Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams was born on April 5th, 1973 and is an American music producer, singer-songwriter and rapper. He is one half of the production duo The Neptunes, with Chad Hugo, and he has produced music for a range of well known Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B artists.

As well as his production talents, Pharrell is also the lead singer and drummer of the funk-rock band, N*E*R*D.

Career

Although Pharrell had produced for different artists, it wasn't until 2001 when he attained world wide recognition. Britney Spears' single, "I'm a Slave 4 U" became a world-wide #1 hit and catapulted the group and their production skills into the lime light.

In 2002, N*E*R*D released their first album- In Search Of... to critical acclaim.

In 2003, as The Neptunes, Pharrell went onto release The Neptunes Present...Clones, featuring songs and remixes from various artists. This album topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

In 2004, he would release a second album as N*E*R*D called Fly or Die.

In 2007, he wrote and produced "Why Should I Be Sad" on Britney Spears' latest album Blackout. He also produced two songs for The Hives latest record, The Black and White Album.

In April of 2008, Madonna released her album, Hard Candy, which features production by The Neptunes on seven of the twelve tracks.

In June 2008, Seeing Sounds would be released as the third studio album from N*E*R*D.

Triva

Pharrell drives a Ferrari Enzo and a Mercedes SLR McLaren

Was voted the "Best Dressed Man in the World" in 2005 by Esquire.

He enjoys the works of the late astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan.

He is the co-founder of the clothing brand Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear.

He has a half-pipe inside his home.

According to an article in NME, Pharrell is interested in producing the Strokes' fourth album.

His brother Cato Williams is a professional skateboarder.

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Pharrell Williams And T.I. Talk Song Writing

23rd October 2014 -

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Almost every musical writer has their own way of working on a project, and now Pharrell Williams and T.I. have revealed their differing writing processes. T.I.’s latest album ‘Paperwork’, was produced by Pharrell, who also...

T.I. - Paperwork Conversations (Full Version)

22nd October 2014 -

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T.I. talks to Pharrell Williams in a conversation in the studio about his newly released album 'Paperwork'. As well as featuring on the title track, Pharrell also co-produced the album, which dropped in October 2014...

Post O2 Gigs, Pharrell Is On Top Of The World And Not Sweating The Small Stuff

19th October 2014 -

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I love Pharrell almost as much as I love that giant mushroom hat and after he produced the biggest hits of 2013 AND 2014, it’s likely that you do too. The multi-talented producer/rapper/musician/songwriter/mogul capped off...

Xtina Is Back On The Voice USA!

15th October 2014 -

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Christina Aguilera is back in the red, swivelling chair of The Voice, USA. The platinum pop diva will be back for the eighth season, starting in early 2015, making the new line-up look suspiciously similar...

Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' As Guest Advisor

5th October 2014 -

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Taylor Swift is joining The Voice as a guest advisor on the NBC show's seventh season.Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.Read More: Taylor Swift Reveals Feud With Unnamed Female Pop Star On...

Pharrell Won Some Awesome Contestants For His Team On The Voice. Also Our Hearts.

1st October 2014 -

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It’s settled, Pharrell Williams is the best The Voice judge. Sorry, everyone else, your efforts were valiant, but the contest is now closed. Pharrell won us all over with his efforts to win contestants for...

Jennifer Hudson - In-Studio with Pharrell

15th September 2014 -

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With her new album 'JHUD' coming soon, Jennifer Hudson talks about working in the studio with Pharrell.

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Becomes The U.K.'s Most Downloaded Track Of All-Time

11th September 2014 -

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Pharrell Williams' hit track 'Happy' is still a fan favourite, especially overseas, as it recently became the most downloaded track ever in the U.K., overtaking Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' which Williams also featured on and...

MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]

26th August 2014 -

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music industry turned out en masse to receive awards and celebrate...

