Pharrell Williams Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

4th January 2017

Quote: "I did it so I could sleep. So whatever happens, I know I tried. This has kept me up at night. The kind of divisions that this nation is seeing - it hasn’t been this way since the 60s." Pharrell Williams explains why he voted for Hillary Clinton during last year's (16) U.S. presidential election.

8th September 2016

Fact: Pharrell Williams helped Apple CEO Tim Cook kick off the company's keynote address in San Francisco, California on Wednesday (07Sep16) by joining the businessman and U.S. talk show host James Corden for a ride. The unlikely trio featured in a pre-recorded take on Corden's popular Carpool Karaoke segment, which Apple officials recently acquired the streaming rights to, with Pharrell called upon to offer up some fashion advice and sing along to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama. The clip aired at the launch of the annual keynote event, during which Apple executives unveiled their latest products, including the new iPhone 7.

5th September 2016

Fact: Pharrell Williams' wife Helen Lasichanh Williams has submitted documents in Los Angeles to remove the silent 'H' from her maiden name, according to The model, who has been married to the singer since 2013, wants to be officially known as Helen Lasichan Williams.

11th July 2016

Fact: Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Nelly Furtado have signed on to salute Missy Elliott at the upcoming VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. The all-star tribute for rapper Missy will also feature Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Trina, Tweet, Keyshia Cole, Raven Symone, Fantasia and even Hip Hop Honors host Eve. Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim and Salt-N-Pepa will also be honoured at New York's David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center on Monday (11Jul16).

21st April 2016

Fact: Pharrell Williams will present longtime pal Gwen Stefani with her Hero trophy at the upcoming Radio Disney Music Awards on 30 April (16). Pharrell has been asked to share anecdotes about working with Gwen before handing her the role model honour. The Radio Disney Music Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, Flo Rida and DNCE slated to perform. Past recipients of the Hero Award have included Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

23rd March 2016

Fact: Singer Santigold added some star power to the new video for her song Can't Get Enough of Myself, but recruiting her Roc Nation label boss Jay Z, superproducer Pharrell Williams, actress Olivia Wilde, and comedian Andy Samberg to all make cameos in the New York-themed promo.

22nd October 2015

Fact: Justin Bieber has been added to the list of performers at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), which take place in Milan, Italy on Sunday (25Oct15). The Baby singer joins the likes of Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Jason Derulo on the bill at the awards bash.

6th October 2015

Fact: Pharrell Williams will open the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards on 25 October (15) with a performance in Milan, Italy. Pharrell is also up for the Best Male Vocalist prize alongside co-host Ed Sheeran.

26th August 2015

Fact: Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS and The Weeknd are set to perform at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The ceremony, hosted by Miley Cyrus, takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday night (30Aug15).

24th August 2015

Fact: Missy Elliot has reportedly added U.S. TV talent show mentor to her comeback trail after signing on to help advise Pharrell Williams' team of wannabes on the new season of THE VOICE. The rapper will join Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley and John Fogerty among the show's mentors. The Voice returns to U.S. TV on 21 September (15).

18th August 2015

Fact: One Direction, Pharrell Williams and FLORENCE + THE MACHINE are headlining the Apple Music Festival in London in September (15). Fans can apply for free tickets to the annual event, formerly known as the iTunes Festival, via an Apple Music ballot. The festival is set to run at London's Roundhouse venue 19-28 September (15).

14th August 2015

Quote: "He comes in, he's tall, standing there, two beautiful women walk in, he kisses one. It's a moment! It ain't like no peck, it's a situation. (The women) look Brazilian, and I'm like, 'Wow!' He's the king of catching you off guard." Superproducer Pharrell Williams recalls an odd encounter with the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

2nd June 2015

Fact: Hip-hop stars Drake and Pharrell Williams are set to serve as celebrity guest DJs for Apple's revamped iTunes Radio service. Dance producer David Guetta is also rumoured to be involved in the project, although further details about exactly what the new roles entail have yet to be announced. Bosses at the tech giant are expected to reveal all during the company's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference next week (08-12Jun15).

14th April 2015

Fact: Trendsetter Pharrell Williams has been recruited to help create a new T-shirt line out of recycled plastic by bosses at retail chain Woolworths. Student fans of the Happy hitmaker have been invited to submit proposals for the clothing items and the company's new Style Director will choose his favourites to be sold in Woolworths’ stores.

