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Ten Interesting Facts About Pharrell Williams

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PharrellHe is truly the happiest man on the face of the Earth right now with the number one song in the country. Pharrell Williams has everything going for him at the moment and, let’s face it, every moment. He didn’t win the Oscar for best original song but that shouldn’t bother him because he’s one of the most popular and successful producers/singers alive right now. Since he’s on top right now, here are ten interesting facts about mega superstar Pharrell Williams.

Pharrell Happy•Though his album, In My Mind, debuted in 2006 at number 3 on the Billboard 200, his latest album, Girl, debuted in number 2, selling 113,000 copies.


•Met his music partner for N.E.R.D., Chad Hugo, while at a seventh grade summer band camp. Both were members of the marching band.

NERD•During the 1990s, both Williams and Hugo met with Shay Haley and Mike Etheridge and formed an R&B band. They called themselves The Neptunes.

pharrell-high-school•As The Neptunes, they performed in their high school talent show, Princess Anne High, and were discovered by Teddy Riley. After graduation, they signed with Riley to his label.

•Pharrell wrote a verse and helped produce Wreckx-N_Effects hit Rump Shaker.

Clones•Pharrell and Hugo formed The Neptunes, a producing duo responsible for many hits. Their first number one hit was I’m a Slave 4 U by Britney Spears in 2001.

pharrell-williams•Pharrell produced the opening song for Chelsea Lately in 2012.

AmazingSpiderMan2Banner•The film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is to be composed by Pharrell and Hanz Zimmer, amongst others.

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•Here’s a list of artists Pharrell has produced or even co-wrote songs with: Madonna, Britney Spears, Adam Lambert, Gwen Stafani, Beyoncé, Mac Miller, Mike Posner, Shakira, Snoop Dogg, Clipse, Daddy Yankee, Kendrick Lamar, Ludacris and more.

•At the 2004 Grammys, Pharrell performed I Saw Here Standing There with Sting and David Matthews. He also won two awards that night.