Here comes the Australian invasion: Rapper Iggy Azalea has joined The Beatles as the only two acts to hit the No. 1 and No. 2 spots simultaneously with their first two Billboard Hot 100 hits in the U.S.
Azalea’s single “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, earned the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 chart Wednesday while Ariana Grande’s single “Problem,” which features Iggy, moved into second place.
“Problem” is the best-selling debut single of the year and currently resides atop the iTunes chart in 57 countries. It’s the fastest-selling single since Katy Perry‘s “Roar.”
“Fancy” is just the second song by a solo lead female rap artist to have topped the Hot 100 Chart since Lauryn Hill’s 1998 “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
It’s sold nearly two million copies globally, is the most streamed track ever on American Spotify, and has reached No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand. It is in the Top 5 in the UK and Top 10 in Australia.
Azalea’s debut album “The New Classic” hit No. 1 in 19 countries worldwide and Top 10 in an additional 44 markets. It reached No. 3 in the U.S.