her music ..besides Fancy & Black Widow.

    • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. January 12, 2015

      Yes! Stink pusssy h0es like Flopnika Garbaj are just mad because Iggy Iggs came on the scene and started to SLAY their existences. Flopnika Garbaj is a washed-up has-been h0 who is pressed about Iggy’s success. Iggy will succeed because she is a hard worker and she respects the legendary women who paved the way for her. She shows love to the Queen of Rap Lil’ Kim and to Queen Missy Elliott.

      Simmer down b!tches, it’s Iggy SZN!

      • Lobe January 12, 2015

        How could you call Nicki Minaj a flop? The Pink Print, despite it’s soft entry, is selling exceptionally well… It has kept the #2 spot on the charts since its debut three weeks ago (ahead of J. Cole and Sam Smith). Sure, she hasn’t snagged a Hot 100 #1 but her singles from the album is RIAA certified. And regardless, you’re acting like 4 million is such a huge number! ‘Fancy’ was #1 for majority of the summer and here we are at the beginning of the year, and she still hasn’t crossed the 6 million mark (which is the average for a block buster single). Let me remind you boo, Super Bass sold 8mil (didn’t become #1) and Starships sold 6mil (didn’t become #1). If you want to make this competition of who’s QUEEN… measure their success the accurate way, consider those numbers! Once the hype of ‘Fancy’ blows over, Iggy will fade away while Nicki’s domination will be here to stay. So get them numbers right before you try to throw Iggy over Nicki…. She hasn’t even matched her singles sales yet!

    • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* January 12, 2015

      Lady Patra is hot. And bounce and new b**** (okay, I admit it. I shaded her but I bought her album and bought beg for it. It is what it is. Lol)

  2. tits mcgee January 12, 2015

    That’s great for her. I hope she can get her 1st album to gold, tho..

    • Iconic Iggy January 12, 2015

      The New Classic is around 480k which is great for any hip-hop debut. It will be gold in the following weeks.

      • tits mcgee January 12, 2015

        Hip Pop stars should be having higher sales since they are played on urban and especially pop radio.

        It’s lopsided to not scan gold in a year
        for the album, yet sell multi platinum singles.


      • Iconic Iggy January 12, 2015

        In todays world its not. Artist selling millions of singles and a quarter of album sales is about normal these days. Listening to a song on radio and paying 11.99 for an album aren’t the same. Especially with streaming around. The New Classic was the most streamed album of 2014.

      • tits mcgee January 12, 2015

        You have a point, hun. It’s still not a good look, for someone promoted so heavily..

        At least she is selling singles, I guess.

  3. Iconic Iggy January 12, 2015

    Fancy reached 4 million last week but congrats to Iggy! I never thought this song would blow up so big but when it was first released it did reach top 30 on iTunes and stayed in the top 50 for the week before it was released to radio or had the video. I know the timing couldn’t have been better with Problem dropping. Fancy definitely left its mark.

    • tits mcgee January 12, 2015

      The song was a phenomenon. That much is true.

  4. CATFISH CAREY January 12, 2015


  5. Love Life January 12, 2015

    Flop classic still hasn’t sold 1 million though. That song would be nothing without Charlie XCX

    • nicki will slay January 12, 2015


    • Rosie January 12, 2015

      But Sucker hasn’t scanned 50K with more promo than the New Classic had before it’s release.

  6. DEL BEY January 12, 2015

    See I liked her song My World, when I saw that video I was like who is this fierce driven chick, I was actually feeling her when she was grinding, but not since the white supremacist media picked her up and placed her in the same realm as the elites

  7. SMH January 12, 2015

    Too bad she can’t even sell an album past Gold. Any clown can sell a bunch of singles nowadays.

  8. Nicki Is Queen January 12, 2015

    I guess a congratulations is in order for mzz iggy and and charli

  9. Bang bang January 12, 2015

    Damn! Could you at least be happy of the girl! It will probably sell a million give her a damn break!!

  10. MariahIsMusic1 January 12, 2015

    New Classic will be gold, & This is great for a girl who didn’t do so many features & creating beef to create hype before her debut. Kill them with success missyyy

    • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* January 12, 2015

      Irony cuz Mariah shades on the regular but where did that new album chart? Madagascar?

