1. Watch Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean Jam in a Colorful Paradise in 'Feels' Video

    June 27, 2017 10:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Don't be afraid to catch feels, especially in Calvin Harris ' new "Feels" video featuring  Pharrell Williams , Katy Perry , Big Sean and the DJ himself. The video sees the four superstars in a colorful, almost mystical paradise, ...

  2. Nile Rodgers Talks Beating Cancer & Writing 'Get Lucky' With Daft Punk During Glastonbury Set

    June 26, 2017 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nile Rodgers delivered an emotional, impromptu speech during his set at Glastonbury on Sunday, opening up about his cancer diagnosis from six years ago. "My doctors told me I was suffering from extremely aggressive cancer and that I needed to g ...

  3. Pharrell Williams Delivers Inspirational Speech About Women's Rights at NYU Commencement

    May 17, 2017 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We need to lift up women." Pharrell Williams has always been an advocate for women’s rights and his commencement speech to the NYU class of 2017 was no different, as he shared elements equality at their graduation ceremony. The Grammy-win ...

  4. Calvin Harris Announces New Album 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' for June, With Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry & More

    May 09, 2017 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 The wait is over. Calvin Harris dropped a date for his forthcoming album -- and yes, it will be a whole album. He is not sleeping on his feature game. A video teaser posted to Twitter announces features from Frank Ocean , Travis Scott , Kehlani , Fu ...

  5. Pharrell & Helen Lasichanh Wear Commes Des Garcons at 2017 Met Gala

    May 01, 2017 8:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 The couple honors Rei Kawakubo by rocking her designs on the red carpet. Pharrell stepped out in head-to-toe Comme des Garcons at this year's Met Gala. The singer paired a plaid shirt and black leather jacket with ripped jeans that read "R ...

  6. 'Blurred Lines' Appeal Brief Says Artists Can't Copyright a Groove

    April 26, 2017 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 "A 'groove' or 'feeling' cannot be copyrighted, and inspiration is not copying." Lines have been drawn in the copyright battle between Marvin Gaye 's heirs and artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke  -- and the ...

  7. Lenny Kravitz to Honor Prince, Plus Alicia Keys & More Added to Lineup for Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

    March 29, 2017 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony just got even more star-studded. When music greats gather to honor the likes of Pearl Jam, Tupac, Journey and more on April 7 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Lenny Kravitz will also ...

  8. Calvin Harris Reveals New Collaboration With Pharrell, Ariana Grande & Young Thug Is Coming

    March 28, 2017 2:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Titled 'Heatstroke,' the song does not yet have a release date. Calvin Harris is adding yet another star-studded collaboration to his collection of hits. The DJ announced Tuesday (March 28) that his next track will feature Ariana Grande , ...

  9. Pharrell Williams' Life Story to Be Adapted for Fox Musical

    March 27, 2017 1:50 PM EDT Fox has won a hot pitch for a musical inspired by Pharrell Williams . The project, called Atlantis , is a musical that is being described as a Romeo and Juliet style story (with a music element) inspired by Williams’ childhood in Virginia Beach. P ...

  10. Ask Billboard: 'Rockabye' & A History of Charted Nursery Rhymes

    March 17, 2017 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like Clean Bandit, acts from The Beatles to Madonna & more have mined nursery rhymes for hit songs. Submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as w ...

  11. Led by Pharrell & Kanye, Grammy Red Carpet Casual Style Is Here to Stay

    February 10, 2017 5:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams  arrived at the 2016 Grammys looking more like he was stepping out for a latte than attending a prestigious awards ceremony. He walked the red carpet in shredded, graffitied denim, sporty sneakers from his ongoing collaborative lin ...

  12. Pharrell Williams' Billionaire Boys Club x Happy Socks SS17 Collection: Reimagined Classics

    February 07, 2017 7:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Happy Socks , a Swedish sock and underwear brand founded in 2008, has graced the wardrobes of celebrities like Drake and Miley Cyrus with their wacky, multicolored statement socks. Their vibrant aesthetic has even caught the attention of Pharrell Wi ...

