Pharrell Williams attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
(USA TODAY) Pharrell Williams has earned a reputation as a hit maker, launching Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines and Daft Punk's Get Lucky into the music stratosphere. Now let's see if his Midas touch extends to himself.
His new album, G I R L, drops on March 3 and will feature Happy, off the Despicable Me soundtrack. The song, which is the highest charting Oscar-nominated song since Eminem's 2002 song Lose Yourself, currently sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"When Columbia Records presented me with the opportunity to make an album, three things came to mind," Pharrell says in a statement. "One was the sense of overwhelming honor that I felt when I realized that they were interested in partnering with me on the album that I had always dreamt of making. Two, it would have to feel festive and urgent. And three, I instantly knew it would be called G I R L. I hope you like it."
He's set to play Happy at the Brit Awards in London as well as the Oscar awards.
By Korina Lopez, USA TODAY
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