Chart Watch: No Wonder Pharrell Is “Happy”
Pharrell is nominated for seven Grammys on Sunday, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. He won that award 10 years ago as one-half of the Neptunes (with Chad Hugo). If he wins again this year, which is likely, he'll become only the third producer in Grammy history to win in this category both on his own and with a partner. The others are Quincy Jones (who won twice on his own and once with Michael Jackson) and Babyface (who won three times on his own and once with L.A. Reid).
The big news on this week's Hot 100 is that Lorde has two songs in the top 10. I covered that, and the rest of the top 10 action, in a Chart Watch blog that we posted earlier today. If you missed it, here's a link. This blog is a look at key movers and debuts below the top 10.
Jason Derulo lands his seventh top 20 hit as "Talk Dirty" (featuring 2 Chainz) leaps from #29 to #15 in its fifth week. (Digital sales rank #6, 148K)…Aloe Blacc's "The Man" leaps from #24 to #17 in its fourth week. (Digital sales rank #4, 165K). Both songs are sure things to make the top 10.
Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" jumps from #34 to #30 in its sixth week….American Authors' "Best Day Of My Life" jumps from #38 to #32 in its 10th week…Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer" dips from #33 to #34 in its 11th week. The song is #1 on Hot Country Songs for the second week…Avicii's "Hey Brother" jumps from #44 to #37 in is seventh week…Cole Swindell's "Chillin' It" jumps from #48 to #38 in its 14th week. It's from the country singer's upcoming debut album, "Cole Swindell," which is due Feb. 18.