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Pharrell Williams song 'Happy' named most-downloaded track of all time in UK

Singer claims three of the top ten most popular downloads

Daisy Wyatt
Wednesday 10 September 2014 13:13 BST
Top hat: Pharrell Williams
Top hat: Pharrell Williams (AP)

Pharrell Williams’ song "Happy" has overtaken Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines" to become the most-downloaded track of all time in the UK.

The US singer and producer is the only artist to have three tracks in the top 10 most-downloaded songs chart, beating artists including Adele and Calvin Harris.

His collaborations “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” have entered the chart at number two and six respectively according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

"Happy" has sold more than 1.6 million copies since its release last June after featuring on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

Other big sellers include Adele's "Someone Like You" which is the third biggest-selling download of all time with 1.53 million downloads and Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" which is fourth with sales of 1.47 million.

The top five is rounded off by Gotye featuring Kimbra's 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used To Know "which has sold 1.45 million copies to date.

Pharrell said: "I would just like to say thank you, first and foremost, to the people, because the charts are determined by them. I have a lot to be thankful for because they've chosen these things and it's resulted in Happy being what it's become."

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