By Michelle Stark. On the surface, the fact that Pharrell Williams is the best judge to ever grace The Voice’s red-chair-flanked stage may surprise you. Mr. Williams seems rather quiet and unassuming on the show. Before this year’s mondo hit Happy, he didn’t have great name recognition with the average person. And what about all the other judges? That vapid Maroon 5 stud Adam Levine, or perpetually boozy country guy Blake Shelton?
How about all those times Shakira was a sweetheart? Surely all of the bizarre things that came out of Cee-Lo Green’s mouth make him a contender, right? Wrong. Pharrell is the best. The dude is a bonafide music master, serving as writer, producer (along with his producing group The Neptunes) or singer on some of the biggest hits of the past decade: Britney Spears’ I’m a Slave 4 U, No Doubt’s Hella Good, Nelly’s Hot in Herre, Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body, Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot, fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl.
Jay-Z is reportedly convinced he can turn Cara Delevingne into a huge music star. The 22-year-old’s modelling success is just the beginning of her career; she has already dipped her toes into acting and is currently working towards the release of her first album. It was recently announced her debut single will have the help of none other than music extraordinaire Pharrell Williams.
But he isn’t the only big name who is lining up to work with Cara. It’s thought Jay is keen to aid her journey towards topping the charts after meeting through mutual friend, and the rapper’s protégé, Rihanna. “As far as Jay is concerned, there isn’t another woman around who could achieve the type of multifaceted stardom he believes Cara is set for. She has the same relentless and cool attitude as the likes of Rihanna or Beyoncé, plus the added appeal of being a genuine international supermodel,”
By Kelsey Glein. Concern for the well-being of others doesn’t start and end with the holidays, of course. For the “Shining Stars” story in the December issue of InStyle, they caught up with six famous faces who are shedding light on the spirit of giving throughout the year. Pharrell Williams may be a Renaissance man of sorts—musician, artist, environmentalist, clothing designer, and more—but the star is also giving his time and energy to From One Hand To Another, a not-for-profit organization that develops learning programs for underserved 7- to 20-year-olds.
“Ironically, it wasn’t until I traveled abroad that I learned how small the world actually is. In meeting people from different countries, different cultures, and different religious beliefs, I saw that the most common point of connection is education,” Williams tells Katherine Schwarzenegger in InStyle’s December issue. “In regions where things are failing and falling apart, education is always what’s lacking.”
8th Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival – Los Angeles
18th – A Very GRAMMY Christmas – Los Angeles
22nd – Abu Dhabi F1 After Race Concert
4th – Ontario, Canada (Added New)
5th – iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Tour 2014 – Staples Center – Los Angeles
6th – B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash 2014 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
12th – Z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 – MSG, NYC
21st – iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Tour 2014 – BB&T Center – Miami, FL
22nd – iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Tour 2014 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
14th & 15th – Lollapalooza Festival Santiago – Chile (Added New)
21st & 22nd – Lollapalooza Festival Buenos Aires – Argentina (Added New)
28th & 29th – Lollapalooza Festival (Brasil) – Sao Paulo
20th – Croke Park (With The Script) – Dublin, Ireland
27th – Roskilde Festival – Danmark
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