Chart Watch: Iggy Azalea’s Amazing Feat
Iggy Azalea this week becomes only the second artist in the nearly 10-year history of the Hot Digital Songs chart to have the top two songs concurrently for two weeks. The Australian rapper, 23, achieves the feat as Ariana Grande's "Problem," on which she is featured, holds at #1 for the second week, and her own smash "Fancy" (featuring Charli XCX) holds at #2 for the second week. The only other artist to do this was the Black Eyed Peas, which held #1 and #2 for two weeks in June 2009 with "I Gotta Feeling" and "Boom Boom Pow."
Four other artists have had the top two songs on Hot Digital Songs concurrently since the chart was introduced in October 2004, but each did it for just one week. Those artists are Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Ke$ha and Taylor Swift. (As you can see, five of the six acts to have had the top two songs on Hot Digital Songs in the same week are female solo artists. The sixth is a mixed-gender group that prominently features a woman (Fergie). As Beyonce once sang, "Run The World (Girls).")
Azalea's songs are in the reverse order on the Hot 100 (which combines digital sales, radio airplay and streaming). "Fancy" jumps from #4 to #3 in its 10th week, "Problem" dips from #3 to #4 in its second week.
John Legend's "All Of Me" tops the Hot 100 for the second week. It leads Pharrell Williams's "Happy" by a razor-thin margin of 0.1% in total chart points, an even smaller margin than last week, when it led by a little less than 1%. This is the closest margin between the #1 and #2 hits since February 2012, when Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) edged out Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" by an even smaller margin in points.
"All Of Me" also holds at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the second week. In addition, the smash this week becomes the fourth song to sell 3M copies in 2014. (The song sold an additional 445K copies in 2013.)
Williams's follow-up, "Come Get It Bae" (featuring an uncredited Miley Cyrus) enters the Hot 100 at #82. It's the second chart single from Williams' hit album, G I R L.