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Pharrell Williams: The Song Intro Remains the Same

For more than a decade, songs produced by Pharrell Williams (as well as by The Neptunes, the duo of Williams and Chad Hugo) have had one thing in common: they’re hits.

05/21/2014

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Pharrell Says Arrest of ‘Happy’ Video Dancers in Iran is ‘Beyond Sad’

Six Iranians were arrested yesterday (May 20) for dancing in a viral video celebrating Pharrell’s song “Happy.” And now Pharrell is speaking out in their defense.

05/21/2014

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Not So “Happy:” Iran Arrests Young People Who Danced

Police in Iran have arrested six young people and shown them on state television for posting a video online of them dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.”

05/21/2014

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Watch John Legend Sing ‘All of Me’ Parody at University of Pennsylvania Commencement

When he returned to his alma mater yesterday, John Legend was arguably on top of the world.

05/20/2014

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Watch Solange & Jay Z Explain Their Elevator Fight on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The night also featured Kimye talking about their upcoming Memorial Day wedding and 2 Chainz praising the work of Vanilla Ice-inspired rapper, Blizzard Man.

05/19/2014

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Watch Pharrell & Jimmy Kimmel Battle in a Selfie Throwdown

We all know what a selfie is, but do you know what a twofie is?

05/08/2014

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‘Happy’ No More: John Legend Scores First U.S. No. 1 with ‘All of Me’ as Ariana Grande Looms

For the first time since February, “Happy” hasn’t danced and clapped its way to the No. 1 spot in the country. Instead, it’s all solemn pianos at the top of the charts.

05/07/2014

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Listen to Pharrell’s Unreleased ‘G I R L’ Track, ‘Smile’

On the nearly 4-minute track, Pharrell sings about his feelings over a twinkly piano and gives us the cavity-inducing line, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

04/30/2014

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Gwen Stefani Officially Joins ‘The Voice’

“We’re very happy to officially announce that two superstars will be joining the next season in these coaches’ chairs: Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will be added to the Voice family,” Carson Daly announced.

04/30/2014

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Pharrell Releases ‘Social Book,’ Which Relies on Readers to Help Write It

Pharrell’s already on top of the music world; why not try to conquer the literary format as well?

04/24/2014

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Watch Pharrell’s Fantasy Video for ‘Marilyn Monroe’

Like any writer worth their salt, Pharrell knows to not gild the lily. “I don’t need no adjectives for this girl,” he sings, and sure enough with the video for “Marilyn Monroe” he lets the visuals do most of the talking.

04/23/2014

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Major Lazer Teams Up with Pharrell and an ‘Aerosol Can’

The obiquitous Pharrell may be “Happy” all over the place, but he’s not losing his edge.

04/18/2014

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Pharrell’s New Song is ‘Here’ From the ‘Spider-Man 2′ Soundtrack

It’s a sweeping ballad full of all the right things that will make the moment when Peter Parker kisses that lucky so-and-so extra emotional.

04/16/2014

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At Coachella Pharrell Gets By With a Little Help From His Friends

Pharrell Williams used his solo set as a career-spanning showcase, touching on his string of chart-topping collaborative hits from last year (namely Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”) to a show-stopping revue of his chart history

04/14/2014

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Lorde, Imagine Dragons Lead 2014 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Billboard announced today (April 9) the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Both Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead the nominations in 12 of the 40 award categories, with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with 11, 10 and eight noms respectively.

04/09/2014

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With an Assist from Pharrell, Ed Sheeran Can ‘Sing’

It wasn’t enough that the whole world got “Happy,” now Ed Sheeran and Pharrell want them to “Sing.”

04/07/2014

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R.I.P. Jokes About Pharrell’s Hat, Wordplay on ‘Happy’ Thanks to New SNL Promo

They say writing about music is like dancing about architecture, but writing about goofy hats and making a pun on the word “happy” are just about the easiest things you can do.

04/04/2014

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‘The Voice’ Enlists Pharrell for Season 7

Usher filled in on CeeLo’s chair for a season previously, but Pharrell is stepping in to keep it warm — at least for season 7.

03/31/2014

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Style Files: Pharrell Is Teaming Up With Adidas For Summer Collection

You may have noticed that Pharrell has been wearing a lot of Adidas gear as of late. That is if you weren’t distracted by his big ol’ Vivienne Westwood hat.

03/27/2014

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Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ is Turned Sad with Symphonic Woodkid Remix

Woodkid will be familiar to some from his featured turn in a recent Absolut Vodka TV ad campaign that utilized his song, “Ghost Lights” as its soundtrack.

03/27/2014

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Sad Remix of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

Pharrell’s catchy, peppy tune ‘Happy’ is without a doubt an uplifting song. But, change the music and leave the lyrics and you get a whole new sad version of the song.

03/27/2014

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Pharrell Simply Explains Why Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President

“A world where seventy-five percent of the prime ministers and the presidents were women: That’s a different world. That’s gonna happen, and it’s gonna happen when Hillary wins,” he said.

03/25/2014

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Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith to Play ‘Saturday Night Live’

For the next few weeks, Saturday Night Live will be celebrating a lot of firsts at Studio 8H.

03/20/2014

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Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar Collaborate on New Song for ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′

The movie’s soundtrack will also include new music from Pharrell Williams as well as “Sweater Weather” outfit The Neighbourhood and Mad Decent pop artist, LIZ.

03/13/2014

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Pharrell and United Nations Foundation Team Up for International Day of Happiness 2014

Williams is helping celebrate the annual worldwide event, which falls on March 20.

03/07/2014

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Pharrell’s Hat Purchased by Arby’s Restaurant For Charity

Thus closes the meme circle, and may we all return to a world where hats are just hats, no matter the goof level.

03/03/2014

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Watch Pharrell Perform ‘Happy’ at the 2014 Oscars

All of the performances from the 2014 Academy Awards, including U2, Pharrell, Idina Menzel and more.

03/03/2014

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Pharrell Talks Jay Z, Tyler, the Creator & Girls in ‘GQ’ Cover Story

In the interview, Pharrell, who yes, is once again wearing that GRAMMY hat, actually admits that his last solo effort was really nothing to brag about and that he would be nothing without a woman’s love.

02/27/2014

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Stream Pharrell’s New Album, ‘G I R L’

Now you can be as happy as Pharrell says he is. The singer’s new album, G I R L, which features his Oscar-nominated song “Happy,” is currently streaming on iTunes Radio.

02/26/2014

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Interview: Giorgio Moroder on Daft Punk, Disco 2014 and the Future

Moroder recently set a date at the famed Hollywood Bowl with fellow Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers and his legendary dance outfit, Chic.

02/21/2014

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