  11. nicki will slay January 12, 2015

    Female FLo’Rida. LOL!

    Why can’t she sale albums like NICKI, DRAKE, and J COle? NICKI IS ALREADY AT 354,000 SOLD in less than ONE month.

    • maurice January 12, 2015

      yes ho, with her THIRD album.

    • Iconic Iggy January 12, 2015

      No shade but Nicki is not in the same bracket as Drake and J.Cole. They sold more in a week than Nicki has in a month. Plus all 3 on on there third albums while TNC is Iggy’s first. An all around stupid comparison.

    • Rosie January 12, 2015

      I would expect Onika to sell that much with a year’s worth of promo, VEVO payola, softcore pornography, and five singles before release.

      • ace January 13, 2015

        You exactly right everything you said

  12. MariahIsMusic1 January 12, 2015

    Congratulate & Keep it moving. Its so simple. Iggy is a Hip Hop Mc Force & you will have to accept it

  13. MariahIsMusic1 January 12, 2015

    Nicki Minaj stans are predictable.

  14. BELLA MARLENE FAVELA January 12, 2015

    congrats to mz Iggy she doing her thing no matter what u haters think!! but be4 u guys call Nicki remember that starships 4.5M US and super bass 5M US!!!>> fancy 4M
    and no matter what u say pink print is selling thos fine 355k in three weeks and 462k WW three weeks probably sale more than gold this Friday and the stats are in just three weeks!!!! anything shes doing now has already been done except flopping on your debut album with a #1hit #noshade!!

  15. Slay_Hive January 12, 2015

    Congrats to Charli XCX

    • tits mcgee January 12, 2015


  16. #TeamTinashe Stan January 12, 2015

    Congrats to Iggy!
    Dave ain’t letting up on that guy that he’s been trying to get over with us for the last couple of years now. Love the tenacity! 😀

  17. Timago January 12, 2015


  18. Essa January 12, 2015

    Not impressed. Her album should be at least double platinum, but is still struggling for Gold status. Lousy. An album that doesn’t do even a quarter of the sales that one of its singles does makes a statement about how the public TRULY views the “artist”. Anybody could have made “Fancy” and had the same success with it. She’s not special.

    • Rosie January 12, 2015

      Name one album other than 1989, Beyonce, and Frozen from the past year (or maybe two) that went double platinum? You f*** are so delusional and stay acting like albums still sell like its 2005.

    • Iconic Iggy January 12, 2015

      Only 3 albums went 2x platinum last year. Hit singles don’t lead to equal album sales. It’s been that way for over 10 years, since the rise of iTunes. It has gotten even worse due to streaming. Stans put so much focus in album sales as if they are all that matters when the reality is they are quickly becoming obsolete. The New Classic was the most streamed album if the year. It just shows you this generation prefers other methods of enjoying music.

      • Avi January 12, 2015

        Bragging about streaming is a joke. That’s like being a fan of a poorly selling graham cracker and saying “…but it was the most sampled cracker at the supermarket”. Like it matters. If Iggy’s album had a lot of streams but weak overall sales, then that makes me think people weren’t impressed enough by what they heard to buy it.

      • Rosie January 12, 2015

        Here you all are again acting like sales haven’t plummeted even further since Spotify became popular in the US. The proof is right there. Streaming jumped by like 100%+ this year alone while album AND single sales both dropped double digits. How were songs in the top 10 last year only selling 75-80K a week? Spotify, VEVO, and maybe Pandora are exactly why.

      • Brian310 January 13, 2015

        The point is if the album was the most streamed album of 2014 obviously people had to like it enough to keep streaming it, I don’t get how that’s so hard to understand

  19. Diamond Chantause January 12, 2015

    So what im hearing, Charlie basically birthed piggys career?

    Queen Charlie deserves more hits than just Fancy, Boom Clap

    • AmbeRussell January 13, 2015

      But why hasn’t she birth a career of her own? Iggy has multiple singles doing well and an album that’s almost gold. Charlie has a hit single and a hit feature and that’s it. She wasnt slaying before fancy and she isn’t skating after fancy.

