Pharrell Williams

Life After Death Row: A Guide to Snoop Dogg’s Post-‘Doggystyle’ Career

The quarter-century-long career of Calvin Broadus — a.k.a. Snoop Doggy Dogg — is full of contradictions. He’s a husband and father whose devotion to his family is…
Mosi Reeves / July 8, 2016

Santigold’s New Video for ‘Can’t Get Enough of Myself’ Features Andy Samberg, Jay Z, and Pharrell

Santigold's new album 99¢ contains fewer knockouts than her previous work, but the bouncy "Can't Get Enough of Myself" is one of the exceptions. The…
Dan Weiss / March 22, 2016

Pharrell Dropped an Unreleased N.E.R.D. Song on Beats 1 Last Night

Pharrell's OTHERtone Beats 1 show has been uniformly one of the best, most eclectic programs on Apple's streaming service. It allows the Grammy-winning producer to showcase the…
Brennan Carley / August 17, 2015

Hear N.E.R.D.’s Two New ‘Spongebob Movie’ Songs

Earlier this month, Pharrell premiered "Squeeze Me," the first N.E.R.D. contribution to the upcoming Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, with the promise that more…
Brennan Carley / January 27, 2015

Hear N.E.R.D.’s Fluffy New Contribution to the ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ Movie

Earlier this month, Variety reported that the never-not-working Pharrell Williams was busy putting the finishing touches on music for next year's Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water…
Brennan Carley / December 26, 2014

‘Happy’ Iranians Sentenced to Prison and Lashings for Viral Video

The group of six young Iranians who were arrested in May for making a viral dance video set to Pharrell's "Happy" have learned their punishment. On…
Colin Stutz / September 18, 2014

Pharrell’s Hat to Be Displayed in a Museum, Where It Really Belongs

Pharrell's ridiculous Vivienne Westwood hat captivated America at this year's Grammy's ceremony, but it wasn't long before he decided to part ways with the already…
Colin Joyce / August 19, 2014

Watch ‘Weird Al’ and Jack Black’s ‘Tacky’ Take on Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

Potentate of parody "Weird Al" Yankovic has launched an #8videos8days campaign for his upcoming album, Mandatory Fun, and the first entry is the faux pas filled "Tacky," a comedic remodling…
Olivia Forman / July 14, 2014

All of These Pharrell Hits Start the Same Way

 If it ain't broke, don't fix it ... and then use it over and over and over again. That's the basic gist of Pharrell's approach…
Dan Reilly / May 21, 2014

Iranians Arrested for Dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

UPDATE: According to Mashable, the Iranians who starred in the "Happy" tribute video have been released on bail, while the director remains in custody. One…
Dan Reilly / May 21, 2014

Hear Pharrell Stay Happy Under the Hat on Bright ‘Smile’

Pharrell must've known he was in for a blockbuster year. The smash from the Neptunes producer's new solo album, G I R L, is — of course…
Marc Hogan / April 30, 2014

Read Pharrell’s New Book ‘Inspiration’ … After You Write It

Pharrell has got a new book to sell, and it'll likely hit physical shelves at some point, but for now, he's asking fans to literally…
Chris Martins / April 24, 2014

Pharrell Dances With Every Girl Ever in ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Video

Goodbye, Norma Jean. Helloooooo, nurse. If Pharrell Williams' "Happy," the chart-topper so far from the Neptunes producer's sunshine-soul triumph G I R L, after 24 hours or…
Marc Hogan / April 23, 2014

How Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Video Owes a Lot to an Uncredited Indie Film

Anne Marsen found out about Pharrell's "24 Hours of Happy" video the way most people did — the way most people find out about anything…
Marc Hogan / April 17, 2014

Pharrell and Johnny Marr Combine on Moody ‘Spider-Man’ Ballad ‘Here’

With great power comes great sentimentality, or something like that. Pharrell's "Here" is the latest track to be released off The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, following…
John Surico / April 16, 2014

Coachella 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The first weekend of Coachella 2014 has come and gone, and we've already ranked the 20 Best Things We Saw. For a more comprehensive look…
SPIN Staff / April 14, 2014

Pharrell Says ‘President Hillary Clinton’ Will Start Worldwide Woman Revolution

While she technically hasn't announced her candidacy for President, Hillary Clinton is definitely running and definitely going to win — according to recent UN appointee…
Mike Ayers / March 25, 2014

Daft Punk Make Paul McCartney Smile in ‘Get Lucky’ Grammys Rehearsal Video

Before Daft Punk won the Album of the Year Grammy for Random Access Memories, the robotic French duo performed "Get Lucky" with the help of Pharrell…
Dan Reilly / March 19, 2014

Pharrell’s Bucket-List Quest Continues With ‘Saturday Night Live’

With the Oscars, Grammys, NBA All-Star Game, and that gig working for the UN, it sure seems like Pharrell has been everywhere of late. Well, it…
Dan Reilly / March 19, 2014

Pharrell Works for the UN Now, Too

Pharrell won't be happy until everyone's happy. The ubiquitous singer/producer/hat enthusiast is teaming up with the United Nations Foundation to promote the International Day of…
Kyle McGovern / March 7, 2014
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