Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ Settles For #2 Debut Behind Rick Ross, But “Happy” Stays Atop Hot 100

Mar 13th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Oscars: Pharrell
pharrell happy academy awards oscars
Watch him sing "Happy" at the Academy Awards. Read More »
Pharrell & DP (Again)
daft punk pharrell williams
This time Daft Punk guests on Pharrell's song. Read More »
Pharrell x Justin
pharrell justin timberlake
Hear the guys get funky on "Brand New." Read More »

Rick Ross proved just why he’s The Bawse this week by debuting atop the Billboard 200 yet again, this time with his sixth album Mastermind. The hefty MC’s latest set sold 179,000 in its first week, enough to force Pharrell Williams‘ sophomore effort G I R L into a #2 debut, with 112,000 copies moved. Not a bad feat for Pharrell, who hasn’t released an album of his own since 2006. Plus, the writer/producer/singer can rest easy knowing that his Despicable Me 2 soundtrack song “Happy” is nicely perched atop the Hot 100 for a third week.

That flurry of activity at the top of the main album chart causes the Frozen soundtrack to get bumped down to #3, leaving Lea Michele‘s debut solo album Louder (62,000) to enter at #4. Oh, right — and Ashanti‘s BraveHeart pops in at #10.

The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart

1. Rick Ross, Mastermind *new* *1 week*
2. Pharrell, G I R L *new*
3. Soundtrack, Frozen
4. Lea Michele, Louder *new*
5. Eli Young Band, Towns *new*
6. Beck, Morning Phase
7. Lorde, Pure Heroine
8. Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron
9. Eric Church, The Outsiders
10. Ashanti, BraveHeart *new*

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.


  1. If you love great music and a still very impressive debut you need to check out the ballroom version of the song G.I.R.L.

Leave A Comment