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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".

Latest News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 "".

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.

'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".

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.

'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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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 .

'The Voice' Season 7 Trailer: New Coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Show Great Chemistry

August 22, 2014 08:44:39 GMT

NBC has given the first look at "" season 7 through a new trailer which shows the four coaches during the Blind Auditions. and are joined by and this time and the two new additions already show great chemistry.

Pharrell Williams' Grammy Hat to Be Displayed in Museum

August 20, 2014 07:38:08 GMT

A Vivienne Westwood hat which became ' signature piece at the Grammy Awards earlier this year is going to be displayed in a museum. The hat's current owner Arby's announced in a Twitter post on Tuesday, August 18 that the brown hat would make an appearance at the Newseum's display in Washington, D.C.

Pharrell Adds Snoop Dogg, Lorde and More to 'NBA 2K15' Playlist

August 13, 2014 08:54:58 GMT

has curated the playlist of 2K Sports' upcoming "NBA 2K15" video game. The list, unveiled on Tuesday, August 12, features 27 old and new tracks by several hip-hop, rock and pop artists.

Pharrell, Rick Ross Tapped to Perform at Odd Future's Carnival

August 08, 2014 04:41:10 GMT

will be joined by some friends when they bring back their Camp Flag Gnaw Carnival later this year. The rap collective's leader is headlining the annual event alongside .

Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande to Help Kick Off the NFL

August 04, 2014 08:33:16 GMT

Some big names are scheduled to help open the upcoming season of the NFL. According to a press release on Sunday, August 3, is set to perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on September 4 to help kick off the 95th season. Fans will be able to watch the pregame show on NBC and NFL Network.

Alicia Keys Joins Pharrell's Team as Mentor on 'The Voice'

July 24, 2014 05:33:44 GMT

"" has welcomed another powerful singer to the family. has shared exciting news that she is joining ' team as a mentor in the upcoming season of the singing competition which airs on NBC.

Pharrell Hangs Out With Miley Cyrus and a Bunch of Models in 'Come Get It Bae' Video

July 24, 2014 02:46:54 GMT

has reteamed with for the music video of their collaboration, "Come Get It Bae". The new visuals, hitting YouTube on Wednesday, July 23, is quite simple and straightforward as it sees a bunch of female models dancing to the catchy track in a studio apartment while Skateboard P films them.

Maroon 5, Pharrell, Sam Smith and More Announced as iTunes Fest Headliners

July 21, 2014 09:07:10 GMT

Several big names in music have been listed as performers for the 2014 iTunes Festival, which will be held for the eighth time in the U.K. in September. Apple announced on Monday, July 21 that , and would be among stars to take the stage at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Weird Al Yankovic Recreates Pharrell's 'Happy' in 'Tacky' Music Video

July 15, 2014 01:59:14 GMT

has released the music video of "Tacky", one of the songs set to be included in his upcoming album "". Arriving on Monday, July 14, the clip finds the singer/parodist recreating ' wildly popular hit "Happy" and its accompanying visuals.

Usher Enlists Nicki Minaj and Pharrell for New Single 'She Came to Give It to You'

July 08, 2014 07:28:58 GMT

A brand new single from 's upcoming album is currently underway. On Monday, July 7, the R&B singer announced that the track called "She Came to Give It to You" would be premiered on Tuesday morning on Chicago's WGCI 107.5.

BET Awards 2014: Beyonce Dominates Full Winners List

June 30, 2014 05:04:19 GMT

The complete winners list of the 2014 BET Awards, which was held on Sunday night, June 29 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, has been revealed. led the pack with three nods including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (for her collaboration with "Drunk in Love") and the FANdemonium award.

BET Awards 2014: Drake, Pharrell Among Early Winners

June 30, 2014 01:55:48 GMT

The 2014 BET Awards was officially kicked off at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 29. opened the event with the live performance of his "Come Get It Bae" before bringing out to perform her 2003 hit "Pass That Dutch".

Lupita Nyong'o and Pharrell Williams Join Oscar Voting Body

June 27, 2014 03:44:23 GMT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014.

First Promo for 'The Voice' Season 7 Featuring Gwen Stefani and Pharrell

June 21, 2014 02:22:48 GMT

"" introduces its coach line-up for season 7 in a newly released promo. Set to 's hit "Hollaback Girl" which co-wrote, the clip features these two new coaches getting playful with regular coaches and .

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