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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 04 Dec 2014
  • Address:
    6298 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 342nd
    Monthly Average: 231st
  • Notes: The 2,537th Star

Pharrell Williams

Next star: Donald O'Connor
Previous stretch: Zubin Mehta

Biography

Williams at Pori Jazz in 2010

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American singer, rapper, and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk and hip hop band NER*D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006. His second album, Girl, was released on March 3, 2014. It was preceded by the commercially successful single "Happy".

Fact file

  • Birth name: Pharrell Lanscilo Williams
  • Born: April 5, 1973 (age 43) Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
  • Genres: Hip hop R&B funk
  • Occupation(s): Rapper singer songwriter record producer
  • Instruments: Vocals keyboards drums percussion
  • Years active: 1992–present
  • Labels: Star Trak Interscope i am OTHER Columbia
  • Associated acts: Child Rebel Soldier The Neptunes NER*D Snoop Dogg Gwen Stefani Jay-Z Daft Punk Pusha T Teddy Riley Kelis T.I. Justin Timberlake Usher
  • Website: pharrellwilliams.com

Read more about Pharrell Williams at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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