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Iggy Azalea matches Billboard record set by The Beatles

Azalea released her debut studio album, "The New Classic," on April 21.
By Annie Martin   |   May 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Iggy Azalea reached a historic mark this week in music.

The 23-year-old singer currently holds the number one and two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 with her songs Fancy and Problem. The tracks are her first two Hot 100 hits, and appear simultaneously at the top of the chart.

The Beatles are the only other act to achieve this record. The British rock icons debuted I Want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You the weeks of January 18 and 25 in 1964. The songs were the band's first Hot 100 hits, and rose to numbers one and two the week of February 22.

Azalea also has the distinction of being the fourth solo female rapper to top the Hot 100. Lauryn Hill was the first in 1998 with Doo Wop (That Thing), and Lil' Kim and Shawnna followed in 2001 and 2003.

Fancy is the fourth single released from Azalea's debut studio album, The New Classic. The record debuted April 21, and sold 52,000 copies in its first week. The singer's tour to promote the release ended May 22 in Seattle.

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Iggy Azalea performs on the Today show
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Singer Iggy Azalea attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 18, 2014. UPI/Jim RuymenIggy Azalea performs on the NBC Today Show at Rockefeller Center in New York City on August 8, 2014. Iggy Azalea is an Australian recording artist and model from Australia. She left for the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music. UPI/John Angelillo
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