Artist verifiedPharrell Williams

Multi-talented artist Pharrell Williams has been an icon in the music industry for decades with hits like 'Happy' and 'Come Get It Bae'!

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Pharrell Williams

Biography

Early Life Pharrell Lanscilo Williams was born on April 5th, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. At the age of 12, he met Chad Hugo at a summer camp for gifted students. The two quickly became close friends and music collaborators. Music Career In 1992, Pharrell's career began when he formed the production duo The Neptunes with Chad Hugo. Together they produced hip hop and R&B hits for various artists including Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Kelis, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, and many more. In 2003, he released his debut solo album In My Mind which featured several successful singles including 'Frontin'. In 2006, he released his second album titled Late Registration which was certified platinum. In 2013, he released his third album G I R L which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for 'Happy'. Collaborations & Other Ventures Pharrell has collaborated with many notable artists such as Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, and Jay-Z. He has also served as a judge on the popular TV singing competition The Voice since 2014. In addition to music and television, Pharrell is also active in the fashion industry. He has served as a co-designer for a line of luxury menswear in collaboration with G-Star Raw and founded his own clothing label called Billionaire Boys Club. Awards & Accolades Throughout his career, Pharrell has received numerous awards and accolades including eight Grammy Awards, an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song (for 'Happy'), an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics (for 'Happy'), and several MTV Video Music Awards. In 2014 he was even honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Personal Life Pharrell has been married to model Helen Lasichanh since 2013 and they have four children together. When he's not working on music or fashion projects, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball.