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Pharrell

Pharrell Williams didn't only help change the face of pop music during the late '90s and early 2000s. He also was one of the faces of pop music -- as a charismatic star who often stole the show when producing and/or guesting on other artists' hit singles. His presence was unfading, whether he was in front of a music video or behind a beat. To trace the beginning of his ascent, you have to go back to 1992, when Teddy Riley tapped him to write a verse for Wreckx-n-Effect's "Rump Shaker." Since the late '90s, Williams and longtime friend Chad Hugo -- known together as the Neptunes -- began scoring songwriting and production assignments that slowly but steadily infiltrated mainstream music, whether it was via dance-pop (Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U"), hardcore rap (Clipse's "Grindin'"), or contemporary R&B (Babyface's "There She Goes"). Williams and Hugo were relatively obscure during the mid-'90s, doing spare work for the likes of SWV, Total, and Mase, but they would eventually develop a style that would become as recognized and as mimicked as that of fellow Virginia Beach native Timbaland. (Prior to stardom, all three producers were in a band together called Surrounded by Idiots.)

As the duo took on more work, Williams' voice became increasingly familiar. He was now more likely to provide the chorus and the background vocals of the same song, in addition to appearing in the video. (Hear/see Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss" and Snoop Dogg's "Beautiful" for two examples.) It wasn't until the summer of 2003 that he truly stepped out on his own. He released his first solo single, "Frontin'." Produced with Hugo and featuring a guest verse from Jay-Z, the song built anticipation for The Neptunes Present... Clones, a compilation of all-new tracks from artists produced by the duo. "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. Williams' first solo album, In My Mind, survived a number of delays and was finally issued in July 2006. The uneven set, produced by Williams alone, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart.

Although Williams didn't release another solo album for eight years, his name, as well as that of the Neptunes, continued to carry much weight. The remainder of the 2000s was filled with commercially successful collaborations with the likes of Clipse, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Solange, and Madonna. There was a handful of Grammy nominations, as well as a surprising 2007 win for Ludacris' "Money Maker" in the Best Rap Song category. N.E.R.D., who released their third album, Seeing Sounds, in 2008, remained an an occasional diversion.

The following decade began with a steady stream of activity. Williams was responsible for much of the music for the animated comedy Despicable Me. Along with outside production and songwriting work, Williams and Hugo put together Nothing, the fourth N.E.R.D. album. During 2011 and 2012, Williams produced most of Gloria Estefan's Miss Little Havana, dozens of cuts for R&B, rap, and pop artists, and tracks for two of the most praised albums of the early 2010s: Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City and Frank Ocean's Channel Orange. Williams won a Grammy for his role in the latter. The roll continued through 2013. "Blurred Lines," a Hot 100 chart-topper from Robin Thicke, featured Williams as producer, co-songwriter, and featured artist. He co-wrote and fronted "Get Lucky" and "Lose Yourself to Dance," two songs from Daft Punk's number one Billboard 200 album Random Access Memories. The soundtrack for Despicable Me 2 contained several Williams songs, led by "Happy," for which he conceived a 24-hour music video. When the nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were announced, Williams' name appeared in seven categories. "Get Lucky" won Record of the Year, Random Access Memories won Album of the Year, and, most notably, Williams won the award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Williams signed to Columbia, home of Daft Punk, and released his second album, G I R L, in March 2014. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
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rogersa75
Cause I'm happy! Yay pharrel Williams!
Beatrice prior you are wong the betals are
Lol
Yay happy I love minnions
SO COOL!
HAPPY!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
SO COOL
He is the best coach on the voice. ( ;
I havin a bad bad day its about time that i get my way huh despicable me hah hah im not really havin a bad bad day if you take it pearsonal thats ok watch this is so fun to see uh despicable!! ! $ $ $ ! ! ! $ $ $
Iphone 5x Cyan
I bet u glad u got sugar Jones and u are awesome!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! X D
i fell in love with HAPPY =>
aabillk
HAPPY is THE TRUTH.
Me too L.❤️
Happy happy happy love it ����
Stella & bleu are happy
Because I'm drug free.
This is one "fun" song. Lol
My favorite song ever
Ramon
77 years young -- love Pharrell
I love this song so much it makes me happy
Very good
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Did You know That the song happy is a HUGE HIT?✌️✌️❤️❤️
purplecupcak e 4 1 0
If I listen to this song I'll dance to and listen to it all day
I. Love. Your. Song .form jay
Good song and I love this song because I am happy
This is new, but a lot of people hate it.
Because I'm happy
shortnsweet_ 4 6
Because I am happy.
enjoyngerman y 1
I love pharrel
cmtorch
I love you pharrell and happy
I'm happy ����
I love your song HAPPY lol
You inspire me to sing bro:-)
I love his music and N.E.R.D. Music with Chad Hugo!! America is screwed up and don't really recognize good music. Keep up the good work N.E.R.D and Neptunes! :-)
Happy
I love your song
What that's mean a and you know
HAPPAYYYY!!!
iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone blue
I love it it put me to dance all the time anywhere I go
I love you
HAPPY is my jam
Put your hands up.kiss your hands and your crush will ask you out and post this on Friday night or Thursday you will die��
Omg love u pharrell
Put up your left hand.
Say your chrush's name.
Put this on 2 diffrent songs.
Then your crush will ask you for a date
I love this song . I had a lot of fun with this song . You did a Fabolous Job .
I am big fan of you on the voice and your music , Adam Levine , Gwen and Blake Sheldon .
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