9th April 2015

Quote: "I definitely get shy... Do you like your voice on the voicemail? OK. Imagine it being on the radio like that... I'm grateful but it's still like, 'Is that really my song...?' So when I'm on the show and that happens, (I get shy)." Superproducer Pharrell Williams is not comfortable whenever he hears his own music played in public or when contestants on THE VOICE perform his tracks in front of him. Pharrell is a judge on the U.S. show.

9th April 2015

Quote: "Blake and Adam going back and forth is kinda awesome... I keep asking them to go make a film together. Wouldn't you guys go and see a Blake and Adam film?" Superstar Pharrell Williams is encouraging his fellow THE VOICE coaches, close pals Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, to take their TV chemistry to the big screen.

2nd April 2015

Fact: Hip-hop hitmaker Pharrell Williams went back in time during an appearance on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Wednesday (01Apr15) by donning an afro wig, a shiny purple suit and matching newsboy cap to play one half of fake 1980s R&B duo Afro & Deziak. With host Fallon as his sidekick Deziak, the pair belted out a series of 'flop' songs titled Girl, I'm Gonna Get You in the Mood, Girl, I'm Gonna Give You What I Got and simply, Girl, as part of a comedy segment featuring "old footage" of the group.

1st April 2015

Quote: "Listen, I think The Wiz would be a magnificent thing to be a part of. I'm not sure acting would be my role, but it would be an amazing thing to be a part of. It raised us as a culture, you know?" Hip-hop hitmaker Pharrell Williams is intrigued by plans to turn the reimagined Wizard of Oz spin-off movie musical, which starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, into a live U.S. TV production later this year (15), ahead of a Broadway run.

17th March 2015

Fact: Pharrell Williams fans can now own the hitmaker's mini-me, thanks to the talents of a Japanese toy artist. The mysterious Mr. unveiled his new Pharrell action figure at the Hong Kong edition of the Art Basel art showcase. It features the Happy singer wearing the hat he wore to the 2014 Grammy Awards. The toy art piece is on sale for $20,000 (£13,000).

27th February 2015

Fact: Rapper Missy Elliott is working on new music with superproducer Pharrell Williams.

9th February 2015

Tweet: "Pharrell just can't stop wearing shorts...! Is this a Wes Anderson movie? Does he work at the Grammy Budapest Hotel?" Actor Neil Patrick Harris compares Pharrell Williams' outfit at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15) to the Lobby Boy costume in The Grant Budapest Hotel.

5th December 2014

Tweet: "@TheGRAMMYs What an honor this morning! Thnk u for the Best Urban Contemp album nod, along w Best Pop Solo Perf nom. Humbled...Thank you." Pharrell Williams is flattered by his latest pair of Grammy Award nominations, which were announced throughout the day on Friday (05Dec14).

4th December 2014

Fact: Comedienne ELLEN DeGeneres joined Pharrell Williams' family and friends to help induct the hitmaker in to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday morning (04Dec14). The Happy singer unveiled the 2,537th star on Hollywood Boulevard, outside the street's W hotel.

6th November 2014

Fact: David Beckham, Rita Ora and Pharrell Williams have joined forces for a new Adidas campaign. The stars, who have all previously worked with the sports brand, have already started to shoot videos and pictures for the collaboration.

16th October 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams has teamed up with bosses at French luxury bakery Laduree to create a limited edition collection of macaroons. The Happy hitmaker came up with new peanut butter and cola flavours. A box of six of the sweet treats will be sold online at French retailer Colette.

5th September 2014

Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande helped kick off the 2014 National Football League's season in the U.S. on Thursday night (04Sep14) with an impressive version of America's National Anthem. Her performance came after concerts featuring Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden outside of Seattle, Washington's CenturyLink Field, just before the game between the Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

19th August 2014

Fact: The hat Pharrell Williams wore at the Grammy Awards this year (14) is to be part of a temporary exhibition at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum. Bosses at fast food chain Arby's, who purchased the Vivienne Westwood-designed hat in March (14) for $44,100 (Gbp26,000), are lending it to the museum for limited display from 22 August (14).

