Winning: Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100 With ‘Happy’ / John Legend Earns First Ever Top 10

Published: Wednesday 26th Feb 2014 by Sam
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If ever Pharrell Williams had a day to be ‘Happy’, it’s today.

For the Neptunes frontman has scored his first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist.

Interestingly, Williams isn’t the only major star earning a career first on the coveted tally; John Legend has charged into the top ten of the count – a height that had eluded him despite consistently impressive album sales.

Details after the jump…

By jumping #2-#1 this week, ‘Happy’ dethroned Katy Perry‘s once-formidable ‘Dark Horse’ which held firm at the top for a whopping four weeks.

The achievement will no doubt give a major boost to Williams’ upcoming LP ‘G I R L’ – which rockets into stores next week (March 3rd).

Elsewhere on this week’s tally, Legend’s stirring ballad ‘All Of Me’ (which is lifted from current LP ‘Love In The Future’) jumped seven places to #4. The feat sees the song become the singer’s most commercially successful US hit. Not at all bad for an act who has been thrilling album-loving audiences for more than ten years.

More power to them both!

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  1. Molly February 26, 2014

    Wow so proud of him and John legend both songs are great, our black artists are starting this year with a bang already its a good look.

  2. Unbiased February 26, 2014

    OMG YAYY!! W

  3. Basura Caliente February 26, 2014

    Black artist better wake up and claim their throne back! So far so good.

  4. coolness February 26, 2014

    OMG! So proud of Pharrell but especially John Legend. Wow, you know this makes Pharrell the first Black lead artist since 2012 to top the Billboard Hot 100? As for John Legend, his song is beautiful and he deserves this and should be praised for putting great R&B to the forefront

  5. Britney stan February 26, 2014

    Lmao not dark horse falling from number 1 during the week its video came out, CONGRATS PHARRELL.

  6. Unbiased February 26, 2014

    OMG YAYY!! There are black artists in every slot of the TOP 5! Pharrell,Ft. Juicy J, Jason Derulo Ft. 2 Chainz, John Legend, & Bey and Jay!

    I feel so HAPPY! Congrats!

  7. Cake Like Lady Gaga February 26, 2014

    Mariah’s song???? 😀

  8. Cake Like Lady Gaga February 26, 2014

    You’re Mine…. is bubbling under chart ???? 😉

  9. Valerie February 26, 2014

    I thought Dark Horses video would have kept it at the top another week. Tbh Im glad Pharrell knocked it off.

    And wasn’t ‘Ordinary People’ a top 10? Wow. Congrats to them

  10. mimi carey February 26, 2014

    Wheres Gags number 1 sis?

  11. Sandra February 26, 2014

    I’m happy for Pharrell! Congratulations! I love that song ‘Happy’ 🙂 He deserves his success, so talented.

  12. DOSSOME February 26, 2014

    John Legend is something else…congratulations man,although you’ve released several equally top ten deserving hits before,it’s great to see you getting this far,TOTALLY DESERVED…Congrats Pharell too,this guy is on a roll

  13. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Slay Pharell I predict it will be #1 for a very long time 🙂
    Congrats to John legend with his cute ass too

  14. Yeah I Said It February 26, 2014

    Drunk In Love still in the top 5 and people said it was freefalling down the charts.

  15. Sandra February 26, 2014

    By the way, still can’t believe Pharrell is 40 or 41 years old, he looks like he’s 26 or something

  16. Yeah I Said It February 26, 2014

    Oh and congrats Pharrell. I <3 me some Pharrell.

  17. Sandra February 26, 2014

    Congrats John Legend too 🙂

  18. MusicStan ( I came I conquer I draged) (y’all know who I Stan 4) February 26, 2014

    Congrats to both of them!!!! Finally R&B is waking up!!!! Side note is been listening to Pharrell’s new album on first play on iTunes Radio and I been in love with it!!! Great songs and just give u a summer time feel this is my soundtrack for this summer!!!! I’m coping this march 3

  19. Yeah I Said It February 26, 2014

    @Sandra The man does not age!

  20. kim kardashian stan February 26, 2014

    drunk in love number 1 yet? didnt think so.

