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Pharrell Williams

Williams performing in Montreal, September 30, 2008
Background information
Also known as Pharrell
Born April 5, 1973 (1973-04-05) (age 36)
Origin Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Genres Hip hop, rock, pop, funk, R&B
Occupations Record producer, singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, fashion designer
Instruments Vocals, rapping, drums, piano, keyboards, guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels Star Trak, Interscope
Associated acts The Neptunes, N.E.R.D, Child Rebel Soldier, Jay-Z
Website www.pharrellwilliams.com
.Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), commonly known as Pharrell, is an American recording artist, producer, musician and fashion designer.^ Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper,and songwriter.
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^ Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), commonly known as Pharrell, is an American recording artist, producer, musician and fashion designer.
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^ Pharrell Williams was born April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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.Along with Chad Hugo, they make the record production duo The Neptunes, where they produce pop, hip hop and R&B music.^ With his partner Chad Hugo he produces hip-hop and R&B music.
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^ Along with Chad Hugo, they make the record p .
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^ He is one of the producers among the duo that comprise The Neptunes.

.He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley.^ He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley.
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^ The Neptunes, with the addition of Shay Haley, form the rock group N.E.R.D., who have released two critically acclaimed and commercially successful… Read more in Amazon's Pharrell Williams Store .
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^ Vocalist Williams, along with multi-instrumentalist Chad Hugo and rapper/lifelong friend rapper Shay Haley, played all the instruments on the album.
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.He is also a member of the hip-hop supergroup Child Rebel Soldier (CRS), along with Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco.^ He is also a member of the hip-hop supergroup Child Rebel Soldier , along with Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco.

^ He is also a member of the hip-hop supergroup Child Rebel Soldier (CRS), along with Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco.
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^ Filed under: Music After announcing they'd create a supergroup a while back, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams -- who will go by the name of CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers) -- are hoping to find time to craft an entire album.
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He released his debut single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his debut album In My Mind in 2006.
.As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various music artists.^ As part of The Neptunes, Pharrell has produced numerous hit singles for various music stars.
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^ As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various music artists.
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^ Neptunes-produced songs for other artists.

.The Neptunes have earned three Grammy Awards amongst ten nominations.^ The Neptunes have earned three Grammy Awards amongst ten nominations.
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^ Pharrell's work in Neptunes won him three Grammy awards.

^ Pharrell's works have earned him three Grammy Awards amongst ten nominations.

.He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing.^ A lot of people have been buying fake Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream clothes.
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^ He is also the co-founder of the clothing brand Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear.
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^ He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing.
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Contents

Life and career

1973–1991: Early life

.Pharrell Williams was born on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.^ Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper,and songwriter.
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^ Born April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, VA; son of Pharoah (a handyman) and Carolyn (a teacher) Williams.
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^ April 5, 1973 - Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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[1][2] .He was born eldest of three sons to Carolyn, a teacher, and Pharoah Williams, a handyman.^ Born April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, VA; son of Pharoah (a handyman) and Carolyn (a teacher) Williams.
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^ Pharrell Williams was born in 1973 in Virginia Beach, the oldest of three sons to Pharaoh, a handyman, and Carolyn, a teacher.
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^ Pharrell was born the oldest of three sons to Pharaoh Williams and Carolyn Williams.
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[3] .He met Chad Hugo in a seventh grade summer band camp where Williams played the keyboards and drums and Hugo played tenor saxophone.^ Williams met fellow Neptunes and N.E.R.D. member, Chad Hugo, when they were both in the seventh grade.
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^ Pharrell and Hugo met at a junior high school band camp where Williams was a drummer and Hugo played tenor saxophone.

^ Pharrell met Chad Hugo in a seventh grade summer band camp where Williams was a drummer and Hugo played tenor saxophone.
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.They were also both members of a marching band; Williams played the snare drum while Chad took the role of student conductor.^ I was 16 and I played snare drum and Chad [Hugo - Williams's production partner] was the conductor.
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^ They were also both members of a marching band, where Pharrell played the snare drum, and with Chad as a student conductor.
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^ They were also both members of a marching band; Williams played the snare drum while Chad took the role of student conductor.
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[4][5] .Along with Hugo, Williams attended Princess Anne High School where they played in the school band.^ Along with Hugo, Williams attended Princess Anne High School where they played in the school band.
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^ Along with Chad Hugo, they make the ...
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^ They were also members of their school's marching band.
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[6]
.In the 1990s, Hugo and Williams formed a 4-piece "R&B type" group along with friends Shay Haley and Mike Etheridge, which they named The Neptunes.^ In 1990s Chad and Pharrell formed a 4-piece "R&B type" group along with friends Shae and Mike Etheridge, which they named The Neptunes.
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^ They named their group The Neptunes.
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^ In the 1990s, Hugo and Pharrell formed a 4-piece "R&B type" group along with friends Shay and Mike Etheridge, which they named The Neptunes.

