GRAMMY' Award-Winner Pharrell Williams Signs with Columbia Records

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GRAMMY' Award-Winner Pharrell Williams Signs with Columbia Records

Columbia Records is thrilled to announce a new partnership with GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams. The internationally renowned artist's new single "Happy," featured on Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), will also be featured on Williams' forthcoming Columbia Records full-length debut, set to be released in 2014.

Just last month, Williams released the world's first 24 hour music video for "Happy," which is presented as an interactive clock, featuring a diverse cast of characters dancing along to the song. The one-of-a-kind clip can be seen at http://24hoursofhappy.com, and the official version at http://bit.ly/1dl4DhB. "Happy," which is a Top 10 hit on iTunes across the globe, is available now: http://smarturl.it/HappyiTunes.

News of the signing adds to an already incredible year for Williams. Having co-written and been featured on two of 2013's best-selling tracksRobin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" Williams has also received seven GRAMMY nominations: Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), two nominations for Record of the Year ("Get Lucky" by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and"Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell Williams), two nominations for Best Pop Duo/Performance ("Get Lucky" by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell Williams), and two Album of the Year nominations ("Random Access Memories" by Daft Punk and "good kid, m.A.A.d city" by Kendrick Lamar).

"When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again," says Columbia Records Chairman/CEO Rob Stringer. "Since then, 'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky' have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2014. 'Happy' is just the beginning."




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