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.
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.
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.