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Pharrell Williams seizes No. 1 spot in UK singles chart

Published on Dec 30, 2013 6:02 AM
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Pharrell Williams attends the WSJ. Magazine's Innovator Of The Year Awards 2013 at The Museum of Modern Art on Nov 6, 2013 in New York City. Williams seized top spot in Britain's singles chart on Sunday with his track Happy, ousting talent show winner Sam Bailey after only a week at No.1. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams seized top spot in Britain's singles chart on Sunday with his track Happy, ousting talent show winner Sam Bailey after only a week at No.1.

The song, which features in the soundtrack to Despicable Me 2, achieved sales of nearly 107,000 copies in the past week, the Official Charts Company said, handing Williams his third British No.1 this year.

Williams is set to release his second solo album early next year, the company added, noting that the as-yet-untitled album would be his follow-up to 2006's In My Mind, which peaked at No.7 in the British charts.

Sales of Happy pushed Christmas No.1 Skyscraper, by former prison guard Bailey, winner of British talent show The X-Factor, into second place.

 
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