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N.E.R.D

N.E.R.D performing at Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki in December 2008
Background information
Also known as N*E*R*D
Origin Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Genres Rock, funk, hip hop
Years active 2001–present
Labels Virgin, Star Trak, Interscope
Associated acts The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams, Rhea
Website www.n-e-r-d.com
Members
Pharrell Williams
Chad Hugo
Shay Haley
.N.E.R.D is an American rock, funk and hip hop band.^ Instigated in 2001, N*E*R*D started out as a rap/rock side project of superstar hip-hop writer/producers, Chad Hugo (b.
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^ In 2001 they worked with pal Haley to release In Search Of… , which contained a unique mix of various elements of rock, pop, R&B and hip-hop.
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^ Not really, but it gives their spaced-out sound a surprising punk edge, perfect for a hip-hop band trying to connect with the Hot Topic set.
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.Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes.^ CHILLED: Sheldon “Shay” Haley and Pharrell Williams, right, team in N.E.R.D. — with the M.I.A. Hugo, who also records with Williams in the Neptunes.
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^ Williams and Hugo originally recorded the band's debut album, In Search Of..., for European release in 2001 using similar digital production techniques used on Neptunes-produced records.
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^ Others she worked with on Bittersweet World (due April 22nd) include Santogold 's Santi White, Kenna, Chad Hugo from the Neptunes/ N.E.R.D. , and Tom Higgenson of Plain White T's.
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After producing songs for several artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the production duo formed the band with Shay Haley as a side project of The Neptune in 2001. N.E.R.D's debut album, In Search Of..., sold 603,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). .It was also awarded the second annual Shortlist Music Prize.^ More » N.E.R.D. Gets Revenge At Second Annual Shortlist Prize Ceremony USRN - Oct 30, 2002 (10/30/02, 6 p.m.
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The band's second album, Fly or Die, sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded. .Three years later, the band reunited under Star Trak Entertainment, a subsidiary of Interscope Records established by Williams and Hugo.^ Star Trak has had quite the roster over the years.

^ Williams and Hugo originally recorded the band's debut album, In Search Of..., for European release in 2001 using similar digital production techniques used on Neptunes-produced records.
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^ ET) -- Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who make up the production team the Neptunes, sold 249,000 copies of their debut Star Trak album, the Neptunes Present: Clones, to top the Billboard...
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.The band's third album, Seeing Sounds, sold 80,000 copies in its first week.^ Seeing Sounds is a great album and i love it.
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^ As a producer’s album Seeing Sounds is first-class.
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^ ET) -- Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who make up the production team the Neptunes, sold 249,000 copies of their debut Star Trak album, the Neptunes Present: Clones, to top the Billboard...
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Contents

History

Formation and early career

.Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo met at the ages of 12 at a summer camp in Virginia Beach, for musicians; which they both disliked.^ Chad: I think Pharrell Williams, as a designer.

^ Tags: neptunes , Pharrell Williams , chad hugo .
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^ When they were only twelve, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo met at a summer camp and have been inseparable since then.
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[1][2] .They spent their free time making beats and performing in groups with fellow childhood friend Timbaland.^ A Brief History of Time though, makes someone feel as if they actually know something of the subject, even though they only know the title of the book.
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^ Easy: the codes in a barcode make sense only when they are read in the correct direction, so it's just a matter of reading them in both directions at the same time and then use the code that could be deciphered.
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^ It’s kind of awkward because I think they’re expecting my compensation to come down with lesser duties but it’s not worth me taking it on for anything less because of how much money I can make if that time is spent on my own projects.
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.Williams and Hugo met Shay Haley in high school and began performing together.^ N.E.R.D, the musical output of production duo Chad Hugo and Pharell Williams along with Shay Haley are back with their third album Seeing Sounds.
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^ Pharrell Williams, Sheldon 'Shay' Haley and Chad Hugo shoehorn this group into busy schedules.
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^ Superproducers the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) and their rapping buddy Shay Haley ...

