Pharrell Williams Signs Deal With Columbia Records
December 17, 2013
Columbia Records has announced a new partnership with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer PharrellWilliams. His new single "Happy," featured on Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, will also be featured on Williams’ forthcoming Columbia Records full-length debut, set to be released in 2014.
Already in 2013, Williams co-wrote and was featured on two of the year's biggest hits - Robin 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" and "Blurred Lines"), two nominations for Best Pop Duo/Performance ("Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines") and two Album of the Year nominations (Random AccessMemories 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."