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"When Columbia Records presented me with the opportunity to make an album, three things came to mind,” says Pharrell. “One was the sense of overwhelming honor that I felt when I realized that they were interested in partnering with me on the album that I had always dreamt of making. Two, it would have to feel festive and urgent. And three, I instantly knew it would be called G I R L. I hope you like it."
“Happy,” which was first featured on Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), has become an international phenomenon and radio smash. Currently #1 on the iTunes’ Songs chart in the U.S., the song has topped the chart in more than 75 countries, selling more than 2.3 million downloads worldwide. In addition to jumping to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, “Happy” has also become the highest-charting Oscar-nominated song in more than a decade. With more than 120 million in audience, the song is currently charting at seven U.S. radio formats—Top 40, Rhythm, AC, Hot AC, Urban, Urban AC, and AAA. Around the world, “Happy” tops radio charts in 14 countries including Australia, France, Germany, U.K., Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, and Poland.
In January 2014, Pharrell took home four GRAMMY® awards, including Producer of the Year, Album of the Year for Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, and Record of the Year as well as Best Pop Duo/Performance for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Pharrell has won a career-spanning total of seven GRAMMYs.
Pharrell Williams – lead vocals, production, executive production
Hans Zimmer – strings arrangement
Kelly Osbourne – background vocals ("Marilyn Monroe")
Justin Timberlake – vocals ("Brand New")
Timbaland – beatboxing ("Brand New")
Miley Cyrus – vocals ("Come Get It Bae")
Daft Punk – background vocals ("Gust of Wind")
Francesco – electric guitar ("Gust of Wind")
JoJo – vocals ("Freq")
Alicia Keys – vocals ("Know Who You Are")
Tori Kelly – vocals
Leah LaBelle – vocals