  21. Mc!!! February 26, 2014

    Happy is the best song this decade.

  22. JB102 February 26, 2014

    Interesting. 2014 may finally be a decent year for music.

  23. Mark111 February 26, 2014

    First #1 from a Black artist since Rihanna ‘ Diamond. Congratulations on doing something that Beyonce hasn’t done in 5 years. Oop.

  24. B. Hill February 26, 2014

    F*** a Rihanna and her reverse pinball shaped head. Beyoncé’s album sold a million in a week. Rihanna’s next album better do that, else I’m definitely gonna laugh. 😆

  25. FutureCIARA February 26, 2014

    Congrats, Even though im not excited for either following album!

  26. christinastherealtalent February 26, 2014

    Today I have lost hope that Say Something will ever hit #1. Maybe whoever runs billboard has it out for Christina? Every other song that has been released after Say Something has rocketed straight to #1. On the other hand, I am very happy for John Legend scoring his biggest hit to date with such a beautiful song. It’s really a breath of fresh air to see actual talent shining in the top 10.

  27. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    Congrats to Pharell, even though I think the song is a corny dated mess!

    Atleast a black artist is topping the BB 100!

    BADDIE BEY Next!!!!

  28. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    @christinastherealslut get over it it’s never going to #1

  29. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Corny dated but it’s #1 when will s**** in love?????????

  30. Lolz February 26, 2014

    And Beyoncé sold 1 million in 1 week Rihanna has never done that in her entire career #Oop. I know which is more impressive.

  31. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    B**** you stan for Ciara! When will any of her songs get into the top 20????????????????????????? kii

    Girl have a seat in hell!

  32. Lamb4Life February 26, 2014

    Drunk in love is not going number 1 neither is say something.

  33. Lolz February 26, 2014

    Stop hiding behind Mariah^^^^^^^

  34. molly February 26, 2014

    Body party was basically a top 20 hit @slayhive stop hating .

  35. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    basically doesn’t count! 😉

  36. ***flawless February 26, 2014

    4 weeks in top ten! When will ciara?

  37. Theman February 26, 2014

    Lol @ the haters acting as if Mariah’s single has been out for longer than a wk. These other songs have been out.. By the way haters “You’re Mine” is coming it was the most added song on radio overall on all formats.. That’s wassup.. Congrats Pharrell & John Legend two “Real” quality urban songs, this one topped the charts before…. Lol not remind.. This is huge for urban artists.. Urban songs are coming around again !! Heck yeah !! Congrats to all of them, even “DIL”.. By the way “DIL” is blowing up on pop..

  38. FAF February 26, 2014

    wait so all these years of slayage & 9 grammys without a top ten? These two are REALLY winning

    @*FLAWS sis, Ciara debut single did 6 weeks at #1 😆

    dont read urself, hun

  39. Truth February 26, 2014

    [email protected] saying that BP was “basically” a top 20 hit. No dear, it “basically” wasn’t. Seriously, just hush. You’re embarrassing yourself and Ciara. She deserves a better fan than you. Just hush.

  40. FAF February 26, 2014

    I love TGJ’s ciara dedication *claps * its just unmatched

    I thought hive was worried about ashanti.. atleast thats what I was seeing on twitter this morning

    shouldnt y’all be worried about these memes going around w/ that blatant copy off “LoveSexMagic” and that fall from 2-8 after just one week 😆

  41. FAF February 26, 2014

    #95 😆 take alllllllllllll of meeeeeeeeeeee

  42. molly February 26, 2014

    lmao i need to see them Meme @FAF

  43. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Read these b****** faf i love you hun! These low budget b****** love to shade

  44. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) February 26, 2014

    Why are Ciara fans always throwing shades at people who are above their fave in every avenue when it comes to success? I don’t get it?

  45. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) February 26, 2014

    ‘Ciara debut single did 6 weeks at #1’

    Lol the struggle. How long ago was that?

  46. molly February 26, 2014

    Why doesnt miguels power bottom ass have platinum album?

