Pharrell Williams is not done taking over 2014. His latest single “Come Get it Bae” has him teaming up with Miley Cyrus, and the video is a funky fun dance fest with a dash of twerking. It made waves when it dropped yesterday, and this weekend it’s premiering on VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown!
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If there is one hit maker who knows how to churn out a Summer Jam, it’s Pharrell Williams. For over 20 years — yes 20! — the singer, songwriter, producer has been cranking out hits for both himself and popular rappers, singers and Daft Punk. Since he has had some many summer hits, we wanted to round up his most successful (as well as our favorites) into one fantastic playlist. All the hits are here, from his first for Wreckx-n-Effect (“Rump Shaker”) to his most recent, “Happy.” But what song was the biggest of his career? We bet you can guess.
It’s been a great year and a lot of fun on the set of Big Morning Buzz Live. As the current season draws to a close ahead of summer, Nick Lachey, Jim Shearer and the production staff look back on a number of buzzworthy live performances to pick their favorites of 2014. Everyone from Sam Smith to Pharrell Williams took the stage as Lachey and Shearer introduced fans to the hottest new bands and artists each morning. “This cycle we had some of the best, coolest artists perform in our studio,” says Associate Producer Sofia Gomes. We couldn’t agree more! The show saw no limits to genre, attitude, style and even studios. And nothing really beats The Fray performing on a bus. How is that for a musical version of Snakes on a Plane?
Click through the gallery above to watch the performances of the acts that made the staff’s list. Read more…
It’s Friday and that means Pharrell Williams‘ weeklong stay at Big Morning Buzz Live has come to a close. All week, the singer graced the stage, performing songs from his hit album, G I R L. Nick Lachey and fans were delighted watching him as he and his team of backup dancers tore through “Marilyn Monroe,” “Happy,” and “Come Get It Bae” and bringing the fun, funky vibe to the set. In addition to all the performances, the singer sat down with Lachey to discuss who he wants to work with (“I’d play the tambourine on Prince’s album”), if political office is in his future (He’s “happy with the bowling pins [he's] juggling now”) and his love for “nasty parts.”
Pharrell and Miley Cyrus struck up a unique musical bond that was showcased on the former Disney’s starlet‘s 2013 album, Bangerz. An endorsement from the producer extraordinaire helped Miley’s credibility, allowing her to become more than the girl who twerked all up on Robin Thicke at the VMAs. And she’s returned the favor by lending vocals to Pharrell’s latest solo album, G I R L. Lovers of liner notes and music nerds have probably noticed that Miley’s not listed as a featured artist on “Come Get It Bae,” but that unmistakable drawl is most definitely hers. So what gives?