N.E.R.D.

Sep
10
Ciara to Perform with N.E.R.D. at VMAs

Ciara and Pharrell

The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards are ready to take a ride. Ciara is set to join N.E.R.D. at the award show this Sunday following an announcement that the singer posted on Twitter. Though there’s no word on what the two acts will perform, it’s likely that they’ll give a rendition of “Hot-N-Fun,” with CiCi taking over for Nelly Furtado.

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Sep
9
Video: N.E.R.D. Rocks Fashion’s Night Out

Naomi Campbell and Pharrell

NYC’s Fashion Week got off to an early start on Tuesday night (Sept. 7) with a Fashion’s Night Out runway show outside of Lincoln Center. Supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Adriana Lima, and Gisele Bündchen walked to the sounds of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry blasting through the speakers, getting a dose of some live tuneage as N.E.R.D.’s Pharrell, Chad, and Shae performed their energetic single “Hot-N-Fun” from the edge of a fountain, commanding patrons to stand up and cut loose.

Watch the party steam up below.

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Jul
20
Video: N.E.R.D. Parties with Jimmy Kimmel

N.E.R.D. rocked the outdoor stage at “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” performing their summer sizzler “Hot-N-Fun” and follow-up single “Party People.” Pharrell, Chad, and Shae will release their new album Nothing on Sept. 7.

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Jun
18
Video: N.E.R.D. f/ Nelly Furtado – ‘Hot-N-Fun’

N.E.R.D.

N.E.R.D. brings the party to the desert in the video for “Hot-N-Fun,” the summertime single from their fourth album Nothing (Sept. 7). Pharrell, Chad, and Shae pick up some scantily-clad hitchhikers while cruising the California highway in a one-of-a-kind painted Rolls-Royce. They reach their destination where more girls wait to party with the rock stars. Nelly Furtado also makes a fiery appearance in the Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip.

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Jun
15
Sneak Peek: N.E.R.D. f/ Nelly Furtado – ‘Hot-N-Fun’

Pharrell

Who else can rock fur in the summertime and still look cool? Pharrell makes a fashion statement in the desert in the preview for N.E.R.D.’s “Hot-N-Fun” video, dedicated to the girls of summer. Nelly Furtado, who has recruited The Neptunes for her next album, adds her part to the Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip. Look for the band’s new album Nothing in September.

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Jun
15
Rap-Up TV: N.E.R.D. and Rhea Rock Activision E3 Preview Event

N.E.R.D. also rocked Activision’s multi-million dollar E3 preview party. Following a pole dancer, Pharrell, Chad, and Shae performed “Lapdance” and “Hot-N-Fun” against the digital city backdrop of Hong Kong. Skateboard P is contributing to the soundtrack for the video game True Crime: Hong Kong.

The band also took the opportunity to launch Rhea’s career. N.E.R.D.’s former first lady debuted “My Motorcycle,” her song featured in the game, with a sultry performance choreographed by JaQuel Knight (“Single Ladies”).

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Jun
15
Eminem, Usher, and N.E.R.D. Shake Up Activision E3 Preview Event

Eminem

Activision turned the Staples Center in Los Angeles into a giant entertainment playground on Monday night (June 14). The video game maker set a new bar for corporate events with their lavish Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2010 preview concert, reportedly costing $6 million.

The company previewed trailers for their fall video game lineup, accompanied by an all-star soundtrack from Usher, will.i.am, N.E.R.D., David Guetta, Jane’s Addiction, Chris Cornell, and Eminem (with special guests Rihanna and Travis Barker), who performed blockbuster sets complete with elaborate lighting, pyro, pole dancers, church choirs, and a symphony.

Now that’s what we call a show!

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