21st July 2014

Fact: Music stars including Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Maroon 5 and Kylie Minogue are among the headliners named for the 2014 iTunes Festival in London. Also performing at the capital's Roundhouse venue in September (14) are British singer Sam Smith, DJ David Guetta, British rockers Kasabian and Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer.

15th July 2014

Fact: Hip-hop hitmaker Pharrell Williams has been handed the job of curating the soundtrack for the upcoming Nba 2K15 basketball video game, following in the footsteps of sports icon LeBron James and rapper Jay Z, who have each taken charge of the music in the last two years.

1st July 2014

Fact: Pop star Pharrell Williams is to act as musical director of the Apollo in the Hamptons benefit gig for the second year running. The event will be held on businessman Ron Perelman's estate at the luxury resort in Long Island, New York on 16 August (14).

30th June 2014

Tweet: "I want to thank my brother @Pharrell for believing in me and showing me so much love on his set! May God continue to bless u! (sic)" Reclusive rapper Missy Elliott had a blast onstage with Pharrell Williams at the BET Awards on Sunday night (29Jun14).

4th June 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams surprised fans at Harlem's Apollo Theater in New York on Tuesday night (03Jun14) by bringing out rapper pal T.I. to perform his verse in the hit track Blurred Lines. Williams' live-streamed concert was part of the American Express Unstaged series, and was directed by Spike Lee.

27th May 2014

Quote: "He doesn't need me, that's the thing. He doesn't need anyone. He's just, like, one of those genius guys... I'd play the tambourine on Prince's album." Pharrell Williams would love to work with Prince.

18th May 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams has joined comedian Andy Samberg and his The Lonely Island rap group to film a new digital short. The music video for Hugs debuted on America's Saturday Night Live this weekend (17May14), when Samberg served as the host of the season finale. Rapper 2 Chainz and actor Paul Rudd also made surprise appearances alongside the funnyman on the comedy sketch show.

8th May 2014

Quote: "I can't wait to do one. Miley and I experimented a little bit with some of those things on the Bangerz album." R&B and hip-hop hitmaker Pharrell Williams can't wait to produce a country music album.

6th May 2014

Fact: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams made their official debut on American talent show The Voice on Monday (05May14) as they hit the stage to perform together on the No Doubt frontwoman's hit Hollaback Girl. They will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green as coaches for the show's seventh season.

6th May 2014

Quote: "It's magical, it's serendipitous." Pharrell Williams is convinced his judging role on U.S. talent show The Voice has come at the perfect time.

5th May 2014

Quote: "It was a duet with he and I and he was totally with it... I do regret that it didn't come out because he was so amazing on it, but I'm not complaining." Pharrell Williams on his plans to record his smash-hit Happy with Cee Lo Green.

2nd May 2014

Quote: "To all the artists who've allowed me to create a song for them, no words will ever properly express my gratitude for all the inspiration." Pharrell Williams is thankful for the musicians he has worked with after winning the Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday (01May14).

22nd April 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, Drake, Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande are among the performers for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. The inaugural prizegiving will take place at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on 1 May (14).

6th April 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams celebrated his 41st birthday over the weekend (05Apr14) by teaming up with Grammy and Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer for a performance of new song Marilyn Monroe on Saturday Night Live (05Apr14). The odd couple recently teamed up with director Marc Webb to create music for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel and Zimmer agreed to conduct a large string section backing Williams on Snl. Pharrell also performed his Oscar-nominated tune Happy, accompanied by an army of dancing kids and he appeared in a comedy sketch, during which Snl host Anna Kendrick auditioned to play one of his back-up singers.

26th March 2014

Quote: "Trust me: when they read the results, my face was... Frozen. But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to... Let It Go." Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams pokes fun at his Oscars loss after his Happy hit from Despicable Me 2 was beaten to the Best Original Song award by Let It Go from Frozen.

21st March 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams has teamed up with inspirational T-shirt company Peace Love World to create a line based on his hit track Happy. The shirts feature a symbol of the star wearing his iconic Vivienne Westwood hat with the slogan "I am happy".

17th March 2014

Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow gets Happy by covering Pharrell Williams' hit song for her turn in the 100th episode of musical Tv show Glee.

