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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Drake and Pharrell Ink Lucrative Deals With Apple

Both stars are confirmed as celeb "guest DJs" for a revamped version of iTunes Radio.

Pharrell Breaks Down Producing Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright'

He also touched on A$AP Yams's legacy and A$AP Rocky's new album.

Hats Off: Pharrell Williams Is the CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year

To celebrate, here’s a look back at his most memorable lids.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

Eminem, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and others hit with litigation.

OverDoz. Gets Funky With Pharrell on 'Last Kiss'

The track will be featured on the California collective's upcoming album, 2008.

Snoop Dogg Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

BUSH moves 27,000 units, debuts at No. 1.
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