Pharrell Happy With Oscar and Grammy 2014 Nominations


Pharrell HappyPharrell happy with Oscar and Grammy 2014 nominations. The nomination for best original song, is fitting for the up-tempo finger snapping hit song “Happy,” featured on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. The feel good song and accompanying video continue to top music charts and has become an anthem synonymous with sunshine and enjoying life.

The video for “Happy,” places a cast of dancers that include, the young at heart of all ages and ethnic backgrounds literally dancing in the street while emitting feel good vibes that are contagious. A worldwide group hug might be appropriate as the song ends. The 40-year-old multi-talented artist is a music giant. He seems to have a handle on all things lyrical and the ability to write songs for people who want to experience good music and good times.

He sings, raps, dances and produces major hits with cross-cultural appeal. Pharrell’s talents have helped other artists lay claim to chart climbers including, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, and Britney Spears. All have enjoyed massive success with hits Pharrell produced.  Pharrell happy, is a class act, he manages to stay incredibly humble, in a business where it is easy to get caught up in the “I’m a star “attitude.

Pharrell, had an incredible 2013, working with chart topping artists, Robin Thicke, and Daft Punk. Both, “Blurred Lines,” and “Get Lucky,” are up for Grammy’s and destined to have pop party popularity for years to come.

The two things that may come close to making Pharrell as happy as Oscar and Grammy 2014 nominations, is his marriage to Helen Lasichanh, and their son Rocket. The couple was married last October.

Success for Pharrell continues right into 2014.  “Happy,” is number one with a bullet in Australia, the UK and France, and those are just a few places where the song is on fire. The catchy melody is generating a global feeling of happiness. In just one week, it has climbed almost 50% on The Billboard 100 – and now holds the No 56 spot. It is hard not to love a guy who has the ability to make people feel good across the globe.

Pharrell is nominated for seven Grammys. The Oscar 2014 nomination speaks to his ability to glide seamlessly across entertainment genres. Pharrell shared that producing and acting in a song for Despicable Me 2, a kid’s movie, allowed him to bond with his young son Rocket while doing work he is passionate about.

An artist with a flair for business, Pharrell, is no stranger to pursuing goals with passion. His début album In my Mind, was released in 2006. The Virginia Beach native, has modeled for Louis Vuitton, created his own clothing line –  Billionaire Boys Club (BBC),  and shoe line (Ice Cream Footwear.) Pharrell happy, seems to emanate from working his passion.

The happy and very busy Pharrell will tour with Bruno Mars as the show opener. The tour kicks off April 18, in Honolulu. You can also catch the multi Grammy nominated music man when the 2014 Grammy’s air January 26.  Pharrell happy, keeps fans happy and watching, as he handles the business of Oscar and Grammy 2014 nominations with his own special style.

By  C. Imani Williams


Appeal Democrat

Entertainment Weekly

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