Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” Reaches #1 On Hot 100

(AllHipHop News) As Pharrell Williams gets set to release his second solo album G I R L next week, the lead single from the LP just took over the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. Pharrell’s “Happy” is now the number one song in the nation.

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“Happy” is Pharrell’s first #1 as a lead artist. It is also the first #1 by an African-American lead artist since 2012.

Skateboard P did reach the pinnacle of the Hot 100 in 2013 as a guest on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” His previous appearances on Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and Ludacris’ “Money Maker” gave him number one singles as a featured artist as well.

Pharrell leads another chart. “Happy” spends a third week at # 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally. The single is also featured on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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