Pharrell

May
1
Pharrell Receives Innovator Award and Performs at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Pharrell and Gwen Stefani

Pharrell Williams was the man of the night at Thursday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. Not only did he close out the show with a performance, The Neptunes hitmaker was also presented with the first-ever iHeartRadio Innovator Award.

Gwen Stefani introduced her fellow “Voice” coach as “pretty much the coolest guy ever” before his famous friends including Beyoncé, Oprah, Usher, Shakira, and John Legend honored him in a video montage.

The man himself eventually took the stage to perform a medley of hits starting with his new G I R L single “Come Get It Bae” and continuing with “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky,” and “Happy.”

He thanked his wife, son, and fans. “Thank you guys so much for lifting me so high,” said an emotional Pharrell.

Watch the star-studded salute to Skateboard P below.

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Apr
30
New Music: Pharrell Williams – ‘Smile’

Pharrell

Pharrell spreads more sunshine with “Smile,” a bonus track that appears on the Japanese edition of his second album G I R L.

Just like his hit “Happy” (which spends its 10th week at No. 1), the feel-good track features a catchy hook and optimistic lyrics. A joyous Pharrell sings about being a father and “F.E.A.R.,” which he defines as “false evidence of appearing real.”

During his visit to Howard Stern this week, he also revealed that “Happy” was originally recorded by CeeLo Green (“He wanted to do it, but I think some folks on his team just felt that the priority should’ve been on his album at the time”) and that he first offered Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” to Janet Jackson.

Stream “Smile” and listen to his full interview with Howard below.

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Apr
30
Frank Ocean, Pharrell Attend TIME 100 Gala

Katonya and Frank Ocean

Musicians, politicians, athletes, and activists gathered under one roof to celebrate TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. While cover star Beyoncé was a no show, Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean did attend the black-tie gala held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday.

With his wife Helen Lasichanh by his side, Pharrell rocked jeans, a short blazer, adidas Stan Smiths, and a Mickey Mouse Band-Aid on his chain. He mingled with fellow honoree Carrie Underwood and had the crowd on its feet with his hits including “Happy” and “Get Lucky.”

Frank Ocean, who was honored by the magazine last year, took a break from recording his sophomore album and hit the red carpet in a suit and Vans sneakers, with his mother Katonya as his date.

“Night out with my handsome son! What an incredible group of people tonight!” tweeted Katonya.

The 2014 list of honorees also includes Miley Cyrus, President Obama, Serena Williams, Kerry Washington, and more.

See more photos from the star-studded evening below.

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Apr
29
Mariah Carey, Usher, & Pharrell to Perform on ‘Today’ Summer Concert Series

Mariah Carey

The biggest names in music are headed to Rockefeller Plaza. Mariah Carey, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, and more will perform on NBC’s “Today” summer concert series.

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Apr
25
Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, & Pharrell Attend ‘Spider-Man 2′ Premiere

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

The superstars came out for the super hero premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York on Thursday.

Superwoman Alicia Keys coordinated outfits with her husband Swizz Beatz, who turned the red carpet into a family affair, bringing along his mother and brother.

Jamie Foxx, who stars as villain Electro in the comic book sequel, was all smiles as he stepped out with his cute date, his daughter Annalise. The four-year-old Spidey fan donned blue face makeup to mimic her dad’s character.

The self-proclaimed “King of New York,” Kendrick Lamar, was decked out in denim with a Yankees cap and white Chuck Taylors, while Pharrell Williams looked comfy in his signature hat, torn jeans, a Billionaire Girls Club hoodie, and Uggs.

During the after-party, Alicia teamed up with Kendrick, Pharrell, and composer Hans Zimmer for the first performance of “It’s On Again,” which appears on the movie soundtrack.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens nationwide on May 2.

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Apr
24
Pharrell Williams Pens First-Ever Social Book

Inspiration

Pharrell Williams is writing a new chapter in his career. The multi-talented star has penned the first-ever social book.

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Apr
24
Beyoncé, Pharrell, and Miley Cyrus Among TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World

Beyoncé

Who runs the world? According to TIME, it’s Beyoncé. The singer is among the magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

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