Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow” Goes Top 10 at Pop

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora in the "Black Widow" video

Reinvigorated after a brief slowdown, Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow (featuring Rita Ora)” has become one of pop radio’s ten most-played songs.

According to Mediabase, the song received 9,377 plays between August 27 and September 2. The tenth-largest spin count for that period, the total represents a week-over-week gain of 1,110.

Only Meghan Trainor’s #5 “All About That Bass” (+1889), Taylor Swift’s #9 “Shake it Off” (+1680) and Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em (featuring YG)” (+1170) are gaining airplay at a faster rate.

“Black Widow,” which is the follow-up to Azalea’s blockbuster hit “Fancy,” scored 61.28 million audience impressions during the aforementioned tracking period.

Written by Brian Cantor

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