Pharrell’s “Happy” and the soundtrack for Disney’s Frozen are the year’s top-selling song and album of year on iTunes, the online music store revealed on Monday. Apple announced that John Legend’s “All of Me” and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” were behind Pharrell. Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Coldplay’s Ghost Stories round out the top-3 albums list.
1. “Happy,” Pharrell
2. “All of Me,” John Legend
3. “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry
4. “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo
5. “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea
6. “Problem,” Ariana Grande
7. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
8. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
9. “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
10. “Rude,” Magic!
Pharrell has been nominated for A BBC Music Award For ‘International Artist Of The Year’. The show will take place in front of a live audience of 13,500 people at London’s Earls Court. It will be broadcast across the UK on BBC One, Radio 1, Radio 2 and online. There will be lots of big names performing on the night at Earls Court in London including One Direction, Coldplay, Paloma Faith, Calvin Harris and Take That. Bob Shennan, director of BBC Music, said: “The BBC Music Awards exist to celebrate the past 12 months in music.
“The shortlists feature an amazing range of hugely talented artists. Each and every one has made a unique mark on the music industry. “They have experienced phenomenal success and it’s wonderful to see new acts featuring alongside some of the biggest names in the business.” The whole show will then be broadcast live on Radio 1 and Radio 2 with Jo Whiley and Nick Grimshaw from 18:00-20:00 GMT. Other nominees for the ‘International Artist Of The Year‘ award are Dolly Parton, Gregory Porter, Lorde, Prince and Taylor Swift.
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
31st – #DXBNYE – Dubai
14th & 15th – Lollapalooza Festival Santiago – Chile
21st & 22nd – Lollapalooza Festival Buenos Aires – Argentina
28th & 29th – Lollapalooza Festival (Brasil) – Sao Paulo
20th – Croke Park (With The Script) – Dublin, Ireland
24th – Nimes Festival Festival (Arenes) – Nîmes, France (Added New)
26th – Rock Werchter – Belgium
27th – Roskilde Festival – Danmark
5th – Main Square Festival – Arras, France (Added New)
Mia Campbell from VibeVixen.com got a chance to catch up with one of GQ’s favorite rappers, Pusha T., during an in-store appearance he had in Los Angeles. Pusha dished on a lot about his views on the growing fashion hype, what style he likes on women and what he wants us to know about his line Play Cloths and collection Curse Your Luxury of which released on December 8th.
Vibe Vixen: Let’s start out with your days as a member of Clipse, at that time you displayed a great sense of fashion so I know your evolution and emergence as a fashion icon (in my eyes, and Kanye’s too per his rant at your listening session a while ago) with what you’re doing now in fashion is nothing new. You were very influential in A Bathing Ape and Billionaire Boys Club’s popularity so you were really in the mix with fashion brands, labels and all. What can you tell us about the hype on fashion back then compared to today?
Pusha T: The thing that I realize about fashion now, fashion and music, now versus back then is that you had to have fresh records and be fresh. Today I feel like it’s about people just looking fresh and their records aren’t fresh. I don’t think it has changed because even when I think back to my influences and icons musically, they were my icons musically because, for example, I would look at Rakim and be like man he said the freshest things and then I look at him and he would have on the pair of Nikes that I wanted and I’m like, “ma’ please!” It was everything. Now, I sort of feel like if you are fresh then your music doesn’t have to be that good because people are so keyed into the fashion. That’s just the times I guess.
Well, since I’ve updated the site last night, the Album Of The Year Category has been revealed and Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ is also nominated! So he’s got now Four Nominations, congratulations to Pharrell once again.
Posted: December 6th.
In late November 2013, Pharrell Williams launched “Happy” with the world’s first 24-hour music video, which featured a who’s who of celebrities and Minions from Despicable Me. A few days later, he put out a four-minute edit of the video event, which earned a nomination for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs.
Pharrell Williams & Ed Sheeran Reveal First Grammy Nominations
A year later, he’s been nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album with ‘G I R L’, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video with ‘Happy’. The organization behind the Grammys, NARAS, announced the nominees for next year’s awards throughout the day Friday via its Twitter account with the exception of Album Of The Year, which will have been announced on Friday night at 9 p.m. EST during CBS’ TV special A Very Grammy Christmas. The ceremony will air on Sunday, February 8th on CBS.
Album Of The Year
– Morning Phase, Beck
– Beyoncé, Beyoncé
– X, Ed Sheeran
– Pharrell Williams – G I R L
– In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Best Urban Contemporary Album
– Jhené Aiko – Sail Out
– Beyoncé – Beyoncé
– Chris Brown – X
– Mali Music – Mali Is
– Pharrell Williams – G I R L
Best Pop Solo Performance
– John Legend – “All of Me (Live Version)”
– Sia – “Chandelier”
– Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
– Taylor Swift – “Shake it Off”
– Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Best Music Video
– DJ Snake ft. Lil John – “Turn Down For What”
– Arcade Fire – “We Exist”
– Sia – “Chandelier”
– Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
– Woodkid feat. Max Richter – “The Golden Age”
By Andrew Barker. At the first full blush of his commercial powers in the early 2000s, Pharrell Williams made a specialty of soundtracking second acts. For rappers with strong street reputations but no hit single to their name, rock frontwomen looking to break out on their own, or teen starlets desperate to shake off the shackles of prefab pop stardom, Williams and his Neptunes producing partner Chad Hugo were the miracle workers on speed dial.
