Another day, another chart record for Iggy Azalea. The Australia native is now the longest running female rapper at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100.
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Iggy’s “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX is spending its sixth week in the top spot. That passes Lil Kim’s previous record of five weeks with “Lady Marmalade” in 2001. Kim’s collaboration with Christina Aguilera, Mýa, and Pink was included on the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack.
Only four female rappers have ever reached number one on the Hot 100. Lauryn Hill was the first to accomplish that feat in 1998 with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” off the Grammy winning The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. “Doo Wop” spent two weeks at number one.
The only other femcee to hit #1 is Shawnna. She stayed in the peak position for one week as a guest feature on Ludacris’ “Stand Up” in 2003.
Iggy wrote on Instagram:
Pretty good way to start July! Lots of motivation to continue to work hard. I’m putting all my energy into black widow now & hoping you’ll love the video for it as much as you all enjoyed fancy. eek! I’m nervous but excited.
Iggy’s The New Classic LP is currently at number 19 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It peaked at number three and has sold around 210,000 units to dates.