School is in session. ScHoolboy Q tops this week’s albums chart with his album Oxymoron, leading a week full of debuts. Elsewhere, Pharrell Williams’ ”Happy” continues to dance circles around the singles chart. That and more in this week’s SoundScanner report, so read on:
Pharrell Williams became the talk of the Grammys last month with his, errr, “distinctive” Vivian Westwood “mounties” hat. And now on the biggest night in film, Pharrell made headlines once again by auctioning off the hat on eBay. That’s right: you had the chance to be the owner of this historic/hilarious headgear…provided you were willing to shell out a truly bonkers amount of money.
Eric Church is no outsider: His latest album stomps a mudhole on this week’s SoundScan sales chart, earning the North Carolina cowboy his second No. 1 album. Elsewhere, Pharrell makes a move and controls the singles chart with his latest smash “Happy,” as if last year’s success of “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” weren’t enough for him. For more, here is this week’s SoundScanner.
Thirteen may classically be an unlucky number, but not for Pharrell Williams. In 2013, he was at the production helm for two of the year’s biggest hits — Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky.” Skateboard P has already kicked off 2014 in earnest, with his track “Happy” having been nominated for an Oscar, and with his oversized throwback hat playing up to his humorous side. So what does Pharrell have planned for the rest of the year?
VH1′s latest Rock Doc The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop is about to get its grand TV premiere on February 24th, but we’re not going to make you wait that long to get a taste. The new jumbo-sized trailer just dropped, and it takes things to a presidential level.