.They later entered a high school talent show where they were discovered by Teddy Riley, whose studio was next to Princess Anne High School.^ In 1990, they were discovered at a talent contest and signed by producer Teddy Riley.
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^ They later entered a high school talent show where they were discovered by Teddy Riley, whose studio is next to Princess Anne High School.
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^ They later entered a high school talent show where they were discovered by Teddy Riley, whose studio was close to Pharrell's school Princess Anne High School.

[7] .After graduating from high school, they signed with Riley as a group.^ After graduating from high school, they signed with Riley as a group.
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^ After completing high school graduation, they enrolled with Teddy as a group.
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^ After graduating from high school, they signed with Riley as a group Career: Through working with Teddy Riley, Pharrell went on to write Riley's verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's 1992 hit "Rump Shaker" (#2 Billboard Hot 100, 2x Platinum).
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[8]

1992–2001: Career beginnings

.Through working with Teddy Riley, Williams went on to write a verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's 1992 hit "Rump Shaker".[9] That same year, he also performed a small rap solo on SWV's second hit, "Right Here (UK Remix)". In 1994, Hugo and Williams had established themselves formally as a production duo under the previously used name "The Neptunes", and produced "Tonight's The Night" from Blackstreet's self-titled debut.^ After graduating from high school, they signed with Riley as a group Career: Through working with Teddy Riley, Pharrell went on to write Riley's verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's 1992 hit "Rump Shaker" (#2 Billboard Hot 100, 2x Platinum).
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^ Through working with Teddy Riley, Pharrell went on to write Riley's verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's 1992 hit "Rump Shaker" (#2 Billboard Hot 100, 2x Platinum).

^ While still in school, they wrote the hit Rump Shaker for Riley's band Wreckx-n-Effect, and later produced tracks for another group, BlackStreet.
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.Over the next three years they continued to produce occasionally.^ Over the next three years they continued to produce occasionally.
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^ Bassist Pete Turner told BBC 6 Music: "If it's three, four or five years time, this next album has got to be the absolute 'dog's' so we'll see."
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^ Over the next few years, the Neptunes honed their sound, producing tracks for everyone from Jay-Z to N*Sync.
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.Some of the production had little resemblance to the trademark Neptunes sound present today.^ Some of the production had little resemblance to the trademark Neptunes sound present today, including some of the productions for SWV (1996).
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^ Some of the production had little resemblance to the trademark Neptunes sound present today.
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^ The album's biggest problem is that many of the productions sound like retreads of past Neptunes tracks for other artists.
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.However, some like Mase's 1997 song "Lookin' At Me" from his album Harlem World, and the most definite beginning of the so-called distinctive "Neptunes sound", came with N.O.R.E.'s "Superthug" in 1998, reaching number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and gaining them widespread attention for the first time.^ However, some like Mase's 1998 No.8 (Billboard hot 100) hit "Lookin' At Me" (from the Harlem World album, 1997) showed clear signs that the Neptunes' sound was increasing in sophistication.
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^ This sound like some shit cut from the Soulja Rags album.
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^ However, some like Mase's 1998 No.8 (Billboard Hot 100) hit "Lookin' At Me" (from the Harlem World albu, and the most definite beginning of the distinctive Neptunes Sound, came with N.O.R.E.'s Superthug in 1998, reaching #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and gaining them widespread attention for the first time.

In 1999, the duo then worked heavily with Kelis, producing her first album Kaleidoscope in its entirety and Ol' Dirty Bastard's Nigga Please, followed by Mystikal's hit single, "Shake Ya Ass".

2001–2004: In Search Of..., Clipse and Fly or Die

.In 2001, The Neptunes produced Britney Spears' single, "I'm a Slave 4 U" gaining their first worldwide number one.^ Rihanna - Rated R Number one singles: .
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^ I was outraged when Britney Spears said she’s “over” the Neptunes.
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^ In 2001 The Neptunes gained their first world-wide #1 with Britney Spears' single, "I'm a Slave 4 U".