So it’s appropriate that the most recent second act Pharrell has helmed has been his own. A decade after his commercial heyday, when even The Neptunes’ more modest hits were all but ubiquitous, Williams, who receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Dec. 4, bounced back from a comparatively lean period with an explosive 2013. For five straight weeks, Williams had both the No. 1 and No. 2 songs in the country, with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”
Pharrell Williams Walk Of Fame Ceremony
He won four Grammys at last January’s kudocast, while at the same time “Happy” was on its way to becoming his most successful single as a solo artist, lodging 10 weeks at the summit of the singles chart. A gig on NBC’s “The Voice” followed, where five of his seven fellow coaches have notched hits thanks to Williams’ magic pen.
Turning Point: “Happy,” the world’s first 24-hour music video, becomes a global sensation. Happiness is a human right. It’s neither a luxury nor a triviality. It’s given to you at birth, but you must recognize its existence. It’s as important as the breath of air in your lungs. If people aren’t happy, the world is not right.
Most people think that once they have found “it” — whatever that “it” may be for them — then they will have attained “perfect” happiness. But happiness always comes from within, and many unfortunately take it for granted, or feel guilty about it or suppress happiness instead of setting it free. It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.
While I’ve expressed gratitude many times for what my song “Happy” did for me personally, I will never stop saying thank you. I’m thankful for all the people behind the song’s success, and how I was constantly pushed to do more — my song submissions for this scene in “Despicable Me 2” were rejected nine times. I’m thankful that people now know my name where they hadn’t before.
The twin brothers have chosen Cape Town as their signature frame from the L.G.R. collection; something they are proud to release this December via LGRworld.com. This special edition is personalized with their logo and hand crafted in matte black acetate featuring unique extra dark green mineral glass lenses, made exclusively for Christian Rich.
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The shocking news that Lil’ Wayne is ready to immediately part ways with Cash Money Records rocked Hip Hop today. One of Wayne’s former rivals jumped on Twitter to offer his thoughts on Weezy’s announcement. G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T. feuded with Wayne in past years.
The rivalry included Pusha releasing the track Exodus 23:1 where the Virginia emcee called out Wayne’s contract situation at Cash Money. Pusha jumped back into the fray today by sending out a few tweets directed at Wayne. A couple of messages even invited the “Believe Me” rapper to join him at G.O.O.D.
Here is the short movie titled ‘Reincarnation’ by Karl Lagerfeld featuring Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Géraldine Chaplin. ‘Reincarnation’ is the new short film created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection shown on December 2nd, 2014 in Salzburg.
In the seven-minute film, Delevingne and Williams play 20th century hotel workers (while Madame Chanel is staying as a guest in Salzburg) who escape into a nighttime fantasy, dancing to a soundtrack of “CC The World.” Pharrell composed and wrote “CC The World,” the original soundtrack for Reincarnation, and he also plays one of the lead roles and will be, along with Cara Delevingne, the face of the upcoming campaign of the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers D’art Collection.
Alongside the aforementioned stars, keep an eye peeled for regular Lagerfeld and Chanel collaborators including Amanda Harlech, Jamie Bochert, Baptiste Giabiconi, and the designer’s own godson (who’s also walked in shows for the brand), young Hudson Kroenig. I’ve managed to edit the tune from the short movie for the collectors, check out the movie including the making of and the tunes below.
Reincarnation (The Making Of) (2014)
The Movie is about the origins of the Chanel jacket, inspired by the one worn by the lift attendant in a hotel near Salzburg in the 1950s. Reincarnation is the story of a lift attendant’s jacket being reincarnated as a timeless piece of women’s wear. And Geraldine Chaplin is portraying Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. The story follows a chapter in the life of the legendary designer, who is holidaying in the suburbs of Salzburg in 1954. At her hotel where she meets a young lift-boy played by Pharrell Williams.
Pharrell Williams – Reincarnation (DJ Freakiii Edit) (14′)
Pharrell Williams – CC The World feat. Cara Delevingne (DJ Freakiii Edit) (14′)
The Official Video to Gwen Stefani’s new single ‘Spark The Fire’ is finally out directed by ‘Sophie Muller’, and Gwen and Pharrell also perfomed the tune live at The Voice, while the single is also now available on iTunes. There is just one thing that bothers me with the song, which is that sparking sound on the actual tune.
After hearing previous versions of the tune before, I thought that’s just a low rip of the tune and we won’t have it out the final version, but actually, it was intended to have that sparking sound, check out the videos below and make sure to copy ‘Spark The Fire’ on iTunes.
Gwen Stefani – Spark The Fire feat. Pharrell (Live At The Voice) (2014)
The Soultrain Awards 2014 celebrated and honored soul music’s brightest new stars as well as R&B’s greatest legends during the star-studded show, which aired on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014. Chris Brown was the big winner of the night, walking away with three awards, while Pharrell Williams and Beyonce both took home two.
The Soultrain Awards 2014 was hosted by talk show host Wendy Williams and featured show-stopping performances by Chris Brown, Jodeci, Nico & Vinz, Tinashe, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat, and also honored funk music icons Kool & The Gang with the Legend Award. Jodeci reunited onstage to perform classic fan favorites “Freek’n You,” “Come & Talk to Me,” “Stay” and “Forever My Lady,” in addition to debuting their new single, “Nobody Wins.”
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