SoundScanner: Pharrell Williams Gets “Happy,” Eric Church Dominates The Album Charts

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‘Everything is Awesome!!!,” indeed: The Lego Movie earworm “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” (capital letters and exclamation points are theirs) splashes the Digital Songs chart at No. 18 this week with 69,000 downloads, up 118 percent from last week, when the song did not chart. The theme song for the denizens of the movie’s Lego world (courtesy of Tegan and Sara featuring the Lonely Island) is selling better than the movie’s soundtrack, which is No. 41 on the Top Current Albums chart this week, up five spots from the week before. Between “Happy,” “Everything is AWESOME!!!” and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” (the Frozen soundtrack single is No. 9 this week), three songs from children’s movies dent the Top 20 this week.

Britney Jean languishes: And where is Britney Spears in all this? Brit Brit’s December stinker Britney Jean just barely hangs on to the Top 100 this week, coming in at No. 97 with just under 4,000 sales. Since it was released 11 weeks ago, the album has sold just 238,000 copies – well below the 276,000 copies her last studio album, 2011’s Femme Fatale, sold its first week. On the plus side – well, there is no plus side, really. Send help immediately.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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