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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

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Famous as :

Hip - hop singer

Birth Date :

April 05, 1973

Birth Place :

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Spouse :

Helen Lasichanh (model/fashion designer, since 12-Oct-13)

Claim to fame :

Single "Frontin'" (2003)

Biography


Pharrell Williams, the oldest of three sons of Carolyn, a teacher, and Pharaoh Williams, a handyman, is a creative force in music industry. He formed N.E.R.D. with his childhood friend and marching band mate, Chad Hugo, and created The Neptunes with two other friends Shay Haley and Mike Etheridge.

He produced a lot of hit singles including Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U", Nelly's "Hot in Herre". He also helped create Daft Punk's "Get Lucky", Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", and Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You". At the 2004 Grammys, he got two awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and Producer of the Year in Non-Classical category, thanks to his work in JT's "Justified".

Latest News


Pharrell Williams Speaks About 'Happiness' at UN

March 21, 2015 19:30:54 GMT

Happy planet means happy world, so says at the United Nations. The singer addressed New York students on International Day of Happiness Friday, March 20 at the UN Headquarters, and he used the opportunity to raise awareness of climate change. "I'm staring at the future right now. Hello to the future," he said.
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Pharrell Williams Breaks His Silence on 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

March 19, 2015 15:53:38 GMT

talks for the first time about the court ruling that favored 's family in the "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement case. "The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else," he told The Financial Times.
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Pharrell Williams Wins 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award

March 19, 2015 01:54:49 GMT

has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. The "Come Get It Bae" singer will be honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America on June 1 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.
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Azealia Banks Hates America, Calls Out Kanye, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Lorde in Playboy

March 17, 2015 06:30:05 GMT

lashes out at America in an interview with Playboy Magazine's April issue. The "Ice Princess" rapper says she wants to leave the U.S. because she hates the country. "Yes! I hate everything about this country," she shares, "Like, I hate fat white Americans."
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Jermaine Dupri Weighs in on 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit, Says Ciara Rips Off His Songs

March 15, 2015 20:13:51 GMT

shares his thoughts on "Blurred Lines" lawsuit that pitted and against 's family. He believes the 2013 hit single does sound similar to Gaye's "Got to Give It Up".
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Pharrell's 'Happy' May Be a Rip-Off of Another Marvin Gaye Song, Late Singer's Family Claims

March 14, 2015 02:13:38 GMT

It looks like "Blurred Lines" isn't the only track that's inspired by 's music. Just days after a judge awarded them $7.4M, agreeing that "Blurred Lines" copied "Got to Give It Up", the late singer's family admits that the Grammy-winning producer's "Happy" does bear resemblance to Gaye's other song called "Ain't That Peculiar".
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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to Appeal 'Blurred Lines' Verdict

March 12, 2015 19:34:18 GMT

and are fighting the verdict that favored 's family in the "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement case. Their lawyer Howard E. King confirms they will bring the case back to court to seek appeal for the ruling.
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Pharrell, Robin Thicke Lose 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit, Must Pay the Gayes $7.4M

March 11, 2015 02:01:58 GMT

and lost the copyright infringement lawsuit involving their single "Blurred Lines". On Tuesday, March 10, a jury determined that the 2013 hit copied 's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up" and ordered the pair to pay the late singer's family nearly $7.4 million.
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Snoop Dogg Debuts Pharrell-Produced New Single 'Peaches N Cream'

March 10, 2015 09:18:55 GMT

's "Peaches N Cream" is finally here. The rapper dropped the first official single off his upcoming album "" on Monday, March 9. Produced by , the song features guest vocals from .
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Pharrell and Moby to Join Dance Party for Dancing Man Who Got Fat-Shamed Online

March 09, 2015 07:46:11 GMT

It was all started when a 4Chan user posted last month pictures of an overweight man dancing at a concert along with caption, "Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing." After the pictures went viral, a Twitter user named Cassandra initiated a campaign to stand up against the bullies along with other 1,700 women.
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Pharrell Denies 'Blurred Lines' Copied Marvin Gaye's Song

March 05, 2015 07:44:04 GMT

denied he copied 's song. The produces told a jury on Wednesday, March 4 that he was trying to evoke the feel of the late singer' music but did not copy his work when he created the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" for .
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Snoop Dogg Unveils Cover Art for Pharrell-Produced Album 'Bush'

March 04, 2015 09:09:31 GMT

While "" is still waiting for an official release date, has revealed the official cover art for the album. Arriving via the rapper's Instagram on Tuesday, March 3, the green-themed image features a blue dog chewing on a bush.
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Full List of Nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Includes Ariana Grande, One Direction

February 28, 2015 05:29:10 GMT

Nominations for this year's Radio Disney Music Awards have been announced. Famous names in Hollywood music industry, including the likes of , , , , and , were among top nominees announced in a televised special "Disney Channel Presents the 2015 RDMA Nomination Special" aired on Friday, February 27 on Disney Channel.
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Missy Elliott and Pharrell Pictured Hitting the Studio Together

