Pharrell Williams - Famous hip-hop American singer, rapper, producer of hip-hop music.
Pharrell Williams was born into a large family: in addition to him, his parents raised four more sons - Faroy, Kato, Solomon and David.
Since childhood, Farrell was interested in music, was able to play keyboards and drums and sing (his register is falsetto). Williams managed to show his talent in a children's camp, where he left for the summer after the seventh grade. There he met Hugo Chad, who played the saxophone perfectly and was a conductor at his school. So the R'n'B-group The Neptunes was born, which later joined the guys' friends - Shay Haley and Mike Etheridge.
Once they all took part in a music competition organized at the school where Farrell studied. It was there that they were noticed by the eminent producer Teddy Riley (his studio was located next to the school) and offered to sign the first contract in their life.
The Neptunes almost never released their own singles, but they recorded many hits for already promoted artists: I’m a Slave 4 U for Britney Spears, Frontin for Jay Z, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger for Daft Punk. Their works were highly appreciated not only by their colleagues in the stellar shop, but also by critics: the musicians have repeatedly become producers of the year in the categories of the Grammy Awards and Billboard Awards.