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Dec
19
Gwen Stefani and Pharrell ‘Spark the Fire’ at PEOPLE Magazine Awards

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell

Light it up. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams burned up the spotlight during the first-ever PEOPLE Magazine Awards on Thursday. After capping off their season on “The Voice” the day before, the coaches performed their latest collaboration “Spark the Fire.” As stars including Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Hart, and Jennifer Aniston looked on, they reenacted the animated emoji-filled music video.

Pharrell also presented his fashionable friend with the award for Style Icon of the Year, calling her “one of the most resilient women I’ve ever met in my entire life.”

Gwen has been in the studio with Benny Blanco, Calvin Harris, and Charli XCX working on her first solo album since 2006′s The Sweet Escape, due early next year.

Watch them heat up the stage below.

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Dec
5
Pharrell Williams Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pharrell Williams

It’s been an epic year for Pharrell Williams. After winning Grammys, performing at the Oscars, and releasing his album G I R L, the “Happy” hitmaker was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

He was joined at the ceremony by his wife Helen Lasichanh and son Rocket, as well as Ellen DeGeneres, who saluted her friend.

“I think Pharrell is a genius and I have been lucky enough to know Pharrell since he was a N.E.R.D., and he has grown into an international superstar,” said the comedienne.

A humbled Pharrell took the podium to thank his music teachers and grandmother. “I’m ever so grateful for this honor,” he said. “I could never properly explain what this means for me, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, who had no idea where my love of music would ever take me.”

Pharrell received even more good news this morning when he found out that he was nominated for 2015 Grammys including Best Urban Contemporary Album. He will perform during “A Very Grammy Christmas” on CBS tonight.

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Dec
1
Video: Gwen Stefani f/ Pharrell Williams – ‘Spark the Fire’

Gwen Stefani

OMG, OMG! Gwen Stefani is back again. Nearly 10 years after topping the charts with “Hollaback Girl,” the No Doubt frontwoman reunites with Pharrell Williams in the playful video for “Spark the Fire.” In the animated clip, directed by Sophie Muller (“Baby Don’t Lie”), Gwen dances in an underground club while emojis pop up on screen.

“It’s kind of a clash of this punk rock, kind of old-school feeling, club feeling,” Gwen told ABC News, “but [with] this really modern emoji world, and it just looks really cool together.”

On Monday night, she and Pharrell performed the song for the first time on “The Voice.” As her fellow coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton looked on, Gwen descended onto the stage on a life-sized emoji while text bubbles spelled out the lyrics on a screen behind her.

Pharrell, clad in a blue adidas jumpsuit, joined her holding a sparkler, while the crowd held up glow sticks.

“I feel like the female species has been suppressed long enough,” said Pharrell, who produced 2005′s “Hollaback Girl.” “We owe them a lot more respect and ‘Spark the Fire’ is kinda like Gwen saying, ‘Enough’s enough. Who’s got the lighter? Let’s spark the fire.’”

Gwen’s first solo album in eight years drops early next year.

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Dec
1
Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne Star in Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Reincarnation’

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne

Pharrell Williams extends his fashion icon status by starring in Chanel’s short film Reincarnation. Directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, the eight-minute clip was created to accompany the Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 MĂ©tiers d’art collection shown on December 2 in Salzburg, Austria.

British model Cara Delevingne plays his leading lady in the film, which tells the story of Coco Chanel, and her inspiration for Chanel’s signature jacket. When she goes to Austria in 1954, she spots the hotel elevator hand (played by Pharrell), who becomes her muse.

In addition to his starring role, Pharrell composed and wrote the lyrics to “CC the World,” the soundtrack which accompanies Reincarnation. He and Delevingne perform the duet and show off their ballroom dance moves in the clip.

Watch Pharrell bring Lagerfeld’s vision to life.

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Nov
25
Video: Gwen Stefani f/ Pharrell Williams – ‘Spark the Fire’ [Teaser]

Gwen and Pharrell

Gwen Stefani reunites with her “Hollaback Girl” collaborator Pharrell Williams in the Harajuku-inspired video for “Spark the Fire.” During her appearance on “Ellen,” the No Doubt frontwoman debuted a 10-second snippet of the animated clip, directed by Sophie Muller (“Baby Don’t Lie”). “The Voice” coaches dance while text bubbles and emojis pop up on screen.

“OMG, OMG, I’m back again / Original feel good is what I defend,” sings Gwen.

“She really wanted the world to know, ‘Listen, this is me, this is Gwen Stefani. I’m back, I’m making a statement, and I’m not standing down for anything,’” explained Pharrell. “In my mind, I’m like, ‘This sounds like feminism. This sounds like I’m unapologetic for me being a woman and me being in this business and being in this world.’”

Watch them spark a new flame.

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Nov
24
Pharrell Williams Stars in Chanel Short Film [Teaser]

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne

Pharrell Williams makes a royal appearance in Chanel’s short film Reincarnation. The “Happy” hitmaker gets romantic with model Cara Delevingne in the clip, which was directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

The video tells the story of Coco Chanel, and her inspiration for Chanel’s signature jacket. When she goes to Austria in 1954, she spots the hotel elevator hand (played by Pharrell), who is the inspiration behind the jacket.

In addition to starring in the film, Pharrell composed and wrote the lyrics to “CC the World,” the soundtrack which accompanies Reincarnation.

The full film will premiere on December 1. Watch the trailer below.

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Nov
19
Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell, & Mary J. Blige Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

Christmas came early during the taping of “A Very Grammy Christmas” at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Tuesday. Hosted by LL Cool J, the one-hour special featured today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas” and performed his G I R L cut “Lost Queen” with his Baes.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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