Midweek Charts update: Pharrell first 2014 album to hit 50,000 weekly sales

Paul Williams

Chart-topping bound Pharrell Williams' G I R L has become the first artist album in the UK this year to sell more than 50,000 copies in a week.

The RCA-handled release surpassed 50,000 sales by the end of business on Thursday, according to the Official Charts Company, more than five times as many as its closest challenger Halcyon by Polydor's Ellie Goulding.

Prior to G I R L the highest weekly sales for an artist album this year were 48,620, ...

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