MAGIC! Tops Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande-Dominated Singles Chart
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.20.2014
There are five spots taken between those three acts...
MAGIC! spent their sixth week on top of the Billboard singles chart, reigning over a trio of songs by Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande. Billboard reports that "Rude" spent its sixth week at #1, holding off a surge by Meghan Trainer. The latter artists' "All About That Bass" was up two spots this week to #2 and nearly overtook the top spot, but fell just a touch short. Next week could be the week that the pop-reggae act gets dethroned.
Trainer's rise pushed Sam Sith's "Stay With Me" down to #3; it had ranked at #2 for two weeks behind MAGIC!. Up next was the beginning of the Azalea and Grande domination; both artists have three songs in the top ten (one of them together). Grande's "Break Free" featuring was up fourteen spots to #4 on the strength of its music video premiere, while Azalea's "Fancy" was down two spots to #5.
The domination continued in the bottom half of the top ten; following Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" (down a spot to #6) was Grande's "Problem" featuring Azalea which slipped to #7. Azalea's "Black Widow" featuring Rita Ora was up seven to #8, while Sia was down one spot to #9 with "Chandelier." Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj capped off the top ten with "Bang Bang," down a rung to #10.
The full top ten is below:
1. MAGIC! - "Rude"
2. Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass"
3. Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
4. Ariana Grande (ft. Zedd) - "Break Free"
5. Iggy Azalea (ft. Charli XCX) - "Fancy"
6. Nico & Vinz - "Am I Wrong"
7. Ariana Grande (ft. Iggy Azalea) - "Problem"
8. Sia - "Chandelier"
9. Iggy Azalea (ft. Rita Ora) - "Chandelier"
10. Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj - "Bang Bang"