Pharrell

Producer/Songwriter

This Virginia Beach–born music wunderkind is one half of the production super duo The Neptunes. With childhood friend, Chad Hugo, Pharrell turned a childhood of studying music (and an apprenticeship with Teddy Riley) into one of hip hop’s most prolific and far-reaching music careers. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Pharrell and Chad became the most creative, influential and sought-after producers of hip hop, R&B and pop, helming records for everyone from Noreaga to Justin Timberlake. In 2001, Pharrell stepped out as an artist, helping to form the hip hop/rock/funk band N.E.R.D. and releasing his own LP (2006 In My Mind) and hit singles like “Frontin’” with Jay Z. In November 2013, Skateboard P made history with the first-ever 24-hour video for his Oscar-nominated mega-hit "Happy," from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. The following year he released his long-awaited second solo album, Girl The co-founder of the clothing companies Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream also signed on as a coach on the seventh season of NBC's The Voice.

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Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Added to Glastonbury 2015 Lineup

Lionel Richie, Kanye West, Azealia Banks, Deadmau5 and Run the Jewels among festival performers.

The Rundown: Tyler, the Creator, Cherry Bomb

A track-by-track look at Odd Future's front man's fourth release.

Pharrell Appointed Style Director for Sustainability Project

New t-shirt line launching in South Africa to use recycled plastic.

Jay Z Pulls Reasonable Doubt From Spotify

Hov takes huge step in the TIDAL movement.

Heard It Through the Grapevine: 15 Marvin Gaye Hip Hop Samples

Music stars who took a bite from the Motown legend.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

Eminem, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and others hit with litigation.
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