The Neptunes

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The Neptunes
Also known asWilliams and Hugo
OriginVirginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Years active1992–present

The Neptunes are an American production duo that was formed around 1992 in Virginia Beach, Virginia by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.

The Neptunes have produced hit songs for many artists, including N.O.R.E., Clipse, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Kelis, Mystikal, Justin Timberlake, Busta Rhymes, Usher, Nelly, Gwen Stefani, and Snoop Dogg.[1]

In 2003, the Neptunes released a compilation album, Clones. The album features songs and remixes from several Star Trak artists. The Neptunes won a Grammy Award for "Producer of the Year" in 2004.[2]

In 2009, Billboard ranked the Neptunes number one on their list of the top 10 producers of the decade.[3] In January 2020, the Neptunes were announced to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as a part of the 2020 class.[1] In May 2021, Hugo and Williams both received Honorary Doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mariah Carey, Neptunes Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame". The Hollywood Reporter. January 16, 2020. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  2. "The Neptunes earn long-overdue Grammy". Today. February 9, 2004. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  3. Nigel D. (December 18, 2009). "Billboard's Top 10 Producers Of The Decade | RealTalkNY". Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
  4. "Celine Dion, Donald Harrison, the Neptunes, Chita Rivera, and André Watts to Receive Honorary Doctorates at 2021 Commencement | Berklee".