12th March 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams will be releasing his first fragrance, called G I R L, in September (14). The name is based on the title of his recent album, and the unisex scent was designed in collaboration with Japanese fashion label Comme Des Garcons.

12th March 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams' unlikely collaboration with film composer Hans Zimmer on the new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack has resulted in a catchy tune featuring Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar. It's On Again will be one of the main songs featured on the soundtrack.

7th March 2014

Quote: "Pharrell (Williams) approached me singing one of my songs and told me I was cool, which came as a bit of a shock. He then grabbed my phone, tapped in his number and said 'I'm ready to work'." Paloma Faith on how Pharrell Williams ended up producing some of the songs on her new album.

4th March 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Japanese clothing store Uniqlo to create a range of T-shirts. The Happy hitmaker also fronts the 2014 Spring/Summer collection's advertising campaign.

3rd March 2014

Tweet: "Tonight was amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated in my journey to the Oscars. Dream come true." Pharrell Williams enjoyed his night at the Academy Awards even though his hit Happy failed to win the Best Song prize.

3rd March 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams showed off his shins on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday (02Mar14) - the Best Song nominee's Lanvin tuxedo came with knee-length pants.

28th February 2014

Quote: "There are two lines in that song that should have made everything clear: 'Man is not your maker' and 'you don't need no papers'. That is to say, that no man owns a woman." Pharrell Williams defends the lyrics to his Robin Thicke collaboration Blurred Lines, which were blasted for being sexist and misogynistic last year (13).

14th February 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams' hit track, Happy, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, has become the highest-charting Oscar-nominated song in more than a decade. Nominated for Best Original Song at the upcoming prizegiving, Happy hit the number two spot on America's Billboard Hot 100 this week (beg10Feb14). The last Oscar-nominated song to reach the top of the charts was Eminem's Lose Yourself from 8 Mile, which won the Academy Award in the same category in 2003.

7th February 2014

Quote: "Who wouldn't want to work with the Gallaghers? Yeah, both of them." Pharrell Williams is hoping to persuade former Oasis stars Noel and Liam Gallagher to reunite for a collaboration.

6th February 2014

Fact: Pharrell Williams will provide the entertainment by performing a set during the player introductions at U.S. basketball showpiece the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana on 16 February (14).

17th January 2014

Quote: "I used to stare at the Tv as a child watching your actors and favorite actresses take it (Oscar) home. That's where Jack Nicholson stands or the guy that I look up to majorly, Wes Anderson. That's where his work is considered. I cannot believe we get to go." Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams is in awe after landing a Best Original Song Oscar nomination for his Despicable Me 2 track Happy.

8th November 2013

Fact: Superproducer/singer Pharrell Williams honoured his dance collaborators Daft Punk with the Wall Street Journal Magazine's Innovator Award in New York on Wednesday (06Nov13), in recognition of their achievements in music. Presenting the prize to his masked pals, who wear robot helmets in public, he said, "I met these guys in the late '90s. It was amazing. Because they really are robots."

29th August 2013

Fact: A third of Pharrell Williams' musical catalogue was created in the shower, including tracks like rapper Nelly's 2002 smash hit Hot In Herre.

26th August 2013

Fact: Hip hop star Pharrell Williams saddled up for his arrival at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday night (25Aug13) - the Blurred Lines hitmaker pedalled onto the red carpet on a bicycle flanked by a gang of performing BMX-ers from Brooklyn MAChine Works.

12th August 2013

Fact: British pop star Jessie J has headed into the studio with hip-hop hitmaker Pharrell Williams. The superproducer shared a photo of the pair working together on his page in the early hours of Sunday (11Aug13), simply captioning the picture, "that voice".

18th July 2013

Quote: "We totally noticed that. She's a very clever woman, and she has a dance I don't think anyone will ever forget." Rapper Pharrell Williams on model Emily Ratajkowski's racy topless dancing skills in his Blurred Lines video with Robin Thicke and T.I.

7th June 2013

Fact: Actress Hayden Panettiere showed off her fancy footwork on U.K. Tv host Graham Norton's talk show this week (beg03Jun13) by joining Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams as a backing dancer during their performance of hit single Blurred Lines. The show is due to be broadcast on Friday (07Jun13).

