Iggy Azalea makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, rewrites the record for the longest-leading No. 1 by a female rapper. With a sixth week at the summit, she passes Lil’ Kim, who spent five weeks at No. 1 with the all-star collaboration “Lady Marmalade” in 2001.
With her sixth week at No. 1, Azalea now stands alone atop the exclusive list of female rappers who’ve spent the most time in the lead. Here’s an updated look at the mere four such No. 1s, ranked by most weeks on top:
6 weeks, “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, 2014
5 weeks, “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk, 2001
2 weeks, “Doo Wop (That Thing),” Lauryn Hill, 1998
1 week, “Stand Up,” Ludacris featuring Shawnna, 2003
Azalea also keeps behind the Beatles among acts that have spent the most time at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 entries. The Fab Four holds the record with 10 such weeks in a row in 1964.