[10] The same year, N.E.R.D, consisting of Williams, Hugo and Haley, released their first album, In Search Of..., in Europe, where the first Kelis album was better received. .The album sounded very much like their previous production work; the group decided that they should make their work as N.E.R.D sound different, and re-recorded the album, with the rock band Spymob.^ However, the group decided that they should make their work as N*E*R*D sound different, and re-recorded the album, with the funk-rock band Spymob, for worldwide release in 2002.
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^ However, they re-recorded the album to make their work as N.E.R.D. sound different from The Neptunes production and released the album on 2002.
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^ The album sounded very much like their previous production work; the group decided that they should make their work as N.E.R.D sound different, and re-recorded the album, with the rock band Spymob.
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.Williams and Hugo met rap duo Clipse in Virginia Beach in 1993, where they were signed to Arista Records through Williams' Star Trak Entertainment imprint.^ Also in early 2001, The Neptunes worked with The Clipse, a rap duo from Virginia Beach that Pharrell had met back in 1993.

^ Cached page Star Trak Entertainment .
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^ The Neptunes also signed The Clipse, a rap duo from Virginia Beach that Pharrell had met back in 1993, to Arista Records through his recently established Star Trak Entertainment imprint.
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[11][12]
.Then in 2002 their re-produced album was released worldwide, and The Neptunes reached number one in the U.S. with Nelly's single, "Hot in Herre". In August of the same year, The Neptunes were named "Producers of the Year" at both The Source Awards and the Billboard Music Awards.^ Land you’re reaching on that one (n).
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^ Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
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^ In 2002 , they re-released the album worldwide.
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Clipse released their commercial debut album, Lord Willin' in August 2002. The album opened at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number four on the Billboard 200, fueled by the strength of its first two singles, "Grindin'" and "When the Last Time", which peaked at number 34 and number 19 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Neptunes released a self-credited album called The Neptunes Present... .Clones in 2003, featuring songs and remixes from various artists.^ Clones, featuring songs and remixes from various artists.
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^ Clones in 2003, featuring songs and remixes from various artists.
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^ His song “Frontin’,” from the 2003 compilation The Neptunes Present…Clones, undoubtedly sparked the buzz.
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.This album topped the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart.^ This was her highest charting release, and her first album to debut in the top five.
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^ Billboard 200; its first single, "Lapdance", reached the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart and its second single, "Rock Star" peaked at #36 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the Unites States.
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^ August 17, 2006 03:08:28 "Now" Replaces DMX on Top of Album Chart .
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.The Neptunes and Williams specifically were also kept in public eye largely due to ties with Jay-Z, producing several hit singles for him and landing two tracks on his album The Black Album.^ The Neptunes and Williams specifically were also kept in public eye largely due to ties with Jay-Z , producing several hit singles for him and landing two tracks on his album The Black Album .
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^ Billboard: Dr. Dre produced two tracks for this album so far.
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^ As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various music artists.
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.The track "Frontin'" was a big hit (the 34th biggest single of 2003 according to Billboard magazine).^ The track "Frontin'" was a big hit (the 34th biggest single of 2003 according to Billboard magazine).
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^ "Frontin'" was a big summer hit (the 34th biggest single of 2003 according to Billboard Magazine).
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^ Frontin’” was a big summer hit and kept Williams’ momentum running up to the release of Hugo and Williams’ second funk/rock-oriented N.E.R.D album, released in March 2004.
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.A survey in August 2003 found the Neptunes produced almost 20 percent of songs played on British radio at the time, a survey in the US had them at 43 percent.^ In fact, an August 2003 survey found that 43% of the songs played on U.S. radio were produced by The Neptunes.
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^ A survey in August 2003 found the Neptunes produced almost 20 percent of songs played on British radio at the time, a survey in the US had them at 43 percent.
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^ A survey in August 2003 found the Neptunes produced almost 20% of songs played on British radio at the time, a survey in the US had them at 43%.
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[4] .The same year, The Neptunes remixed the Daft Punk song Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger for the duo's poorly-received remix album Daft Club.^ The song was also included on that year’s The Neptunes Presents...
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^ The same year, The Neptunes remixed the Daft Punk song Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger for the duo's poorly-received remix album Daft Club .
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^ I say "probably" because a survey in August last year found the Neptunes produced almost 20 per cent of songs played on British radio.
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.The track also featured a brief rap section performed by Williams.^ The track also featured a brief rap section performed by Williams.
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^ Pharrell ends "In My Mind" with the best rap track on the CD with "Show You How To Hustle" which features Lauren.
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^ Just like on the track, the video will also feature Pharrell Williams who also co-wrote the song with Madonna.
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.N.E.R.D's second funk rock-oriented album, Fly or Die, released in March 2004. Williams' rock credentials were further bolstered by his appearance at the 2004 Grammy Awards, performing The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" on drums along with Sting, Dave Matthews, and Vince Gill.^ He performed at the 2004 Grammy Awards alongside an all-star cast of musicians in a rendition of the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There."
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^ "Frontin'" was a ubiquitous summer hit and kept Williams' momentum running up to the release of Hugo and Williams' second funk/rock-oriented N.E.R.D. album, released in March 2004.
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^ Williams' rock credentials were further bolstered by his appearance at the 2004 Grammy Awards, performing The Beatles ' "I Saw Her Standing There" on drums along with Sting , Dave Matthews , and Vince Gill .
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.Williams went home with two Grammy Awards that night, one for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and another for Best Pop Vocal Album for his work on Justin Timberlake's hit album Justified.^ You have to really believe in it—I really believe this album is going to be one of the best albums of the year, if not the best album of the year.
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^ The result, according to Williams, is another classic.
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^ Pharrell went home with two Grammy Awards that night, one for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and another for Best Pop Vocal Album for his work on Justin Timberlake's No.2 Billboard hit Justified.
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.They also gained their first UK number one, again with Nelly, and Flap Your Wings.^ They also gained their first UK #1, again with Nelly, and Flap Your Wings.
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^ They also gained their first UK number one, again with Nelly, and Flap Your Wings .
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^ "If you stick with that, it won't matter when nine times out of ten your work doesn't go to number one.
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2005–present: Debut album and collaborations

