Iggy Azalea holds five spots in US Hot 100
Expat Aus singer-songwriter Sia this week topped the influential US Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart with her Chandelier single.
It makes Sia the fifth Australian female artist to top the US club chart so far this year - and it becomes her third number one hit on the chart.
The club listings has become a showcase for female Australians crossing from the dance music scene into the mainstream. Sia’s Chandlier (remixed for US clubs by Hector Fonseca and Liam Keegan) joins four other hits by local artists to top the chart in 2014: Somebody Loves You by Betty Who (in March); Into The Blue by Kylie Minogue (April); Warrior by Havana Brown (May); Fancy by Iggy Azalea, with Charli XCX (July). All songs remained in the number one position for one week only.
Last year six Australian tracks topped the chart, two from Brown and one each by Minogue, Nervo, Empire Of The Sun and Vassy.
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Sia last topped the chart in November 2012 with David Guetta collab She Wolf (Falling To Pieces), having previously held the top position in May of that year as featured vocalist on Wild One Two, a track Guetta released under his Jack Back moniker.
And, Azalea is back in the Dance Club Songs Chart this week with her Rita Ora collab Black Widow - it debuts at 38.
Sia’s Chandelier also remains at nine in the US Hot 100 this week, its peak position after 13 weeks in. Azalea has a whopping five cuts in the Hot 100 this week. Former number one Fancy slipped to three in its 22nd week while former number two hit, Ariana Grande collab, Problem held at five in its 14th week. Black Widow jumped from 29 to 19 and she moved up from 49 to 47 with TI collab No Mediocre while Work dropped to 87.
Fellow Australian Vance Joy continues to move up the Hot 100, as Riptide lifts from 75 to 70 in its sixth week in the chart.
In the US albums chart, Sydney pop-punkers 5 Seconds Of Summer dropped to four after debuting at number one last week when their self-titled set broke sales records for 2014.