Pharrell

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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Feb
25
Pharrell Williams ‘G I R L’ Album Stream

G I R L

You don’t have to wait until March 3 to hear Pharrell Williams’ new album G I R L. Less than a week before its release, The Neptunes hitmaker has made it available for streaming on iTunes Radio First Play.

The 10-track follow-up to 2006′s In My Mind features the Oscar-nominated hit “Happy,” plus appearances from Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Daft Punk, and JoJo.

“Imagine if all of the talk show hosts in the world were women, all of the presidents were women, this is my gift to them,” said Pharrell, who will perform at Sunday’s Academy Awards. “This album is dedicated to women across the world.”

Sit back and immerse yourself in the sounds of Skateboard P.

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Feb
24
New Music: Buddy f/ Miley Cyrus – ‘Smoke Signals’

Idle Time

Miley Cyrus soars to new heights with Buddy on the Pharrell-produced “Smoke Signals.” The pop superstar burns up the breezy cut, which will appear on the Compton native’s mixtape Idle Time, dropping tomorrow.

Miley, along with Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, and Alicia Keys, is also featured on Pharrell’s album G I R L.

Roll up and ride out to their laid-back jam.

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Feb
23
Pharrell Performs ‘Happy’ on ‘Wetten Dass’

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Pharrell brought some sunshine to German talk show “Wetten, dass..?” on Saturday. Wearing his brown Vivienne Westwood “Mountain” hat (which is currently going for $12,500 on eBay) and a yellow track jacket, the Neptunes hitmaker sat down for an interview and performed his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy.”

He was joined by a choir, but it was a kid from the audience who stole the show with his breakdancing moves, which even impressed Pharrell.

“Unbelievable. That’s not even rehearsed,” said Skateboard P, whose album G I R L drops March 3.

Put a smile on your face by watching Pharrell and his young guest rock the stage.

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Feb
21
Pharrell Auctions Grammy Hat for Charity

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Pharrell Williams is giving you a chance to own a piece of Grammy history. The “Happy” singer has put his famous hat up on the auction block.

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Feb
21
Tracklisting: Pharrell Williams – ‘G I R L’

G I R L

Pharrell Williams reaches into his famous Vivienne Westwood hat and pulls out the tracklisting for his first album in eight years. The music mastermind rounds up some famous friends for his second LP G I R L, due March 3.

While in the U.K., he previewed the follow-up to 2006′s In My Mind for Noisey.

The 10 tracks include appearances from Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Daft Punk, and JoJo.

“Imagine if all of the talk show hosts in the world were women, all of the presidents were women, this is my gift to them,” said Skateboard P. “This album is dedicated to women across the world.”

See the tracklisting below.

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