Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), commonly known as Pharrell, is an American recording artist, producer, musician and fashion designer. Along with Chad Hugo, they make the record production duo The Neptunes, where they produce pop, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his debut single "Frontin" in 2003 and followed up with his debut album In My Mind in 2006. As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various music artists. The Neptunes have earned three Grammy Awards amongst ten nominations. He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing.
He often wears a trucker hat and was voted the "Best Dressed Man in the World" in 2005 by Esquire magazine. He is a fan of the science fiction series Star Trek, as indicated by his consistent use of the Vulcan salute to signify his label name, Star Trak. He also enjoys the works of the late astronomer and science lecturer Carl Sagan, whom he calls "a genius". Williams has a half-pipe inside his home. In April 2009, Williams underwent laser surgery to have most of his tattoos removed.
N*E*R*D* frontman and uber producer Pharrell Williams has said that he's "a grown man"" and it's time to have some of his tattoos removed. The 35-year-old musician has told Myspace.com/TheHookup that he's trying a revolutionary new procedure similar to a skin graft to remove his arm art. "It's basically like getting a skin graft, but you're not taking skin from your ass or your legs," Williams reveals. "These guys actually grow the skin for you." Explaining the procedure and it's cost, he adds, "First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate. Once that's been done, they sew it on - and it's seamless. It's going to be pricey, but worth it. I got fire on my arms! I'm a grown man! The celebrity truth