Columbia Records has announced a new partnership with Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter / producer Pharrell Williams.
The artist’s new single “Happy,” featured on Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), will also be featured on Williams’ forthcoming Columbia Records full-length debut, set to be released in 2014.
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Last month, Williams released the “world’s first” 24 hour music video for “Happy,” which is presented as an interactive clock, featuring a diverse cast of characters dancing along to the song. “Happy” is available now: http://smarturl.it/HappyiTunes.
“When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again,” says Columbia Records chairman / CEO Rob Stringer.
“Since then, ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Get Lucky’ have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2014. ‘Happy’ is just the beginning.”
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Having co-written and been featured on two of 2013’s best-selling tracks—Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”— Williams has also received seven Grammy nominations.