Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. He is one half of the record production duo The Neptunes and the lead vocalist of the hip hop band N.E.R.D. Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various recording artists and earned eleven Grammy Awards including two with the Neptunes.
Williams was born on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Virginia as the oldest of three sons of Pharaoh Williams, a handyman, and his wife Carolyn, a teacher. He released his first single Frontin in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006. His second album, Girl, was released on March 3, 2014.
Williams married his longtime girlfriend, model and designer Helen Lasichanh, on October 12, 2013.The couple have a son, Rocket Williams, born in November 2008.