Pharrell News

  • RZA Speaks On The "Blurred Lines" Verdict
    RZA Speaks On The "Blurred Lines" Verdict
    Mar 21, 2015 at 07:57 PM
    After Pharrell and Robin Thicke were forced to pay a $7.3 million sum to Marvin Gaye's family for copyright infringement, many producers, Pharrell included, are worried about what the verdict means for hip-hop's future. A keynote speaker at SXSW, RZA recently shared his thoughts on the "Blurred Lines" verdict and provided a solution that might curb a potentially slippery slope. 
  • Gaye Family Seeks "Correction" To Include T.I. On "Blurred Lines" Decision; T.I. Responds
    Gaye Family Seeks "Correction" To Include T.I. On "Blurred Lines" Decision; T.I. Responds
    Mar 21, 2015 at 04:45 PM
    Marvin Gaye's family won $7.4 million from the "Blurred Lines" decision handed down on March 10th, but they aren't done yet. They recently filed a motion to "correct" the jury's verdict by adding Universal Music, Interscope Records, and Star Entertainment, and T.I.
  • Samples Of The Week: March 19 (Kendrick Lamar Edition)
    Samples Of The Week: March 19 (Kendrick Lamar Edition)
    Mar 19, 2015 at 02:14 PM
    Whatever the conversation is in hip-hop this week, it'll be dominated by Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. Even though it has almost as much live instrumentation as a Roots album, the epic project also manages to incorporate a ton of samples that pull from past eras of music. 
  • Pharrell Speaks On "Blurred Lines" Ruling
    Pharrell Speaks On "Blurred Lines" Ruling
    Mar 19, 2015 at 02:03 PM
    Last week, a Los Angeles jury deemed Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for their 2013 single "Blurred Lines". The lawsuit was brought forth by the family of Marvin Gaye, whose 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" was said to be plagiarized by "Blurred Lines". Pharrell and Thicke were ordered to pay a total of $7.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate. 
  • Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara's Latest Single Is An Usher "Rip-Off"
    Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara's Latest Single Is An Usher "Rip-Off"
    Mar 14, 2015 at 09:14 PM
    Last week, Robin Thicke and Pharrell were ordered to pay over $7 million to Marvin Gaye's family on the basis of copyright infringement. Jurors determined that Thicke and Pharrell's "Blurred Lines", which has become one of the best-selling singles of all time, was guilty of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up". 
  • Snoop Dogg Reveals Cover Art For "BUSH" [Update: Release Date Revealed]
    Snoop Dogg Reveals Cover Art For "BUSH" [Update: Release Date Revealed]
    Mar 10, 2015 at 09:50 AM
    After giving us a teaser trailer for the upcoming Snoop Dogg album, BUSH, set to be executive produced by Pharrell, Snoop follows up with official album art today. Keeping in the same theme as the trailer, the cover art has an array of green bushes with a blue dog in the foreground munching some bush (lol). It's pretty cool cover art.
  • Pharrell & Robin Thicke Earned A Combined $5 Million From "Blurred Lines"
    Pharrell & Robin Thicke Earned A Combined $5 Million From "Blurred Lines"
    Mar 4, 2015 at 08:14 PM
    If you think the music industry is dying, a look at the revenue from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" may change your mind. The ongoing lawsuit from Marvin Gaye's family has already unveiled secrets of the recording process (bottom line: Pharrell did everything), and now it's given us a look at the total earnings of the song.
  • Missy Elliott & Pharrell Spotted In The Studio
    Missy Elliott & Pharrell Spotted In The Studio
    Feb 26, 2015 at 11:03 PM
    Missy Elliott’s new comeback album must be coming further along than we know. A couple weeks ago, we caught Missy and her longtime partner, Timbaland, cooking up new material in the studio, and now today another photo has surfaced online, and this time its with Missy and Pharrell.
  • Pharrell To Write Children's Book Based Around "Happy"
    Pharrell To Write Children's Book Based Around "Happy"
    Feb 17, 2015 at 11:18 AM
    Pharrell's "Happy" will soon be more than just a hit song, it'll be turned into a four-part children's book series. The singer, producer and rapper has already dabbled in writing in the past, with his book "Pharrell: Places And Spaces I've Been", and soon he'll be adding to his author resume with a new deal with Putnam Books.
