Chart Watch: ‘Happy’ Tops 4M
"Happy" is the first song to sell 4M digital copies in 2014. It's off to a very fast start, but "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz got off to an even faster start last year. It topped the 4M mark in 2013 sales the week ending March 31. (The current week is Nielsen SoundScan's week ending April 13.)
"Happy" is #1 on Top Digital Songs for the ninth consecutive week. It's the first song to log nine or more consecutive weeks at #1 since the aforementioned "Thrift Shop," which had 10 consecutive weeks on top early last year. ("Blurred Lines" had a total of 10 weeks on top, but its run was broken up by One Direction's "Best Song Ever.")
"Happy" is #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the 10th week.
The entire top seven is stationary for the third week in a row. That's a first in the history of the Hot 100, which dates to 1958.