Why Can’t Iggy Azalea Get No Respect?

Envy, perhaps. Azalea just became the first artist since The Beatles to have their first two singles finish at No. 1 and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the same week. The Beatles did in 1964 with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in the top spot, followed by “She Loves You.” On this week’s chart, Azalea’s sassed-out humblebrag “Fancy” surged to No. 1, while her collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Problem,” sits pretty at No. 2. And while we hesitate to call a 23-year Australian-born rapper who pens couplets like “And my flow retarded, each beat did depart it / Swagger on super, I can’t shop at no department” the next John Lennon, her milestone can’t be ignored. After all, it’s one that that hasn’t been hit in 50 years. Plus, she’s also only the third woman to do ever have the two top songs in a week. (Mariah Carey scored the feat in 2005 and Ashanti did it in 2002, but it was neither artist’s chart debut, as it is Azalea’s.)

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