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Billboard Hot 100 Moves to Front of Book

Iggy Azalea is not just on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard, hitting newsstands today. She is also ushering in an historic new chapter for the publication’s Hot 100 chart.


For the first time since 1958, the Hot 100 has been separated from the rest of the magazine’s chart compilations and moved to front of book. The Hot 100 listings begin on page 5 (above) and continue, with boxed out highlights, on pages 6 and 7 (below).


This is the second week at the top of the Hot 100 for Azalea’s “Fancy,” with – at number two – a song Azalea is also featured on: “Problem” by Ariana Grande. Per Billboard‘s associate director of charts Gary Trust, that makes this also an historic charts week for the Australian rap artist personally:

No act has charted two debut Hot 100 hits at Nos. 1 and
2 at the same time since 1964, when The Beatles achieved that feat with “I Want to Hold Your
Hand” and “She Loves You.”

[Images courtesy: Billboard]

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