The Australian rapper reigns again with 'Fancy,' while staying at No. 2 as featured on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC!'s 'Rude' rules Digital Songs and Maroon 5 debuts.
Iggy Azalea notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Meanwhile, MAGIC! tops Digital Songs with "Rude," which stays at No. 3 on the Hot 100, and Maroon 5 makes its way to the Hot 100, as "Maps" debuts at No. 14.
As we do each Wednesday, let's look at the numbers behind the Hot 100's top 10 and more.
Azalea continues her record-tying run in the Hot 100's top two spots, as, for a fifth week, "Fancy" and "Problem" rank at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. How rare is it for Azalea to have logged five weeks at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously? For one, she ties Ashanti for the longest such run by a woman; Ashanti locked up Nos. 1 and 2 from April 20 through May 18, 2002, with her own "Foolish" and as a guest on Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" (Only one other woman has doubled up at Nos. 1 and 2 in the same week: Mariah Carey, with "We Belong Together" and "Shake It Off" on Sept. 10, 2005.)
Azalea also matches Pharrell Williams, who tallied a five-week stranglehold on the top two last year as featured on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (with T.I.) and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and T.I. ("Whatever You Like," "Live Your Life," featuring Rihanna) in 2008 for the longest duopoly at Nos. 1 and 2 since OutKast held the ranks for eight straight weeks in 2003-04 with "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move" (featuring Sleepy Brown). The only other acts to have strung together at least five weeks at Nos. 1 and 2 at the same time are the Bee Gees (five, 1978) and the Beatles, who hold the record with 10 in a row in 1964.
"Fancy" continues its Hot 100 domination with a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs, growing by 3 percent to 150 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen BDS. It logs a sixth week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, down by 5 percent to 11.6 million U.S. streams, according to BDS. On Digital Songs, "Fancy" drops 1-2 after four weeks on top (195,000 downloads sold, down 14 percent, in the tracking week ending on June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
"Fancy" again fights off "Problem" for the Hot 100's top rank, with the latter also gaining at radio but slipping in sales and streaming. "Problem" pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs, up by 12 percent to 142 million. It holds at its No. 2 peak on Streaming Songs (9.4 million, down 11 percent) and No. 3 on Digital Songs (162,000, down 13 percent), which it led for three frames.
With "Fancy" and "Problem" down by 6 and 5 percent, respectively, in overall Hot 100 points, the former claims 16 percent more points than the latter, a margin in line with the difference between the two titles the past three weeks.
"Fancy" leads the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fifth and 10th week, respectively. It tops the Songs of the Summer ranking for a fourth week, remaining the only song that has held the No. 1 spot since the summer-y summary returned after Memorial Day.
Below "Fancy" and "Problem," Canadian pop/reggae quartet MAGIC! bullets for a second week at its No. 3 Hot 100 highpoint with its debut hit "Rude," which takes over atop Digital Songs (2-1), gaining by 1 percent to 210,000. Quick quiz: Of the 163 prior Digital Songs No. 1s since the chart began contributing to the Hot 100 the week of Feb. 12, 2005, only one previous leader was also a reggae song. Can you name it? Answer at the end of this story.
"Rude" also rises in streaming and airplay. It roars 9-4 on Streaming Songs, up by 15 percent to 6.8 million, and 8-5 on Radio Songs (108 million, up 22 percent). With the song up by 10 percent in overall Hot 100 points, it could threaten to break up the "Fancy"/"Problem" logjam in the top two perhaps as soon as next week.