Tuxedoed Pharrell Fancies Up Funky 'Despicable Me 2' Song 'Happy' for Late Night TV

Hottest man in music offers up some classy, classic funk

Jordan Sargent WRITTEN BY
Jordan Sargent

It's a good time to be Pharrell. Well, it's always a good time to be that N.E.R.D., but it's especially true now. Mr. Williams had a major hand in the country's current top two songs — Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" — which has boosted him to a level of visibility perhaps even greater than during his early-'00s heyday. In other words, had we told you the following a mere three months ago, you might not believe a word of what's to come: Above, you can find a video of Skateboard P performing "Happy," one of his songs from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, on Jimmy Kimmel Live backed by a full band and a dozen back-up singers. Of course, Pharrell scored the original 2010 animated feature as well, but he wasn't a rock star in his own right at that time. Also, this performance went a whole lot better than when he and Thicke played a zombified Myspace launch party that was broadcast on the very same late night show. And it sure as hell beats getting sued by will.i.am.

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