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Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow” Hits Top 10 on iTunes, Maddie & Tae Surge

Iggy Azalea [NBC]

You knew the iTunes Top 10 was not going to stay Iggy Azalea free for long.

And so while Azalea is no longer represented by “Fancy” or “Problem” in the illustrious portion of the digital retailer’s single sales chart, she indeed has a presence. As of Monday, her “Black Widow,” which features Rita Ora, is one of the ten best sellers on iTunes.

After spending Sunday in the shadow of Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda,” “Black Widow” made its leap into the #10 slot by mid-day Monday. The ascent into the Top 10 comes just as Azalea prepares to launch the song’s anticipated music video.

Beneficial for Azalea, who is quickly establishing herself as one of the premiere pop acts, the jump surely rates highly on Rita Ora’s appreciation index. The singer, who was forced to abruptly cancel her “Teen Choice Awards” rendition of “I Will Never Let You Down” this weekend, has long been looking to make a splash on the American radar.

Benefiting from the performance cancellation, Ora’s “I Will Never” is up to #79 on iTunes.

Other movers on the iTunes Single Sales Chart:

— Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be (featuring Jess Glynne),” which entered the Top 10 this weekend, is up to #7.

— Echosmith’s “Cool Kids,” which is starting to build considerable momentum at pop radio, is up to #21.

— Benefiting from its inclusion on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” soundtrack, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Shell Shocked (featuring Kill the Noise & Madsonik)” is up to #29.

— Fueled by their performance on “TODAY,” Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” is up to #48 (and rising).

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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