Pharrell Williams Ft. Miley Cyrus - Come Get It Bae

24th July 2014 -

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Pharrell Williams teams up with Miley Cyrus in the dance frenzy that is his video for new single 'Come Get It Bae'. The track features on his number one second album 'Girl' which he is...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

24th July 2014 -

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The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top spot. 'Mandatory Fun' is Weird Al Yankovic's fourteenth studio album, so he will surely be happy his efforts have...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

24th July 2014 -

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Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists the urge to twerk in the new vid. Instead she's seen enthusiastically dancing around with Pharrell, wearing a cute crop top...

Pharrell, Kylie, Maroon 5 And A Bunch Of Newcommers Announced For iTunes Festival 2014

21st July 2014 -

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Apple’s iTunes Festival 2014 isn’t until September, but there are already some awesome performers lined up. Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5 are all a part of this year’s lineup, which was announced...

Dancing In Denver! Budweiser Made In America Explore Colorado's Exciting Music Scene

17th July 2014 -

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Budweiser Made in AmericaWe explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made...

Iggy Azalea Set To Perform At Jay-Z's Made In America Festival, Joining The Likes Of Kanye West and John Mayer

17th July 2014 -

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Iggy Azalea will be joining the likes of Kanye West, Rita Ora, Kings of Leon and John Mayer at the Made in America Festival at the end of August. The festival, produced by Jay-Z, will...

Weird Al Drops Pharrell And Robin Thicke Parodies Ahead Of "Mandatory Fun" Release

16th July 2014 -

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Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy may be well past their sell-by date, but good things take time, as Weird Al Yankovic will probably tell you. That’s the one he released this week. Tacky, a take...

Get On Up

16th July 2014 -

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The stars of the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis and Octavia Spencer, talk about the legendary musician alongside artists Ice Cube, Pharrell, Mick Jagger, Cee-Lo Green and Aloe Blacc...

Made In Minnesota: Budweiser Made in America Documents The Best City Music Of The States

15th July 2014 -

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Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BudweiserBudweiser Made in America festival is on its way...

Stevie Nicks To Join 'The Voice' As Advisor To Adam Levine's Team

9th July 2014 -

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Stevie Nicks is all set to join The Voice, taking on an advisory role to Adam Levine's team. The 66 year-old Fleetwood Mac singer is the first advisor to be announced for the new series...

Ed Sheeran Storms Charts With ‘x’, But Is It Any Good?

3rd July 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran is not a singer who has to worry about what critics say. You wouldn't either, if your latest album had stormed the charts worldwide, selling zillions of copies and breaking umpteen records. Having...

Pharrell Williams Surprises Glamorous Guests At Serpentine Galleries' Summer Party

3rd July 2014 -

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While most of the country was bedding down in readiness for another day of work on Tuesday night, the country's rich and famous were enjoying a glittering summer party to remember, courtesy of London's Serpentine...

Lionel Richie Inspires From The BET Stage, Despite Unfortunate Typo

1st July 2014 -

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Lionel Richie’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony during the BET Awards on Sunday was moving, inspiring and… wrong. Well, part of it was, anyway. Richie received musical tributes by Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Yolanda Adams,...

Fail! Lionel Richie's Name Spelled Wrong At The BET Awards

30th June 2014 -

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Whoever was in charge of the captioning at last night's BET Awards should hang their head in shame after they misspelled the name of the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, Lionel Richie. During the...

Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List

29th June 2014 -

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It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award show, as well as being this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree....

The Academy Opens Its Arms Once More: 271 Stars Invited, Inc. Nyongo'o, Pharrell, Fassbender

27th June 2014 -

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Like a basking shark, hoovering up the most talented plankton the world of cinema has to offer, The Academy has extended a warm invitation to a slew of new potential members.Lupita Nyong'o with her Oscars...

Pharrell Issues Feminist Speech At London Gig: "This Is The Year Everything Changes"

25th June 2014 -

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Despite featuring prominently in the one of the most controversial, sexist videos in the history of pop music, Pharrell Williams has called for gender equality in front of a packed London crowd.Pharrell Williams performs live...

Ed Sheeran Received Sage Advice From Fairy Godfather-like Pharrell

11th June 2014 -

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With his sophomore album, X, Ed Sheeran is taking a whole new musical direction and he couldn’t have found a better advisor than Pharrell Williams. In his new MTV documentary, Sheeran talks about the process...

