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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams


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)


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".

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Drake Trolls Meek Mill at OVO Fest, Brings Out Kanye West and Pharrell

August 04, 2015 04:55:06 GMT

As expected, took more shots at while headlining his OVO Festival on Monday night, August 3. The Canadian native wasted no time in dissing the "All Eyes on You" rapper, as he opened his set with "Charged Up" and "Back to Back Freestyle" which both arrived days ago in the wake of their feud.

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Denied New Trial in 'Blurred Lines' Case

July 16, 2015 02:53:25 GMT

and have lost their bid to get new trial in "Blurred Lines" case. In May, their lawyers appealed the initial ruling after they were found guilty of copying parts of their 2013 hit from 's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up", but now a California judge has denied their bid for retrial.

Pharrell Williams' 'Freedom' Music Video Arrives Online

July 02, 2015 16:21:34 GMT

premiered a music video in support of his newest single "Freedom" on Apple Music which was launched on June 30. After exclusively available only on the new streaming site, the video has now spread online for viewing pleasure.

New Music: P. Diddy and Pharrell's 'Finna Get Loose'

June 30, 2015 02:10:24 GMT

Fresh off debuting the song live while he reunited with his Bad Boy artists during the 2015 BET Awards, dropped the official version of "Finna Get Loose". Released online on Monday, June 29, the track also features the rap mogul's longtime pal .

Adele Working With Pharrell on Her New Album

June 27, 2015 02:55:06 GMT

It looks like 's new album will be worth the long wait. Not much has been revealed about the record, which will be the British beauty's first in nearly five years, but fans know it's going to be good because is involved in it.

Eminem, Pharrell, Drake, Elton John Among Stars Helping Launch Apple Music

June 25, 2015 20:18:28 GMT

Apple has enlisted a number of hot stars to help launch their music streaming service which includes Beats 1 Radio. Rappers and as well as singers like and are among the lineup for the upcoming event.

Pharrell's New Song 'Freedom' Previewed in Apple Music Ad

June 10, 2015 06:41:22 GMT

Apple has debuted a commercial for their new streaming service, which was officially announced on Monday, June 8. Released online on Tuesday, the ad features a preview of ' new song called "Freedom".

Kim Kardashian Thanks Pharrell and Wife for Helping When Her CFDA Dress Caught Fire

June 02, 2015 18:36:47 GMT

had a fire emergency at CFDA Fashion Awards at New York's Lincoln Center on Monday, June 1. Her designer dress was caught on fire during the dinner, and & his wife Helen Lasichanh helped put it out.

Drake and Pharrell Confirmed for Apple's Revamped Music Service

June 02, 2015 01:45:50 GMT

and are indeed involved in Apple's revamped music service, which is set to be unveiled during Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference next week. Following recent speculations, Billboard can confirm that the two stars will be a part of the music service, although more details including what role they will play are still kept under wraps.

Snoop Dogg, Pharrell and Stevie Wonder Time Travel to the Future in 'California Roll' Video

May 21, 2015 04:13:14 GMT

has premiered the official music video for "California Roll", his collaboration with and . The rapper takes viewers on a trip to the future in the visuals debuted on Wednesday, May 20.

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Asking for New 'Blurred Lines' Trial

May 04, 2015 03:53:37 GMT

The war between and 's family over "Blurred Lines" isn't over yet. After a jury ruled in March that the 2013 hit infringed on the late musician's "Got to Give It Up", lawyers for the 38-year-old singer and his collaborator are now pushing for a new trial.

Cara Delevingne Sings With Pharrell Williams at Chanel's Event

April 02, 2015 09:04:27 GMT

showed off her vocal chops while attending the show for Chanel's Metiers d'Art collection on Tuesday night, March 31. The British supermodel-turned-actress joined on the stage at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City to perform their collaboration "CC the World" from their Chanel short film.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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".

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".

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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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