Hip Hop Singles Sales: Week Ending 2/16/2014

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz' "Talk Dirty" are the top singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart.

This week, the Top 5 R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart all experienced sales bumps, while the Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Singles features no debuts. The highest-charting debut comes at #11, with Wiz Khalifa’s “We Dem Boyz.”

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” Remains At #1 For A Second Consecutive Week

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” single is the #1 R&B/Hip-Hop single for a  second consecutive week. It sold 328,960 copies this week, up 31 percent from last week’s 251,560 copies. The song from the Grammy Award-winning Producer of the Year, is featured on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, is the lead single from his forthcoming G I R L album and has been on the charts for 13 weeks. It has sold 1,318,264 copies.

Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” Jay Z Collaboration Enjoys 12 Percent Sales Bump

Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z is the #5 single on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It sold 109,356 copies, up 12 percent from last week’s sales of 97,552. The song, which Beyonce and Jay Z performed at the Grammys last month, has been on the charts for nine weeks and has sold 856,757 copies. Kanye West appears on a remix of the song and Game posted a video of his daughter singing the original version of the cut last month. 

Sales Of Young Thug’s “Stoner” Spike 108 Percent 

Young Thug, who announced last week that he’s signed to Cash Money, saw the sales of his “Stoner” single spike 108 percent this week. The cut sold 26,397 copies this week, up from 12,663 last week. That is the biggest sales bump among the Top 50 songs on the chart. Only August Alsina’s “Ghetto,” which sold 9,673 copies this week compared to 2,710 last week, a 257 percent increase, had a larger gain on the charts this week. “Ghetto” is the #52 song on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. 

R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: Week Ending 2/16/2014

#1. Pharrell Williams - “Happy” - 329,000 (1,318,000)

#2. Jason Derulo f. 2 Chainz - “Talk Dirty” - 266,000 (1,340,000)

#3. John Legend - “All Of Me” - 164,000 (1,054,000)

#4. Aloe Blacc - "The Man" - 129,000 (1,035,000)

#5. Beyonce f. Jay Z - “Drunk In Love” - 109,000 (857,000)

#6. Eminem f. Rihanna - “The Monster” - 69,000 (3,076,000)

#7. Kid Ink f. Chris Brown - “Show Me” - 62,000 (735,000)

#8. YG f. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan - “My Hitta” - 43,000 (1,040,000)

#9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f. ScHoolboy Q & Hollis - “White Walls” - 35,000 (1,391,000)

#10. Ty Dolla $ign f. B.o.B - “Paranoid” - 33,000 (265,000)

#11. Wiz Khalifa - “We Dem Boyz” - 32,000 (32,000) 

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan. In the list above, the figures are rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

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  • Anonymous

    When did they start reporting these single sales again?


    Just horrible music on that chart used to be DMX LOX NAS JAY Z( before he turnt to shit) snoop (b4 he turned into a walking joke for things to sell) Beanie Sigel Ice Cube Ghostface Killah the music today really is fuckin wack lookin at what ppl are listening to and buying is just fuckin depressing lol ah fuck it im gon go listen to westside connection and stay in the 90's when the shit was banging

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  • Anonymous

    Pharrell's Happy is a great example of how todays music is. people like the happy party feel good fantasy music over the gritty hard real music. Thats why the south is still popular and New York isn't.

  • Anonymous

    Pharrell album might snatch that #1 spot, sorry Rawse.

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