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Apr
5
Pharrell Celebrates 41st Birthday with SpongeBob-Themed Party

Pharrell

Pharrell Williams is still a kid at heart. The “Happy” hitmaker celebrated his 41st birthday with his closest friends and SpongeBob SquarePants in New York City on Friday night.

On the eve of his “SNL” performance, Pharrell turned Cipriani Wall Street into the underwater city of Bikini Bottom for one night. Wearing a BBC varsity jacket and green version of his Buffalo hat, he hit the yellow carpet with his wife Helen Lasichanh.

His favorite characters from the Nickelodeon show including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward came out to play, along with his celebrity pals Chanel Iman, Russell Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Mashonda.

Other guests included Swizz Beatz and Pharrell’s “It’s On Again” collaborator Alicia Keys, who was fresh from the DVF Awards.

Guests got down to the funky sounds of Q-Tip, who was the DJ on duty, and the birthday boy received a custom cake in the shape of a Krabby Patty.

He received birthday wishes from his famous friends. “Happy Bday to my brother, @Pharrell!!! Been killing the game forever! And, you still look younger than the rest of us,” tweeted Justin Timberlake, while Tyler, the Creator added, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NI**A THE PAVED THE WAY AND TO THIS DAY CONTINUES TO INSPIRE ME ON A CRAZY LEVEL.”

In addition to “SNL,” Pharrell will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” (formerly “Oprah’s Next Chapter”) on April 13 at 9 p.m.

Check out more pics from the splashy soirée below.

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Nov
8
Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, & Pharrell Give Back at 10th Annual Black Ball

Swizz Beatz, Egypt, and Alicia Keys

It was a night of music and charity as Keep a Child Alive celebrated its 10th Annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night. KCA founder Alicia Keys hosted the black-tie benefit, which was filled with musical performances from Pharrell, Carole King, Roy Ayers, Laura Mvula, and Kathleen Battle.

The Grammy-winning singer posed for a family portrait on the red carpet with her husband Swizz Beatz and their three-year-old son Egypt. Other guests included Pharrell and his new wife Helen Lasichanh, Tamia and her husband Grant Hill, Maxwell, Clive Davis, and Gayle King.

Alicia joined Pharrell on stage to perform his hits including “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines,” while her hubby served as DJ for the evening’s Afterglow finale.

“I’m in awe of how @keepachildalive has been saving lives for 10 years!! One of the most important fights of our lives!!” tweeted Alicia.

Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball has raised over $18.5 million for children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.

Check out more photos from the glamorous gala below.

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Oct
30
Swizz Beatz Has Fun with Sons at Halloween Party

Swizz Beatz, Kasseem, and Egypt

Swizz Beatz is one proud papa. The super-producer helped his six-year-old son Kasseem celebrate the launch of his lifestyle brand for creative children, Kasseem’s Dream, at a Halloween-themed party at BKLYN BEAST in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Kasseem and his half-brother Egypt got dressed up for the occasion. Egypt was a prince in an emerald and gold robe, while Kasseem dressed as a zombie. The young boys had a blast partaking in the activities including the warped wall and trampoline.

They even convinced their dad to climb the wall and jump into the foam pit. “I was playing Spider Man @Kasseemsdream Launch party to much fun :) can’t front I was kinda shook for 5secs,” said Swizz.

Swizz’ ex Mashonda also joined the family affair, along with Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie, Carmelo Anthony, and his son Kiyan.

Check out more photos and footage from the fun-filled day below.

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Oct
7
New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Rick Ross, Meek Mill, T.I., Puff Daddy, & Swizz Beatz – ‘I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie’

I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie

DJ Khaled celebrates greatness on his star-studded anthem “I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie.” The Miami DJ enlists Rick Ross, T.I., Meek Mill, Swizz Beatz, and Puff Daddy for the Beat Bully-produced cut off his upcoming album Suffering From Success.

“How you gonna compare yourself to greatness if you ain’t ready to be great, man?” asks Diddy on the motivational record.

Due Oct. 22, Khaled’s album also features collaborations with J. Cole, Wale, Future, 2 Chainz, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and more.

Check out their posse cut below.

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Aug
23
New Music: Swizz Beatz f/ Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, & Lil Wayne – ‘Hands Up’

Swizz Beatz

It’s showtime! Swizz Beatz shuts down the club with his new banger “Hands Up.” The super-producer calls on Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, and Lil Wayne for the celebratory anthem.

“Ayo pass that crown to the real queen/ You know the girl get it poppin’ like a pill fiend,” raps Nicki on her verse.

A video was shot earlier this year and is set to debut in the coming days.

Raise your cup and turn up to the Swizzy production.

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Aug
21
Pharrell and Swizz Beatz Celebrate BBC 10th Anniversary in Las Vegas

Swizz Beatz and Pharrell

BBC’s 10th anniversary celebration continues. After hosting a dinner with Jay Z and Beyoncé in New York, Pharrell brought the party to PURE nightclub in Las Vegas during the MAGIC convention on Tuesday.

The Billionaire Boys Club founder celebrated the clothing line’s decade of success with Swizz Beatz and hit the stage with Rocko before being presented with a 10th anniversary cake.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to Pure Las Vegas tonight, especially my brother Swizz Beatz,” tweeted Pharrell.

The Neptunes producer, who has the No. 1 single in the country with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” has recently been in the studio with Nicki Minaj, Nelly, Future, and T.I.

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Jul
4
New Music: Jay-Z f/ Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, & Timbaland – ‘BBC’

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland

Jay-Z has some big guests on Magna Carta Holy Grail, but he crafts the most star-studded track of the year with “BBC.” Hov calls on Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland for the designer-name-dropping cut, produced by Pharrell.

Nas pays his respects to the late Gianni Versace, while Jay celebrates a life filled with Maybachs, Versace plates, and Basquiats. Bey, Justin, and Tim sing background vocals and Swizz provides ad-libs.

If you weren’t able to download the album on a Samsung device, you can now pre-order it on iTunes. It will be available online and in stores on July 9.

Listen to their all-star jam below.

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