  47. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Worry about why Miguel has no gold or platinum albums after 2 attempts

  48. molly February 26, 2014

    a*

  49. christinastherealtalent February 26, 2014

    @ Supercisus,

    That is why I said I have lost hope you idiot! If whoever your fave is was going through the same thing you’d be pissed too. Too afraid to reveal who your fave is? Mariah? Ciara? Gaga? Rihfund?

  50. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    @christinastherealflop lotus, bionic

  51. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) February 26, 2014

    Yawn. But can you not answer the question? This is not about Miguel I stan for him as an artist I don’t try to drag peoples sales with him like you people do with Cierro. Especially not people wayyyyyyyyyyy more successful like you pressed b****** do. The shade writes itself.

  52. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    I only respond to people who favs have platinum albums so that disqualifies you dike

  53. ***flawless February 26, 2014

    The c-squad is just as bad as the lambs STUCK in the past! lmao

  54. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) February 26, 2014

    ‘I only respond to people who favs have platinum albums so that disqualifies you dike’

    So why you still addressing me f**?

    Sidenote: This is my point exactly… The drag was soooo lame CIERRO can’t go platinum anymore herself.

  55. XoMoDe February 26, 2014

    I Can’t! I literally can’t!

    Ciara failed to release a single that charted in the top 20; getting BP into the top 30 was like pulling teeth. How’s her latest single doing? You know, that Katy Perry fan pandering “Overdose” song that sounds like it was fished out of her toilet.

    And we won’t even discuss how her album failed.

    You have the audacity to sit there and try to snicker about DIL falling from 2-8 (despite how it rebounded back into the top 5 after that, where it’ll continue to be for another week) when Ciara is one more flop away from working at K-Mart?

    LMAO! Again, I can’t!

    Ciara would cut off her Adam’s Apple to have 1/3 of what Beyoncé has been able to obtain these past 2 months. Wherever she is right now, she’s dealing with the very real possibility of being axed from yet another label after she FAILED to redeem herself after being dropped from her last one. THIS was her last shot! She didn’t even deserve it after those 2 flop albums before, but the universe was on her side and gave her one more chance and she had the nerve to fumble a THIRD time!

    The only reason she hasn’t been yet is because they can claim her as a tax write off.

    LMAO again.

  56. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    B**** that face is far from flawless giving chewbaca realness b**** bye

  57. ***flawless February 26, 2014

    oh and Beyonce’s debut single did 14 weeks @ #1! Stay in your lane with ashanti fans 😀

  58. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    B****** writing essays about me I luv it #inmyaugustalsinavoice Kiii

  59. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    oh cierror fans still trying LOOOOL

  60. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    kii she’s been read. She has nothing to say! *shows it to the door*

  61. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Trying? B**** I thinks not honey trying would be your mama who drank bleach to abort you but your f** ass survived. No wonder you so ugly and retarded Kiii

  62. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    LOL girl your shade is TIRED! Just accept that you’ve been read and move along!! Your fave is a flop and you’re a sad pitiful b**** for stanning for her! kiiiii

  63. Dirty Laundry February 26, 2014

    Just ignore Ciara fans. They’re bottom of the barrel not even worthy tbh.

  64. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    None of you b****** can read me especially not a dusty burning twink like you

  65. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Bottom of the barrel would be Kelly Flopland Kiii where are her platinum albums???? I think blue ivy needs to be changed maybe you should call her Kiii

  66. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    Gurl you read yourself with that troll name. ratchet bottom of the barrel f** kiii

  67. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    I rather be ratchet then a broke f** sitting on tgj all day Kiii get your money up gurl

  68. Legendtina February 26, 2014

    Congrats to Pharrell and John Legend! This is the most diverse the top 10 on Billboard has been in years. Quality music is truly making a comeback.

    @ChristinaIsTheRealTalent Say Something wont hit #1 because it is lacking in radio plays. For a ballad, it is doing well but it would need to hit #1 on iTunes and raise on radio to hit #1. I don’t think Billboard is against her.

    @Supercisus
    “lotus, bionic” Both sold more than Ciara’s last three albums so what is your point? In fact, Bionic sold more than Ciara’s last three albums combined.

