Pharrell Announces New Album ‘G I R L’

G I R L

The year of Pharrell continues. After scoring an Oscar nomination and four Grammys including Producer of the Year, the “Happy” hitmaker has announced a title and release date for his second solo album.

G I R L, his first project since 2006′s In My Mind, will arrive on March 3 via Columbia Records.

“When Columbia Records presented me with the opportunity to make an album, three things came to mind,” said Pharrell. “One was the sense of overwhelming honor that I felt when I realized that they were interested in partnering with me on the album that I had always dreamt of making. Two, it would have to feel festive and urgent. And three, I instantly knew it would be called G I R L. I hope you like it.”

The 10 tracks are now available for pre-order on iTunes featuring the first single “Happy,” which is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The upbeat hit also appears on the soundtrack to the animated film Despicable Me 2.

Pharrell revealed the cover art and posted a 30-second trailer of him in the studio, laughing, crying, and recording with composer Hans Zimmer and an orchestra.

On the eve of his album release, he will perform his Oscar-nominated hit at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. He will also tour with Bruno Mars on select dates this spring/summer and play Coachella in April.

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16 Comments

  1. 2bad2bme

    PHARRELL you better campaign for that Oscar honey lol

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  2. B

    YESSSSSS FINALLY

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  3. JD

    Looking forward to this.

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  4. me

    those strings though. *runs to itunes immediately to pre order.*

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  5. 11

    lol at the album cover! I’m very excited tho

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  6. Sharp Tongue

    He’s gorgeous.

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  7. Kyle

    He is so smart to do this. “Happy” is officially the #1 song in the country and he has had so much hype surrounding him this year. I predict this will debut at #1. I will be buying it…I’ve always liked his stuff.

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  8. MMG-SUEDE

    Should be good music but youes need to buy MASTERMIND on MARCH4. Please lol

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  9. Kyle

    Oh and P.S. I’m glad he isn’t wearing that ridiculous hat on the cover!! lol

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  10. FormerlyFromTokyo

    Where’s the sista girl?

    Congrats to him, though; seems like a hard worker who knows what he’s doing. Glad I don’t hear scandals involving his personal life and hope I don’t.

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  11. Pharrell Beatz

    This time in Pharrell’s life this is his YEAR 2014
    G.I.R.L.

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  12. Will

    I’m ready!

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  13. Music Nerd

    I still play in my mind like its new so I am so ready for the G.I.R.L album and it arrives a week before bday…AWESOME!

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  14. Empress Lauryn Hill

    Why aren’t there any black women on this album cover? Take note of the static brainwashing!

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  15. Ice

    Instant purchase.

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  16. TOLDEM

    @EmpressLaurynHill THERE IS A BLACK GIRL ON THE COVER HE IS. I’M NOT BEING FUNNY SERIOUSLY HE IS. CAN’T WAIT FOR THE ALBUM!!!!!!!!!! #REALMUSIC #TeamPharrell

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