Artist Spotlight: Pharrell
Super producer Pharrell has helped bring some of the classic hits like Wreckx-N-Effect's "Rump Shaker" to life.
The Neptunes first #1 produced hit was "I'm a Slave for You" by Britney Spears.
Pharrell has won 7 Grammy Awards including 2 with The Neptunes.
Some collaborations include: Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Daddy Yankee, Snoop Dogg, Adam Lambert, Daft Punk, and more recently Robin Thicke
Who does Pharrell admire? Michael Jackson, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Rakim and Q-Tip to name a few
.Pharrell co-founded the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear.
Williams launched his new YouTube channel, i am OTHER as part of YouTube's $100 million original channel initiative.
In an interview for the magazine GQ Style (Autumn/Winter 2013), Pharrell described his religious views: "On paper I'm a Christian, but really I'm a Universalist."
Pharrell on Twitter in March 2014, "Thank you guys for lifting my music so high. I have never seen these heights before.
I am humbled."
Pharrell celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20th, 2014 along with millions of his fans and the UN Foundation.
Pharrell's first Grammy was won in 20014 for Justified (as producer), Best Pop Vocal Album
You can follow Pharrell on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pharrell
2nd Grammy? 2004 for Producer of the Year with The Neptunes.
Pharrell came back in 2007 to win his 3rd Grammy for "Money Maker" (with Ludacris), Best Rap Song
Pharrell married his long-time girlfriend, model/designer Helen Lasichanh, in 2013. They have a son, Rocket Man Williams, born in November 2008
2014 has started as the most successful start for Pharrell yet. He took home 4 Grammys in one night: Producer of the Year, Album of the Year (featured artist), Record of the Year & Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky" w/ Daft Punk