Who is Pharrell Williams?
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
His early life and career beginnings
He is the eldest of three sons. His mother, Carolyn, was a teacher, and his father, Pharoah Williams, was a handyman. Williams attended Princess Anne High School and Northwestern University for two years before he dropped out. Pharrell Williams formed a hip hop group with Hugo, Timberland, and Magos Surrounded by Idiots in the early 1990s. They disbanded before they made any record.
Williams and saxophonist Chad Hugo met in high school, and they teamed up to form the hip hop and R&b production duo The Neptunes’ in the early 1990s, producing songs for recording artists.
In 1999, Williams formed a band N.E.R.D with Hugo and drummer Shay Haley and became the lead vocalist in the same year. They soon entered a high school talent show, and producer Teddy Riley discovered them. Williams wrote three original songs for the film Despicable Me. In 2006, Williams’ solo album In My Mind made its debut. He released Girl, his second album, in 2014.
His personal Life
Williams married on October 12, 2013, to his longtime partner Helen Lasichanh and they have four children together, a son Rocket, and triplets.
His Features, Productions, and Collaborations
Williams featured on the song Blurred Lines in 2013, with Robin Thicke and T. I. He was also on Daft Punk’s single Get Lucky, which won at the 56th Grammy Awards for the Best Pop Duo|Group Performance, amongst others. The Neptunes produced several songs like Shake Ya Ass (2000), a Mystikal’s single, and kelis’ two studio albums, Kaleidoscope (1999) and Wanderland (2001). He produced Jay-Z and Nelly’s Singles in 2000 and 2002. Singer Babyface’s 2001 album Face2Face, and his lead single There She Goes, Britney Spears’ songs I’m a Slave 4 U, and Boys (2001), Clipse’ debut album Lord Willin, Justin Timberlake’s debut album Justified, and his singles Senorita, Like I Love You and Rock Your Body in 2002 and Gwen Stefani’s single Hollaback Girl.
In 2007, he worked in Jay-Z’s album American Gangster and worked with Madonna for her 11th studio album Hard Candy.
He worked in Shakira’s 6th studio album The Wolf in 2009 and many others. In 2013, Williams collaborated with Daft Punk on his songs Get Lucky and Lose Yourself to Dance. He was announced as a performer in Wembley Stadium London on July 1, 2007, at the Concert for Diana, and also performed at the 2015 Grammy Award and several others. Williams also performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2014. Williams has won 13 Grammy Awards and a two-time Academy Award nominee. Pharell Williams’ business ventures and philanthropy.
Pharell Williams partnered with many fashion designers like Nigo, Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Adidas, and G-Star Raw.Williams afforded internship opportunities to 144 students at Promise Academy, New York.
He is a fan of Star Trek
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