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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Music News: Kap G Finds Himself in Spanish Harlem

Pharrell's protégé explores his Mexican heritage in NYC. (7/6/2015)

Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

Music stars who created hits with "ice cream."

Drake, Pharrell, Eminem Among Forbes' Highest Paid Celebrities

Can you guess where they placed in the top 100?

Drake, Pharrell, Jaden Smith to Hit the Airwaves for Apple

Beats 1 Radio venture gives stars their own shows.
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