  13. Pharrell and Wife Helen Lasichanh Welcome Triplets

    January 31, 2017 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh are proud parents to triplets. A rep for the super-producer/artist confirmed the news to Vanity Fair Tuesday (Jan. 31), saying that the mother and babies are “happy and healthy.” [readmore:7655221] The babies’ n ...

  14. Maggie Rogers Previews Debut EP With the Glistening, Downtempo Pop of 'On + Off'

    January 17, 2017 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The promise of Maggie Rogers is no secret. The 22-year old artist was included on Billboard ’s list of alternative artists to watch in 2017 (and many other such roundups), heralding a groundswell of hype that began around the time she made Pharrell ...

  15. Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams Accused of Copying 'Spark the Fire' Chorus

    January 13, 2017 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Among other things, the court will consider whether pronouncing "fire" as "fi-ya" is protectable by a copyright. Few music lovers would draw a parallel between Gwen Stefani 's music and that of a band like Korn -- but that&# ...

  16. Pharrell Williams on Producing 'Hidden Figures' & Projects That Are 'Sticky'

    January 13, 2017 4:26 PM EST 0 0 0 For Pharrell Williams , the most rewarding part about being a producer and co-composer on Hidden Figures isn’t that the film beat Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to top last week’s box office, it’s that the story about three African-American women who ...

  17. Pharrell Is Asked About His Film 'Hidden Fences' at 2017 Golden Globes -- Only He's Nominated for 'Hidden Figures'

    January 08, 2017 7:55 PM EST 0 0 0 NBC's Jenna Bush did a movie-title mash-up. There are dozens of movies and television shows nominated at Sunday night's (Jan. 8) Golden Globes, and one red-carpet reporter accidentally mixed up a few of those titles when interviewing Pharr ...

  18. Pharrell & Ellen DeGeneres Discuss Kim Burrell's Anti-Gay Remarks: 'There's No Room for Prejudice in 2017'

    January 05, 2017 3:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams and Ellen DeGeneres discussed the absence of gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell and her  remarks against the LGBT community  during Thursday's  The Ellen DeGeneres Show . Burrell was scheduled to perform with Williams on the ...

  19. Pharrell Williams On Getting Hands-On for 'Hidden Figures' Soundtrack

    January 03, 2017 4:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams wears two hats as producer and songwriter for the film Hidden Figures .  Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe , the historical dramedy tells the story of African-American mathematicians who helped NASA send ...

  20. Marvin Gaye's Family Gets Boost From Songwriters, Musicologists in 'Blurred Lines' Appeal

    December 28, 2016 8:38 PM EST 0 0 0 When attorneys for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke appealed the controversial jury verdict against the "Blurred Lines" creators, hundreds of artists rallied behind them. Now it's Marvin Gaye 's family that's seeing an out ...

  21. 10 Rock/Alternative Artists Primed for a Breakout in 2017

    December 28, 2016 3:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Around this time of year, you see a lot of lists -- best albums of the year, best albums coming in the year ahead, etc. At Billboard , we’re hard at work on a “most anticipated” of 2017 list, reaching across all genres. For the realm of rock and alt ...

  22. Marvin Gaye Family Defends 'Blurred Lines' Trial Outcome to Appeals Court

    December 22, 2016 10:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The family of Marvin Gaye doesn't believe that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams should get a do-over of the "Blurred Lines" trial. But if there's to be one, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was told on Thursday that Gaye's ...

  23. Pharrell Williams Talks 'Hidden Figures', Social Issues & Music Business on the Breakfast Club

    December 12, 2016 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams stopped by the Breakfast Club  on Monday (Dec. 12) to discuss a plethora of topics, ranging from the upcoming film Hidden Figures to the state of the music business. The superproducer served as a producer and key composer for the N ...

  24. Pharrell Surprises NYC Middle Schoolers During Their Performance of His 'Hidden Figures' Songs

    December 10, 2016 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 A wave of children stormed through the doors of George Washington Educational Campus in New York City on Friday (Dec. 9) to watch artist/producer Pharrell Williams partner up with AMP UP NYC’s music initiative to deliver a captivating performance fo ...

