The Neptunes

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Pharrell Williams: ‘Life without music would be like a human being without sense’
The singer and producer on his devotion to De La Soul, his bad acceptance speeches – and the secret to his pearly whites

As told to Rich Pelley

12, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Post your questions for Pharrell Williams
Do you want to know more about the huge hat he wears, the secret to that perfect skin or what it’s like working with Snoop Dogg? Get your questions in for the rapper and producer extraordinaire

Shaad D'Souza

22, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Kelis’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
After doing battle with Beyoncé and before her new album, Dirt, we rate the best of Kelis’s career, from the ragers to the musical recipes

Alexis Petridis

11, Aug, 2022 @12:57 PM

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Britney Spears’ 30 greatest songs – ranked!
As she celebrates her engagement and fights for her autonomy, we celebrate the best of an artist who helped to define 21st-century pop

Alim Kheraj

16, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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SG Lewis: Times review – soaring, subtle disco for kitchen dancefloors
Given the British producer’s skill for emotionally attuned nightclub elation, his debut shouldn’t suffer from the shutdown of its natural habitat

Alexis Petridis

18, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Pharrell Williams review – dazzlingly executed songcraft
The late-period rebirth of the former Neptune, NERD and super-producer Pharrell is resplendent, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

14, Sep, 2014 @8:00 AM

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Pharrell Williams: 'My music is so much bigger than me, and what I am'

Pharrell Williams wrote three of 2013's biggest tunes, and has made music with everyone from Daft Punk to Miley Cyrus. So why does he think he'll never be as big as Jay Z? Simon Hattenstone meets the man with the golden touch (and the very big hat)

Simon Hattenstone

08, Mar, 2014 @9:00 AM

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Pusha T: 'I talk about things other rappers don't want to go into'

As half of Clipse, Pusha T would perform for drug dealers' birthdays. But these days his raps dwell on his parents or friends in jail, he tells Paul MacInnes

Paul MacInnes

27, Feb, 2014 @6:00 PM

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Kelis signs with UK indie label Ninja Tune - and it suits her

The US R&B singer has moved on from major labels, and it's a shrewd move for an artist who has always been an outsider

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Dec, 2013 @12:27 PM

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AlunaGeorge: Body Music – review
Kitty Empire welcomes a masterclass in twisted R&B from London's hottest duo

Kitty Empire

27, Jul, 2013 @11:05 PM

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Let's hear it for the middle-aged female popstar
There's nothing undignified about women in middle age such as Gloria Estefan making dance-pop – in fact, they're perfect for it, writes Tom Ewing

Tom Ewing

03, Nov, 2011 @10:44 PM

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Pharrell Williams: Soundtrack of my life

The N*E*R*D and Neptunes frontman tells Luke Bainbridge why he owes his existence to Earth, Wind and Fire

Luke Bainbridge

04, Sep, 2010 @11:06 PM

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