  20. Molly January 12, 2015

    Congrats Iggy this is big 2014 was your year regardless of how people feel about.

  21. Rosie January 12, 2015

    I wish some of you bitter h*** clinging to Charli whenever this song is mentioned bought Sucker. It might hav sold more than 50K since it sounds more mainstream to fit the sad, pathetic taste of you ugly power bottoms.

    • Slay_Hive January 12, 2015

      I (and several others) only remember the chorus of Fancy and no i didn’t buy sucker just like no one bought The new Classic.

      • MariahIsMusic1 January 12, 2015

        Now that’s a lie, people bought the New Classic it will be certified Gold soon its still charting in BB100. Stop exaggerating.

      • Slay_Hive January 12, 2015

        Almost gold after a year and a big hit tho? That let’s you know people were only here for the single. The chorus is what really made the song a success. Not really her “rapping” skills.

      • Brian310 January 13, 2015

        The album wouldn’t be on its way to gold if that was the case tho when you got so many pop acts and hip hop acts who can’t even get near gold, stop hating on this girl

  22. BELLA MARLENE FAVELA January 12, 2015

    plus nickis big hits (starship/superbass>> are solo #justsaying plus TPP is going gold WW this Friday God willing!!!in four weeks then! its selling thus fine!!
    Nicki haters will seeth when TPP will be certified platinum by shipments like all her albums!!!! once again congrats Iggy from d bottom of my heart!!! but she will share d glory with charlie CX thou y Nicki isn’t sharing the glory with Anybody!!!

  23. BeyRihLiyah January 12, 2015

    yawn she’s still a flop biitch

  24. BELLA MARLENE FAVELA January 12, 2015

    @iconiciggy Nicki is definitely in the category of jcole and Drake cause she actually has two platinum albums!!! but does jcole has any platinum album? even drake is good with first week sales but still normal in longetivity!! Iggy has the excuse of being white and helped by d white media and being the 2nd most streamed album of 2014 just further proved that no one is going out to buy her body of work!!! and saying she is on her first album is further proving her a flop!! did any established female rapper flop on there debut? she has no excuse to flop even more she’s white!! miss me

    • badnastydingaz January 14, 2015

      Nicki doesnt have two platinum albums lol only one deary

  25. MariahIsMusic1 January 12, 2015

    Fancy was a huge 2014 Hit & people need to accept that. Everyone was singing that song!! She Toured with Bey, She has 3 Top 5 hits. She’s a force Accept it

    • RJ January 12, 2015

      When did she tour with Bey and she’s had 2 top 5 singles. And one was a feature. Please be seated.

  26. Timago January 12, 2015

    SMELLY FLOPLAND?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  27. MariahIsMusic1 January 12, 2015

    Don’t even get me started with The PinkPrint HYPE chile.

  28. BELLA MARLENE FAVELA January 12, 2015

    @Rosie because u continuously say pink print is a flop doesn’t make it true!!! and its selling well and in four weeks it’ll be gold and probably go plat WW sooner….continue defending Iggy sales<<< nickis talking abt how she did promo, vevo but defend Iggy for using radio play saying because u hear song on d radio doesn't mean u will buy the album!! but stil use anaconda video as your prey!!!
    those that live in glass houses don't throw stone ..after 6 month is UT gold in US? y was Lana not given the golden globe? but u come to drag!!! don't @ me!!! good night!! 🙂

    • Rosie January 12, 2015

      Death at a Brat trying to drag Lana for not winning at the Golden Globes. When will Onika though? Why hasn’t the Pinkshit sold 200K outside of the US? Why are you gays always clinging to the US? Is it because it’s the only country Onika even went top 10 in with EMAs promo and the “”global smash hit”” Anaconda?

  29. MariahIsMusic1 January 12, 2015

    @Slay_Hive. Ariana had 3 Top 10 singles but she’s also gold yet, the music sales have decreased drastically & its her first album no one believed her but she will grow, Rihanna etc & she’s still building her fanbase so I don’t really know why this girl has you so pressed that you would say no one bought her album.

