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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 April 1973Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Nicknames Pha-real
Lil' Skateboard P
P. Willy
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pharrell Williams was born on April 5, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. He has been married to Helen Lasichanh since October 12, 2013. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Helen Lasichanh (12 October 2013 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Often wears clothes from his own range
Appearing (and performing) on award shows wearing a funky, formless, wide brimmed hat.

Trivia (23)

The Neptunes have a record label under Arista Records called Star Trak Entertainment.
Lead vocalist of the hip hop group N.E.R.D. (No One Ever really Dies) along with Neptunes partner Chad Hugo and rapper Shay.
N.E.R.D. does a small tour of the United States at clubs, parks and other small venues (2002).
One half of The Neptunes, one of the biggest music producing teams working today. Has produced hits for music acts ranging from pop acts Britney Spears and *NSYNC, bands No Doubt and Limp Bizkit, R&B crooners Babyface and Usher, to rappers Nelly, Jay-Z, Ray J, Noreaga, Busta Rhymes, Mystikal, P. Diddy, Ludacris, Ma$e, and Fabolous among many others.
Grew up in Virginia Beach with lifelong friend and producing partner Chad Hugo.
Attended Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. Teddy Riley built his studio Future Records next to Princess Anne HS.
Parents are Carolyn L. (Hoggard) and Pharaoh Williams, Jr.
Has two younger brothers, Cato and Psolomon. Cato Williams is a professional skateboarder. There is a 10 year age difference between Pharrell and Cato and a 20 year age difference between Pharrell and Psolomon.
Has two half brothers, Pharoah and David. David is a furniture salesmen in Delaware.
Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party.
Has his own clothing line name BBC (billionare boys club)
Collabarated with Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Slim Thug, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, Kanye West and Nelly on his debut solo album "In My Mind".
Has a line of Shoes and T-Shirts called Ice-Cream.
Was a guest at Usher's 26th birthday party.
His debut album "In My Mind" was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007. He was beaten by Ludacris' album "Release Therapy".
Established his own clothing line, the Billionaire Boys Club (BBC), in collaboration with Nigo, who is best known for his brand A Bathing Ape (also known as BAPE). Billionaire Boys Club is also based in line with Ice Cream Footwear, a brand of shoe designed by Pharrell and produced by Reebok.
Has modeled for Louis Vuitton (2006).
Voted the Best Dressed Man in the World by Esquire magazine (2005).
Established a jewelery line through Louis Vuitton called Blason with Camille Miceli.
In 2012, he became engaged to model and fashion designer Helen Lasichanh.
Performed his current single "Can I Have It Like That?" at the Nordic Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark. [October 2005]
One of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014]
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 4, 2014.

Personal Quotes (66)

There shouldn't be anything absolute, except physics.
You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard.
You sort of have to become what you're wearing.
You get used to it when you feel like you're an artist.
You can't get anything done hanging out all day long.
When you're playing, you're playing something for the world to hear.
When you're dancing, you're dancing for people to see.
When it comes to luggage, I am an underpacker.
When I'm in the mood for room service, my favorite order is a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.
There's no better feeling than just going in and just working with someone and what comes out is something that the world knows about.
The sexiest woman musician is Alicia Keys.
The element of harmony is super important.
Some of us get a feeling when we hear music and we feel music, and you want to figure out how to continue to feel that.
So when I'm playing, I'm sort of painting a feeling in the air.
Right now, musically I'm inspired by everyday people.
My style hero was Batman. Now it's Tony Stark.
Most of the time, I see what I see, I search my feelings, and then I make my decisions based on my gut - and I don't always make the right ones.
Iconic artists are never straight ahead. Michael Jackson loved Elvis and Burt Bacharach, and uniquely blended both of them into what he did.
I'm like most people. We just concentrate on the present. I live right where the film is going through the film projector and it hits the light.
I'm like a little boy from Virginia. I'm a backpacker. In my head, I'm left of centre. I come from the pool of weirdoes.
I'm always consciously trying to make what I feel is missing.
I'm a fan of music, first and foremost. So I do things from the perspective of a fan.
I like to browse and just hang in bookstores.
I learn a lot from my experiences and collaborations. Most of my collaborations are meant for me to learn.
For me, nothing is given.
Entrepreneur just denotes that you recognize that you're doing things across disciplines and that you're blazing your own path.
The keyboard is my journal.
Remember my first tenet in getting dressed is how you feel in the morning. So if you're not being true blue to that, it usually shows.
My favorite Dominican dish to indulge in is anything with crab.
I think all music is a gift from God.
I love what I do, I love my job.
I love the way Charlize Theron and Kate Moss dress.
I love making music, though. I love playing.
I like the world.
I like anything sweet.
I just like being a kid. I enjoy it, I don't want to grow up.
I just happen to admire everyone that we work with.
I don't want to end up being a circus act, doing my most famous tricks when I'm 70.
I don't know, the artist thing is not me. I love making music, though.
I don't know about style mistakes.
Fashion is more about feel than science.
Living your life 40 floors up, looking out every day on ocean and skies, you see the world from a different point of view. It's like living in a very interesting fishbowl, but since no one can see up here, it's like a fishbowl with a limo tint.
My ideal travel companions are my family.
I wanted clothing that I couldn't find, so I decided to make it.
I only entertain very close friends.
I love playing. The keyboard is my journal.
I love everything that Frank Gehry does. I wish I could have that man build me a Wayne Manor-style mansion, like his idea of it.
I am overly ambitious, because I realize it can be done.
Everything that we experience every day leaves a long-lasting impression.
Music is all of a sudden much more colorful.
I just do what I do. It's not something that should be revered as something that's great.
I answer questions the best I can.
I think music follows the trends of the collective conscious.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
I'm just very thankful. And I say that a lot because that's the most important message.
I love when things are transparent, free and clear of all inhibition and judgment.
You don't know what people are looking for. What you know is what you feel like might be missing. It's up to the people to agree with you or disagree with you, and you'll know in their reaction.
The simplest way to say it is that I think we're all dealt these cards in life, but the cards in and of themselves don't read one way or the other. It's up to you to home in and cultivate whatever you've got in your hand.
The people have allowed me to - they've respected my choice of wanting to be like, a little, you know, a baby alchemist, and just trying to mix different cultures together and things that I think are interesting.
The more I can make a person comfortable in their environment by taking my ego's hat off and leaving it at the door, then they can dive deep within themselves and we can pull out something interesting that people have never heard before. It's the stuff that's - that no one's ever heard before is really interesting.
Some people say there's nothing new under the sun. I still think that there's room to create, you know. And intuition doesn't necessarily come from under this sun. It comes from within.
Lyrically, I could be so much sharper. Melodically, I could be so much stickier. Musically, I could have so much more texture. So I'm constantly doing that, trying to find new ways to mix things up.
I'm a producer. I'm a musician. And my job is to come in and, you know, put - you know, I treat all of the artists that I work with, like, you know, the way da Vinci was looking at Mona Lisa, you know, there's an interesting backdrop.
I can't say what I'm going to wear all the time. The minute that I say that, then there's something in me that tips off and then I need to break out of that.
Alber Elbaz is just a genius. He'll be in a dinner jacket and he doesn't care what time of day it is: I love that about him. He just marches to the beat of his own drum.
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace.

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