Pharrell

Apr
8
Pharrell and Oprah Do the ‘Happy’ Dance

Pharrell and Oprah

Pharrell Williams has everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Tyler, the Creator dancing along to his infectious hit “Happy,” and now Oprah Winfrey is getting in on the fun.

When he sat down with the media queen for an episode of OWN’s “Oprah Prime,” Oprah greeted him by doing the “Happy” dance and Pharrell joined in. He ended it by bowing to Oprah, who returned the gesture.

“When I see you, I just wanna dance,” Oprah told Skateboard P.

Check out their “Happy” dance below. The full interview will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN.

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Apr
8
Video: Alicia Keys f/ Kendrick Lamar & Pharrell Williams – ‘It’s On Again’ [Teaser]

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys unleashes her super powers in the cinematic trailer for “It’s On Again” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. The suspenseful 45-second clip, which was shot in downtown L.A., features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, and composer Hans Zimmer.

The soundtrack arrives April 22 featuring another song from Pharrell (“Here”), while the film opens in U.S. theaters on May 2.

Get a sneak peek at the coming attraction below.

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Apr
7
New Music: Ed Sheeran – ‘Sing’

Sing

Ed Sheeran took the U.K. and U.S. by storm with his 2011 debut +. Now the “A Team” crooner switches up his sound with his infectious new single “Sing,” produced by Pharrell Williams.

The 23-year-old sings in a falsetto on the acoustic jam, which evokes Justin Timberlake’s debut solo single “Like I Love You,” while Pharrell provides the chanting chorus.

Sheeran’s sophomore album x (read as multiply) will be released on June 23 featuring production from Rick Rubin.

Tune in to “SNL” this weekend to see Ed perform the song live for the first time.

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Apr
7
Pharrell Williams Gets ‘Happy’ on ‘GMA’

Pharrell Williams

Fresh off his “SNL” performance, Pharrell Williams kicked off the week with a visit to “Good Morning America.”

Dressed in his BBC varsity jacket, Vivienne Westwood hat, and Swarovski-studded adidas Stan Smiths, the 41-year-old superstar helped liven up New York City by performing his infectious hit “Happy” atop a building in the middle of Times Square.

He also warmed up the studio with “Marilyn Monroe” and “Come Get It Bae” off his latest album G I R L, which is No. 5 on the Billboard 200 this week.

Plus, he took questions from viewers, revealing what makes him happy and what inspires him.

“I’m just very appreciative,” said the humble hitmaker. “I get to do what I love every day.”

Oprah will sit down with Mr. Happy himself on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” on Sunday at 9 p.m.

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Apr
5
Pharrell Williams Performs on ‘SNL’

Pharrell Williams

After celebrating his 41st birthday on Friday, Pharrell Williams kept the party going during his visit to “Saturday Night Live.”

Rocking his green Vivienne Westwood hat and adidas G I R L track jacket, The Neptunes hitmaker brought some cheer to Studio 8H while performing the No. 1 single in the country, “Happy,” backed by a troupe of young dancers.

For his second set of the evening, “The Voice” coach performed his new G I R L single “Marilyn Monroe” for the first time, with some help from composer Hans Zimmer and a string orchestra.

Watch both performances below.

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Apr
5
Pharrell Celebrates 41st Birthday with SpongeBob-Themed Party

Pharrell

Pharrell Williams is still a kid at heart. The “Happy” hitmaker celebrated his 41st birthday with his closest friends and SpongeBob SquarePants in New York City on Friday night.

On the eve of his “SNL” performance, Pharrell turned Cipriani Wall Street into the underwater city of Bikini Bottom for one night. Wearing a BBC varsity jacket and green version of his Buffalo hat, he hit the yellow carpet with his wife Helen Lasichanh.

His favorite characters from the Nickelodeon show including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward came out to play, along with his celebrity pals Chanel Iman, Russell Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Mashonda.

Other guests included Swizz Beatz and Pharrell’s “It’s On Again” collaborator Alicia Keys, who was fresh from the DVF Awards.

Guests got down to the funky sounds of Q-Tip, who was the DJ on duty, and the birthday boy received a custom cake in the shape of a Krabby Patty.

He received birthday wishes from his famous friends. “Happy Bday to my brother, @Pharrell!!! Been killing the game forever! And, you still look younger than the rest of us,” tweeted Justin Timberlake, while Tyler, the Creator added, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NI**A THE PAVED THE WAY AND TO THIS DAY CONTINUES TO INSPIRE ME ON A CRAZY LEVEL.”

In addition to “SNL,” Pharrell will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” (formerly “Oprah’s Next Chapter”) on April 13 at 9 p.m.

Check out more pics from the splashy soirée below.

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Apr
3
Pharrell Jokes with Anna Kendrick in ‘SNL’ Promo

Pharrell and Anna Kendrick

Ahead of his performance on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, musical guest Pharrell Williams stars in a series of promos alongside host Anna Kendrick. While sporting a green version of his Buffalo hat and a Billionaire Girls Club hoodie, the new coach of NBC’s “The Voice” jokes about his famous headwear and his hit “Happy.”

He will perform two songs off his second album G I R L, which sits at No. 5 this week, selling an additional 25,000 copies.

Meanwhile, Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated hit “Happy” tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth consecutive week with an additional 321,000 downloads.

See Skateboard P swap jokes with Anna in the promos below.

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