Pharrell Williams's song "Happy" has soared on the U.K. charts, now reaching the most downloaded track ever, overtaking previous leader "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke.
Pharrell Williams is a famous American singer and fashion designer known for his hit song "Happy" in the movie Despicable Me 2. He has earned seven Grammy Awards in music, but has also ventured into other forms of entertainment, including his fashion and art brand i am OTHER. This hasn't been the only time Williams has been in the news recently. Pharrell Williams was sued by Artst Tlk for $1 million in damages after he bailed to join NBC's The Voice.
Pharrell Williams said on the Official Charts Company website.: "I would just like to say thank you, first and foremost, to the people, because the charts are determined by them. I have a lot to be thankful for because they've chosen these things and it's resulted in "Happy" being what it's become."
According to reports, "Happy" has sold more than 1.6 million copies since it was first released in the movie Despicable Me 2.
Besides his song "Happy," Pharrell Williams has three other tracks in the top 10. "Get Lucky" is another famous song, and it ranks as the sixth-most downloaded track ever. Williams is beating some other famous artists, including Adele, who has the third-most downloaded song ever "Somebody Like Me," and Maroon 5, who has the fourth-most downloaded track "Moves Like Jagger."
"Few artists have ever dominated an era as he has done over the past 18 months – he is a true phenomenon of our times," said CEO of the Official Charts Company, Martin Talbot.
Pharrell Williams is currently on a European tour, which began with a performance in Manchester on Tuesday. He appeared tired, possibly from all his hard work, which finally paid off.
Besides his music career, Pharrell Williams has a niche in fashion. According to an earlier report from the Inquisitr News, Pharrell has taken initiatives to give back to the earth and help the planet. He has collaborated with G-Star and Bionic Yarn to produce fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles found floating in the sea.
"Y'know, our planet is sick. We people are the bloodline and there are some blockages with all the crazy things going on in the world. The second reason is that so many amazing things have happened to me. I've had some really generous and blessed harvesting. The least I can do is get to our global community and give back to the earth," said Williams."Happy" has set a milestone in U.K. music history, and it will continue to be listened to and downloaded by his many fans.
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