Not all is lost for Pharrell Williams in the wake of March 21st's "Blurred Lines" appeal decision. The writer behind the most downloaded song in the UK ("Happy") is now No. 1 overall in the US, this time because of work he's done for, and with, others.
Such an accolade for collaboration is no real surprise for the industry veteran, active since 1992 as half of The Neptunes, then later N*E*R*D. Since then, he's gone on to compose for Despicable Me & Hidden Figures, as well as writing behind the scenes for a plethora of artists, from Britney Spears to Kendrick Lamar.
Pharrell's ascension to No. 1 is marked by N*E*R*D's Billboard Hot 100 rebound - with "Lemon" jumping from No. 61 to its prior No. 40 peak last week following a Drake remix breathing new life into the original. This week the song overtakes its prior record at No. 36.
New to the chart this week is Dexter Gore Jr. (AKA Famous Dex) following his latest single release, "Japan."
Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week