"Different." It's not just the first word spoken by Pharrell on "Girl" -- preceded by a 30-second string overture composed by Hans Zimmer, no less -- but also a sign of how much things have changed since Pharrell's first solo album, 2006's hip-hop-leaning "In My Mind." After a huge Grammys night and hits with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, he's now a bona fide pop star. With "Girl" smartly arriving the day after the Academy Awards -- where he's performing his first solo No.

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