  69. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    My coints are together and I have NO worries * n my lil wayne voice*

    I’m sure your 30 minute break is almost up! back to flipping burgers you go hun! kii

  70. Dirty Laundry February 26, 2014

    Motivation was a Top 20 hit and is 2x platinum. Floppy Party can’t touch it. It hasn’t even gone platinum.

  71. Sarah February 26, 2014

    Can someone answer me as to why there is ALWAYS a stan war on this website…I think its the blog owners looking for hits…I cannot fathom..this is a disgrace to journalism..And the persons who fall for it are a DISGRACE to black music..and i could careless what anyone has to say about Kelly Rowland or any other artist on this website..but you are simply pathetic individuals who act like typical N I G G E R S…taring each other down..SAD SAD SAD

  72. slay_Hive has h***** February 26, 2014

    report on Beyonce and Ashanti fued Lmao

  73. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    B**** you dont know what coin is you prolly a greasy wannabe dirt queen who lives in the slum of Atlanta and does hair in your grandmothers project basement kii

    @Floppy Laundry cling to a 3 year old single the album didnt even sell 300k kii ci has 2 multi platinum albums Kelly cant sell without her master Beyonce and the other background singer michelle Kiii

  74. slay_Hive has more STDS than r**** February 26, 2014

    Ciara is more of an artist then Beyonce #fact she don’t steal material or song writing credits

  75. slay_Hive has more STDS than r**** February 26, 2014

    Ciara fans make sure you buy Ashantis album the Ashanti and Ciara fans need to join forces to destroy Beyonce and Rihanna

  76. lala February 26, 2014

    He is soooooooooooooooo overrate!!!!!
    I do not like his voice
    I hate when people give him too much credit
    As a singer – awful!
    As a producer – good – but only the old s***
    How can you hear this Squeak voice

  77. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    you’re more than likely a fat nasty ugg mugg f** serving fries in the drive thru at the McDonalad’s down the street from your family’s crack house. I wouldn’t call mininum wage “coin” gurl kii

  78. Sarah February 26, 2014

    and the N I G G E R S continue…….

  79. Kisses Down Low February 26, 2014

    Congrats Pharell. *Plays Feet to Fire

  80. Kisses Down Low February 26, 2014

    Feet to the fire*

  81. Shaytan February 26, 2014

    Sorry i’m not here for him. He is the epitome of self hate. Have you seen his album cover? Have you seen his videos.

    Via Twitter:

    I mentioned being annoyed by Pharrell’s album cover a week ago ’cause it’s pretty clear what’s going on there.

    It’s not a coincidence he is enjoying a successful run by aligning himself with Black sounds without Black faces

  82. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    who is this b**** calling a n*****? you better not be white h**.

  83. Digger Bey has AIIDS February 26, 2014

    Slay_Hive you act like one so therefore you are one

  84. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    which your name. I can’t even take you serious lol

  85. slay_hive February 26, 2014

    *with

  86. JOHNVIDAL February 26, 2014

    Wow congrats congrats congrats to John Legend! I never thought we would see a song like this in the top5 of the hot 100 (apart from Adele´s slayage two years ago) ever again. So happy. And unexpected, the album was released in September. Now it would be perfect if Janelle´s fantastic album, also from last September, could bounce back this big way too.

  87. Rob February 26, 2014

    How is it that Beyonce is blocked from the #1 spot by Pharrell even after showing her a** at the Grammys? The struggle!

  88. Sarah February 26, 2014

    If you read my first post @ slay_hive you will know who my reference of N I G G E R refers to…and if you fall in that category..so be it….

  89. QueenNavy February 26, 2014

    It’s funny how Ciara fans are in here talking when I don’t see her name anywhere in the top 10. Anywhere.

  90. My Forehead Tho February 26, 2014

    Finally a decent song top Billboard.

    And Dead @ Twitter draggin Ashanti for saying there were things she could do that Beyonce couldn’t.

  91. My Forehead Tho February 26, 2014

    ^and vice versa

  92. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Stfu chillin aka Sarah and buy some kelly albums b****

  93. Digger Bey has AIIDS February 26, 2014

    Maybe Ashanti could actually write songs unlike Bey?

