VIDEO: Pharrell Williams Gets Happy on OPRAH PRIME; Check Out Clips!
On last night's OPRAH PRIME, Oprah met up with seven-time Grammy® winner Pharrell Williams, one of the most innovative and sought-after artists in the music industry today. On the heels of his number one hit "Happy," a single off the Despicable Me 2soundtrack, for which he received an Oscar® nomination, Oprah and Pharrell discuss his critically acclaimed album G I R L and his rise to fame. Plus, Pharrell shares how his creative vision has propelled him to music stardom. They also discuss his recent marriage to Helen Lasichanh and fatherhood. Check out clips from the show below!
First up, his Virginia neighbors were the first to spark a young Pharrell Williams' love of music. Riding his bike through the streets, he'd hear everything from Luther Vandross to Stevie Wonder to Chaka Khan being played. Watch as Pharrell explains the impact music had on his childhood.
Next, After numerous attempts to write a particular song for Despicable Me 2, Pharrell Williams says he still couldn't find the right sound. Watch as he explains how "Happy" only began to take shape when he thought he was out of ideas. Plus, Pharrell reveals why he likes to write in the shower. (There are scientific reasons.)
Finally, In the fall of 2013, Pharrell Williams married model and designer Helen Lasichanh, his longtime girlfriend. Watch as he explains how Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Herbie Hancock all served as partial inspiration for the name of Pharrell and Helen's 5-year-old son, Rocket.