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9 Facts About Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Lanscilo Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer.

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Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music.

The Neptunes are an American production duo, composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who are credited with contributing the sound for many successful hip hop and R&B artists in the late-1990s and 2000s.

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He is the lead vocalist and drummer of the rock-funk-hip hop band N*E*R*D, that he formed with Hugo and childhood friend, Shay Haley.

Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues.

Sheldon Haley, better known as Shae, Shay or Shade, is an American musician.

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He released his first single, "Frontin'", in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album, In My Mind in 2006.

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His second album, Girl, was released on March 3, 2014.

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This album was preceded by the commercially successful single, "Happy".

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As part of the Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various recording artists.

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Williams owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER, a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams' endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club.

i Am Other is a multi-media creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams' endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club and ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and a dedicated YouTube channel launched by the Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer in 2012.

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Williams has earned ten Grammy Awards including two with the Neptunes.

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

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