"We never go backward. That's the plight of the human species, but also our privilege. So as always, a new equation will emerge, and that will be led by the artists and likely powered by them as well."

  • Born Pharrell Lanscilo Williams on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virgina
     
  • Pharrell Williams and his longtime production partner, Chad Hugo, co-founded production duo the Neptunes in the early 1990s. In 2000 Williams landed a song on Jay Z's compilation album, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, which led to successful collaborations with Britney Spears on "I'm A Slave 4 U" and Nelly on "Hot In Herre." As a solo artist, Girl spiked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, with the track "Happy" reached No. 1.
     
  • Williams earned his first career GRAMMY as on producer on Justin Timberlake's Justified for 2003. In 2004, the same year Williams took home the GRAMMY for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, he played drums on the GRAMMY stage during a tribute to the Beatles, performing "I Saw Her Standing There" with Sting, Dave Matthews, and Vince Gill.
     
  • Did you know? Williams penned a verse to Wreckx-n-Effect's 1992 hit, "Rump Shakin' after being recruited by producer Teddy Riley.
     
  • In 2016 Williams joined Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Grohl, Rihanna, Gary Clark Jr., among others, at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Lionel Richie. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Williams founded From One Hand To AnOTHER in 2008 with the mission of providing under-served youth with the learning tools and resources they need for success. The foundation has reached more than 1,000 students through after-school programs and summer camps.

Pharrell Williams

"We never go backward. That's the plight of the human species, but also our privilege. So as always, a new equation will emerge, and that will be led by the artists and likely powered by them as well."

  • Born Pharrell Lanscilo Williams on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virgina
     
  • Pharrell Williams and his longtime production partner, Chad Hugo, co-founded production duo the Neptunes in the early 1990s. In 2000 Williams landed a song on Jay Z's compilation album, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, which led to successful collaborations with Britney Spears on "I'm A Slave 4 U" and Nelly on "Hot In Herre." As a solo artist, Girl spiked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, with the track "Happy" reached No. 1.
     
  • Williams earned his first career GRAMMY as on producer on Justin Timberlake's Justified for 2003. In 2004, the same year Williams took home the GRAMMY for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, he played drums on the GRAMMY stage during a tribute to the Beatles, performing "I Saw Her Standing There" with Sting, Dave Matthews, and Vince Gill.
     
  • Did you know? Williams penned a verse to Wreckx-n-Effect's 1992 hit, "Rump Shakin' after being recruited by producer Teddy Riley.
     
  • In 2016 Williams joined Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Grohl, Rihanna, Gary Clark Jr., among others, at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Lionel Richie. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Williams founded From One Hand To AnOTHER in 2008 with the mission of providing under-served youth with the learning tools and resources they need for success. The foundation has reached more than 1,000 students through after-school programs and summer camps.

GRAMMY Award Results for Pharrell Williams

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Wins
Best Rap Song
Alright
Nominations
Album Of The Year
To Pimp A Butterfly
Song Of The Year
Alright
Best Music Video
Freedom
 
Wins
Best Pop Solo Performance
Happy (Live)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Girl
Best Music Video
Happy
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Beyoncé
Album Of The Year
X
Album Of The Year
Girl
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Get Lucky
Album Of The Year
Random Access Memories
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Get Lucky
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Blurred Lines
Album Of The Year
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Blurred Lines
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Channel Orange
 
Nominations
Best Dance Recording
Give It 2 Me
 
Wins
Best Rap Song
Money Maker
Nominations
Best Rap Album
In My Mind
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Hollaback Girl
Album Of The Year
The Emancipation Of Mimi
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
Nominations
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
She Wants To Move
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Drop It Like It's Hot
Best Rap Song
Drop It Like It's Hot
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Album
Justified
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Justified
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Frontin'
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beautiful
Best Rap Song
Beautiful
Best Rap Song
Excuse Me Miss
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Nellyville
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Pass The Courvoisier Part II

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