Will This T.I. Collab Be Another Hit for Iggy Azalea?
This week on the Billboard Hot 100, Iggy Azalea has another song climbing the charts, as does fellow summer chart-topper Pharrell Williams. Azalea’s single with mentor T.I., “No Mediocre,” went from No. 78 to No. 58 during its third week on the charts, while Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae” moved from No. 68 to No. 59. The song that saw the most upward momentum for the week was country singer Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids,” which rose from No. 43 to No. 28.
Other singles seeing movement include Becky G’s “Shower,” which went from No. 45 to No. 31; Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On,” which climbed from No. 98 to No. 86; Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em” featuring YG, which went from No. 89 to No. 78; and Trey Songz’s “Na Na,” which went from No. 31 to No. 21.
Azalea is continuing her chart domination, with “Fancy” continuing to sit at No. 1 this week and Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” on which Azalea has a verse, at No. 3. MAGIC! is in the second spot with “Rude.” Nico & Vinz are holding steady at No. 4 with “Am I Wrong,” as is Sam Smith at No. 5 with “Stay With Me.” Jason Derulo’s collaboration with Snoop Dogg, “Wiggle” is in the sixth spot, while Calvin Harris rose from No. 8 to No. 7 with the appropriately titled “Summer.”
John Legend’s chart domination seems to be coming to an end, with “All of Me” continuing to drop after spending time at No. 1, this week falling to the eighth spot. Maroon 5′s new single, “Maps,” from the record of the same name, rose from No. 13 to crack the top 10 at No. 9.
As for the album charts, R&B singer Trey Songz’s record Trigga debuted at No. 1, selling 105,000 copies in its first week on sale according to data from Nielsen SoundScan, per Billboard. The next two spots on the Billboard 200 are occupied by British singers — Ed Sheeran’s sophomore effort, X, dropped to second place, and Smith’s In the Lonely Hour came in third. As for rock and roll, the hard rock group Seether’s Isolate and Medicate debuted at No. 4 and MAGIC!’s Don’t Kill the Magic made its entrance at No. 6.
Between them, the soundtrack for Disney’s animated movie Frozen retains its grip on the American consciousness, continuing to sell enough copies to stay in the fifth spot in its 32nd week on the charts. It was also a good week for country music, as Miranda Lambert’s Platinum rose from No. 8 to No. 7 and Colt Ford’s Thanks for Listening debuted at No. 10.
Robin Thicke’s album Paula — named after his estranged wife who he’s been very publicly and embarrassingly trying to win back since a cheating scandal split them up in the wake of his massive fame after last year’s “Blurred Lines” — sold more copies than some have been gleefully reporting, as the record debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Either way, Thicke hatred is at an all-time high, and it doesn’t seem likely that Paula will stay on the charts for long.
Given the Midas touch that Azalea has had this summer, both with her own material and as a guest on others’, T.I. likely has a hit on his hands with the climbing “No Mediocre.”
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