Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea Match Adele, Ashanti's Billboard Record: Report
Aug 22, 2014 09:21 AM EDT
Adele is no longer the only female artist to have three songs simultaneously appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 after Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea recently achieved the same record with their collaboration songs.
While her newly released single "Break Free" featuring Zedd ranked number four, her song "Problem" featuring Azalea is at number seven while her song "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj is at number ten.
Azalea, on the other hand, is at number five with "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX and at number eight with "Black Widow" featuring Rita Ora.
This is the first time in the 56-year history of Billboard Hot 100 to have two artists with three simultaneous top ten hits.
Still, Adele is the only female artist to achieve the record without collaborating with other artists.
In March 2012, Adele ranked number two with "Set Fire To The Rain," number five with "Rolling In The Deep," and number seven "Someone Like You" simultaneously.
But before Adele, Grande and Azalea, Ashanti was the first female artist to have achieved three simultaneous top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 with her songs "Foolish," "Always On Time" with Ja Rule and "Wut's Luv" with Fat Joe in 2002, Digital Spy reported.
Meanwhile, Adele is reportedly appearing on the next season of the British reality show "X Factor." Though, she is not going to be included in the judging panel, an entire week will be dedicated to her, where each finalist would perform one of her songs, and in return, she will perform on the show.
"Adele has never forgotten how the X Factor was responsible for her cover of Bob Dylan's 'Make You Feel My Love' becoming a smash four years ago," a source told Daily Star.
"She watches the show religiously. Producers are well aware she doesn't need the promotion. Her third album is a guaranteed success. Normally pop stars enjoy a huge boost after appearing on the show, but the X Factor would be the real winners," the source added.
A big fan of "X Factor," Adele has revealed she almost auditioned for Simon Cowell on the show, Mirror has learned.