Pharrell Williams


Pharrell Williams, 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pharrell Williams.


1973 Birth Williams was born on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the oldest of three sons of Williams, a handyman, and his wife Carolyn, a teacher. … Read More


1992 19 Years Old Through working with Riley, Williams went on to write a verse and help produce for Wreckx-N-Effect's 1992 hit "Rump Shaker". … Read More


1993 - 1994 2 More Events
1997 24 Years Old However, some like Mase's 1997 song "Lookin' at Me" from his album Harlem World, and the most definite beginning of the distinctive "Neptunes sound", came with N.O.R.E's "Superthug" in 1998, reaching number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and gaining them widespread attention for the first time.
1999 26 Years Old In 1999, a mutual friend introduced Williams to Kelis, and their resulting collaboration produced her first album Kaleidoscope. … Read More
2002 29 Years Old Clipse released their commercial debut album Lord Willin' in August 2002. … Read More


2003 - 2009 9 More Events
2010 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2010, Williams composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me, produced by Hans Zimmer and recorded with the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
In late 2011, Williams worked on three tracks for Mike Posner's second album Sky High.
In 2012, it was announced on Lupe Fiasco's website that he and Lupe will work on a collaborative album and work on Waka Flocka Flame's album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family. … Read More


In March 2013, Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines" - written and produced by Williams - was released. … Read More
In the same month, a press release from Columbia Records announced that Williams had signed a contract with the label and would be releasing an album in 2014, entitled Girl, featuring the single "Happy" from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. … Read More
In January 2015, Williams and Al Gore announced that they are teaming up to create a 7-continent "Live Earth" concert on June 18 to raise awareness about and pressure governments to act on climate change. … Read More
2016 43 Years Old His Adidas NMD "Human Race" collection was released on July 23, 2016. … Read More
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