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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), professionally known as Pharrell, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, composer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of hip-hop band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his first album In My Mind in 2006. As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various musicians. The two have earned three Grammy Awards amongst ten nominations. He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing. He is a member of the supergroup V.A. Playaz with Fam-Lay, Clipse, Skillz, Missy Elliott, and Timbaland & Magoo. Pharrell Williams was born on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the oldest of all three sons of Carolyn, a teacher, and Pharaoh Williams, a handyman. He met Chad Hugo in a seventh-grade summer band camp where Williams played the keyboards and drums and Hugo played tenor saxophone. They were also both members of a marching band; Williams

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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams -- If We Stole Songs ... So Did Beethoven!

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If We Stole Songs, So Did Beethoven!

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Robin Thicke -- I Was Too Wasted on Vicodin to Write 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke
I Was Too Wasted on Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'

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Pharrell Williams -- I Got "The Voice" ... And You Want Me to Do YouTube?  Seriously?

Pharrell Williams Sued
I Got "The Voice" You Want Me to Do YouTube? Seriously?

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- 64 days ago
CeeLo Green -- No Regrets Over Passing on 'Happy'

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- 170 days ago
Mad Hatter Congresswoman Frederica Wilson -- Pharrell's Got NOTHIN' On Me

Mad Hatter Congresswoman
Pharrell's Got NOTHIN' On Me

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (known for her wacky headpiece collection) isn't worried about a little competition ... telling TMZ, Pharrell better step up his hat game after the Grammys if he… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
Pharrell's Hat ON FIRE -- Smokey Bear Don't Care

Pharrell's Hat
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- 269 days ago
Pharrell to Will.i.am -- Give It Up, Bitch ... You're Nothing Like Me

Pharrell to Will.i.am
Give It Up, Bitch You're Nothin Like Me

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- 375 days ago
Robin Thicke -- Gaye Was Not In My Head

Robin Thicke
Gaye Was NOT In My Head

Robin Thicke is changing his tune ... telling TMZ ... even though he's a big fan of Marvin Gaye, the legendary Motowner is not in his head when he writes songs, including "Blurred Lines."It's… READ MORE >

- 393 days ago
Will.i.am SUES Pharrell -- I.AM Who I.AM -- And You're Not

Will.i.am SUES Pharrell
I.AM Who I.AM And You're Not

Will.i.am has fired back at Pharrell in a lawsuit, claiming Pharrell is a serial thief who steals names for profit -- including Will's.Pharrell has launched a YouTube channel called I AM… READ MORE >

- 398 days ago
Pharrell Sues Will.i.am -- I'm Going All Dr. Seuss On Your Ass!!!

Pharrell Sues Will.i.am
I'm Going All Dr. Seuss On Your Ass!!!

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- 479 days ago

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