February 27, 2015 09:16:38 GMT

is apparently planning a collaboration with fellow Virginia native . The raptress revealed that she's working with the Grammy-winning hitmaker with a photo she shared on Twitter on Thursday, February 26.
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Snoop Dogg Releases Trailer for Pharrell Williams-Produced New Album 'Bush'

February 18, 2015 08:33:51 GMT

While fans are eagerly waiting for "", released on Tuesday, February 17 a trailer for the new album. Arriving via the new website FollowTheBush.com, the short clip gives glimpses at the rapper smoking a blunt in front of a bush background before a snippet of the LP's first single "Peaches N Cream" is played to close out the video.
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Pharrell Williams to Release 'Happy' Picture Book Series

February 17, 2015 07:16:44 GMT

has signed a deal with Putnam Books for Young Readers to release a series of children picture books. Pharrell has agreed to release four picture books, one of which is inspired by his hit song "Happy".
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Pharrell's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Hat at Grammy Awards Sparks Twitter Talk

February 09, 2015 07:30:39 GMT

Bye-bye Arby's hat, hello "" hat! , who caused an online buzz after last year's Grammy Awards with his iconic Vivienne Westwood hat, has started another uproar on Twitter with his fashion choice at the biggest music event this year.
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Video: Pharrell, Kanye West, Rihanna and More Perform at Grammy Awards 2015

February 09, 2015 06:32:06 GMT

Dozens of A-list musicians performed at the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday night, February 8. Among those who took the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California were , and .
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Grammy Awards 2015: Sam Smith and Pharrell Among Early Winners

February 09, 2015 02:12:53 GMT

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards has officially started. kicked off the event, which is currently airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with the live performance of their hits "Rock or Bust" and "Highway to Hell".
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NAACP Image Awards 2015: Beyonce, Pharrell and Sam Smith Among Winners in Music

February 07, 2015 06:35:27 GMT

The complete winners list of the 2015 NAACP Image Awards has been revealed. was among the winners at the awards event airing on Friday night, February 6 as she took home the Outstanding Female Artist trophy after edging out competitors including , and .
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Christina Aguilera Enlists Pharrell for Her Next Album

January 31, 2015 05:45:56 GMT

has worked with one of the hottest producers in the game for her new album. The singer revealed she'd done a collaboration with fellow "" coach as she chatted with Extra to promote her return to the NBC singing contest.
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First Look at Pharrell Williams on 'The Simpsons' Emerges

January 23, 2015 04:02:03 GMT

is heading to Springfield in an upcoming episode of "". The Grammy Award-winning producer is tapped to guest star in the February 8 outing of the long-running animated series and will appear as himself.
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Pharrell Williams and Al Gore Announce 2015 Global Live Earth Climate Concert

January 22, 2015 17:27:31 GMT

and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore are reviving Live Earth Concert this year. The festival will take place on June 18 in Paris, New York, Brazil, South Africa, China and Australia in an attempt to urge world leaders to adopt a new climate accord at UN climate change conference in Paris.
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Pharrell Williams, Miranda Lambert, Sam Smith Added as 2015 Grammy Performers

January 21, 2015 18:42:34 GMT

New additions to the musical guest lineup for the upcoming 57th annual Grammy Awards are unearthed. The likes of , , , , , and are set to make merry the Music's Biggest Night.
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Snoop Dogg Announces Pharrell-Produced New Album 'Bush'

January 08, 2015 08:52:44 GMT

Last year, it was revealed that was working on a new album with super producer . The rapper then shared more details about the project while attending the CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 7.
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Gwen Stefani and Pharrell's 'Shine' From 'Paddington' Soundtrack Arrives Online

January 02, 2015 06:48:58 GMT

and , who have worked together on numerous tracks including the smashing hit "Hollaback Girl", most recently reunited for "Shine" which they recorded for "". While the animated film won't arrive in the U.S. until January 16, fans can listen to the two superstars' latest collaboration now as a low quality of the song has landed online.
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More Madonna Songs, Including Collaboration With Pharrell, Leak Online

December 25, 2014 03:11:33 GMT

More than a dozen of never-heard-before songs by have landed online. Fourteen demos presumably recorded for her upcoming thirteenth album "" leaked on Tuesday night, December 23 and the singer was of course not happy about it.
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Pharrell Williams, Eagles and More Threaten YouTube With $1 Billion Lawsuit

December 23, 2014 18:40:51 GMT

YouTube is facing a war against many musicians like , , , and . The video-sharing website is asked to take down around 20,000 videos due to lack of performance rights.
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'The Voice' Crowns Season 7 Winner, the Coaches Wish Viewers 'a Merry Little Christmas'

December 17, 2014 04:47:59 GMT

has affirmed his title as a coach with the most wins on "". The country crooner led another of his proteges, , to win the seventh edition of the singing competition series. Craig, a 35-year-old father from Nashville, Tennessee, beat Damien, Chris Jamison and who were all from Team .
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Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Are Big Winners at Inaugural BBC Music Awards

December 12, 2014 01:56:47 GMT

The winners of the first-ever BBC Music Awards were announced during a ceremony at London's Earl's Court on Thursday night, December 11. Among those who took home trophies are and .
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