Pharrell

Mar
5
Rick Ross, Pharrell, & Ashanti: First-Week Sales Predictions

Rick Ross, Pharrell, and Ashanti

Rick Ross, Pharrell Williams, and Ashanti all released new albums this week, but who will be No. 1? First-week sales predictions are in.

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Mar
4
Video: Future f/ Pharrell & Pusha T – ‘Move That Dope’ [Teaser]

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Future feeds the streets with a teaser for his hustler’s anthem “Move That Dope” off his upcoming album Honest. Shot last month in downtown L.A., the Benny Boom-directed clip features appearances from Pharrell and Pusha T. The Atlanta rapper sits atop a black Jeep Wrangler in an alleyway while closing a deal on his retro cell phone.

Plus, check for a cameo from a hilariously out of place Tyler, the Creator.

The video for the Mike WiLL Made It-produced song will premiere Thursday on “106 & Park.”

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Mar
4
Pharrell Talks Oscars, Alicia Keys’ New Album, & Competing with Rick Ross

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Pharrell Williams has every reason to be “Happy.” In less than 24 hours, his second solo album G I R L has topped the iTunes charts in 60 countries. Fresh off his performance at Sunday’s Academy Awards, The Neptunes producer called into Angie Martinez on Hot 97 to discuss his loss at the Oscars, his wife Helen Lasichanh, and his famous Vivienne Westwood Grammy hat, which was purchased by Arby’s for $44,100 on eBay.

In addition to his own music, Pharrell spoke highly of Alicia Keys’ next album. “Alicia’s album is crazy. Harlem is gonna be real proud,” he said of the R&B songstress, who he collaborated with on “Know Who You Are.” “New York is gonna be real proud. She’s getting ready to do something super next level. It supercedes anything that’s out.”

Plus, find out how he feels about releasing his album on the same day as Rick Ross’ Mastermind.

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Mar
3
Review Roundup: Pharrell Williams – ‘G I R L’

G I R L

For over 15 years, Pharrell Williams has shaped the sound of pop music on his own and as one half of The Neptunes, crafting hits for everyone from Britney Spears to Pusha T. Now the 40-year-old creative genius, who was named Producer of the Year at the Grammys, reignites his solo career with G I R L, his first album since 2006′s In My Mind.

An homage to women everywhere, the 10 breezy tracks include collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, JoJo, and Daft Punk.

The Oscar nominee has already topped the charts with his sunny single “Happy,” but was he able to put a smile on the face of his critics?

The reviews are in.

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Mar
2
Pharrell Williams Performs ‘Happy’ at Academy Awards

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On the eve of his album release, Pharrell Williams brought some sunshine to the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The Neptunes hitmaker took the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to perform his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy” off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

Dressed in his famous Vivienne Westwood “Mountain” hat, black track jacket, and red adidas high-tops, he lit up the stage with the infectious number, joined by a choir of high-school students and 20 dancers.

With his proud wife Helen Lasichanh and son Rocket looking on, he made his way into the audience, dancing with Oscar nominees including Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, and Amy Adams, while Jamie Foxx and Kate Hudson got down onstage.

“Tonight was amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated in my journey to the #Oscars. Dream come true,” tweeted Pharrell.

Meanwhile, the brown hat he wore to the Grammys was purchased by restaurant chain Arby’s for a whopping $44,100 on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity.

Watch Skateboard P’s golden moment below.

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Feb
27
Pharrell Williams Talks New Album and New Outlook in GQ

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On the eve of his second solo album G I R L, Pharrell Williams sits down with GQ for a candid interview. The 40-year-old hitmaker, who is now married and has a four-year-old son named Rocket, speaks about finding purpose in his life and why his 2006 solo album In My Mind was a personal and professional failure.

“I wanted to be like Jay. I wanted to be like Puff,” said Pharrell. “Those are their paths. I got my own path. But I didn’t know what my path was. I knew that I was meant to do something different. I knew that I needed to inject purpose in my music.”

He also reveals that he has produced a song for Usher called “Year of the Horse,” and that he wants Hype Williams to direct the video.

Read on to find out how Pharrell found his happiness and what Tyler, the Creator had to say about his idol.

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Feb
26
Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Hits No. 1

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It’s a “Happy” day for Pharrell Williams. The Neptunes hitmaker has scored his first solo No. 1 single.

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