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Aussie rapper equals Beatles double atop US chart

Australian recording artist and model Iggy Azalea.

LOS ANGELES: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has scored a US chart double only previously achieved by the Beatles, with hits at number one and number two, Billboard magazine said Wednesday.

The Aussie star's "Fancy" rose from the number two spot to top the Billboard Hot 100, , while she appears as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem," which moved from third to second place.

The Fab Four are the only other band to have their two debut hits score the top two spots, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at No. 1 and "She Loves You" at number two in February 1964, according to Billboard.

The two Beatles songs, boosted by the British band's iconic appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, remained in the top two spots for six weeks, it said.

The new rankings were to take effect with the publication Thursday of the updated weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart, the online article said.

 

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