While Nicki Minaj shades (but no shade) Iggy Azalea, the Australian artist continues to make the record books.
The “Pu$$y” rapper already made Billboard Hot 100 history by being just the second music act ever (The Beatles were the first) to simultaneously have the top two singles in the country with “Fancy” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem.” Both songs have been holding down the number one and two spot for the past five weeks.
Now Iggy joins Mariah Carey and OutKast as the third act in history to replace their number one hit with another.
Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea,” rises 2-1 on both the Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs radio airplay charts, granting Grande her first leader on each list – and Azalea a piece of chart history.
“Problem” dethrones Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, after three and four weeks atop Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs, respectively. On Pop Songs, Azalea becomes the just the third act to replace herself at No. 1 in the chart’s 21-year history – and the first to do so with her first two chart entries. OutKast reigned in succession with “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move” (featuring Sleepy Brown) in 2003-04. Mariah Carey first switched out songs at the summit with “Fantasy” and “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men) in 1995.
“Fancy” and “Problem” have spent the past five weeks at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on the airplay/sales/streaming-based Billboard Hot 100. “Fancy” has sold 2.3 million downloads and “Problem,” just shy of 2 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
At the rate Iggy’s going, Nicki may just have to drop a diss record and name names.