The trio often met in Hugo's garage, where he beatboxed through a speaker system while Haley danced.[3] .After watching the duo perform at a high school talent show, Teddy Riley, a musician and producer, signed Williams and Hugo in 1992.[2] After producing songs for several artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the production duo formed N.E.R.D (an acronym for No one Ever Really Dies) in 2001 as a side project.^ Before this side project took shape, Hugo and Williams -- as the Neptunes...
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^ The success of these endeavors is what allowed him – along with Neptunes partner Chad Hugo and childhood friend Shae – to unveil the N.E.R.D. project in 2001.
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^ The acronym N.E.R.D. stands for "No One Ever Really Dies," but childhood friends Chad Hugo , Pharrell Williams , and Shay most certainly used the group to proudly emphasize the nerdier aspects of their musical personalities.
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[1][4][5]

2001–2002: In Search Of...

The band's debut album, In Search Of..., was released in Europe in September 2001. The album was produced by The Neptunes; they used similar digital production techniques as they did for other artists. .However, the band decided that they wanted to sound different from their production.^ They started because they wanted to join a different tribe.
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[6] .This led them to rerecording the album using live instruments with rock band Spymob for a worldwide release in 2002.[6][7] The album debuted at number 61 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 56.[8][9] It failed to replicate the success of The Neptunes' previous productions.^ Spymob for worldwide release in 2002.
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^ Rock Star (Enhanced) Released: 2002 .
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^ Rock Star Released: 2002 .
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.The album won the second annual Shortlist Music Prize, an accolade awarded to albums released in the United States that have not achieved mainstream success and have sales of 500,000 copies or less at the time of nomination.^ The album won the second annual Shortlist Music Prize, awarded (by a group of musicians, journalists, and other music professionals) to the best album of the year which had sold less than 500,000 copies at the time of nomination.
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^ It was also awarded the second annual Shortlist Music Prize.
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^ The band's second album, Fly or Die, sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA. In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded.
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[6] .The album sold 603,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA.^ The band's second album, Fly or Die, sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA. In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded.
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^ The album won the second annual Shortlist Music Prize, awarded (by a group of musicians, journalists, and other music professionals) to the best album of the year which had sold less than 500,000 copies at the time of nomination.
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^ ET) -- Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who make up the production team the Neptunes, sold 249,000 copies of their debut Star Trak album, the Neptunes Present: Clones, to top the Billboard...
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[9][10]
.The album's lead single, "Lapdance", peaked at number 36 of the Hot Rap Tracks chart and number 85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.^ This album is pure alternative hip-hop.
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^ U.S.: the album reached number 59 on the Billboard 200; its first single, "Lapdance", reached the top 40 on the modern rap charts; and its second single, "Rock Star", reached the top 40 of the modern rock charts in the US. "Lapdance" also went top 40 in the Netherlands and its music video received heavy airplay on American MTV2.
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^ Comments (0) N.E.R.D. are out with the video to their new single 'Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)', the lead release from the Virginia Beach alternative hip hop group's third studio album 'Seeing Sounds', out now on Interscope Records.
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[11] .The second single, "Rock Star", peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.^ U.S.: the album reached number 59 on the Billboard 200; its first single, "Lapdance", reached the top 40 on the modern rap charts; and its second single, "Rock Star", reached the top 40 of the modern rock charts in the US. "Lapdance" also went top 40 in the Netherlands and its music video received heavy airplay on American MTV2.
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^ Singles "Lapdance" and "Rock Star" made minor indentations on the singles charts; despite this, the album didn't come close to achieving the kind of commercial success won by the average Neptunes production.
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^ Jay.O January 26th, 2008 8:36 am Lol, I can’t really figure out who made what yet too… I’m distracted by the hotness of the track!!
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[12] .A 6.1 surround mix of this album was released by DTS Entertainment on a DVD-Audio disc in 2005. The original version of the album is a collectors' item.^ A 6.1 surround mix of this album was released by DTS Entertainment on a DVD-Audio disk in 2005 under catalog number 7243 8 11521 9 5.
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^ Williams and Hugo originally recorded the band's debut album, In Search Of..., for European release in 2001 using similar digital production techniques used on Neptunes-produced records.
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2003–2004: Fly or Die

