Iggy Azalea’s, ‘Fancy’, Declared 3x Platinum

iggy-azalea-fancy-plaqueIggy Azalea stormed the Today Show and performed  ‘Work’ and her summer smash, ‘Fancy’, which has been declared triple platinum. With over 3 million copies sold Iggy has become a household name with her infectious track.

‘Fancy’ was released February 17, 2014 and five months later on July 27th it was declared triple platinum. The that it took to get to #1 is similar to that of Nicki Minaj‘s, ‘Starships’,which was released on February 14, and was declared triple platinum on August 16, 2012. Iggy has reached the mark a hare faster and she was able to lock down the Hot 100 for seven weeks.

She also confirmed that she will be performing her new single, ‘Black Widow’, alongside Rita Ora at this years VMAs LIVE August 24th at 8pm on MTV.

Check out Iggy get down in her neon color block outfit below:

 

‘Fancy’ Tops Billboard Hot 100

Iggy Azalea has knocked John Legend out of the #1 spot with had Charlie XCX assisted track, ‘Fancy’. The track has sold 1.3 million downloads to date. She tweeted and instagramed about her latest success.

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The chart success doesn’t stop there. The collab with Ariana Grande, ‘Problem’ was downloaded another 284,000 times last week remains and has gone from 3-2 on the Hot 100. With holding the #1 and #2 spots she becomes just the third women (Mariah Carey in 2005 and Ashanti in 2000) to hold such rank simultaneously and 15th overall and the chart records don’t stop there. She becomes the 4th solo female MC to top the Hot 10. First was Lauryn Hill [‘Doo Woo (That Thing)’, 1998], then Lil Kim [‘Lady Marmalade’, 2001], and then Shawnna [‘Stand Up’ w/ Ludacris, 2003]. Yes Iggy Azalea has done something neither Nicki Minaj not Missy Elliot have been able to. ‘Fancy’ is the first track comprised of two solo female artist to top the charts since 2001s ‘Lady Marmalade’.

 

The New Classic sold an additional 22,000 copies which put it back in the top 10 (14-9) on the Billboard 200.

 

CONGRATS IGGY!!!

Video Review: Sia, ‘Chandelier’

UntitledI am in awe and amazement of how beautiful this video is for Sia’s amazing and heartfelt track, ‘Chandelier’. I have never heard music like this from Sia before but I do know of her songwriting and this song is by far my favorite. When I envisioned a video for this I automatically thought interpretive dance with Sia singing on the sidelines. This song is just the perfect dance song and to see a video with straight dance just made me fall in love with this song even more.

sia-chandelier-video-2Some people may not understand interpretive dance, but if you look closely at the movements in the video it’s pretty easy to catch on to and keep up with. The video stars one of the dancers from Dance Moms, Maddie Ziegler. At just 11 years old she powered through this song with ease with tons of flexibility, great facial expressions, and a blonde bob wig similar to the hair of Sia’s making the song so much more personal. She starts dancing in the bedroom moving to the kitchen then to the living room and then the scene that caught me was when she put her head between the curtains and was waving goodbye and slowly sinking down between them. The imagery and passion I felt through this dance makes this one of the best videos I have seen in a long time and by far the greatest of the year so far.

It’s rare to come across videos where artists take the time to come up with a concept and not just throw extras into  video and put them on a yacht and float on some ocean. It takes a lot of courage for an artist to be vulnerable enough to want to share their lives with fans and take their artistry to another level with the visual. This song has been on rotation for me since I first heard it back in April and this video just solidified my love for it. Kudos to the production of this. Amazing video.

Iggy Azalea GQ Spread With BF Nick Young

Iggy Azalea takes a drops the mic and steps in front of the camera for her GQ spread alongside boyfriend, Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers. Check out the pics below:

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Single Review: Iggy Azalea x Charli XCX, ‘Fancy’

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I have seen Iggy Azalea more on Instagram posting pics more than posting music. At first I won’t say that I didn’t like her vibe/swag/rhymes, I just didn’t know who she was. Once I found out she was affiliated with Hustle Gang I decided to give her music a listen. I like her tracks ‘Work’ and ‘Bounce’ and aside from making tracks here and there her music was credible enough for her to open for Beyoncé.

As for this track I first heard it on NYC, Hot 97 Morning Show segment, Battle of the Beats. I like it on first listen mainly because of the beat (sucker for a beat). The reviews were mixed on the show as far as the beat being dope, but Iggy rapping as if she’s from the south. No she does not speak how she raps, but I still think her flow is cool. This track is something I could hear on the radio compared to that of her other work, but NY is a hard market to get your music played on so I don’t expect to hear it on the airwaves in a rotation. My favorite part 1:18-1:28. Who knows when her debut album will appear. Right now she’s just an Aussie beauty that happens to rap. Female rappers are non-existent which sucks because their are some talented female rappers on the underground, BUT there’s always ONE female MC to be at the top.