Pharrell

Producer/Songwriter

This Virginia Beach–born music wunderkind is one half of the production super duo The Neptunes. With childhood friend, Chad Hugo, Pharrell turned a childhood of studying music (and an apprenticeship with Teddy Riley) into one of hip hop’s most prolific and far-reaching music careers. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Pharrell and Chad became the most creative, influential and sought-after producers of hip hop, R&B and pop, helming records for everyone from Noreaga to Justin Timberlake. In 2001, Pharrell stepped out as an artist, helping to form the hip hop/rock/funk band N.E.R.D. and releasing his own LP (2006 In My Mind) and hit singles like “Frontin’” with Jay Z. In November 2013, Skateboard P made history with the first-ever 24-hour video for his Oscar-nominated mega-hit "Happy," from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. The following year he released his long-awaited second solo album, Girl The co-founder of the clothing companies Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream also signed on as a coach on the seventh season of NBC's The Voice.

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Update: Big Sean Announces Release Date of New Album

Dark Sky Paradise will feature collaborations with Drake, Lil Wayne, Jhené Aiko and more.

Pharrell and Al Gore Announce Summer Live Earth Concert

The worldwide show will take place in all seven continents to build support for a U.N. climate pact.

Best Music Videos Shot Overseas

Visuals from Jay Z, Ludacris, Kanye West and others.

Pharrell, Big Daddy Kane, André Leon Talley Star in Fresh Dressed

New documentary premiering at Sundance explores hip hop fashion.

Pharrell to Guest Star on The Simpsons

Billionaire Boy commissioned to make a song for Springfield.
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