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Pharrell Williams            

Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Entrepreneur; Known for the Hit Single, "Happy"

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams has made history for being one of the most successful and prolific artists to emerge during the last decade. As part of the beat-making duo The Neptunes with Chad Hugo and the alternative rock trio N.E.R.D. with Chad and childhood friend Shae Haley, Pharrell has helped A-List pop stars sell millions of albums and even earn Grammy Awards for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Nelly, and Usher.

William's unique style and creative aesthetic has been a fore in several successful businesses outside the world of music. These include founding the popular clothing brands, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, as well as designing limited edition jewelry and accessories for Louis Vuitton. In collaboration with French furniture makers Domeau & Peres, Pharrell designed a collection of chairs called "Perspective" which debuted at the prestigious Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie in Paris. Pharrell followed up with a second chair design for the Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie called "Tank" which was released in 2009. He recently teamed up with Domeau & Pérès and Brooklyn Machine Works to create limited edition 'Velo' bikes. Williams also partnered with Tokyo born artist Takashi Murakami to create the artwork entitled 'Simple Things' kicking off the official opening of Art Basel Switzerland in 2009. The sculpture was manufactured by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd in collaboration with Jacob & Co. It was started some time early 2007, taking two years to come to complete fruition.

Also a partner in Bionic Yarn, a 2 year old textile firm based in New York dedicated to developing environmentally sustainable fabrics using recycled plastic bottles. The company has corporate partnerships with companies including Cole Haan, End Star, Moncler, The Gap and Timberland. Lastly, he recently scored Illumination Entertainment's animated film Despicable Me featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Russell Brand.

Speech Topics


Individuality is the New Wealth

The most successful people and businesses bring something unique to pop culture. It's the rule breakers who have the power to change the world. With Pharrell's new creative collective i am OTHER, he encourages people to pursue experiences as the new assets for success.

Feed Your Curiosity

Although he started his career in music, Pharrell has also found success in fashion, art and design. None of it would have been possible without a passion for exploration. Pharrell's career is an example of going beyond what you already know to find more opportunities for growth and success.

Saving Arts Education

As more schools across the country cut budgets for the arts, America runs the risk of short-changing our youth. Pharrell credits his high school's music program with transforming his life and encouraging him to shoot for the stars. Without an arts education, he would not be the person he is today.

News


Pharrell Williams Marries Helen Lasichanh | Music News | Rolling ...

Pharrell Williams is a married man. The multitalented producer-singer-designer- songwriter wed his longtime girlfriend, model Helen Lasichanh, on Satur.

Pharrell Williams' Top 40 Return: 10 Songs That Prefaced His Pop ...

"Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines" are hits, but they're just the latest chapter in the uniformly impressive decade that Pharrell Williams has had leading up to them.

Red-hot hitmaker Pharrell Williams admits to 'kinda nerdy' beginnings

Even if Pharrell Williams isn't a household name where you live, the music he's had a hand in creating most likely is. He's featured in...

Pharrell Williams Talks eBay Collaboration and Beyoncé Album ...

P's excited about new venture, says Bey's album is "crazy."

GET BUSY: PHARRELL'S PRODUCTIVITY SECRETS
Pharrell Williams Performs 'Freedom' at MTV VMAs 2015 (Video ...

Pharrell Williams takes the stage to perform his hit song “Freedom” at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held on the Pepsi Stage at the Microsoft Theater on ...

'The Voice': Pharrell Williams & Blake Shelton Talk Season 9
Oscars: First Group Of Presenters Includes Tina Fey, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga & Ryan Gosling

Amid the cloud of the Oscars diversity flap, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the first batch of presenters for the 88th Academy Awards next month. It certainly is a diverse list that includes a number of pop stars and veteran actors. The group includes Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams.

Watch: This NYU student's music moves Pharrell Williams to tears ...

This NYU music student totally absolutely blew Pharrell Williams away with her music.

How Pharrell Williams Is Empowering Students to Embrace Their ...

Pharrell Williams really makes us feel some kinda way. Thankful. Proud. Empowered. Happy. Thankful for the opportunity we are given each day to be the best ...

2017 Met Gala Theme Revealed, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams ...

While attendees have seven months to figure out how to reflect that mantra in their own ensembles for May 1, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams will be working ...

Pharrell Williams Expecting Baby No. 2 With Wife Helen Lasichanh ...

Pharrell Williams is about to experience a double dose of fatherhood! The singer- songwriter and wife Helen Lasichanh are expecting their second child together, ...

Pharrell Williams To Host City of Hope Event Honoring Warner/Chappell's Jon Platt

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