Williams and Astronaut Leland Melvin present a montage to Quincy Jones
.On September 9, 2005, Williams performed the opening single from his debut solo album In My Mind, "Can I Have It Like That", featuring Gwen Stefani.^ In My Mind (CD, Album) .
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^ The single is titled "Universal Mind Control (U.M.C.)" and it features a collaboration with Pharrell Williams .
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^ This item: In My Mind ~ Pharrell Williams In Stock.
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.The single did poorly in the US, reaching only number 48. It fared better in the UK, reaching number three.^ It fared better in the UK, reaching number three.
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^ The single did poorly in the US, reaching only number 48.
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^ However, it fared better in the UK, reaching #3.
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.Between then and the July 25, 2006 release of "In My Mind", he released "Angel" (in Europe only), and later "Number One" with Kanye West.^ Number One by Pharrell featuring Kanye West .
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^ In My Mind lyrics [2006] .
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^ Release Date : 07/25/2006 .
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.Several songs leaked to the internet before the album release, most notably "Mamacita" featuring Daddy Yankee, which was subsequently cut from the final version.^ Several songs leaked to the internet before the album release, most notably "Mamacita" featuring Daddy Yankee, which was subsequently cut from the final version.
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^ Several songs leaked to the internet before the album's released, most notably "Mamacita" featuring Daddy Yankee, which was subsequently cut from the final version.
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^ In 2005, he released his first solo album, featuring guest vocals by the likes of Gwen Stefani and Daddy Yankee.
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."That Girl" featuring Snoop Dogg was the final single.^ "That Girl" featuring Snoop Dogg was the final single.
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^ Snoop Dogg) by Pharrell featuring Snoop Dogg .
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^ The mixtape features guest Lupe Fiasco, Snoop Dogg,Young Jeezy, Kanye West, and Usher.
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.In 2006, Williams, along with Chad Hugo, produced Clipse's second album Hell Hath No Fury.^ In 2006, Pharrell solely produced The Clipse's critically acclaimed, long-awaited sophomore album Hell Hath No Fury.
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^ In 2006, Williams solely produced Clipse's second album Hell Hath No Fury .
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^ He is also one half of the production duo The Neptunes (with Chad Hugo) with whom he produces primarily hip-hop music.
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.Most critics labeled the album to be Williams's best production in years, and put the Virginia rap duo back in the charts.^ Most critics labeled the album to be Williams's best production in years, and put the Virginia rap duo back in the charts.
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^ Most critics labelled the album to be Pharrell's best production in years, and put the Virginia rap duo back in the eyes of the hip-hop community.
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^ Pharrell Williams, one-half of the production duo The Neptunes, is collaborating with Moet Hennessy USA to score the music for an upcoming Hennessy campaign.
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[13]
.On May 16, 2007, for seven days only, the first of two expected collaborations with Madonna, entitled "Hey You", was made available for free download from the MSN website.^ On May 16, 2007, for seven days only, the first of two expected collaborations with Madonna , entitled "Hey You", was made available for free download from the MSN website.
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^ May 29, 2007 11:16 AM .
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^ On May 16, 2007, for seven days only, the first of two expected collaborations with Madonna, entitled "Hey You," was made available for free download from MSN.com.
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.MSN, in conjunction with Madonna, donated 25 cents for each of the first one million downloads to the Alliance for Climate Protection, in support of Live Earth.^ MSN, in conjunction with Madonna, donated 25 cents for each of the first 1 million downloads to the Alliance for Climate Protection, in support of Live Earth.
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^ MSN, in conjunction with Madonna, donated 25 cents for each of the first one million downloads to the Alliance for Climate Protection, in support of Live Earth.
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^ On May 16, 2007, for seven days only, the first of two expected collaborations with Madonna , entitled "Hey You", was made available for free download from the MSN website.
