Black History Month Spotlight: The Success of Pharrell | Billboard News

Black History Month Spotlight: The Success of Pharrell | Billboard News

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Tetris Kelly:
For Black History Month, Billboard is celebrating by highlighting some of the greatest Black executives in music and today we’re celebrating Pharrell.

Four No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and five No. 1 hits on Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs, Pharrell has been a force in the music industry for decades. He’s also created magic behind the scenes as a top producer working with music industry powerhouses like Beyonce, Jay Z and Snoop Dogg.

He won his first Grammy in 2003 and hasn’t looked back, winning 13 Grammy awards since.

Pharrell:
You know, when something gets really, really, really big eventually it has to, if it won’t explode, it has to implode, something has to happen. And when it does, something will emerge from the ashes.

Tetris Kelly:
He’s had tremendous success as the frontman for N.E.R.D and later as a solo artist releasing huge hits like “Happy,” “Blurred Lines” (with Robin Thicke and T.I.) and “Get Lucky” (with Daft Punk).

Pharrell founded Black Ambition in 2020, which funds and mentors Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs.

Today we highlight and honor the talented Pharrell.

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