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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams , born April 5, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an American rapper, record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Alongside close colleague Chad Hugo, he formed the hip hop and R&B production duo The Neptunes in the early 1990s, with whom he has produced songs for various recording artists. In 1999, he became lead vocalist of the band N.E.R.D., which he formed with Hugo and drummer Shay Haley. Williams has been widely referred to as one of the most influential and successful music producers of the 21st century, has had a significant impact on the sound of modern popular music. Williams has received numerous accolades and nominations. He has won 13 Grammy Awards. 
Williams founded From One Hand To Another (FOHTA) in 2008. He is very passionate about the idea that every child should have a chance to succeed in life with the proper resources to help them get there.