  94. Navy Nick February 26, 2014

    I am so proud to read this: GO PHARRELL!!! & GOD JOHN LEGEND SOOOO DESERVES TO MAKE IT HIGHER-His album is AMAZING!!!! SOOO HAPPY!!!!!

  95. Digger Bey has AIIDS February 26, 2014

    Looks like everyone can get a number 1 single besides Fraudyonce.

  96. Digger Bey has AIIDS February 26, 2014

    Where’s Whorehanna on the charts? besides clinging to Shakira and M&M

  97. Rosie February 26, 2014

    Wow I totally thought Ordinary People went top 10. It was everywhere.

    Congrats to Pharell. Best US #1 in a LONG time.

  98. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Lame-a will never Kiii stop worrying about America you Canadian turd

  99. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Rihalienna will be forgotten and will start her down fall this year Kiii

  100. Digger Bey has AIIDS February 26, 2014

    Rihanna and Beyonce are both nasty s**** that Gayz Pimps out for money them b****** ain’t s*** @Super

  101. Rosie February 26, 2014

    Neither will Ciara. Has Local Party sold 600k yet?

  102. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Kii @digger bey has a*** you aint lying

  103. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    Lana sold 1 million yet after 25742222683477 years dike??

  104. Rosie February 26, 2014

    Has Cierror sold 1/5 of that in 7 months?

    Worldwide?

  105. IStanForYourFav February 26, 2014

    OMG I’m so proud of John Legend. He is so talented.

    Congrats to Pharrell. Still looking 22 at 40 plus. He’s extraordinary.

  106. Chris February 26, 2014

    Sam:

    Why do you let trolls run amuck in the comments section like this? You got the inmates running the asylum.

  107. JOHNVIDAL February 26, 2014

    LOl Why was my comment thumbed down? Only nice words for these men in my comment. You people need a life.

  108. Sarah February 26, 2014

    @Chris thats because Sam is one of the so called “trolls” don’t u understand..that is his game to garner hits..start a stan war so IGNORANT N I G G E R S can fight and up his hits

  109. Britney stan February 26, 2014

    c squad dragged Beyonce

  110. Super Cisus February 26, 2014

    @johnvidal no one likes you f** that’s why

  111. My Gums Tho(aka Teacher) February 26, 2014

    LOOOOOOOOL I thought Basic Perry was gon top the charts for weeks after that basic ass video? Ooop! Guess NOT! Congrats Pharrell!! I’m soo happpyyyyyyyy!!!!

  112. My Gums Tho(aka Teacher) February 26, 2014

    And Blu Ivy is ugly!

  113. candycane February 26, 2014

    A million and one week, but will it go Blu Diamond on us? Doubt it. Her numbers are lame, this era is RHI-inspired. LOL, Look at that old lady shaking her thang for fame. Yeah, yeah, she’s rich, but I guarantee you this, she ain’t content seeing Rihanna as the #1 Pop Artist Worldwide. That trumps dropping a “surprise visual” release because she was too much of a punk to drop a single and let it ride. Rihanna has what Beyodel has lacked her entire career: Confidence. That is why Beyodel studies the craft of her peers and her delusional H** swear to the moon that she is original when she’s nothing but an aging fossil too proud to retire. Her time is up!

  114. candycane February 26, 2014

    LOL, still dragging her.

  115. candycane February 26, 2014

    her #1 singles are on lockdown with flopYONCE’s no-hit-wonder a$$.

  116. J.E February 26, 2014

    All of Me and Say Something deserves to be number 1.

  117. anonymous February 26, 2014

    Congrats to Pharrell and John Legend. its good to see Black artists back at the top of the charts again.

  118. JER February 26, 2014

    LMFAOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Not “Dark Horse” getting replaced at #1 the very week the video came out. SMH

  119. JOHNVIDAL February 27, 2014

    @super cisus
    It´s enough that the few sane people in this blog like me. More than enough. Most people in here are Rihanna and Beyonce fans. Go figure their taste and knowledge in music…

  120. K February 27, 2014

    Gratz to him, the song is great.

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