23 April 2014 4:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“Happy” remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, making Pharrell Williams one of only six solo male artists to spend a cumulative half year at No. 1, according to Billboard. It’s been quite a time for Williams, especially when you consider that one of his biggest hits as a featured artist, Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” did reach No. 1.  However, the following songs did: Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring Pharrell and T.I. (12 weeks), Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (3 weeks) and Ludacris’ “Money Maker,” (2 weeks). Usher holds the record for solo males at 47 acts, while Mariah Carey leads all artists with 70 weeks total at No. 1. Back to this week, after three static weeks, there’s a little movement afoot now. John Legend’s “All of Me” stays at No. 2, but Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty,” featuring 2 Chainz moves 4-3, trading places with Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse, »


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