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Pharrell Williams

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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• Formed the production duo the Neptunes with Chad Hugo after they met as junior-high students in band camp; teamed with Hugo and childhood friend Shae Thornton to form the alternative rock trio N.E.R.D.

• Fired from three different McDonald's restaurants as a teen.

• The owner of his own skateboarding team, Williams was nicknamed Skateboard P in high school.

• Wrote pop producer Teddy Riley's rap verse for Wreckx-n-Effect's 1992 double-platinum single "Rump Shaker."

• Hired by Sean "Diddy" Combs to produce songs for Total and Mase.

• Founded the apparel lines Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream.

• Partnered with Louis Vuitton on sunglasses and jewelry.

• Has collaborated as a producer, songwriter and vocalist with an elite list of artists, including Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Gwen Stefani, Nelly, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Adam Levine and Robin Thicke.

• Established the charity organization From One Hand to Another in 2008, which helps kids ages 7 to 20 meet their potential through music, technology, art and motivation.

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