Pharrell Williams
Williams at the 89th Academy Awards
2 Nominations
Role Composer, Producer, Singer
Born April 5, 1973
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, fashion designer, and drummer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, 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. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album "In My Mind" in 2006. He will release his second album in 2014. As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various musicians. Williams has earned multiple Grammy Awards including two with The Neptunes. He currently owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER. He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream.


86th Academy Awards, 2013
Best Original Song — "Happy" from Despicable Me 2
89th Academy Awards, 2016
Best PictureHidden Figures (shared with Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenna Topping, and Theodore Melfi)