  • Photos: Chris Brown, Miguel, Pharrell & More Attend Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala
    Photos: Chris Brown, Miguel, Pharrell & More Attend Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala
    Feb 8, 2015 at 11:38 AM
    By this point, Grammy weekend is well underway, with Roc Nation hosting a brunch event and Big Sean delivering the guest-heavy performance that people expect to surround the awards show yesterday.
  • Rap Industry Recap: January
    Rap Industry Recap: January
    Feb 2, 2015 at 11:25 AM
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed, to stay afloat with the industry. 
  • A$AP Rocky To Make Acting Debut In "Dope," Produced By Pharrell & Diddy [Update: Sony Buys Film For $7 Million]
    A$AP Rocky To Make Acting Debut In "Dope," Produced By Pharrell & Diddy [Update: Sony Buys Film For $7 Million]
    Jan 26, 2015 at 01:15 PM
    A$AP Rocky already has one foot apiece in the worlds of fashion and music, and now he's branching out even further. His next venture is acting, as he has a supporting role in "Dope," an indie film produced in part by Pharrell and Diddy that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend.  The Rick Famuyiwa-directed flick tells of a music geek living in Inglewood in the '90s, and also features Zoe Kravitz and Chanel Iman (not so coincidentally Rocky's ex) in supporting roles. Check out a still featuring Rocky in the gallery above, and the official trailer below.
  • Pharrell To Appear On "The Simpsons"
    Pharrell To Appear On "The Simpsons"
    Jan 22, 2015 at 07:39 PM
    On February 8th, Skateboard P will meet one of the most iconic skaters of all-time: Bart Simpson. That's right, Pharrell will see an animated version of himself appear on an episode of "The Simpsons" next month, marking a big career milestone for any musician. He'll guest in an episode called "Walking Big & Tall," and by the looks the drawing in the above gallery, his iconic hat will come along for the ride.
  • Usher, Pharrell, Common & More To Perform At The Grammys [Update: LL Cool J Announced As Host]
    Usher, Pharrell, Common & More To Perform At The Grammys [Update: LL Cool J Announced As Host]
    Jan 22, 2015 at 03:10 PM
    In December we received the nominations for the 2015 Grammys, which are right around the corner now. The event goes down on February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today the annual music accolades announced a few familiar r'n'b faces as performers for the night.
  • Pharrell And Al Gore To Team Up For "Live Earth" Concert
    Pharrell And Al Gore To Team Up For "Live Earth" Concert
    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:03 AM
    It's no secret that Pharrell has been making huge moves in music for more than a decade now, but recently, he seems to have expanded his aim to encompass global and political issues. The latest indication of this is the announcement of a series of concerts called "Live Earth" which will take place on June 18th across seven continents. 
  • Pharrell Featured In February Issue Of GQ Magazine [Update: Cover Revealed]
    Pharrell Featured In February Issue Of GQ Magazine [Update: Cover Revealed]
    Jan 20, 2015 at 04:13 PM
    We're about to start seeing a lot of magazine covers, as issues roll out their new cover for the upcoming month. Earlier this morning we saw J. Lo's new cover for Complex magazine, and now we get a new story from GQ magazine's February issue.
  • Snoop Dogg Announces New Album "Bush"
    Snoop Dogg Announces New Album "Bush"
    Jan 7, 2015 at 10:12 PM
    Back in September, we found out that Pharrell would be producing Snoop Dogg’s entire next album, and now we have a title for that project.
  • N.E.R.D. To Contribute Two More Tracks To "SpongeBob" Movie Soundtrack
    N.E.R.D. To Contribute Two More Tracks To "SpongeBob" Movie Soundtrack
    Jan 5, 2015 at 02:08 PM
    Recently we heard N.E.R.D reunite, finally, although the origin of the reunion was somewhat surprising: a SpongeBob SquarePants movie had called upon N.E.R.D to contribute to their soundtrack with "Squeeze Me."
  • Pharrell's "Happy" Is iTunes' Top-Selling Song Of The Year
    Pharrell's "Happy" Is iTunes' Top-Selling Song Of The Year
    Dec 8, 2014 at 07:33 PM
    Last week, Spotify announced, among other year-end lists, that Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was their most-streamed song of the year. Now, iTunes is saying it's their top-selling song of the year. Damn.
  • The 2015 Grammy Nominations, Featuring Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko & More
    The 2015 Grammy Nominations, Featuring Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko & More
    Dec 5, 2014 at 09:30 AM
    It's that time of year again. With the 57th Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on February 8th, the organization is rolling out the list of nominees over the course of today. Check out the first batch below, and check back throughout the day for updates. Record Of The Year:
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