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|Also Known as||Skateboard P, Pharrell, Sk8brd (mononym), Auto Goon|
|Born||April 5, 1973|
|Birthplace||Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B, funk|
|Occupations||Producer, musician, songwriter, singer, rapper, fashion designer|
|Labels||Star Trak, Interscope, i am Other|
Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), professionally known as Pharrell, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, composer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of hip-hop band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his first album In My Mind in 2006.
As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various musicians. The two have earned three Grammy Awards amongst ten nominations. He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing. He is a member of the supergroup V.A. Playaz with Fam-Lay, Clipse, Skillz, Missy Elliott, and Timbaland & Magoo.
Collaborations with Drake Edit
Williams has collaborated with Drake in:
- "Special" (produced)