Pharrell Williams Tops UK Chart for the Third Time This Year

The Virginia Beach-born producer's new song "Happy" is the reason behind his rise in Blighty. Pharrell Williams Tops UK Chart for the Third Time This Year

Pharrell Williams' latest song "Happy" has climbed to the top of the UK charts.

The single that features on the sound track of Despicable Me 2, sold more than 107,000 copies last week and surpassed X Factor winner Sam Bailey's "Skyscraper" to become the new number one.

This is the third time this year that one of Williams' songs has achieved this feat. His collaborations with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, titled "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines" respectively, were his previous two chart toppers in Blighty.

A statement on the Official Charts Company's website reads: "Today Happy claims the Official Singles Chart top spot after selling nearly 107,000 copies over the last seven days to give Pharrell his third UK Number 1 single of the year. As one half of production duo The Neptunes, he’s worked with everyone from Beyonce to Britney Spears, Jay Z to Justin Timberlake, and Mary J. Blige to Madonna, but 2013 is officially the year Pharrell went stratospheric!

"After turning 40 at the beginning of April, he topped the Official Singles Chart later that month guesting on Daft Punk’s Get Lucky along with Chic’s Nile Rodgers. A month later, he returned to the chart summit appearing alongside Robin Thicke and TI on Blurred Lines. By July, both tracks had broken though the million copies sales barrier."

Williams is reportedly producing Usher's next album these days. Once he is done with that, he is expected to begin work on his own solo album. His one and only solo disc titled "In My Mind" got released in 2006.

Written on Dec 30 2013 by Zohaib Ahmed (Google+ profile), junior writer at KOvideo. Tags: pharrell williams


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