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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams



Pharrell Lanscilo Williams[1] (/fəˈrɛl/; born April 5, 1973), sometimes known as simply Pharrell, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer.

Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is the lead vocalist and drummer of the rock-funk-hip hop band N*E*R*D, that he formed with Hugo and childhood friend, Shay Haley. He released his first single, "Frontin'", in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album, In My Mind in 2006.[2] His second album, Girl, was released on March 3, 2014.[3][4] This album was preceded by the commercially successful single, "Happy". As part of the Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various recording artists.[5]

Williams owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER, a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams' endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club.

Williams has earned ten Grammy Awards including two with the Neptunes. He is also a two-time Academy Award nominee, receiving a 2014 Best Original Song nomination from "Happy" (which was featured in Despicable Me 2) and a 2017 Best Picture nomination as one of the producers of Hidden Figures.



There's Something Special
There's Something Special is a song by musical artist Pharrell Williams, released on June 13, 2017.
Yellow Light
Yellow Light is a song by musical artist Pharrell Williams, released on June 9, 2017.
Able is a song by musical artist Pharrell Williams, released on December 2, 2016.
Crave is a song by musical artist Pharrell Williams, released on November 16, 2016.

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The Most Influential Hip-Hop Artist Of 2017 Just Might Be Pharrell Williams
  –  October 11, 2017
Pharrell Williams has always been ahead of his time ... sometimes-strained-but-always-honest vocalization has become a must-have for any rapper’s toolbox. Although sing-song delivery was a part of many prior MCs’ arsenals, including Ja Rule, 50 ...
Pharrell Williams to Design Shoe for Chanel
  –  November 2, 2017
Pharrell Williams may be a hit musician, but he’s also very much known for his unique and stylish fashion sense. So much that he has been tapped to specially customize an Adidas Hu NMD shoe for Colette’s first floor, WWD reports. Williams, who is ...
Pharrell Williams invested in London music startup ROLI and will become its chief creative officer
  –  October 25, 2017
Pharrell Williams has invested in music startup ROLI. ROLI said that Williams will become its chief creative officer. The company plans more artist partnerships and a charitable foundation. London music startup ROLI announced on Wednesday that musician ...
Pharrell Williams to Appear at 11.11 Countdown Gala
  –  October 31, 2017
Alibaba on Monday announced that award-winning producer and songwriter Pharrell Williams would attend this year’s 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration, making Williams the first A-list international star the Chinese tech giant has confirmed for this year’s ...
Roli Receives Investment from Pharrell Williams
  –  October 30, 2017
Roli, a London, UK-based startup creating next-generation musical instruments, received an investment from producer and songwriter Pharrell Williams. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Pharrell Williams also joined Roli as Chief Creative Officer and ...
Pharrell Williams Joins Music Tech Company ROLI as Chief Creative Officer
  –  October 27, 2017
Pharrell Williams, the producer, songwriter and cultural icon, said: "Music touches all of us, and for a long time I've been passionate about finding ways to share the power of music with more people. When I met Roland and ROLI, I immediately felt we were ...
Pharrell Williams Named Chief Creative Officer of U.K. Startup ROLI
  –  October 26, 2017
British startup ROLI has named Pharrell Williams Chief Creative Officer. A platform for next-generation instrumentation, the company was founded by Roland Lamb. Williams, an award-winning producer and songwriter, said of his joining the ROLI team ...


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