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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


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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NAACP Image Awards 2015: Beyonce and Pharrell Lead Music Nominations

December 10, 2014 03:44:46 GMT

The nominees for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards have just been unveiled. In music field, leads the pack with four nods including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for "", the re-package of her 2013 self-titled LP.
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Pharrell's 'Happy' and the 'Frozen' Soundtrack Top iTunes' Year-End Lists

December 09, 2014 02:45:45 GMT

' "Happy" is the top-selling song of 2014 on iTunes. In a list released by Apple on Monday, December 8, the rapper/ singer/producer's massively successful single comes out at No. 1, besting other big hits of the year including 's "All of Me" and 's "Dark Horse" which sit at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.
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Pharrell Williams Gets a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

December 05, 2014 03:21:29 GMT

was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, December 4. He received the walk's 2,537th star at the ceremony in front of the W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.
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'The Voice' Season 7 Reveals Top 5, Pharrell Is Out of Competition

December 03, 2014 04:16:36 GMT

"" has narrowed down the contestants of its season 7 to five. On Tuesday night, December 2, three of the Top 8 were eliminated based on viewers' votes following their Monday performances.
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Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams Sing and Dance in 'Reincarnation' Video

December 02, 2014 17:54:57 GMT

shows off her vocal chops in a duet with . The British runway beauty teams up with the "Happy" hitmaker in Chanel's new short film "Reincarnation" directed by the fashion house's creative director Karl Lagerfeld.
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Gwen Stefani Debuts Emoji-Filled Music Video for 'Spark the Fire' Ft. Pharrell

December 02, 2014 06:18:03 GMT

After being teased with some previews, the official music video for 's "Spark the Fire" has finally arrived in full. Premiered on Vevo on Monday night, December 1, the clip finds the frontwoman in a colorful world filled with animated characters.
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Pharrell Williams: Mike Brown Asked for Trouble Before He Was Shot Dead

November 28, 2014 08:24:24 GMT

angered some people with his response to the decision made by a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. The "Happy" hitmaker said in a new interview with Ebony that the cop shouldn't have shot and killed Mike Brown. However, he argued that the teen's "buly-ish" behavior was also to blame for the shooting.
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Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani Record New Song 'Shine' for 'Paddington' Movie

November 25, 2014 09:05:54 GMT

A new song will be featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie "". The Weinstein Company announced on Monday, November 24 that the Grammy Award-winning musician and his frequent collaborator had recorded an original song called "Shine".
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Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Lena Dunham and More Stars React to Ferguson Decision

November 25, 2014 06:06:48 GMT

Some celebrities took to Twitter on Monday night, November 24 to speak out about Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot a black teenager named Michael Brown to death back in August. , and were among those who weighed in on the decision.
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Cara Delevingne Teams Up With Pharrell Williams for New Chanel Campaign

November 25, 2014 03:58:03 GMT

has teamed up with for the latest Chanel Metiers d'Art campaign #chanelsalzburg. Chanel shared on Twitter on Monday, November 24 a black-and-white picture of Cara and Pharrell dressing up like a princess and a prince.
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Irving Azoff Plans to Remove 20,000 Songs by Pharrell and More From YouTube

November 13, 2014 04:41:08 GMT

Irving Azoff is planning to remove the music by artists he represents from YouTube. Following announcement that Google would launch YouTube Music Key, he told The Hollywood Reporter that he's prepared to take around 20,000 copyrighted works away from the video-sharing site and its new subscription service.
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Video: Tyler, the Creator Cries as Pharrell Has a N.E.R.D. Reunion at Odd Future's Carnival

November 10, 2014 05:01:34 GMT

had a reunion during 's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival over the weekend. For the first time in years, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley joined for a live performance onstage during the latter's headlining set.
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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Head to Trial in 'Blurred Lines' Case

October 31, 2014 01:58:01 GMT

and have lost the first round in their battle with 's family. A federal judge ruled on Thursday, October 30 that trial would be needed to determine whether the duo's smashing hit single "Blurred Lines" copied elements of the late singer's music.
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Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams Set for CBS' 'Very Grammy Christmas' Concert

