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Hot 100: Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” Iggy’s “Black Widow” Rise Again

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Forced to watch their smash hit “Fancy” slip to number two last week, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX received compensatory relief from the fact that their respective releases “Black Widow” and “Boom Clap” enjoyed gains on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Fancy” remains at #2 on this week’s chart, but that stagnation did not apply to “Black Widow” or “Boom Clap.”

Iggy’s “Black Widow,” which features Rita Ora, rises to a new peak of #45 on this week’s Hot 100. Thanks to rapidly rising airplay and digital sales, the song is expected to reach the Top 40 as early as next week.

Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” meanwhile, continues its push towards the Top 10. It reaches a new high of #14 on this week’s chart.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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