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Iggy Azalea Becomes Third Artist to Replace Herself at Top of Billboard Charts

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While it’s sad to see Iggy Azalea‘s ‘Fancy,’ featuring Charli XCX, end its reign at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs charts, it’s not that heartbreaking since she’s being dethroned by herself.

Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem,’ featuring Iggy, moves into the top slot on both charts. This moment makes ‘The New Classic’ creator the third artist ever in Billboard history to replace herself in the top spot on the chart — or rather a song she’s worked on. According to Billboard, OutKast and Mariah Carey are the only other artists to have done that feat. In 1995, Carey’s ‘Fantasy’ and her song ‘One Sweet Day,’ featuring Boyz II Men, swapped spots. Then in 2003 to 2004, OutKast’s ‘Hey Ya!’ and their track ‘The Way You Move,’ featuring Sleepy Brown, did the same thing.

The new chart positions will officially be updated on Wednesday (July 2). It can also be said that T.I.’s ‘No Mediocre,’ featuring Iggy, will also rise to a top 10 position on the Rap chart. But that’s not all, the accolades keep on coming. The Australian rhymer is also the first artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two tracks chart in the first and second positions at the same time. She also joins Lauryn Hill, Lil’ Kim and Shawna as the latest rapper to take the top spot on the Hot 100 chart.

So no matter what Nicki Minaj thinks, the charts are clearly in Iggy’s favor.

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