  30. Tea honey January 12, 2015

    This is great so congrats I still feel she is a one hit wonder that will fade soon but good luck to her

  31. Terry B January 12, 2015

    Congrats to Iggy. You barbs are pathetic. TNC is almost gold. Death at y’all talking about platinum albums when PFRR has yet to scan 1M copies & The Pinkprint won’t come close to platinum. Iggy’s next album will do better since she’s known now, unlike Nicki who did 50 features before releasing her own album.

  32. Suicide Blonde January 12, 2015

    I still don’t understand how these artists are selling millions in singles but can’t barely get a gold album, and don’t come to me with the 99 excuses, in the 90’s artists were selling 20 million per album and 7/6 million per singles, and it wasn’t easy to do that, this digital era has really ruined music sales, yes you have the comfort but that doesn’t help, gosh this generation is so lazy.

    • Mark111 January 13, 2015

      People can buy an album the same way they are buying these singles. People just don’t want to buy albums, period. In the 90’s you had a tape or a CD with the hit song, an album song and maybe a remix or instrumental. So it was more convenient to buy an album, because you want as many songs in your player as possible, slowly getting used to the album. NOW, your whole music library is in your pocket. Pink Print came out a month ago and who’s talkng about it? Albums aren’t even supported longer than two months unless it sells. But even singles sells are low now, streaming is the next thing.

  33. Rihboy January 12, 2015

    What exactly is iggy slaying? Most definitely not nicki. Her performances and numbers are abysmal. She is racist. Moreover the fake at rapper ever. It’s sad how her fans are brainwashed by her lukewarm ability to memorize t.i. S handwriting. Bye felicias

  34. Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* January 12, 2015

    As long as it’s known that Lanas ULTRAVIOLENCE is platinum, you faggotts can’t shade her anymore with “is it gold yet” cuz you’ll ultimately just have to wipe the nut of your face.

    • TheElusiveLamb January 13, 2015

      It may be platinum, but that face is still as f***** up as that second paragraph in her soon to be suicide letter

      • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* January 14, 2015

        What suicide letter?

    • Rihboy January 12, 2015

      On credible charts. Oops

  35. Iggy Queen January 12, 2015

    yass slay!

  36. Iggy, Queen of the pre op trannys January 12, 2015

    i don’t know him

  37. Dem Lessers January 12, 2015

    Why has this become an Iggy blog since Fancy. I genuinely don’t care about this non talent. It would’ve been better if you focused it on sales of Only Human, below 30,000 can we have a kiii right there!

    • CherylSoldierr January 12, 2015

      Girl you’ve been trying it for months now, desperately preoccupied by my fave. First b****, get your receipts right. Only human is silver hun. That’s right, certified, something flopney Jean couldn’t get in any market worldwide. Now I told you to go worry about your faves next asylum checkup and to stop obsessing about my fave’s happy, healthy and normal life. She didn’t have to resort to meth, ecstasy, coke and flop backup dancer d***. Clap back when your fave regains control of her coin from daddy b****.

      • Dem Lessers January 12, 2015

        How ’bout I clap back now. BJ “Britney’s worst album” is certified Gold by SALES not shipments in Brazil, Canada, Mexico & Venezuela, 3 important territories and an extra. David has provided the receipts for Cheryl, read the post. Maybe your beef’s with him if that’s incorrect.

      • CherylSoldierr January 12, 2015

        Wow! Congrats! Gold w sales of 5k! Screaming! And no Hun, David’s receipts don’t even make sense. How is OH stuck at 30k 2 months after release if it did 30 k in the first 2 weeks? But your stupid a$$ can’t conprehend anything logical. That’s why you stan for bottom of the barrel white trash inbred s******.

      • Dem Lessers January 12, 2015

        Well Only Human sold 20k including shipments during debut week, and a week and a half later it wasn’t in the iTunes top 150 albums. It just about makes sense to me that it would be around the 30k mark. And if you’re talking about the 5k in the extra territory that’s because it’s a smaller country, like what you always point out when comparing Chavyl’s sales to sales of American artists. Difference is Britney has sale receipts in every territory, Chavyl only has the UK receipts which now look like they’ve come from a pound/dollar store….Bye!