18th November 2012

Fact: Rihanna partied with Sean '' Combs, Akon, and Pharrell Williams after her 777 Tour stop in Paris, France on Saturday night (17Nov12) - her fourth international show in four days. Rihanna performs in Berlin, Germany on Sunday and London on Monday.

2nd September 2012

Quote: "Pharrell saw me dancing to Madonna songs on YouTube when I was young and (at the time) said, 'I see something in her'. This year, we made a record together, and it was magic." Miley Cyrus had a blast working with superproducer Pharrell Williams.

6th August 2012

Fact: Hip-hop superproducer Pharrell Williams is set to release a coffee table book full of photos of his design collaborations over the years. Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been will also feature interviews with the likes of Jay Z and Anna Wintour and will hit retailers in October (12).

18th July 2012

Fact: Hip-hop superproducer Timbaland is following his rap peers Pharrell Williams, Ludacris and Dr. Dre into the alcohol business - he's launching his own beverage, Le Sutra Sparkling Liqueur.

9th June 2012

Fact: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard showed off their newborn baby girl Gloria Ray at New York's Ubuntu Education Fund gala on Wednesday (06Jun12) to guests including Pharrell Williams and Trudie Styler. The little girl was born on 19 April (12), and is the second daughter for the couple.

28th February 2012

Quote: "It was something we had planned before it happened, so we were basically waiting. That was like our nod and homage to when Stevie did it for his baby, Asia. And we weren't trying to make the same song at all, it was like we wanted to capture a moment in time to commemorate the birth of his baby. " Music producer Pharrell Williams took inspiration from Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely when creating Jay Z's hit Glory, which features the rapper's newborn daughter Blue Ivy.

31st October 2011

Tweet: "wow, in the studio with @UsherRaymondIV and @justinbieber came by played his Christmas album Under the mistletoe. His voice is sick!" Superproducer Pharrell Williams is already a fan of Justin Bieber's new holiday release.

12th October 2011

Fact: Pharrell Williams and Enrique Iglesias have signed up to share their best advice with the contestants on U.S. show The X Factor on Wednesday (12Oct11). Both stars will serve as mentors, while Rihanna and Mariah Carey will also act as guest judges.

24th July 2011

Quote: "Right from the get go Pharrell was so easy to work with. Within days we were recording new material. It's full of dance and typical of me but very ­modern." Gloria Estefan has teamed up with N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams for her new album.

10th May 2011

Fact: N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams has been named creative director for new TV network Karmaloop TV, which is aimed at young audiences. The channel will launch later this year (11).

25th November 2010

Quote: "We're working on a song together. We haven’t finished it, but it sounds so dope though." N.E.R.D. rapper Pharrell Williams reveals to he has teamed up with British rocker Damon Albarn for a new track rumoured to feature on the Gorillaz's next album.

27th January 2010

Quote: "I think it's cool that people test it out. I think that's a good thing. How would you know what something tastes like if they didn't allow you to test it?" Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams is happy for fans to download his music illegally - as long as it's just to sample his work.

30th November 2009

Quote: "He would look at the watch every night at 11 and say he had to go. But I can't think of breaks. Ideas are flowing and wheels are in motion. I'm like a train that just can't stop right now. When it does stop, it will be a baby station. But I won't stop for long. I need to continue being creative." Shakira can outwork Pharrell Williams in the studio.

28th August 2009

Fact: Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Mark Ronson have been given the task of remixing tracks on cult rock act Kings Of Leon's hit Only By the Night album. The group hopes to re-release the album with a dance flavour. Linkin Park and Lykke Li have also signed on to give the band's songs a disco makeover.

14th July 2009

Quote: "I don't understand bling - I never wore any. To me, it's cheap jewellery for the cheap-minded. Pieces that I design are only of the best quality." Rapper-turned-fashion-designer Pharrell Williams refuses to sell flashy gems in his style range.

2nd March 2009

Quote: "If I had a fire in my house and could only save one item of clothing, I'd never come outside. I'd burn." Rapper Pharrell Williams has too many favourite fashion items to choose from - even in an emergency.

26th February 2009

Fact: Hip-hop star-turned-designer Pharrell Williams' new Domeau & Peres chair features legs inspired by a man and a woman engaged in a standing sexual act.