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[14] .Later that year, Williams performed songs at the Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007. Then, on July 7, 2007, he performed at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth in Rio de Janeiro.^ Koda also performed at the Japanese leg of Live Earth in Tokyo on July 7, 2007.
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^ Later that year, Williams performed songs at the Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007.
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^ Pharrell also performed two songs at the Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007.
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.A second album, entitled Out of My Mind, was recorded with his newly formed band "The Yessirs" featuring Questlove of The Roots.^ Out Of My Mind lyrics [2007] .
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^ A second album, entitled Out of My Mind , was recorded with his newly formed band "The Yessirs" featuring Questlove of The Roots.
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^ A second album, entitled "Out of My Mind," was recorded with his newly formed band "The Yessirs" featuring ?uestlove of The Roots.
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.However, Williams' record label did not think that a companion album to the first would sell well.^ However, Williams' record label did not think that a companion album to the first would sell well.
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^ LaBelle has reunited and is recording a new album.
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^ However, Pharrell's record label did not think that a companion album to the first would sell well.
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[15] .He also produced Beyoncé's rendition of "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend". He then wrote and produced "Why Should I Be Sad" on Britney Spears' fifth studio album, Blackout.^ Girls Aloud, TBA (Sixth studio album) .
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^ Click above to listen to “Did it Again,” “Why Wait For Later,” “Gypsy,” and “Good Stuff” off of Shakira ’s heavily Pharrell -produced upcoming album, She Wolf .
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^ His partner is Pharrell Williams, who has produced numerous number 1 hit tracks for megastars such as Mystikal, Jay-Z, NSYNC, Britney Spears, and Nelly.
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He also produced two songs from The Hives album, The Black and White Album, titled "Well All Right!" and "T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.".
.In April 2008, Madonna released her eleventh album, Hard Candy, which featured vocals from Williams and production from The Neptunes on several tracks.^ Here is her impression of Hard Candy, track-by-track: 1.
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^ In April 2008, Madonna released her eleventh album, Hard Candy , which featured vocals from Williams and production from The Neptunes on several tracks.
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^ Track-by-track 2: Madonna, Hard Candy By Naaz Dattu • Posted on April 29, 2008 Naaz reviewed the album at the official Warner Bros.
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.Later in June, an article in NME revealed that Williams is very interested in producing The Strokes' fourth album.^ Pharrell Williams: 'I want to produce The Strokes' new album' .
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^ I can't wait for The Strokes' fourth album.
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^ The Strokes' fourth album is going to be great!
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[16] .Williams, along with other musicians, is to work on a remix album for Maroon 5's Call & Response.^ Williams, along with other musicians, is to work on a remix album for Maroon 5 's Call & Response .
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^ Vocalist Williams, along with multi-instrumentalist Chad Hugo and rapper/lifelong friend rapper Shay Haley, played all the instruments on the album.
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^ By Mika Pharrell Williams and David Banner are among the big names joining pop group Maroon 5 for its upcoming remix album “Call & Response,” Swizz Beatz, ?uestlove, Just Blaze also join group’s ‘Call & Response’ project.
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[17]
.Pharrell worked with Colombian artist Shakira on several songs for her sixth studio album, She Wolf.^ In 2008, Pharrell begin work with Colombian artist Shakira to help her with the release of her sixth studio album due in late 2009.
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^ The two were spotted in the studio recently and are reportedly at work on Shakira's sixth album.
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^ Pharrell c o-wrote and co-produced several tracks on Madge's current album Hard Candy , including "Give It 2 Me", which is the final song of her current "Sticky And Sweet" live show.

