Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is a pop culture icon and creative force with credits that include music producer, recording artist and fashion designer. He is known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the hip-hop rock band, N.E.R.D, as well as one half of the production duo, The Neptunes. Through his production company, Pharrell has been responsible for the success of an expanding roster of projects, which have garnered him 19 Grammy nominations and three Grammy Awards. In 2012, he released his wildly successful book Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been, which gave readers an unprecedented look at his career and creative endeavors thus far. Recently, Pharrell has collaborated with French Duo, Daft Punk, to create the record-breaking hit, “Get Lucky.” This has reached the number 1 spot in 55 global markets within its first week of release. Currently, “Get Lucky” sits atop the official UK Singles chart and has broken the record for the most singles sold in one week so far in 2013. He has also teamed up with Robin Thicke, producing and writing the hit single “Blurred Lines” which also features T.I. Exploding around the world “Blurred Lines” has reached top spots on iTunes in 55 countries. Clinching the #1 spot in 15 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Ireland, South Africa, Portugal and Poland. His creative pursuits include his clothing lines Billionaire Boys Club, Billionaire Girls Club, Bee Line, ICECREAM, jewelry and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and product design, collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall. In addition, Williams established the creative venture--i am OTHER--a collective that includes the initiatives: Billionaires Boys Club, IceCream, FriendsWithYou, Bionic Yarn, Collaborative Fund, Artst Guild & Gallery, Brooklyn Machine Works, UJAM and the not-for-profit foundation From One Hand To Another.

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