N.E.R.D performing at a United Kingdom concert in April 2003
.The band recorded its second album, Fly or Die, in 2003. They learned to play the songs live, as Chad Hugo told MTV News on December 9, 2003: "We're the ones playing the instruments live this time.^ Fly Or Die The band recorded its second album Fly or Die during 2003.
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^ The band actually learned to play the tunes live, as Chad Hugo told MTV News on December 9, 2003: "We're the ones playing the instruments live this time.
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^ Williams and Hugo originally recorded the band's debut album, In Search Of..., for European release in 2001 using similar digital production techniques used on Neptunes-produced records.
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.I just started playing guitar last year so I'm learning as we go.^ "I just started playing guitar last year so I'm learning as we go.
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^ Start your New Year's and your language-learning off right!
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^ Just look at how many iPhone apps that Apple has sold in the last year… or how many sets of testicles that you’ve seen on truck trailer hitches.
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.Pharrell's playing drums.^ Pharrell's playing drums.
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[Last time] we didn't have time to learn certain instruments so we got .Spymob to help us out."^ [Last time] we didn't have time to learn certain instruments so we got Spymob to help us out."
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[13]
.Fly or Die was released in March 2004. The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, selling 119,000 copies in its first week.^ Fly or Die went on sale on March 22, 2004.
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^ Fly or Die Released: 2004 .
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^ Williams and Hugo originally recorded the band's debut album, In Search Of..., for European release in 2001 using similar digital production techniques used on Neptunes-produced records.
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[14] .The album sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA.^ The band's second album, Fly or Die, sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA. In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded.
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^ The album won the second annual Shortlist Music Prize, awarded (by a group of musicians, journalists, and other music professionals) to the best album of the year which had sold less than 500,000 copies at the time of nomination.
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^ ET) -- Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who make up the production team the Neptunes, sold 249,000 copies of their debut Star Trak album, the Neptunes Present: Clones, to top the Billboard...
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[10][15] .The first single, "She Wants to Move", has gone top 5 in the United Kingdom, top 20 in Norway, Ireland, and Denmark, and top 40 in Australia and the Netherlands.^ The album has so far gone top 10 in the USA, while the lead-off single, "She Wants to Move", has gone top 5 in the UK, top 20 in Norway, Ireland, and Denmark, and top 40 in Australia and the Netherlands.
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^ The music videos for "She Wants To Move" and its followup single, "Maybe", have received strong support from the digital cable network VH1 Soul in America.
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^ U.S.: the album reached number 59 on the Billboard 200; its first single, "Lapdance", reached the top 40 on the modern rap charts; and its second single, "Rock Star", reached the top 40 of the modern rock charts in the US. "Lapdance" also went top 40 in the Netherlands and its music video received heavy airplay on American MTV2.
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.The music videos for "She Wants to Move" and its follow up single, "Maybe", have received strong support from the digital cable network VH1 Soul in America.^ The music videos for "She Wants To Move" and its followup single, "Maybe", have received strong support from the digital cable network VH1 Soul in America.
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^ Good food, great music, lovely ladies, and every video game from the original pong up to a bunch of Wiis - still a stupid name.
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^ Moving forward, I plan on targeting great websites with strong active followers that have nothing to do with fitness.
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2005–present: Hiatus and Seeing Sounds

In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin Records over a label dispute and the band disbanded.[6][16] .While touring, the band became "hooked" on the energy from their fans, which led them to begin recording their third studio album, spending their own money while still unsigned.^ Yes, that still requires you to spend gobs of money, but if you’re going to do it a free $2000 is pretty nice of them.
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.Williams and Hugo later established Star Trak Entertainment, a subsidiary of Interscope Records.^ Williams and Hugo originally recorded the band's debut album, In Search Of..., for European release in 2001 using similar digital production techniques used on Neptunes-produced records.
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^ ET) -- Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who make up the production team the Neptunes, sold 249,000 copies of their debut Star Trak album, the Neptunes Present: Clones, to top the Billboard...
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^ So the group abandon those tracks (they were later released as in the UK only) and recruited the band Spymob, from the Neptunes' own Star Trak Records, to articulate their new sound.
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[5]
In March 2008, the band performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. .While there they filmed a PSA for Rock the Vote saying why they thought voting was important and the issues they cared about that election year.^ So why don't they do something about it?
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^ One of the things that has bugged me about Microsoft's presentations over the years are that they are so obviously professionally done and corporate, they don't reflect anything about the presenter.
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^ If these people cared about the fucking budget deficit they would have have been out protesting W when he spent Clinton’s surplus and borrowed us into a hole.
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[17]
.From April to June 2008, the band toured with Kanye West as an opening act along with Rihanna and Lupe Fiasco as part of the Glow in the Dark Tour.^ July 2009 February 2009 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 January 2008 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 Powered by WordPress and pixeled .
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^ Tags: BEST OF , rap , common , Jay-Z , Juelz Santana , Kanye West , lil wayne , Little brother , Lupe Fiasco .
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 Categories .
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.On June 13, they gave an energetic performance at the Isle of Wight festival, however they almost missed their scheduled show because they didn't know where the island was.^ Where they are lacking however, is in the context of your daily schedule.
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^ Much of his work was classified, and they wouldn’t let him have his notes back ( because they had been classified – This is the military I have come to know and love ).