The songs Williams worked on are , 'Did It Again', 'Why Wait', 'Good Stuff' and 'Long Time'. The album was released in October 2009.[18]
.It has been revealed that Williams will collaborate with Lindsay Lohan on her upcoming third studio album Spirit in the Dark.^ It has been revealed that Williams will collaborate with Lindsay Lohan on her upcoming third studio album Spirit in the Dark .
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^ The follow-up single from Lindsay Lohan ’s third studio album, Spirit in the Dark , will be the Pharrell produced “Playground,” premiering on KIIS-FM on September 30th.
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^ But with N.E.R.D.'s third album, Seeing Sounds , released in June, Williams sounds more than just enthusiastic.
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He will also provide guest vocals on the album's first single, "Playground".[19]
.In September 2009, it was announced that Williams co-wrote and produced a song titled "Fresh Out The Oven" for Jennifer Lopez.^ Williams and Hugo view each song they produce as a fresh opportunity.
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^ Pharrell c o-wrote and co-produced several tracks on Madge's current album Hard Candy , including "Give It 2 Me", which is the final song of her current "Sticky And Sweet" live show.

^ Williams, who has produced songs for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Nelly, is part of the LidRock program that is sponsoring Bill Lester's No.
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[20]. The song was released as a buzz single from Lopez's upcoming seventh studio album Love?, which is due for release in the Summer of 2010.
In October 2009, it was announced that he would make a guest appearance on critically acclaimed, French indie/electronic rapper Uffie's debut album, due out in early 2010.[21]
.He has also worked with rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Brandy (now Bran'Nu) on the song "Special" in Snoop Dogg's album Malice 'n' Wonderland.^ Rapper Snoop Dogg ’s new song “ Special ” features the R&B singer and singer/rapper/producer Pharrell Williams .
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^ The album highlights a diversified man, featurning 7 rap songs and 7 R&B songs, with guest appearances from Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nelly, Pusha T, Slim Thug, and Snoop Dogg.
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^ Pussycat Dolls Hope To Work With Fergie On Next Album — MTV News Latest Headlines 12/28/2009 Group founder Robin Antin says another Snoop Dogg collaboration is also possible.
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.Pharrell has been featured on an unofficial remix/mash-up of "Arab Money" featuring Busta Rhymes.^ Pass The Courvoisier Part Ii ( Busta Rhymes featuring Diddy and Pharrell ) stats: reach: 20/2004 - 20/2004; peak pos: 71 ; weeks: 1 .
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^ Pharrell and Busta Rhymes 2008-03-15 14:26:37 SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Teriyaki Boyz- ZOCK ON! feat.

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.Pharrell and Kid Cudi collaborated on an untitled song for Kid Cudi's second studio album Cudder: The Revolution of Evolution.^ It has been revealed that Williams will collaborate with Lindsay Lohan on her upcoming third studio album Spirit in the Dark .
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^ Pharrell has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry with his band N.E.R.D. and produced several multi-platinum albums under the name Neptunes.
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^ Game and Pharrell in the studio for The RED Album (video) .
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Cudi described the song as a "club hit".[22]
In late 2009, Pharrell also started working with the multi-Platinum recording artist "Game" (previously known as The Game) for his fourth studio album known as "The R.E.D. Album".

