Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams at The Lion King European Premiere 2019.png
Williams in 2019
Born
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams

(1973-04-05) April 5, 1973 (age 49)
Other names
  • Pharrell
  • Skateboard P
  • Sk8board
  • Auto Goon
  • Magnum, the Verb Lord
  • Station Wagon P
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • fashion designer
  • entrepreneur
Years active1994–present[1]
Spouse(s)
Helen Lasichanh (m. 2013)
Children4
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels
Member of
Formerly ofChild Rebel Soldier
Websitepharrellwilliams.com

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams[2] (/fəˈrɛl/; born April 5, 1973) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo are members of the Neptunes. They produce hip hop, pop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist of the band N*E*R*D. He formed the band with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003. His first studio album In My Mind was released in 2006.[3]

As part of the Neptunes, Williams has produced many singles for various musicians.[4] These artists include Jay-Z, Backstreet Boys, Blackstreet, Ludacris, Rage Against the Machine, Britney Spears, Busta Rhymes, Garbage, Mary J. Blige, and Usher. The two have earned three Grammy Awards in ten nominations. He is also the co-founder of the streetwear brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream footwear.

Williams became more well-known worldwide during 2013 and 2014, when he was featured on Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" with T.I. (which he produced) and released his own single, "Happy", for the movie Despicable Me 2. Both songs reached number one in several countries around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. He was also featured on Daft Punk's single "Get Lucky", another international chart-topper.

Personal life[change | change source]

Williams and model/designer Helen Lasichanh have a son, Rocket Williams (born in 2008). The couple married on October 12, 2013. In January 2017, the couple welcomed triplets.[5]

Discography[change | change source]

Solo albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pharrell Williams". Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  2. "Pharrell Williams — Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality Ancestry Race". ethnicelebs.com. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  3. "BBC". Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  4. "LA Times". Los Angeles Times. June 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  5. Brucculieri, Julia (2017-01-31). "Pharrell Williams And Wife Helen Lasichanh Welcome Triplets". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-04-12.