^ Asked by kf - Thu Aug 13 22:51:15 2009 - - 13 Answers - 0 Comments A. because they are nerds?
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[18] .On June 25, they performed in front of 40,000 people at the Isle of MTV 2008 at the Floriana granaries, Malta with free admission.^ Wednesday, June 25, 2008 .

[19][20] .On August 9, 2008, the band played at the Way Out West music festival held in the city park of Gothenburg, Sweden.^ Virgin Festival may have abandoned Toronto after several successful outings, but the multi-day music ...
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^ Started out the day parked in the city and having some breakfast at a cafe.

^ Checking Out the Cities If you’re playing in a classic medieval-style setting, you’re going to want to know how the cities are likely to be built.
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.In September 2008, N.E.R.D performed to a sold-out crowd at the House of Blues in Chicago, and brought special guest Bad Brains onstage.^ Our chapter is one of the better performing local chapters and I brought in near our chapter average of $2000 which works out to somewhere around $9/hr for me.
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.N.E.R.D released their third studio album, Seeing Sounds in June 2008. The first single off the album, titled " Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom)", was first mentioned on their Billionaire Boys Club blog in January 2008. The second single off the album, titled "Spaz", was used in a TV commercial for the Microsoft Zune.^ The album's lead single, "Everyone Nose" -- with its unforgettable chorus shouted by Shay: "All the girls standing in the line for the bathroom!"
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^ As a producer’s album Seeing Sounds is first-class.
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^ UK release date: 9 June 2008 .
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.In late 2009, N.E.R.D. added a fourth member to the group named Rhea, whom they later dropped in early 2010. The group's fourth album titled Instant Gratification is currently slated for a 2010 release.^ Ike Nwoga wrote 2 weeks ago : N.E.R.D.’s newest member Rhea rings in 2010 by giving us a rendition of the song she sang during her … more → .
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^ Even though Pharrell and company put out a very dope album when they released Seeing Sounds earlier this year I was not expecting this video to drop.

^ Although there hasn't been an official statement released, the website Bossip is reporting that Rhea was kicked out of the group "because ...
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[21].

Musical style

.The band's sound generally contains elements of rock, funk and hip hop, while also encompassing R&B and pop.^ N.E.R.D is an American rock, funk and hip hop band.
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^ In 2001 they worked with pal Haley to release In Search Of… , which contained a unique mix of various elements of rock, pop, R&B and hip-hop.
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^ Over the course of a 14-year recording career, they have come to rank among the most elite hit makers in R&B, hip-hop and pop.
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[22][23] Though the band rarely samples from other songs,[24] the European release of their debut album, In Search Of..., relied heavily on sampling.[22] .They have been praised for their heavy use of electronic, bass and funk beats,[25][26][27] while others have suggested that The Neptunes are unable to blend R&B and rock.^ Not entirely happy with the results, they reshaped the album using live instrumentation -- with significant assistance from the funk-rock band Spymob, to further differentiate the material from Neptunes productions -- before issuing it in the U.S. in March of 2002.
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[28]
N.E.R.D's lyrics have been criticized. .Ian Cohen of Pitchfork Media called the band's writing ability "far down the list of what N.E.R.D is actually good at",[29] where Williams is often criticized for being excessively sexual.^ We got up close and personal with Pharrell Williams and his band.This actually aired this past summer in the UK. Spotted at UHTN .
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^ (Also, for being the best critical reader of my poetry, while I was writing it.

