Pharrell Williams
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Birth name

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams

Also known as

Skateboard P


April 5, 1973 (1973-04-05) (age 47)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.


Hip hop, R&B, funk, pop, alternative rock


Singer, rapper, record producer, fashion designer

Years active



Star Trak, Interscope, i am OTHER, Columbia

Associated acts

Child Rebel Soldier, Clipse, Jay Z, The Neptunes, Snoop Dogg, Tyler, The Creator

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American singer, rapper, record producer and fashion designer from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He first rose to prominence as one half of the record production duo The Neptunes alongside Chad Hugo, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk and hip hop band N*E*R*D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his debut solo single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his album In My Mind three years later. His second album, G I R L, was released in 2014, and was preceded by the internationally successful "Happy". 

As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various recording artists. Williams has earned ten Grammy Awards, including two as a part of The Neptunes. He currently owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion and art called i am OTHER, a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of his endeavours, including Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream apparel, Billionaire Girls Club, textile company Bionic Yarn and a dedicated YouTube channel launched in 2012.

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