The Australian rapper originally set a new streaming record with 2.9 million — then quickly topped herself
For the fourth straight week, rapper Iggy Azalea’s single “Fancy” exceeded three million weekly streams in the U.S., according to a report obtained by TheWrap.
The lead single from the Australian star’s debut album “The New Classic” was actually the first song to exceed three million weekly streams on Spotify. Now she can multiply the accomplishment by four.
“Fancy” from Def Jam Recordings first set a Spotify record in the week ending May 18, with a weekly streaming tally of 2.9 million. The following week (ending May 25), she smashed her own mark, by being streamed 3.369 million times in the U.S. on Spotify.
Azalea then broke her record — again — with 3.398 million streams for the week ending June 1. She topped three million in the week ending June 8 (3.354 million), and once more last week, with 3.136 million.
But Azalea isn’t the only artist making moves on Spotify.
Songs featured in 2014 FIFA World Cup ads have also seen jumps on the streaming service. Streams of “Jungle” by Jamie N Commons have increased 4.5 times from June 5 to June 6, landing it in the Top 10 globally on Spotify’s Viral Chart.
It hit No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 3 in Brazil, where the soccer tournament is taking place.
Also, “Miss Alissa” by Eagles of Death Metal has seen a boost, albeit more modest. The song doubled in streams from June 1 to June 2, and again from June 8 to June 9, placing it in the Top 20 viral tracks.
Soccer aside, a videogame trailer is giving a Mike Oldfield song a big bump on Spotify. “Nuclear,” from the “Metal Gear Solid 5” trailer that debuted on June 9, increased 18-fold from June 8 to June 9.
It then tripled from June 9 to June 10, catapulting the song to No. 1 globally on Spotify’s Viral Chart.