Iggy Azalea‘s attempts to have Lizzo (born Melissa Jefferson) unseated from history books has proven futile as the burgeoning diva’s breakout hit, ‘Truth Hurts,’ has reclaimed the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100.
As we reported here, Azalea – courtesy of the 7 weeks her 2014 hit ‘Fancy’ held the top spot – currently holds the record for longest reign by a female rapper. In an attempt to remain the sole occupant of the title, the ‘Started’ rapstress started encouraging fans to stream Jefferson’s competitors to remove her from #1.
Albeit briefly successful as Travis Scott dethroned Lizzo last week with his new hit ‘Highest in the Room’ (as we reported here), refreshed charts show it’s actually Lizzo who is now the highest – giving her hit ‘Hurts’ its 7th week at the top. The move ties her with Azalea for the history making feat.
Lizzo scores a historic seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Truth Hurts.” The song ties Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, for the longest rule ever for a rap song by a female artist.
“Truth” tops the Radio Songs chart for a fifth week with 115.3 million audience impressions, down 4%, in the week ending Oct. 20, according to Nielsen Music; rebounds 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (20,000 sold, down 29%, in the week ending Oct. 17); and holds at No. 12 on Streaming Songs (23.4 million U.S. streams, down 9%, in the week ending Oct. 17).
The tie means Iggy now holds the record for longest consecutive reign by a female rapper while Lizzo holds the title for longest SOLO reign by a female rapper.