is the current king of music. He has dominated the charts for the past year with no fewer than three number-1 hits to his name. Pharrell was a guest vocalist on the singles Get Lucky
(Daft Punk) and Blurred Lines
(Robin Thicke) and his own single Happy
– for which he made a music video that lasts a staggering 24 hours – topped the charts all over the world. Pharrell is a key figure in the music world today: he has been an influential producer for over fifteen years, including as half of producers duo The Neptunes, and he has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Kanye West. Pharrell is also the driving force behind the band N.E.R.D. Earlier this year he released his second solo album, G I R L
, on which he shines at his versatile and eclectic best.