Visionary recording artist, producer, songwriter, philanthropist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams has been a creative force in the music industry and beyond for more than two decades. Starting his producing career as one half of The Neptunes with longtime production partner Chad Hugo, Williams has helped create classics such as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” JAY-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me),” Britney Spears’ “I’m A Slave 4 U,” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You.” The music industry has honored Williams with 11 Grammy Awards (including 2004’s and 2014’s Producer of the Year) and several Academy Award nominations for his work both as a producer in film and his work on musical scoring for film.
Williams has excelled as a fashion designer with his Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream apparel brands, the textile company Bionic Yarn, as well as design-house and brand associates such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Uniqlo, Adidas, and Commes des Garçons. In 2008, he founded From One Hand To anOTHER (FOHTA), a foundation focused on his philanthropic and social efforts.
Williams narrated Universal’s remake of the classic film THE GRINCH which hit theaters last year. His latest book, A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet, hit bookstores via Rizzoli late last year as well.
Williams has produced several projects alongside his producing partner Mimi Valdés under his i am OTHER production banner. Past projects include Dope (2015), Roxanne Roxanne (2017), and Brainchild (2018). Next up, Williams is set to produce the Fox movie musical, Atlantis, based on his childhood in Virginia Beach.