Jidenna’s “sound alike” 2015 anthem is helping pad Iggy’s wallet
Last year, Iggy Azalea became pop’s signature overnight star, enjoying a rare extended stay at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to her smash hit “Fancy,” which became the subject of controversy throughout awards season earlier this year.
This year, a new anthem incorporating those infectious Bay area-inspired drums and synthesizers is looking to claim the summer’s crown, and that’s Jidenna‘s “Classic Man.” Wondaland Records’ inaugural release has shot up the charts, and comfortably sits in the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40, and the Kendrick Lamar-featured remix will more than likely improve upon that positioning. Aside from the songs’ similar sonic backgrounds, there’s another interesting tidbit that connects them.
Earlier today, a Twitter user asked Iggy Azalea about Jidenna’s “Classic Man,” and she revealed that she gets paid every time the song gets played.
@SpaceJamIggy thats true, i get a % of it.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 11, 2015
Well, if you’re one of those people that hates “Fancy,” here’s one more reason.