Pharrell's "Happy" To Have Biggest Digital Song
July 3, 2014


Pharrell Williams
Through the sales week that ended on June 29, which marks the mid-way point of SoundScan's tracking year, Disney's Frozen soundtrack and Pharrell Williams' "Happy" lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively. Frozen has sold 2.7 million copies and "Happy" has sold 5.6 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Frozen also is the only album to have sold more than a million copies so far in 2014. The #2 biggest seller is Beyonce's self-titled effort, with 702,000 units sold in 2014.

Eric Church's The Outsiders is the year's third largest selling album, with 642,000 units sold. Lorde's Pure Heroine is #4 with 641,000 (counting those sold in 2014 only). To date, Pure Heroine has shifted 1.33 million since its release in September of 2013. Coldplay's recent release, Ghost Stories, rounds out the Top 5 with 589,000 sold. It's also the year's top-selling Rock set.

As for digital singles, behind "Happy" is Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J, with 4 million sold. John Legend's hit single "All Of Me" is #3 with 3.85 million; Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" is #4 with 3.65 million; and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" (from the Frozen soundtrack) is #5, having sold 2.85 million downloads.




 
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