Everybody’s getting “Happy” and no one more so than Pharrell Williams. The peppy tune from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack has an Oscar nomination and it’s the #1 song in the U.S. this week. “Happy” is sitting in the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, marking Pharrell’s first #1 hit as the lead artist. He’s previously appeared on the Billboard chart as a featured artist on Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Ludacris’ “Money Maker,” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”
Columbia Records also points out that the 402,000 downloads of “Happy” this past week gives the song the largest sales week (outside of Christmas tunes) since twerker Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”
Pharrell will be taking the Oscar stage on Sunday, March 2nd to sing the Best Song nominee and his new album, G I R L will be released on March 3, 2014. The album, which includes “Happy” as one of its 10 new songs, is currently available for streaming on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/GIRLitunes.
“Happy” is also sitting pretty at the top of the iTunes Songs chart in the U.S. and has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide to date.
Source: Columbia Records
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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