      • CherylSoldierr January 13, 2015

        Girl where is your logic? Using iTunes charts as a receipt during xmas time. I’m screaming! Not when the album is still in the UK top 100. You’re so stupid. It’s SILVER hun. Check the receipts before you try to shade my fave. Worry about BJ getting 5k certifications in third world countries.

  38. Ready January 12, 2015

    The Pink Print is about to be gold why no mention of that?

    • Dem Lessers January 12, 2015

      I think they’re waiting for it to actually get certified, unlike Igloo Australia.

    • Rosie January 12, 2015

      …because this isn’t an Onika post? Good for her selling well in the US but why is she flopping to hell and back internationally? For example Bed Of Lies is a legitimate hit in Australia yet the album left the charts in less than a month.

      • CherylSoldierr January 12, 2015

        She didn’t even promote ww rosie. Sit your hating a$$ down. You’re so desperate for relevancy.

  39. Rihanna #1 fan t January 13, 2015

    The power of being White lol WHITE AMERICA !!

  40. Absolved January 13, 2015

    You all stay making excuses for Iggy. Face it, people were only interested in that song. As an artist/rapper, few people take her seriously enough to bother checking for TNC. Stop blaming streaming for these artists inability to sell their full body of work. That’s an excuse. If Iggy and her record label only cared about selling singles, then why did they bother to put out **TWO** albums? Why didn’t they just release stand-alone singles on iTunes/Spotify and promote that. Why even bother with the album format? Woulda be much cheaper and they wouldn’t be losing their shirts after spending MILLIONS to record and promote full length albums only to have them not sell. Again, save the excuses. The music industry doesn’t have artists go through the trouble and expenses to record full length albums only to have them stumble and struggle to barely reach Gold after a year. Iggy was expected to do much better than the sales of “Fancy.” Best believe they wanted and expected a platinum album, which is why they tried to boost it with a re-release and now are trying to cover TNC’s overall failure with a fast followup album. People aren’t buying albums today because the vast majority of who are considered pop stars and hit makers aren’t worth a squirrels sh!t. I don’t buy many albums now, not because I don’t like or care for the format…or because I’d rather stream them…but rather because this generation of pop stars are utter crap and not worth my $10. Give me better and I’ll buy. But for as long as the best you can give me is Iggy, then I’ll take that same money that I could use to buy TNC and spend it on snacks instead. A $10 lunch at Wendy’s that’ll be gone in 20 mins is more a compelling idea than owning Iggy’s music. Sorry. Bullhorn to music industry: give me SOMETHING worth spending money on and I’ll do it.

    • Brian310 January 13, 2015

      If they really wanted re-classified to help TNC they would’ve followed the guidelines so that the sales would have counted towards her album, basically because they messed up the track list it is treated as an ep so obviously they didn’t care that much about her album sales if they couldn’t get that right.

  41. ace January 13, 2015

    Man bump the rap p*** star nicki.you’ll.always talking bout kim name being brought up wit nicki now nickis brought up every iggy post.iggy everything nicki not.humble, classy, winning awards number one on billboard and can’t wait till iggy win a grammy before her.maybe if nicki was original classy and all her shyt a int sound the same she would be respected.iggy bet her at the people choice awards and took her spot and outperformed her at the amas.go iggy.who cares if nicki claim to never sexed drake or wayne why even come out your mouth with that line.smh nicki or her label brought most of f2f hose albums cause the predictions were 180 000 and they never wrong for nobody else all a sudden she at 3sum yea ok

  42. Blacksista January 13, 2015

    why are there always over 50comments, when someone has an achievement haters

  43. Stanley January 14, 2015

    Frankly I don’t care if Iggy Wins an Hip hop Grammy, because she white. I’m tried of these Male Homophobic rappers like J.Cole.. We should reward greatness in personality and talent. And alot of these rappers need to learn how to get rid of their old idealizes, especially now since Gay marriage is legal in 36 States. In 5 years or 2020. Gay marriage will be legal in all 50 states

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