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Valentine’s Lift? Pharrell and Beyonce Rise on R&B, Digital Charts

Last week was a great week for both Pharrell Williams and Beyonce, who might have seen lifts in sales due to Valentine's Day and promo surrounding their efforts.

Fresh off announcing the release date for his album, "G.I.R.L," Pharrell's single "Happy" continued its rise towards becoming the no.1 charting single in the country last week.

According to Billboard chart figures, the song retains its no.2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with an increase of 31 percent in sales. The song is also up in digital and streaming.

"Happy" becomes Williams' first Digital Songs No. 1 (2-1) as a lead artist (and third overall), as it swells by 31% to 329,000 downloads sold. It concurrently storms 10-4 on Radio Songs (109 million, up 27%); 11-7 on Streaming Songs (4.4 million, up 19%); and 11-4 on On-Demand Songs (1.9 million, up 21%)," reports Billboard. "Happy" also spends a second week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs."

Pharrell's "G.I.R.L." drops March 3 via Columbia.

Fresh off a strong performance of "XO" at the BRIT Awards Wednesday, Beyonce has also seen gains on the charts.

First up is her album, "Beyonce," which is up 26 percent in sales. Moving 7-4 on the Billboard 200, the album moved 48,000 copies last week.

"Drunk In Love," her lead single, is up on many a chart as well. That includes moves in digital and the Billboard Hot 100.

"Beyonce and featured artist/husband Jay Z return to the Hot 100's top five (8-5) with "Drunk in Love" (the Rhythmic Songs chart's new No. 1). Two weeks ago, the collab blasted 13-2 after they performed it as the Grammy Awards' opening song (Jan. 26); last week, without the aid of such buzz, it retreated to No. 8," reports Billboard. "This week, the song sports gains in all metrics: It spends a fourth week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (7.3 million, up 8%) and rises 14-12 (hitting a new peak) on Radio Songs (84 million, up 12%) and 13-12 on Digital Songs (where it's charted as high as No. 7) with 109,00 downloads sold (up 12%)."

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