Pharrell

Apr
14
Pharrell Gets Emotional During Oprah Interview

Pharrell and Oprah

Pharrell has had a tremendous year. After winning four Grammys and performing at the Academy Awards, the humble hitmaker sat down with Oprah Winfrey on “Oprah Prime,” which aired Sunday on OWN.

While watching fans around the world dance to his hit “Happy,” the 41-year-old was overcome with emotion and broke down in tears.

“It’s overwhelming because I love what I do and people have believed in me for so long that I can make it to this point, to feel that,” said Pharrell.

He also opened up about the obstacles he faced while trying to launch a solo career. “I had accepted that I was gonna be a writer and a producer, and I was happy to be the guy standing next to the guy,” he said.

He looked to Jay Z and Puff Daddy for mentorship, but realized that he wasn’t serving his purpose. “I misinterpreted what Jay was doing. I wanted the private jets, the girls.”

Plus, find out what music he grew up listening to, his ability to see music in colors, and the book that changed his life.

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Apr
14
Video: Alicia Keys f/ Kendrick Lamar & Pharrell – ‘It’s On Again’

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys debuts the video for her super hero anthem “It’s On Again” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. The cinematic clip, which was shot in downtown L.A., co-stars Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, and composer Hans Zimmer, and features footage from the movie.

The soundtrack arrives April 22, while the film opens in U.S. theaters on May 2.

Watch the superstars join forces for the super hero soundtrack.

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Apr
13
Pharrell Heats Up Coachella with Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, & Nelly

Pharrell Williams

He’s performed at the Academy Awards, rocked “SNL,” and sat down with Oprah Winfrey, and on Saturday, Pharrell Williams brought some sunshine and superstar friends to the desert for Coachella.

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Apr
10
Pharrell Gets a Giant Hat From Ellen

Pharrell Williams and Ellen

Pharrell is everywhere. Following his appearances on “SNL” and “GMA” earlier in the week, the Oscar-nominated hitmaker stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, where he performed “Happy” and his latest G I R L single “Marilyn Monroe” with some female dancers.

He also showed off his Swarovski-studded Stan Smith sneakers and discussed his nine Billboard Music Awards nominations, his love for women, and equality for everyone.

“Who are you telling who they can marry and who they can’t?” said Pharrell. “This is 2014.”

Ellen also presented him with a giant brown hat, but Pharrell realized that it might draw comparisons to something less PG.

“This might be a lot online,” he laughed.

Plus, he helped Ellen surprise the young students at Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences with a $50,000 check.

Expect to see even more of Pharrell in the coming days. He will perform at Coachella on Saturday and sit down with Oprah on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” on Sunday.

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Apr
8
Pharrell and Oprah Do the ‘Happy’ Dance

Pharrell and Oprah

Pharrell Williams has everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Tyler, the Creator dancing along to his infectious hit “Happy,” and now Oprah Winfrey is getting in on the fun.

When he sat down with the media queen for an episode of OWN’s “Oprah Prime,” Oprah greeted him by doing the “Happy” dance and Pharrell joined in. He ended it by bowing to Oprah, who returned the gesture.

“When I see you, I just wanna dance,” Oprah told Skateboard P.

Check out their “Happy” dance below. The full interview will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN.

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Apr
8
Video: Alicia Keys f/ Kendrick Lamar & Pharrell Williams – ‘It’s On Again’ [Teaser]

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys unleashes her super powers in the cinematic trailer for “It’s On Again” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. The suspenseful 45-second clip, which was shot in downtown L.A., features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, and composer Hans Zimmer.

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

Get a sneak peek at the coming attraction below.

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Apr
7
New Music: Ed Sheeran – ‘Sing’

Sing

Ed Sheeran took the U.K. and U.S. by storm with his 2011 debut +. Now the “A Team” crooner switches up his sound with his infectious new single “Sing,” produced by Pharrell Williams.

The 23-year-old sings in a falsetto on the acoustic jam, which evokes Justin Timberlake’s debut solo single “Like I Love You,” while Pharrell provides the chanting chorus.

Sheeran’s sophomore album x (read as multiply) will be released on June 23 featuring production from Rick Rubin.

Tune in to “SNL” this weekend to see Ed perform the song live for the first time.

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