Pharrell

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

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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’

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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

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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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Mar
31
Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Voice’ as Coach

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Pharrell Williams has another reason to be happy. The Neptunes hitmaker has signed on as a coach on “The Voice.”

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Mar
31
New Music: Alicia Keys f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘It’s On Again’ [Produced by Pharrell]

It's On Again

Alicia Keys joins forces with Kendrick Lamar on “It’s On Again” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Produced by Pharrell Williams, the upbeat, yet foreboding number kicks off with a fiery verse from Kendrick before Alicia chimes in with her silky vocals.

“Working with such talented artists like Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and the king of movie scores, Hans Zimmer, was an incredible experience,” said Alicia, who recently shot a video in L.A. “What I love most about our song ‘It’s On Again’ from The Amazing Spider-Man is the message that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. That is something I believe in. We can all be superheroes in our own lives!”

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

Listen to Alicia’s blockbuster collaboration below.

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Mar
30
Pharrell, Ariana Grande, & Christina Milian Attend Kids’ Choice Awards

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There were lots of stars and slime at the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday. Hosted by Mark Wahlberg, the 27th annual event brought out Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, and LL Cool J, who helped honor kids’ favorites in film, music, sports, and television at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles.

Ariana Grande matched her orange Aiisha Ramadan dress to the orange carpet, toting a Chanel purse adorned with stickers of Nickelodeon cartoon characters including “The Rugrats” and “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.” The “Sam & Cat” star also picked up the orange blimp for Favorite TV Actress.

Pharrell sported some gear from his new adidas collection as he arrived with his wife Helen Lasichanh. He made a cameo in the opening performance of “Happy” and later changed into a yellow “SpongeBob SquarePants” onesie before being doused with green slime.

It was also a family affair for Christina Milian, who brought her daughter Violet, and LL Cool J, who was joined by his daughter Nina.

Aloe Blacc entertained the young crowd with a medley of his Lift Your Spirit hits “Wake Me Up” and “The Man.”

Others winners included Justin Timberlake for Favorite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favorite Female Singer.

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