  25. Pharrell And Celebs Put on the Ritz With Chanel In Paris

    December 07, 2016 5:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams put on the Ritz for Chanel's scintillating mid-season fashion show Tuesday - donning pearls on the "Cafe Society" catwalk at the restaurant of the newly refurbished Ritz Paris. The singer, who called the experience & ...

  26. Composer Hans Zimmer on Performing His First Concerts in the U.S. and 'Breaking the Image of the Pretentious German Composer'

    November 28, 2016 10:00 AM EST 0 0 2 Before Hans Zimmer toured Europe earlier this year playing music from some of his best loved scores, the Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning composer was wracked with doubt. “My whole thing is nobody will come. It will be a disaster,” he s ...

  27. Get Ready to 'Crave' Pharrell's New Track: Listen

    November 16, 2016 5:28 PM EST 0 0 5 Get ready to feel the soul. Pharrell released a new joint Wednesday (Nov. 16) called “Crave," one of eight contributions to the soundtrack for the upcoming film Hidden Figures. The funky, soulful and jazzy track loads up on trumpet blasts and g ...

  28. Pharrell Williams' New Hu Adidas Line: Serving Your Mind and Body While Being 'Cool as F--k'

    November 09, 2016 5:15 PM EST 0 0 1 Pharrell Williams was an admittedly lazy employee mopping McDonalds floors as a teen in Virginia Beach, Virginia. And though he loved snacking on McNuggets more than he actually enjoyed the job, he does have fond memories of what he bought with the ...

  29. Pharrell Debuts His New G-Star Raw Collection at ComplexCon

    November 07, 2016 8:03 PM EST 0 0 0 In February, singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams updated his already-packed fashion resume by taking part-ownership of Dutch clothing brand G-Star Raw and a new title: head of imagination. He debuted his first collection under that role thi ...

  30. Maggie Rogers Delivers More Sonic Serenity on New Track 'Dog Years': Listen

    November 04, 2016 3:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 After much buildup and anticipation following her standout debut "Alaska" -- which has been stamped with Pharrell Williams ' very public approval -- budding singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers has now shared her second song, "Dog Yea ...

  31. Pharrell Williams Releases Soulful, Jazzy 'Runnin' From the 'Hidden Figures' Soundtrack

    October 24, 2016 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 3 After gifting the world with "Happy" from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack,  Pharrell Williams ' sound is laced on another soundtrack. This time he's lending his vocals to the forthcoming movie Hidden Figures , which he also produc ...

  32. An Oral History of 'Sesame Street' Music: One Direction, 'Rubber Duckie,' and Not Eminem

    September 29, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 50 years before Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performed with pop stars and kazoos for The Tonight Show ’s Classroom Instruments bit , or James Corden strapped chart-topping singers into the passenger seat for Carpool Karaoke , Sesame Street invi ...

  33. 7 Artists Who Have Endorsed Presidential Candidates Over the Years

    September 28, 2016 5:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Presidential candidates spend years preparing their election campaigns, and while winning debates or state primaries are important accomplishments, snagging an official endorsement from a reputable celebrity can help boost a candidate's influen ...

  34. Pharrell Williams & Wife Expecting Second Child

    September 23, 2016 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams is probably doing the "Happy" dance because he and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, are expecting their second child, according to  E! News .  Pharrell Williams' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits In October 2013, Williams wed his ...

  35. Watch Pharrell Preview His 'Hidden Figures' Soundtrack at Toronto International Film Festival

    September 12, 2016 12:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams is putting his time off from  The   Voice  to good use: He produced and composed the music for the upcoming dramatic film  Hidden Figures.  Over the weekend, Pharrell sat in alongside the film's three leading ladies -- Taraji ...

  36. The 25 Most Powerful People in Music Fashion: The Designers, Dealmakers, Curators & More

    September 08, 2016 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 2 Who pumps up the volume on an artist? The imagemakers named here, as money today flows fast and furious between the two intertwined industries with Kanye cashing in on pop-ups, Bieber bringing bank at Barneys, Beyoncé launching her own brands and an ...