October 24, 2014 22:03:14 GMT

The annual Grammy Nominations event is merged with Christmas concert this year, resulting in a fittingly titled "A Very Grammy Christmas" special. , , , and are booked to make merry the joyful concert.
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Snoop Dogg Readies New Album, Will Relese It Via Pharrell's I Am OTHER Imprint

October 18, 2014 02:42:41 GMT

has enlisted the help of for his new album. Billboard has reported that the 42-year-old rapper is now working on an LP that he'll release through the "Happy" singer's I Am OTHER imprint, a subsidiary of Columbia Records.
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Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande Among 2014 Jingle Ball Performers

October 09, 2014 22:21:35 GMT

Performers for two iHeartRadio Jingle Balls this year are revealed. , , and are booked to play at KIIS concert in Los Angeles on December 5. Grande is also lined up for the gig at KDWB in Minneapolis on December 8.
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Pharrell Parties in a Forest in 'Gust of Wind' Music Video

October 08, 2014 02:57:14 GMT

After being previewed last weekend, ' "Gust of Wind" music video arrived in full on Tuesday, October 7. The clip was directed by Edgar Wright, the helmer of "Shaun of the Dead" and "".
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Video: Lorde, Pharrell, One Direction and More Cover The Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows'

October 08, 2014 01:52:21 GMT

A number of A-list musicians join forces to help promote the launch of BBC Music by covering a classic of . , , , and Beach Boys' own are among stars collaborating for a new version of 1966's "God Only Knows" that arrives along with its accompanying music video.
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'The Voice' Blind Auditions - Part 4: Adam Witnesses Pharrell and Blake's 'Bloodbath'

October 01, 2014 07:49:05 GMT

now has to be careful with . Not only he has killer lines, but also the "Happy" hitmaker doesn't hesitate to steal a country music act from Blake. Pharrell challenged Blake in the latest episode of "" season 7 when Craig Wayne Boyd auditioned with "The Whiskey Ain't Workin".
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Pharrell Falls for Japanese Anime Character in 'It Girl' Video

October 01, 2014 04:51:12 GMT

The music video for ' "It Girl" has arrived for fans' viewing pleasure. Hitting Vevo on Tuesday, September 30, the Japanese anime-inspired clip was produced by Takashi Murakami, co-directed by Mr. and Fantasista Utamaro and animated by NAZ.
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'The Voice' Blind Auditions: Pharrell Wins the Best Singers

September 24, 2014 07:34:39 GMT

may be a newbie on "", but the contestants don't find it difficult to trust his coaching skills. It's proven on Tuesday night, September 23 when he won two acts of three four-chair turns in addition to Danica Shirey, who performed first that night.
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Tracklist of T.I.'s 'Paperwork: The Motion Picture' Features Pharrell, Usher and More

September 22, 2014 02:58:02 GMT

has unveiled the official tracklist of his new album, ": The Motion Picture". The rapper's ninth studio effort, which is due out on October 21, boasts guest appearances from a number of hip-hop's famous faces including , , and Tip's protege .
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Iranians Arrested for Dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail and 91 Lashes

September 19, 2014 08:55:59 GMT

Back in May, six Iranians were arrested for dancing to ' hit single "Happy" in a video that went viral on YouTube. The clip was deemed "vulgar" because the three boys are seen appearing together with three girls. Additionally, the girls are unveiled. They were later released after being forced to confess to their criminal acts and apologize on national television.
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Pharrell Reunites With Shay Haley Onstage, Hints at New N.E.R.D Project

September 12, 2014 03:52:43 GMT

headlined the tenth night of iTunes Festival in London on Wednesday night, September 10. During his set, he excited the concertgoers at Roundhouse venue in Camden when he brought out his bandmate Shay Haley onstage to perform some of the group's hits.
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Video: Maroon 5 Covers Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'

September 12, 2014 01:55:33 GMT

turned ' feel-good hit single "Happy" into a sad song when they visited BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" recently. During their session on the radio show, the band impressed the host with a stripped down cover of the upbeat track.
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Video: Snoop Dogg Teases a New Collaboration With Pharrell

September 08, 2014 05:03:07 GMT

has reunited with for a new collaboration. In a vlog he shared recently, the rapper lets fans enjoy a 30-second snippet of the song while he rolls a blunt alongside longtime collaborator and friend .
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