[30][31] With the release of Fly or Die, the album was advertised in Kerrang! magazine, which made Alexis Petridis of The Guardian feel that N.E.R.D's lyrics tried to "empathize with the alienated teenagers who make up Kerrang!'s readership".[23]

Band members

Discography

Albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales and certifications
U.S.
[32]
UK
[33]
GER
[34]
FRA
[35][36]
AUS
[35][36]
NZ
[35]
SWI
[35][36]
SWE
[35][37]
IRE
[38][39]
ITA
[35]
2002 In Search Of... 56 28 17 27
2004 Fly or Die
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD, LP
6 4 20 31 11 22 27 9 10
  • RIAA certification: Gold[10]
  • U.S. sales: 412,000[15]
2008 Seeing Sounds 7 20 45 14 13 60
  • RIAA certification: —
  • U.S. sales: 229,000+[40]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
U.S.
[41]
U.S.
R&B

[42][43]
U.S.
D/CP

[43]
U.S.
Mod Rock

[43]
UK
[33]
AUS
[44]
SWE
[45]
NLD
[46]
2001 "Lapdance" (featuring Lee Harvey and Vita) 85 201 47 56 In Search Of...
2002 "Rock Star" 36 15 32 74
"Provider" 201 43 95
2004 "She Wants to Move" 69 6 5 21 58 8 Fly or Die
"Maybe" 19 25 48 37
2008 " Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom)" 41 Seeing Sounds
"Spaz" 106
2009 "Sooner or Later"[47]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • 1 indicates that "Lapdance" was re-released in the UK only as a double A-side with "Provider".

