This week, 50 Cent makes his mark on the R&B/Hip Hop chart with “Smoke,” which features Trey Songz. Pharrell’s “Happy” also continues its run at the top.

Pharrell “Happy” 20 Weeks In

Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy” is the #1 song on the chart this week. In its twentieth week, the Virginia Beach, Virginia singer-producer’s song sold 283,559 copies, a 12 percent drop from last week’s 320,854 units. Overall, Williams’s cut has sold 3,962,348 units. 

The selection appeared on last year’s Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and is also the rapper-producer-singer’s lead single from his G  I  R  L album, which is available for streaming now.

50 Cent Gets His “Smoke” On

50 Cent’s “Smoke” single entered the R&B/Hip Hop chart at #32 this week. The song, which is expected to be included on his forthcoming Animal Ambition album, also features Trey Songz. It sold 11,717 units this week.

“Smoke” makes the second-highest debut on the charts this week. The highest debut of the week belongs to 2Virgins’ “Buckwild” single, which also features Taylor Caniff. “Buckwild” entered the charts at #22 with 17,728 units sold.

Puff Daddy’s “Big Homie” Sales Spike 134%

Puff Daddy’s “Big Homie” enjoyed the biggest sales bump this week. The song, which also features Rick Ross and French Montana, saw a 134 percent sales increase compared to last week. 

The #93 cut on the charts, it sold 4,621 units this week, up from 1,977 copies last week. 

In February, French Montana announced that he is slated to executive produce Puff Daddy’s upcoming album, MMM.

R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: Week Ending 04/06/2014

#1. Pharrell Williams – “Happy” – 283,559 (3,962,348)

#2. John Legend – “All Of Me” – 227,852 (2,558,441)

#3. Jason Derulo f. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty” – 155,819 (2,701,426)

#4. Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – 106,359 (1,849,666)

#5. Chris Brown f. Lil Wayne & French Montana – “Loyal” – 52,228 (403,636)

#6. Beyonce f. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love” – 46,514 (1,383,947)

#7. Kid Ink f. Chris Brown – “Show Me” – 44,716 (1,122,374)

#8. Trey Songz – “Na Na” – 40,034 (291,324)

#9. Young Money f. Drake – “Trophies” – 35,402 (203,575)

#10. Iggy Azalea f. Charli XCX – “Fancy” – 35,267 (130,019)

All sales data is courtesy of Nielsen Soundscan.


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