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N.E.R.D.

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. Before this side project took shape, Hugo and Williams -- as the Neptunes -- had established themselves as giants in the field of pop production, whether they were working with hardcore rappers, smooth crooners, or teen pop groups. Although their faces were known to many due to this prominence, N.E.R.D. allowed the duo to take center stage, as rock stars, even if a new alias was being used.

The trio recorded its first album, In Search Of..., and released it in Europe in late 2001. 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 2002. 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. In March 2004, after another endless influx of hitmaking Neptunes work, they resurfaced with Fly or Die. This time out, Hugo and Williams handled more of the instrumentation. Unrelenting in their knack for the absurd, lead single "She Wants to Move" was promoted with a video that depicted the three members performing in the rear "compartment" of a female-shaped space vessel -- a very literal interpretation of the line "Her a** is a spaceship I want to ride."

The trio's third album, Seeing Sounds, followed in June 2008. Unlike In Search Of... and Fly or Die, the disc failed to reach gold-selling status in the U.S., even though it had a strong first week and reached the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. The group eventually welcomed Rhea into the fold and performed as quartet, but the vocalist was let go several months prior to the release of September 2010's Nothing. The album was preceded by the single "Hot-N-Fun," featuring Nelly Furtado. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
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When pharrell said bass, the bass was power #throwback
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Killed it! NERD With Prince would be dope!
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hella_dope51 0
Astronaut Suits by the BBC!
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Ah, ps1,awesome. Album cover bring back memories. Good song. I'll check out more of N.E.R.D.
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U.N.L.V Small Business Development Center Grad 2010*
Mr.Bronshae La'Ray Alexander™ Owner of; Nevada Professional Jet`Ski Rental inc.™ Year2009* CEO of; Shandozia Entertainmen t Service®Year 2 0 0 4 * Owner of; UFC, MMA, TMC, 2Mil.1987* at S.T.M.B.Chur c h Pittsburg Ca. {Owner of Nuloos inc.™} ((Paperwork Discrepancy? ) ) ~WNBA, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL~ Universal Studios Hollywood© The Monica & Bronshae Show® & Promos! Year2000* 103.5 The Bomb™ Year2000* K.M.E.L SF© Year1987* The Kid Chris Show® Sacramento 200
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{Bronshae Alexander Pittsburg CA} Sacramento Policemen B-French is trying to Murder Me! Date:12/31/1 4 ! (Today's DATE:1/15/20 1 5 ) President: Barack Oboma! Alexander.Re s u m e 1 @ g m a i l . c o m
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Joining
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THIS Song Make ME Bump My Head And Smile
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http://www.p a n d o r a . c o m / s a b r i n a - c a r p e n t e r / c a n t - b l a m e - g i r l - f o r - t r y i n g / c a n t - b l a m e - g i r l - f o r - t r y i n g
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Pharrell is dat dude 4real
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annhoney2004
Kiss ur hand
Say ur crush
Close ur hand
Say a week day
Say ur name
Post this 15 times
Ur crush will ask you out on that day.
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Lmao thank you Rayna
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Congrats. You're reading a comment by chad Hugo's daughter
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:-)
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B
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Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Repost this on 5 other songs
Look under pillow
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Nerdnerdqwer t y u i i p p i i y q w e r t q w e r r t t y u u i o p p s s d g h y r s g u y s f j t q e u u y q w e r t y u
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jordan.brand e n
Like your songs!
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I am your biggest fan
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alazayror24
:( YOU ARE SUCH A NERDS
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Nag,hhgmhfgh n f g f n c
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hi��
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amymcerna
Why name your band nerd?
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How could the world not know about N.E.R.D?..Ho l d up,wait..i dont wanna know.nevermi n d that question.
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Wassup love N.E.R.D.
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Say Ariana
Clap five times
Post this on two other songs
Then check your voice
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I will ALWAYS love N.E.R.D.! That Pharrell is my boo thang and I'm so happy he's from my home town. Tidewater representing ! Whoop whoop!
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Don't read this cause it all works.you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life.however . i f you don't post this you will die in two days.now you've started reading so don't stop.this is so scary post this on five song's in 143minutes when done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen this is so scary cause it works
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crysanc
This band is awesome
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In Search of and Fly or Die are crazy!
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I cant even see his face. Where its @
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Who the hell is n.e.r.d
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Hi my name is Nora i like to get dirty i like Wisconsin Tennessee and I have one cousin I know thts not a lot of cousins so my sister is grace I like horses I have one myself her name is Leila I like pharrell's songs and justin timberlake is awesome!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! And I have more stuff on my bio so read my bio!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ¡ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Weird
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I get that feel good feeling...li k e s it.
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Who's this jk
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thexlostxpap e r c l i p
Teaser for Pharrell's new album! http://www.y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 6 f T _ G l o m u X w
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The Perfect Grooves.
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pharrell is the best producer!!
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One of the best, hands down!
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Love LOVE N*E*R*D! Don't listen to the sales stat's! Keep making music and I'll keep buying it!!!
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Tyler the Creator sent me here. And then I find out Pharrell is involved in this s**t? F**kin' right mane.
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Can't go wrong with a nice neptunes/n.e . r . d track!!
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awesome fun beat to it, xD
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my musical soulmate...
you cn hear his beats behind other artist singles.. n i love the beats behind his music...
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manningian10 2
Cuz I'm tha Sh**
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Absolutely fun awesome group!Best memories. Cheers!
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Trip lee sounds like Lil Wayne, lecrae sounds like drake, kj52 sounds like eminem, Hostyle Gospel sounds like Outkast, mr del sounds like Lil Jon, sackcloth fashion sounds like fort mino,r pod sounds like linkin park, tedahii sounds like busya rhemes rhema, soul sounds like royce da 5'9,'' grits sound like 50 cent, 116 clique sounds like D12, and flame sounds like nelly. Post this to other Christian rappers pages and to non Christian rappers to spread the word!
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Tight album
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this is a pretty dope beat.....
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