  37. 'Blurred Lines' Appeal Gets Support From More Than 200 Musicians

    August 30, 2016 5:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 An eclectic group of artists from R. Kelly to Hans Zimmer tell the 9th Circuit that the verdict "if allowed to stand, is very dangerous to the music community." When Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke first launched a lawsuit three years a ...

  38. Pharrell Williams & Family Announce Product Line With Dean & DeLuca Grocery Stores

    August 29, 2016 7:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 'Williams Family Kitchen' product line will hit stores in spring of 2017. Chart-topping and Grammy award winning artist  Pharrell Williams , along with his family, has partnered with the upscale grocery store Dean & DeLuca to offer ...

  39. 'Blurred Lines' Creators Urge Appeals Court to Reverse Marvin Gaye Family's Trial Victory

    August 24, 2016 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. file their opening brief at the 9th Circuit. It's now time for a new round in the legal saga surrounding "Blurred Lines," the monster hit by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams that was  condemn ...

  40. Frank Ocean's 'Blonde': 10 MVPs Who Contributed to the Album

    August 24, 2016 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Frank Ocean returned after a four-year hiatus with his Endless visual album , he followed up with the real comeback album -- his highly anticipated album, Blonde. While the set contains 17 meticulously crafted tracks, Ocean didn't tackle t ...

  41. Orlando Tragedies Put Security Top of Mind for Country Stars at CMA Fest

    June 15, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan summed up a sentiment likely shared by other country artists when he reacted to a pair of weekend tragedies in Orlando, Fla., by saying, “The American spirit is about not living in fear.” He was speaking to media backstage at Nashville’s ...

  42. Nick Jonas' Stylist Dishes on How Late French Legend Serge Gainsbourg Is Influencing Today's Male Artists

    June 13, 2016 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "His style did not shout -- it whispered," says Nick Jonas ' stylist Avo Yermagyan, who explains how late French icon Serge Gainsbourg's "discreet elegance" is surfacing in male artists today -- from Wiz Khalifa 's ...

  43. Justin Timberlake Sings on Little Big Town's 'C'mon,' Pharrell Reveals

    June 09, 2016 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday, Little Big Town releases its Wanderlust album, and according to Pharrell Williams -- who served as producer on the project -- Justin Timberlake also played a small role on the record by singing on "C'mon." "We were in ...

  44. All the CMT Music Awards 2016 Performances Ranked Worst to Best

    June 08, 2016 10:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2016 CMT Awards aimed to achieve big TV moments through team play: seven of the major performances involved multiple singers, and many of these were cross-genre collaborations. Some were more successful than others (every collaboration is not ne ...

  45. Little Big Town & Pharrell Williams Bring Funky 'C'mon' to the Grand Ole Opry

    June 08, 2016 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Little Big Town performed at the Grand Ole Opry this week, and they invited a tie-dye T-shirt-wearing Pharrell out onstage with them to play the new song "C'mon." The famous singer/rapper/producer/multi-instrumentalist stepped behind ...

  46. Ty Dolla $ign Plays Coy About Kylie Jenner Kiss and More Insider Scoop

    May 17, 2016 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ty Dolla $ign Stays Mum on Kylie Jenner Kiss If rapper  Ty Dolla $ign and Kylie Jenner have a thing going on, he’s being awfully coy about it. On May 13, the “Blasé” rapper greeted a long line of fans at the HUF clothing flagship store in Los Angele ...

  47. Inside Pharrell's Bright 'Pink Beach' World

    May 14, 2016 5:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 From floating white clouds to the pink sand, the multihyphenate celebrated his latest collab with Adidas with a dreamy, rosy-hued launch party in L.A. Pharrell  took his "Pink Beach" concept to another level on Friday night. In celebration ...

  48. Justin Timberlake 'Feeling' No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    May 06, 2016 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The superstar returns with a new track & details on his next album. Justin Timberlake ’s new song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” roared to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after its May 6 release. The cut, from the upcomin ...

  49. Man Behind Fake Pharrell Concert & Online Dating Scams Gets 2 Years in Prison

    April 12, 2016 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 A man who bilked people out of more than $1 million by falsely claiming he could help book a Pharrell concert for a South Korean steel company and targeting women in online dating scams was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. Sigismond Segbefi ...

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