'Happy' leads for a ninth week and takes over atop Streaming Songs, while Timberlake and Brown add to their top 10 totals.
Pharrell Williams' "Happy" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week and reaches No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart at last. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown each soar into the top 10.
As we do every Wednesday, let's delve into the numbers behind the top 10 and more.
"Happy" continues its Hot 100 command powered by its lock atop the Radio Songs and Digital Songs charts. It tops Radio Songs for an eighth week, logging 203 million all-format audience impressions (down 7 percent), according to Nielsen BDS. As previously reported, by reaching No. 1 on Adult Contemporary this week, the track has now topped six single-format airplay charts.
"Happy" leads the Digital Songs chart for a 10th week, up by 7 percent to 274,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes just the sixth song to spend at least 10 weeks at No. 1 on Digital Songs and ties for the second-longest reign. Flo Rida's "Low," featuring T-Pain, racked a record 13 weeks on top in 2007-08, while four other titles prior to "Happy" led for 10 frames each: Robin Thicke's Williams-assisted "Blurred Lines," also featuring T.I. (2013); Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz (2013); and the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" and "Boom Boom Pow" (both in 2009).
Meanwhile, fueled in part by growth in worldwide fan-made videos utilizing its official audio, "Happy" finally reaches No. 1 on Streaming Songs, claiming the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer award. It jumps 4-1 with a 28 percent surge to 9.2 million U.S. streams, according to BDS. The song previously reached a high of No. 2 (March 22) and marks Williams' first Streaming Songs No. 1 (dating to the chart's January 2013 launch; his featured turns on "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" both resulted in No. 2 peaks). "Happy" holds" at No. 2 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (2.1 million U.S. streams, down 12 percent), which it led for two weeks.
With his ninth week at No. 1, Williams becomes just the sixth solo male artist to spend a cumulative six months atop the Hot 100. Now up to 26 total weeks, thanks to "Happy," "Blurred Lines" (12 weeks at No. 1) and his first two toppers in featured roles, Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" (three, 2004) and Ludacris' "Money Maker" (two, 2006), Williams joins Usher (47 weeks), Michael Jackson (37), Elton John (34), Paul McCartney (30; not including his 59 weeks at No. 1 with the Beatles) and T.I. (28). (Williams passes Eminem and Stevie Wonder, each with 25 career weeks at No. 1. Mariah Carey leads all acts with 79 total No. 1 frames.)