Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ Dips To No. 5 In This Week’s Album Sales (5/7/2014)
But finally the day is here, and despite some last-second pushbacks (again) that meant the album dropped a week after its final release date, The New Classic is on shelves today. Featuring the likes of Tip, Charli XCX, Mavado, Rita Ora and Watch The Duck, Azalea is expanding her reach as she sticks to her hip-hop roots, mixing pop and rap into her own blend of hip-hop. She's also begun exploring some new interests through the series of movie-inspired music videos she's dropped in the run up, from the Clueless-inspired "Fancy" to the Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert-themed "Work," as she delves into writing songs for movie soundtracks like The Other Woman, the new movie starring Nicki Minaj, and Million Dollar Arm, out in May.
Azalea kicks off her New Classic Tour tomorrow night in Boston, and in the buildup to the album's release, the 2012 XXL Freshman People's Champ spoke to XXL about the long wait for the album, her love of movies, and her relationship with Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young, among other topics. The wait is over. —Dan Rys
Disney’s soundtrack to Frozen holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 again. With its 13th nonconsecutive week at No. 1, Frozen is one of only 39 albums in the history to have spent at least 13 weeks at No. 1.
Last week, Future and Iggy Azalea released their highly anticipated albums, Honest and The New Classic, respectively. While The New Classic debuted at No. 3, this week it slides down two spots at No. 5. Honest moves to No. 8 and August Alsina’s Testimony holds down the No. 17 spot.
Outside of the Billboard 200, John Legend’s “All Of Me” dethrones Pharrell’s “Happy” on the Hot 100, which sat at the top for 10 weeks. Elsewhere, Ariana Grande’s new single “Problem” featuring Iggy places at No. 3 after its initial release.
But we’re here to give you the breakdown of albums. Check it out below.
5. Iggy Azalea, The New Classic, 21,995
6. Pharrell, G I R L, 21,700
8. Future, Honest, 17,852
17. August Alsina, Testimony, 11,899
29. Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP 2, 9,067
33. Rick Ross, Mastermind, 7,259
45. Drake, Nothing Was The Same, 5,960
47. Jhene Aiko, Sail Out EP, 5,806
50. ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron, 5,545
Previously: Iggy Azalea Shows How Far She’s Come At NYC Show