Happy Birthday Pharrell Williams

Born-April 5, 1973 (age 39)

Origin-Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Genres-Hip hop, pop, funk, rock, pop rap, R&B, electro

Occupations-Producer, musician, songwriter, singer, Rapper

Instruments-Piano, keyboards, guitar, drums

Years active-1992–present

Label-Star Trak, Interscope, i am Other

Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), commonly known simply 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

Personal Life
In 2005 Williams was voted “Best Dressed Man in the World” by Esquire. He is a fan of the science fiction series Star Trek,as indicated by his consistent use of the Vulcan salute to signify his label name, Star Trak. He also enjoys the works of the late astronomer and science lecturer Carl Sagan, whom he calls “a genius”.Williams is a skateboarder and has a half pipe inside his home. In April 2009, Williams underwent a skin procedure for tattoo removal. It was to have most of his tattoos removed.
Pharrell has a son, Rocket Man Williams, born November 2008 with his girlfriend. The song “Rocket’s Theme” in the Despicable Me soundtrack was a quiet nod towards his son.

ALBUMS
-In My Mind
-“Frontin'”
-“Can I Have It Like That

SINGLES
-“Angel”
-“Number One”
-“My Drive Thru”
-“I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)”
-“Shake Ya Ass”
-“Southern Hospitality”
-“Formal Invite”
-“Nothin'”
-“Boys (The Co-Ed Remix)”
-“When the Last Time”
-“From tha Chuuuch to da Palace”
-“Pass the Courvoisier, Part II”
-“Beautiful”
-“Excuse Me Miss”
-“Belly Dancer”
-“Change Clothes”
-“Drop It Like It’s Hot”
-“Let’s Get Blown

FEATURED SINGLES
-“Wanna Love U Girl”
-“Mr. Me Too”
-“Money Maker”
-“Sex ‘n’ Money”
-“Give It Up”
-“Blue Magic”
-“I Know”
-“Zock On!”
-“Give It 2 Me”
-“Universal Mind Control”
-“Announcement”
-“Work That!”
-“Blanco”
-“I’m Good”
-“One (Your Name)”
-“ADD SUV”
-“Here Ye, Hear Ye”

Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams
From Clue Crew

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