Ed Sheeran Is Talented, Hardworking, Friendly And All Things Good And Lovely, According To New MTV Docu-Series

11th June 2014 -

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While Taylor Swift relaxes from her busy schedule by making Drake-themed crafts for Ed Sheeran, her BFF just launched a new MTV docuseries. Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran premiered last night on the...

Pharrell Williams Expresses Contrition After Native American Garb Scandal

7th June 2014 -

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A pattern is emerging: celebrity offends race, culture or religion in some way > celebrity makes public apology > people forgive said celebrity over time. And these scandals are simply replaced; Mackelmore and Jonah Hill’s...

Pharrell Williams Promises To Change The World With Women At Intimate Show [Video]

5th June 2014 -

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Recently (3 June 2014) the 'Happy' singer Pharrell Williams played an intimate show at New York's legendary Apollo Theatre. If you weren't lucky enough to be there, don't worry because director Spike Lee has filmed...

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Kandy Attinger ...

I am watching the voice, and can't tell what ribbons you are wearing, can you tell me which ribbons/medals you have on your chest

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Kandy Attinger ...

I love the show the voice, as a Marine veteran I noticed you wearing ribbons on your denim jacket why are you wearing ribbons that you did not earn, or did you serve

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Thurman Ward

There is a rumor floating that Pherrell Williams is the son of THE legendary Smokey Robinson.can anyone confirm whether this is true or not?

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Denise Figueiredo

Hey pharrell you are very good. U have talent and u do everything simple and beautiful. I am not easy to like the music the first time but when I heard your music I am in love for that. Congratulation and I hope u will do more songs like that. It is a happy song.

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Christian Contreras

Hey Pharrel whats up with hiding the fact that 2 of your band are actually White. We live in a multicultural world. http://youtu.be/h5EofwRzit The two white guys are disguised why? I enjoy your music cant say I appreciate the perceived reverse racism I see here.

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babydoll12

What can i say about Pharrell Williams other than hes one of the greatest artists and writers of his generation his albums tend to have a song for whatever mood im in. When i play my n.e.r.d albums in my car even my mom joins in. Pharrell is a real entertainer when i seen him live at t in the park i as so happy to have seen pharrell at his best. I love Pharrell's style, personality and music hes truly a talented artist i hope his new album is a big hit i'm sure it will be.

8 years 3 months ago
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Franka

I have a question : Kochane dziewczyny z Polski : co myslicie o Pharrellu ? Pozdrawiam :* szkoda ze nie ma jakiegos nowego posta :/ ale gadam bez sensu

7 years 9 months ago
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babydoll12

Pharrell i ove you don't everstop being you you're the coolest person going not to mention the cutest love ya keep on rockin xxx LJ

8 years 3 months ago
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jskate

hey i dont know who reads this but i gotta get somethin out there some howits time to put my skate and rymin skills togeather and between the two theres no tellin whats betteri start out my run with a tripple kickflipwith spins so quick they make your moma sick after that i hit up the rollin witha backside switch 360 spin and even though ive already blown you away i hop on my bike and pull a tail whip the same day cuase skatin and rymin is what i do best and every day i continue to put my skillz to the test the next day i hit up the ten set down the street and you know while im there im rockin vans on my feet i pull a big ass shuv-it and do it again and you know i aint stopin that aint the end i hit up the hand rail with a five 0 and pull a kickflip out before my feet let go skatein ant easy its not for no hos not every ones a tony hawk pullen fakie five 0s it takes practice and determination like rymin and the more i do the both the harder im tryin improvings what i am no way to deny it and when i get my pro shoe every kids gonna buy it ill be out there pullin big demos one dayand ill jump the great wall of china like my boy danny way cause skatin and rymin is what i like to do o yea did i mention i right punk rock to.

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pharrell4real4e...

pharrell baby u kknow how hot u r!!!!!!!!!!!! i luv u soooooooooo much! happy 33rd birthday. you look so freakin gr8... if ur d one readin this i wuld just totally freak out.ur my baby.... ur one and only one no one can tear us apart...luv u 2 def!!!!!!!

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