Musical style

.Williams has a vocal range of a countertenor.^ Williams has a vocal range of a countertenor.
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[2] .He often sings in a falsetto, which he utilizes during the hook of a song.^ He often sings in a falsetto, which he utilizes during the hook of a song.
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[23] .Critics often say that Williams has the inability to rap or sing,[24][25][26] but point out that his singing is better than his rapping.^ Critics often say that Williams has the inability to rap or sing, [20] [21] [22] but point out that his singing is better than his rapping.
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^ PW: I would say more than anything, there’s no better rush than being onstage, with all of those people down there.
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^ Says: January 9th, 2009 at 11:35 pm Does Pharrell sound almost better than Wayne due to Pusha T writing his verse?
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[27] Alasdair Lees of The Independent felt that Williams "strives for the Prince effect", but sounds like Bobby Valentino "on work experience".[26] Anthony Henriques of PopMatters noted that Williams is not a "technically gifted rapper", "does not have a beautiful voice" and his lyrics are "typically inconsequential in a 'saying shit just to sound cool' sort of way", but found strengths in his choruses, which he pointed out "typically use a catchy phrase or recognizable melody as an anchor for his nonsensical verses".[28]
.Williams has encompassed a broad range of genres, including hip hop, R&B, pop, rock and funk.^ Pop and rock · Pharrell Williams Observer .
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^ Williams has encompassed a broad range of genres, including hip hop, R&B, pop, rock and funk.
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^ "Frontin'" was a ubiquitous summer hit and kept Williams' momentum running up to the release of Hugo and Williams' second funk/rock-oriented N.E.R.D. album, released in March 2004.
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[1][29] .His lyrics often pertain to his childhood, family, religious faith and sexuality.^ His lyrics often pertain to his childhood, family, religious faith and sexuality.
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[30] .In the album review for Seeing Sounds by N.E.R.D, Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone felt he learned nothing from his lyrics except that Williams was sexually aroused.^ In the album review for Seeing Sounds by N.E.R.D, Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone felt he learned nothing from his lyrics except that Williams was sexually aroused.
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^ View all 0 comments Search for more Pharrell Williams, June 10, 2008 pictures, N.E.R.D., Pharrell Williams, Seeing Sounds pictures Share .
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^ N.E.R.D Seeing Sounds Re-release and would like a new neptunes album compilation like the clones!!!
  • Pharrell Williams Is About To Become A Father « TheLostGirl’s Blog 16 September 2009 0:24 UTC iamthelostgirl.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31]
.Williams has stated that he does not have any direct influences,[32] but has expressed his admiration of several recording artists, including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Rakim and Q-Tip.^ Williams has stated that he does not have any direct influences, [28] but has has expressed his admiration of several recording artists, including Michael Jackson , Stevie Wonder , Donny Hathaway , Marvin Gaye , Rakim and Q-Tip.
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^ Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), commonly known as Pharrell , is an American recording artist, producer, musician and fashion designer.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Pharrell Williams - Biography 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Recording artist Pharrell Williams encourages students at Miami Edison .
  • Recording artist Pharrell Williams encourages students at Miami Edison - Miami Gardens / Opa-locka - MiamiHerald.com 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.miamiherald.com [Source type: General]

[32][33] Williams described A Tribe Called Quest's 1990 album, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, as a "turning point" in his life, which "made me see that music was art".[33]

Ventures

.Williams met Nigo, a Japanese record producer and creator of the clothing line A Bathing Ape, in Japan and bonded through similar interests, where they began working together on their fashion lines.^ They actually produced everything together for the ...
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  • The Michael Jackson ~ Pharrell Williams Interview (2003) – The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC theneptunes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Williams met Nigo, a Japanese record producer and creator of the clothing line A Bathing Ape, in Japan and bonded through similar interests, where they began working together on their fashion lines.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Pharrell Williams - Biography 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The two began working together, mi...
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[2] .Williams later co-founded the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear.^ A lot of people have been buying fake Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream clothes.
  • Billionaire Boys Club | Ice Cream 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.bbcicecream.com [Source type: News]

^ He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing.
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^ Williams later co-founded the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear.
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.In 2008, Williams co-designed a series of glasses and jewelry for Louis Vuitton.^ He designed a series of upscale sunglasses for Louis Vuitton.
  • Pharrell - BlackPlanet.com 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Remember how I mentioned the other week that Hip-hop superstar Pharrell Williams had been drafted in to design a range of sunglasses for his mate Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton?
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^ By: MTV News RAW - Beyonce Pharrell Williams for Louis Vuitton - Blason Jewelry 2008-03-11 19:35:00 Pharrell Williams for Louis Vuitton - Blason Jewelry Just when you thought LV couldn’t get any tackier.

[34] .He has also worked on furniture with Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin and a French manufacturer, Domeau & Pérès.^ He has also worked on furniture with Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin and a French manufacturer, Domeau & Prs.
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^ At Art 40 Basel , Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin presented a 6-foot Takashi Murakami sculpture, made in collaboration with the U.S. record producer and designer Pharrell Williams .
  • Takashi Murakami & Pharrell Williams: The Simple Things / Interview with Pharrell Williams / Art 40 Basel | VernissageTV art tv 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC vernissage.tv [Source type: General]