19th February 2009

Quote: "I think he's a super-smart guy who knows where things are going. He told me, 'Yo, just make me sick beats. I want them to dance; I want them to have a good time.' ...I was like, 'Wow'. For me, it was like making music for a movie." Pharrell Williams is a big fan of Sean Combs. The Neptunes producer works with Combs on his forthcoming album LAST TRAIN TO PARIS.

16th January 2009

Fact: Sexy Shakira has reteamed with her HIPS DON'T LIE collaborator Wyclef Jean and hip-hop heavyweight Pharrell Williams on her new album. There are also plans for the Colombian bombshell to record new tracks with Calle 13 and Algerian artist Khaled, according to Wyclef and Shakira broke download records in America when their Hips Don't Lie hit became an internet sensation in 2006.

17th August 2008

Fact: Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams has a replica of MICHELANGELO's 16th-century Sistine Chapel mural in his home. The hitmaker commissioned artist KAWS to recreate the famous Roman ceiling art using images of cartoon characters THE SMURFS and Spongebob Squarepants.

1st July 2008

Quote: "I know she's in her 80s, but I've always been interested in that whole monarchy thing." Pharrell Williams confesses he's a fan of Queen Elizabeth II.

26th June 2008

Fact: Lindsay Lohan's upcoming new album will be called SPIRIT IN THE DARK. Her first single, PLAYGROUND, is produced by N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams - who has a history of celebrity collaborations including Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. The album - Lohan's third - is set for release on 4 November (08).

26th June 2008

Fact: Lindsay Lohan's upcoming new album will be called SPIRIT IN THE DARK. Her first single, PLAYGROUND, is produced by N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams - who has a history of celebrity collaborations including Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. The album - Lohan's third - is set for release on 4 November (08).

18th May 2008

Fact: The STROKES frontman Julian Casablancas and Pharrell Williams have teamed up with acclaimed new act Santogold to record a new song that will be used to advertise Converse shoes.

11th March 2008

Quote: "He is also a little kid and silly... he would come to work, take out these Mickey Mouse slippers out of his giant Hermes bag and put them on. I don't feel like he took himself too seriously." Madonna on working with Pharrell Williams on new album HARD CANDY.

22nd February 2008

Quote: "I have no social life, but it's worth it. There's no creativity in partying - not for me." Singer/producer Pharrell Williams is concentrating on his business ventures.

21st February 2008

Quote: "I don't like ice, and I don't like bling. I just like jewellery - beautiful stones and incredible settings. I'm not a loud or look-at-me individual. And even when it seemed like I was, it was more a sense of artistic expression." Singer/producer Pharrell Williams is not a fan of overly-decadent accessories.

18th February 2008

Fact: Enterprising hip-hop star Pharrell Williams is designing his own furniture line which he hopes to launch at the Art Basel festival in Switzerland in June (08).

21st June 2007

Fact: Rapper Pharrell Williams felt so bad about arriving too late to appear on Los Angeles DJ RYAN SEACREST's radio show on Tuesday morning (19Jun07) he sent the crew a bottle of fine champagne and has offered to pay for their coffee and doughnuts for the rest of the month (Jun07).

20th June 2007

Fact: Rapper/producer Pharrell Williams has picked Close Encounters of the Third Kind and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION as the films he'll screen at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which starts today (20Jun07) - where's he's the Artist in Residence.

27th July 2006

Fact: Double-Grammy winner Pharrell Williams once enjoyed a week when 43 per cent of all songs played on US radio were written or produced by him.

24th July 2006

Quote: "The studio is my girl, her t**s the booth, her a** is the keyboard." Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams insists he's already found his ideal date.

5th June 2006

Fact: Outkast associate and rapper Sleepy Brown will release his debut album, MR BROWN in September (06). The first single, MARGARITA, features OutKast member Big Boi and singer/producer Pharrell Williams.

26th March 2006

Fact: Rap star Eminem is planning to team up with former N*E*R*D star Pharrell Williams for the US soundtrack to British movie KIDULTHOOD.

8th November 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper/producer Pharrell Williams owns one of only 399 black Ferrari sports cars, which cost him a cool $1 million (GBP555,000). </p>

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