Iggy Azalea might just be a rookie to the hip-hop world, but she's entering record-breaking territory as of this week. With the charts of July 13 being released earlier today (Jul. 11), Azalea's song has a chance of tying Bruno Mars for the longest-reigning song in BenBoard history.
Back in 2010, just months after BenBoard was introduced, Bruno Mars led for seven straight weeks, with "Just the Way You Are". Should Azalea's "Fancy" (on whom Charli XCX is featured) claim the top spot for just one more week, it will match Bruno Mars' record. And if it rules for two more weeks? Well, Azalea would be re-writing BenBoard history.
As mentioned above, Azalea's "Fancy" tops the Top 25 for a sixth week. This feat, which only four other songs have achieved in the past (Mars' "Just the Way You Are", Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe", Lady Gaga's "Born This Way", and LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"). "Fancy" is the first song in over two years to log six weeks at no. 1 (the last being "Call Me Maybe").
But the Top 25 isn't the only chart Azalea is getting 'fancy' on. She also leads the Hip-Hop Songs chart, as the song continues to smash the record on that chart for the most weeks at no. 1 (11 weeks and counting). As of this week, "Fancy" has spent the most weeks on the Hip-Hop Songs chart ever, with 13 (keep in mind the chart was only introduced last year).
In terms of other Iggy Azalea sightings on BenBoard, "Fancy" holds at no. 7 on Digital Songs and no. 2 on Streaming Songs, and her album The New Classic drops 8-9 on the Rising 10 while it stays put at no. 3 on the Hip-Hop / R&B Albums chart.
Behind the no. 1 spot on the Top 25, Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz rise to no. 2 with "Am I Wrong". This scores them their first no. 1 on the Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary Songs charts as well. The duo's debut album Black Star Elephant is set to hit stores later this year.
But the "Am I Wrong" stars aren't the only ones in the running for the next no. 1 title. Canadian rock group MAGIC! have a good shot of 'rudely' stealing the throne as well. "Rude" stays put at no. 3 on the Top 25, and at no. 2 on the Pop Songs Chart. Over on the Adult songs chart, they fall 1-2, but the fall is made up for by a shocking four-slot rise to no. 1 on the Streaming songs chart.
"Rude" is also the top digital song of the week, for the fourth frame in a row. It ties Ariana Grande's record for the most weeks at no. 1 (in the chart's short two-month history), with four weeks. It is expected to spend at least another week at no. 1.
However, Grande might be having a bit of a 'problem' herself, back on the Top 25. The Iggy Azalea-assisted "Problem" falls 2-4, causing it to slip 1-3 on both the Pop Songs and Streaming Songs charts. On the bright side, it rebounds 5-3 on the Digital Songs chart. These shifts don't seem to be affecting the progress of her new single "Break Free", which stays at no. 16 on the Top 25.
In terms of other Top 25 action, Sam Smith bolts 11-5 with "Stay With Me". This enters him into the Pop Songs ballot at no. 4, and gives him a 5-3 rise on the Adult Contemporary songs chart as well. "Stay" holds at no. 2 on Digital Songs and his album In the Lonely Hour retreats 3-4 on the Rising 10 (also falling 2-3 on Pop Albums).
The next two frames stay the same: Calvin Harris' "Summer" and Disclosure's "Latch" remain at nos. 6 and 7, respectivley. The two go head-to-head for the no. 1 dance song, but ultimately Harris is the winner, spending a sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Not to be intimidated, Disclosure re-enters the Digital Songs list at no. 9, and glides 8-5 on Streaming Songs.
At no. 8, Maroon 5's new record "Maps" finds a new peak on the Top 25. The song rises from no. 9 this week, and holds at no. 1 on Rock Songs for a third week. "Maps" makes its debut at no. 7 on the Streaming Songs chart, and rises 8-5 on Digital Songs.
Breakout duo MKTO might be getting a little too 'classic', as their smash falls 5-9 on the Top 25. This drops them to no. 5 on the Pop Songs chart, but "Classic" returns to the Streaming Songs chart at no. 9.
Finally, Sia's "Chandelier" rounds us out of the top ten. The powerful song jumps from no. 15 as one of the biggest lifts this week. However, it barely misses the cutoff for Pop Songs (the song above it took the last slot), so it will have to wait another week to be noted as one of the top pop songs. Meanwhile, "Chandelier" rises 7-6 on Adult Contemporary Songs, and debuts at no. 8 on Digital Songs.
Sia isn't finished yet, though. Her new album 1000 Forms of Fear dropped this week, and it starts at no. 2 on the Rising 10—the biggest debut on any chart this week. Fear also comes in at no. 1 on the Pop Albums chart.
Speaking of the Rising 10, Trey Songz' Trigga jumps to make his first no. 1 album (again, the chart began last year). The album debuted last week at no. 2, and it remains at no. 1 on Hip-Hop / R&B Albums this week. Read our album review here.
Thirsty for more? Check out the charts for yourself, or look below to see all of this week's chart-toppers.
Top 25: "Fancy", Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
Rising 10: Trigga, Trey Songz
Pop Songs: "Am I Wrong", Nico & Vinz
Pop Albums: 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia
Hip-Hop Songs: "Fancy", Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
R&B Songs: "Wiggle", Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg
Hip-Hop / R&B Albums: Trigga, Trey Songz
Rock Songs: "Maps", Maroon 5
Country Songs: "This is How We Roll", Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan
Rock / Country Albums: Ghost Stories, Coldplay
Dance Songs: "Summer", Calvin Harris
Adult Songs: "Am I Wrong", Nico & Vinz
Digital Songs: "Rude", MAGIC!
Streaming Songs: "Rude", MAGIC!
On the Charts
Week of July 13, 2014