Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Soars To No.1, Becomes Third UK Hit Single

Pharrell has the number one single in the UK right now thanks to "Happy."

According to The Official Charts, the Despicable Me 2 featured song soared to no.1 on Sunday's chart on the strength of over 100,000 copies sold.

"Today Happy claims the Official Singles Chart top spot after selling nearly 107,000 copies over the last seven days to give Pharrell his third UK Number 1 single of the year," reports The Official Charts Company. "As one half of production duo The Neptunes, he’s worked with everyone from Beyonce to Britney Spears, Jay Z to Justin Timberlake, and Mary J. Blige to Madonna, but 2013 is officially the year Pharrell went stratospheric! After turning 40 at the beginning of April, he topped the Official Singles Chart later that month guesting on Daft Punk’s Get Lucky along with Chic’s Nile Rodgers. A month later, he returned to the chart summit appearing alongside Robin Thicke and TI on Blurred Lines. By July, both tracks had broken though the million copies sales barrier."

As previously reported, Pharrell has been busy working on new music, including Usher's next studio album. He is also working on his own album, which is due, via Columbia Records, in 2014.