Williams' 'Happy' rules for a sixth week, while DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' charges into the top 10.
Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while continuing to challenge for a weekly radio audience record. Plus, DJ Snake and Lil Jon's EDM track "Turn Down for What" soars into the top 10.
It's Wednesday, so let's delve deeper into the numbers behind the top 10, as we do each week.
As "Happy" maintains its Hot 100 rule, it leads the Radio Songs chart for a fifth week with a 3 percent gain to 226 million all-format audience impressions (up from 219 million), according to Nielsen BDS. In the Radio Songs chart's 23-year history, it moves closer to the biggest weekly audience. Here's a look at the five top totals, with Williams figuring into the top two:
Peak Audience, Title, Artist (Chart Week)
228.9 million, "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell (Aug. 31, 2013)
225.9 million, "Happy," Pharrell Williams (April 12, 2014)
212.2 million, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey (July 9, 2005)
196.3 million, "Irreplaceable," Beyonce (Jan. 20, 2007)
192.5 million, "No One," Alicia Keys (Dec. 22, 2007)
Powering its Radio Songs reign, "Happy" leads the Mainstream Top 40, Adult Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Adult R&B airplay charts, while ranking in the top 10 on Rhythmic (which it topped two weeks ago), Adult Contemporary and the top 20 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Triple A and Latin Airplay.
"Happy" leads the Digital Songs chart for a seventh week, although down by 13 percent to 321,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Having sold at least 300,000 in each of the last seven weeks, it's the first song to link such a streak since Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (again, featuring Williams) did so for a record 10 consecutive weeks last year. Only two other titles have run up streaks of at least seven weeks selling 300,000 or more in each frame: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz (eight weeks, 2013), and fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae (seven, 2012).
On Streaming Songs, "Happy" holds at No. 10 with 3.3 million U.S. streams (down 6 percent), according to BDS. It stays at No. 2 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart, which it led for two weeks (2.3 million U.S. streams, down 12 percent, according to BDS).
Another stat that should make Williams (even more) happy: he passes Elvis Presley among male artists with the most weeks at No. 1 in the Hot 100's 55-year history. Williams has now tallied 23 total weeks among his four No. 1s, passing Presley (22 weeks) and tying 50 Cent and Nelly for 10th place among men with the most frames at the summit. Usher leads all solo males with 47 weeks at No. 1 (the fifth-best sum all-time, after Mariah Carey's 79, the Beatles' 59, Rihanna's 51 and Boyz II Men's 50). (Also notably, Presley's career predates the Hot 100, which launched in August 1958, so his total would surely be higher had the chart existed when he enjoyed such smashes as 1956's "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Don't Be Cruel" and 1957's "All Shook Up" and "Jailhouse Rock," among other classics.)
"Happy" concurrently spends an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
John Legend's first Hot 100 top 10, "All of Me," posts a second week at No. 2. The piano ballad rises 3-2 on Radio Songs (164 million, up 14 percent), claiming the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer honor for a second straight week. It logs a fourth week at its No. 2 peak on Digital Songs, up by 1 percent to 226,000. On Streaming Songs, it lifts 4-3 (7.2 million, up 3 percent).
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100. It led for four weeks before "Happy" began its command. The cut leads Streaming Songs for a sixth week and becomes just the second song to rule On-Demand Songs for at least 10 weeks; Macklemore & Lewis' "Thrift Shop" racked a record 13 weeks at No. 1 on On-Demand Songs last year.
As reported this morning, Perry will team with Kacey Musgraves for the June 13 episode of "CMT Crossroads," which pairs pop and country acts. "From the moment I heard 'Merry Go Round' by Kacey Musgraves [which won this year's Grammy Award for best country song], I knew we were cut from the same songwriter's cloth," Perry tells Billboard.
(And, while Capitol Records has yet to officially release a follow-up single to "Dark Horse," the third single from Perry's album "PRISM," the set's "Birthday" is approaching the Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart, with an average of 20 plays on the 10 reporting stations playing it.)
Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty," featuring 2 Chainz, ranks at No. 4 on the Hot 100 for a third week. It peaked at No. 3 for four weeks.