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Like the song? These guys wrote it". The Age. Fairfax Media. 2004-05-15. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/12/1084289744331.html. Retrieved 2009-02-06.  
  2. ^ a b Roberts, Michael (2008-04-23). "Vintage N.E.R.D. Profile". Westword. New Times Media. http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2008/04/vintage_nerd_profile.php. Retrieved 2009-02-06.  
  3. ^ "Hip-hop's glittering touchstone". The Australian. News Corporation. 2009-02-27. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25111550-5013575,00.html. Retrieved 2009-03-11.  
  4. ^ Kellman, Andy. "N.E.R.D. - Biography". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:a9fixqrkldte~T1. Retrieved 2009-01-30.  
  5. ^ a b Lee, Chris (2008-06-01). "The cool part about being a N.E.R.D.". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. pp. 1–2. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-ca-nerd1-2008jun01,0,3641264.story. Retrieved 2009-02-06.  
  6. ^ a b c d Siahaan, Armando (2009-03-18). "N.E.R.D.'s Not Your Stereotypical Group". Jakarta Globe. Jakarta Globe Media. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/life-times/arts-entertainment/article/13377.html. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  7. ^ Edwards, Gavin (2002-06-21). "In Search of... Pharrell Williams". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/nerd/articles/story/5938447/in_search_of____pharrell_williams. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  8. ^ Martens, Todd (2002-03-21). "'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1435189. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  9. ^ a b c Martens, Todd (2004-03-31). "Usher Breaks Records With 'Confessions' Debut". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/search/google/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000475647. Retrieved 2009-01-30.  
  10. ^ a b c d "RIAA - Gold & Platinum". RIAA. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=N.E.R.D&format=ALBUM&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=Artist&perPage=25. Retrieved 2009-01-30.  
  11. ^ Carpenter, Troy (2001-10-08). "Neptunes' N*E*R*D Pushed To November". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1075298. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  12. ^ "Artist Chart History - N.E.R.D. - Singles". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Singles&model.vnuArtistId=383104&model.vnuAlbumId=1146053. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  13. ^ Patel, Joseph (2003-12-09). "N.E.R.D. Step Up Their Game On Fly Or Die, Reminisce About Teen Years". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1480969/20031209/story.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  14. ^ Martens, Todd (2004-03-31). "Usher Breaks Records With 'Confessions' Debut". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000475647. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  15. ^ a b Hope, Clover (2006-07-03). "Pharrell Finds Time For N.E.R.D., Jay-Z". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/search/google/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002765418. Retrieved 2009-01-30.  
  16. ^ Roberts, Michael (2008-04-28). "Q&A With Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.". Westword. New Times Media. http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2008/04/qa_with_pharrell_williams_of_n.php. Retrieved 2009-02-06.  
  17. ^ YouTube - NERD - Rock the Vote @ SXSW
  18. ^ NERD Just Make It For Isle of Wight
  19. ^ Isle of MTV - Malta Special 2008
  20. ^ YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
  21. ^ N.E.R.D.'s Sound Is 'Very 3-D' With New Singer Rhea, Pharrell Says. MTV News.
  22. ^ a b Browne, David (2002-03-11). "Music Review - In Search Of... (2002) - N.E.R.D.". Entertainment Weekly. Time. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,216215~4~0~insearchof,00.html. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  23. ^ a b Petridis, Alexis (2004-03-19). "CD: N*E*R*D, Fly or Die". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2004/mar/19/popandrock.nerd. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  24. ^ Lethem; Bresnick, 2002, p. 122.
  25. ^ Willman, Chris (2008-06-13). "Music Review - Seeing Sounds (2008) - N.E.R.D.". Entertainment Weekly. Time. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20206316,00.html. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  26. ^ Farber, Jim (2008-06-08). "N.E.R.D. gets its giddy up". Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2008/06/08/2008-06-08_nerd_gets_its_giddy_up.html. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  27. ^ Ruhi, Adrian (2008-06-09). "N*E*R*D - Seeing Sounds". Okayplayer. http://www.okayplayer.com/reviews/june-2008/n*e*r*d-200806095866/. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  28. ^ Petridis, Alexis (2008-06-13). "N*E*R*D, Seeing Sounds". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/jun/13/urban.shopping. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  29. ^ Cohen, Ian (2008-06-13). "N.E.R.D.: Seeing Sounds". Pitchfork Media. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/11610-seeing-sounds/. Retrieved 2009-01-15.  
  30. ^ Hoard, Christian (2008-06-12). "Seeing Sounds - N.E.R.D. - Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/20949346/review/20961630/seeing_sounds. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  31. ^ Friel, Lance (2004-03-26). "N*E*R*D* - Fly Or Die - Album Reviews". NME. Time. http://www.nme.com/reviews/nerd/7357. Retrieved 2009-04-09.  
  32. ^ "Artist Chart History - N.E.R.D. - Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Albums&model.vnuArtistId=383104&model.vnuAlbumId=1146053. Retrieved 2009-02-06.  
  33. ^ a b "Chart Stats - NERD". Chart Stats. http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=43. Retrieved 2009-02-06.  
  34. ^ "Chartverfolgung - N.E.R.D". Musicline.de. http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/N.E.R.D./?type=longplay. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  35. ^ a b c d e f "N.E.R.D. - Fly Or Die". Ultratop. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=N.E.R.D.&titel=Fly+Or+Die&cat=a. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  36. ^ a b c "N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds". Ultratop. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=N.E.R.D.&titel=Seeing+Sounds&cat=a. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  37. ^ "N.E.R.D. - In The Search Of - New Version". Ultratop. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=N.E.R.D.&titel=In+The+Search+Of+-+New+Version&cat=a. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  38. ^ "N.e.r.d - In Search Of - Music Charts". αCharts. http://acharts.us/album/16301. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  39. ^ "N.e.r.d - Seeing Sounds - Music Charts". αCharts. http://acharts.us/album/36240. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  40. ^ Hasty, Katie (2008-06-18). "Lil Wayne Crushes The Competition To Debut At No. 1". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003817736. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  41. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles - Spaz - N*E*R*D". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=344&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+Hot+100+Singles&ci=3097053&cdi=9810225&cid=06%2F28%2F2008. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  42. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Lapdance - N*E*R*D". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=367&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Songs&ci=3041297&cdi=7705463&cid=04%2F21%2F2001. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  43. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History - N.E.R.D. - Singles". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=383104&model.vnuAlbumId=1146053. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  44. ^ "Discography N.E.R.D - N.E.R.D. in Australian Charts". Australian Charts. http://australian-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=N.E.R.D.. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  45. ^ "Discography N.E.R.D. - N.E.R.D. in Swedish Charts". Swedish Charts. http://swedishcharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=N.E.R.D.. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  46. ^ "Discografie N.E.R.D. - N.E.R.D. in Dutch Charts". Dutch Charts. http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=N.E.R.D.. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  47. ^ "On Set of N.E.R.D.'s 'Sooner or Later' Video". Rap-Up. 2008-12-12. http://www.rap-up.com/2008/12/12/on-set-of-nerds-sooner-or-later-video/. Retrieved 2008-12-13.  

References

  • Lethem, Jonathan; Bresnick, Paul (2002). Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306811669.  

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