^ PERSPECTIVE Do you guys remember when we posted pictures a few months back of our visit at the Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie where we mentioned a secret project?
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.One of his works, a molded plastic seat with human legs, was created because he "wanted to know what it was like to be in love."^ One of his works, a molded plastic seat with human legs, was created because he "wanted to know what it was like to be in love."
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^ "Can I Have It Like That" features the one and only Gwen Stefani, and you couldn't want a better lead off track for an album.
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^ I don’t know if it was because I was black and had on a old IceCream T or what, but I was like, “Ok.
  • Pharrell Williams Is About To Become A Father « TheLostGirl’s Blog 16 September 2009 0:24 UTC iamthelostgirl.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The chair depicts a sexual scene with a pair of female legs and male legs.^ The chair depicts a sexual scene with a pair of female legs and male legs.
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[35] .Pharrell recently recorded a song for the upcoming computer animated film Despicable Me.^ Pharrel recently recorded a song for the upcoming computer animated film Despicable Me.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Pharrell Williams - Biography 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Despicable Me Trailer 2 Update: July 15th Pharrell worked with Hans ZImmer on the 2010 computer-animated 3-D feature film “Despicable Me” OST from Universal Pictures which is due July 9th 2010.
  • Pharrell Williams - Boxxet 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Although has been confirmed as one of the songs on his new LP, it is still not clear whether "Universal Mind Control (U.M.C.)" will be the lead single from the upcoming record or not.
  • Pharrell Williams news and articles 10 January 2010 23:13 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

.The song is featured in the trailer.^ The song is featured in the trailer.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Pharrell Williams - Biography 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

Personal life

.He often wears a trucker hat[23] and was voted the "Best Dressed Man in the World" in 2005 by Esquire magazine.^ He often wears a trucker hat [19] and was voted the "Best Dressed Man in the World" in 2005 by Esquire magazine.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Pharrell Williams - Biography 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ In 2005, Williams was voted "Best Dressed Man in the World" by Esquire magazine.
  • Pharrell williams - Hip Hop Galaxy 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]
  • Pharrell Williams biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (music) 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ He drives an Enzo Ferrari and a Mercedes SLR McLaren , often wears a trucker hat, was voted the "Best Dressed Man in the World" in 2005 by Esquire.
  • Pharrell Williams - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

[36] .He is a fan of the science fiction series Star Trek,[37] as indicated by his consistent use of the Vulcan salute to signify his label name, Star Trak.^ He is a fan of the science fiction series Star Trek, as indicated by his consistent use of the Vulcan salute and choice of label name.
  • Pharrell Williams - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ He is a big fan of Star Trek , as indicated by his consistent use of the Vulcan salute and choice of label name.
  • Pharrell Williams Music Guide - WikiMusicGuide, your music wiki 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.wikimusicguide.com [Source type: General]

^ UK - The chancer told the star he was his biggest fan - but Pharrell didn't believe him so asked him to name NERD's new album.
  • Pharrell Williams - Boxxet 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.He also enjoys the works of the late astronomer and science lecturer Carl Sagan, whom he calls "a genius".[38] Williams has a half-pipe inside his home.^ Williams has a half-pipe inside his home.
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  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Pharrell Williams - Biography 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He also enjoys the works of the late astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan, whom he calls "a genius".
  • Pharrell Williams - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ He also enjoys the works of the late astronomer and science lecturer Carl Sagan, whom he calls "a genius".
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[39] .In April 2009, Williams underwent laser surgery to have most of his tattoos removed.^ Have major laser tattoo removal?
  • Cele|bitchy » Blog Archive » Pharrell Williams is having new skin grown to replace tattoos 10 January 2010 23:13 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Laser tattoo removal?
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^ Pharrell Williams is going through a new method of tattoo removal which involves scientists growing skin grafts in a lab.
  • Necole Bitchie.com: 50 Cent & Pharrell Rid The Tattoos 2 February 2010 16:44 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]

Discography

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards
Year Category Genre Title Result
2004 Producer of the Year (with Chad Hugo) N/A Won
Best Pop Vocal Album Pop Justified Won
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Rap "Frontin'" (with Jay-Z) Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Rap "Beautiful" (with Snoop Dogg) featuring Terrence Campbell Nominated
Best Rap Song Rap "Beautiful" (with Snoop Dogg) Nominated
Best Rap Song Rap "Excuse Me Miss" (with Jay-Z) Nominated
2005 Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Rap "Drop It Like It's Hot" (with Snoop Dogg) Nominated
Best Rap Song Rap "Drop It Like It's Hot" (with Snoop Dogg) Nominated
2007 Best Rap Song Rap "Money Maker" (with Ludacris) Won
Best Rap Album Rap In My Mind Nominated

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