Pharrell Williams, whose Oscar-nominated song “Happy” helped turn Despicable Me 2 into a monster hit in 2013, has rejoined with Illumination and Universal Pictures. Williams has come aboard to be the narrator of the animated The Grinch. Grammy nominee Tyler, The Creator has written an original song — “I Am The Grinch” — and will perform it for the film. Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman has written the film’s score, and Tyler, The Creator and Elfman collaborated on a re-imagined version of the classic Grinch theme “You’re A Mean One.”
“Excited to continue my relationship with @illuminationent and announce that I’ve joined the @grinchmovie fam 🎄! Incredibly honored and proud to narrate this timely adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic. 🙏🏾 In theaters November 9th.” Pharrell Williams previously composed the score and original songs for all three films in the Despicable Me series and has been important in Illumination racking up three of the eight top-grossing animated films of all time, with Illumination’s films grossing more than $5.8 billion worldwide in the company’s 11-year run.
The Grinch (Trailer #3) (2018)
The line that was started by Pharrell Williams and Nigo in 2005 is back with a more elevated approach. Icecream, a sub brand of Pharrell Williams’ Billionaire Boy’s Club, has announced the launch of a new ‘Made In Italy’ luxury line, which is set to debut on September 15. Under the design direction of Matthew Chevallard, the Icecream Made In Italy collection will be footwear focused with designs that play up the signature prints that the Icecream brand has grown to be known for.
The collection features four shoe styles made in Marche, Italy, hence the name, alongside a small selection of apparel and accessories made in the US. A classic court “Diamond & Dollar” sneaker in Bottalato leather serves as the key footwear style, which is offered in two colorways: a tonal cream and a pink and blue version. Embroidered graphics of diamonds and dollar signs surround the shoe’s upper while leather laces and a Vero Cuoio sole round out the elevated details.
Photos by M. Sagliocco, D. Kambouris, K. Mazur & Stéphane Feugere. Yellow was the color of the evening, thanks to Pharrell Williams, who hosted The Yellow Ball at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday night. The evening honored Young Audiences Arts for Learning, and Williams was inspired to create the party with American Express to support and foster the work and ideas of artists.
“We have to support and preserve the young artists at all costs,” Williams told The Hollywood Reporter while sitting in one of the museum’s galleries. “Because everything in here, what you’re wearing, what you’re holding, what you have on your nails, what’s on your face, what’s in this room — the lights, the sculptures, the floor — everything was someone’s epiphany.”
The evening began with a cocktail hour, and attendees, primarily American Express Platinum card members and VIP guests, could browse a silent auction, which included everything from a yellow Chanel purse to one-of-a-kind yellow Beats speaker and headphones to custom Pharrell Williams = Adidas Human Race NMD Sneakers. Visual artist Daniel Arsham created three installations for the event. Arsham and Williams have known each other since 2005 and collaborated in the past, and these three pieces were works that Williams had seen in past iterations and invited Arsham to bring to the event.
Pharrell Williams has a rotating team of 12 nurses on his payroll to help care for his baby triplets. The Happy superstar and his wife Helen Lasichanh welcomed two boys and a girl in January, 2017, and they have had their hands full ever since, as they are also parents to their nine-year-old son Rocket. Despite his busy home life, Pharrell has managed to keep churning out hit songs as a producer and artist, while also touring with his reunited band N*E*R*D and working on various fashion projects.
However, Pharrell admits none of that would be possible if he and Helen didn’t have full-time help as they rely on the professional support system day and night. “We’re not alone…,” he admitted on new talk show GMA Day. “Our parents are involved and we also have a staff; in terms of nurses, we have like, 12 people… Twelve ladies are in constant rotation: three in the morning, two at night.” Although the babies are not even two years old, Pharrell admits he is already starting to dread the day his little girl starts dating.
Leah LaBelle tragically died in a car crash earlier this year. Now, on what would have been her 32nd birthday, her closest friends, collaborators, and family celebrate her life with a posthumous EP, Love To The Moon. The singer’s soulful spirit is alive on the five-song collection, which opens with “Sun,” produced and written by her mentor Pharrell Williams (this is the Original Version of The Voice contestants ‘Koryn Hawthorne’ ‘Bright Fire’ from 2015). Other contributors include Midi Jones who produced ‘Made Man, and Tom Strahle, who produced “Something About The Cold.”
The stripped-down “Orange Skies” features a voice note Leah recorded on her phone in memory of a friend’s child who passed away. “When I’m gone, sing my song / Promise to remember me forever more,” she sings on the chilling and poetic closer. All of the collaborators donated their work to Love To The Moon and her friend JoJo has dedicated her social media accounts to Leah all week. “I really want you to get to know her like I did. Her music, her heart, her art,” said JoJo. “One of my favorite voices and energies I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. There will never be another LL.” I’ve also made a 10 minutes version of ‘Sun’ because of the beautiful bridge (See Below). Make sure to get the EP HERE and stream it below!
Koryn Hawthorne – Bright Fire (15′)
Leah LaBelle – Sun (DJ Freakiii Celestial Edit) (18′)
“Can’t believe it was six years ago, we were working in Miami on Pink Slime. I just wanted to make the hardest records with you. And then I discovered you could sing too. And I kept telling you you could sing, but you didn’t want to hear it. And your latest project has all the singing… Very happy for you, but can’t believe that this is the moment I got to tell you that. Sending deepest condolences to your family. RIP Mac Miller.” – Pharrell
Mac Miller – Objects In The Mirror (13′)
Mac Miller – Glow feat. Pharrell (12′)
Mac Miller – Onaroll (12′)
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