Aussie rapper equals Beatles double atop U.S. chart

By Korea Herald
  • Published : May 29, 2014 - 20:30
  • Updated : May 29, 2014 - 20:30
Iggy Azalea
LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has scored a U.S. chart double only previously achieved by the Beatles, with hits at No. 1 and No. 2, Billboard magazine said Wednesday.

The Aussie star’s “Fancy” rose from the No. 2 spot to top the Billboard Hot 100, while she appears as a guest on Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” which moved from third to second place.

The Fab Four are the only other band to have their two debut hits score the top two spots, with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at No. 1 and “She Loves You” at No. 2 in February 1964, according to Billboard.

The two Beatles songs, boosted by the British band’s iconic appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” remained in the top two spots for six weeks, it said.

The new rankings were to take effect with the publication Thursday of the updated weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart, the online article said.