Pharrell Signs to Columbia Records, Readies Album for 2014

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Pharrell Williams is ringing in the new year with a new record deal. The Grammy-winning hitmaker has signed to Columbia Records.

He will join his peers including Beyoncé and T.I. at the label, it was announced today. Pharrell was previously signed to Interscope Records, where he released his 2006 solo debut In My Mind.

His full-length Columbia debut is due in 2014 and will include the single “Happy,” which is featured on the soundtrack to Despicable Me 2.

“When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again,” said Columbia Records Chairman/CEO Rob Stringer. “Since then, ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Get Lucky’ have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2014. ‘Happy’ is just the beginning.”

It’s been a tremendous year for The Neptunes producer, who contributed to two of 2013′s best-selling singles—Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”

He also received seven Grammy nominations in categories including Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Performance, and Album of the Year.



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17 Comments

  1. JAMK

    THIS SHIT’S GONNA BE GREAT!!!!!!!

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  2. meme

    I just never saw pharrell has a strong solo artist. He is always good writing and producing and with the neptunes but never got into him as artist. we will see how it goes

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    what Reply:

    @meme, the irony

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    NICKI MINAJ Reply:

    @what, LMFAOOOOOO

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    Miley Cyrus Reply:

    @meme, He’s overrated. His beats ain’t that good.

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    what Reply:

    @Miley Cyrus, *looks at name*
    more irony

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    Teezus Reply:

    @Miley Cyrus, LOL the Pharrell/Neptunes entire production catalog is flawless. Numerous historic songs. Not many better producers out there

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  3. troof

    Timbaland was a superstar artist once upon a time.
    he cant sing nor rap

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  4. Satisfied

    The throne is being watched as the kingdom is being built!!! Really?! 2014 is gonna be a musical TRIP! I’m glad artistry is becoming POPular again! This is a big distribution deal.

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    Johnathan Reply:

    @Satisfied, well said!!

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  5. JD

    I think it’ll be great; I cannot wait to hear it. Can’t wait for the features.

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  6. Jojosoul

    I dunno about you …but I loved him since he was barely 20 years old and wrote for SWV’s New Beginning!
    Who gives a fuck about global superstardom?
    I want good music.
    He needs to get some real musicians into the studio. Janelle Monae (instead of Beyonce) , Prince (instead of JayZ), Nile Rogers, Debbie Harry(instead of Gwen Stefanie) and Kylie (instead of Madonna)
    LMAO

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  7. Pharrell W. Alldaylong

    FUK Yes Luvz da fuk outta pharrell and his beats

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  8. Ice

    0_0 YES

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  9. JColeLuva

    Damnnnn Man.. Pharrell, Don’t make album , make
    beats for other artists. That’s what you’re great at.

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  10. lolathaters

    I can’t wait!!!!! Congrats Pharell

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  11. G-star

    U kids are funny. Pharrells been in the game since ur pop idol been born(nicki) etc. its always been innovative of pharrell and the neptunes to stay grindin in the biz.

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