Pharrell Williams

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From Ed Sheeran to Katy Perry, plagiarism claims are an occupational hazard for musicians
Sheeran follows Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and a string of others forced to defend their work in the courts

Vanessa Thorpe

13, Mar, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Pharrell Williams’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 20 years since his band NERD released their debut album – but the rapper-producer-singer-songwriter has been responsible for an avalanche of hits. As he and co-pilot Chad Hugo get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we count down Williams’s 30 greatest bangers

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Pharrell Williams pulls festival from Virginia Beach over cousin’s killing
Musician says city should have taken more proactive stance after police fatally shot his cousin there earlier this year

Maya Yang in New York

06, Oct, 2021 @8:21 PM

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Pharrell Williams says man killed by Virginia Beach police was his cousin
Police claim Donovon Lynch, 25, one of two killed in shootings over the weekend, was ‘brandishing a handgun’

Jewel Wicker

30, Mar, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Voices of Fire: following the gospel choir dreams of Pharrell's uncle is a salve for the soul
Docu-series about one pastor’s dream of creating the world’s greatest gospel choir is heavy on hallelujahs but light of heart

Nadine von Cohen

15, Mar, 2021 @11:20 PM

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The week in audio: Death of a Headmaster; Did Ya Know and more
A thoughtful tribute from a former pupil remembers murdered headteacher Philip Lawrence 25 years on from his death

Miranda Sawyer

12, Dec, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Pharrell Williams announces gender-neutral skincare line
Musician’s Humanrace products described as perfect for ‘every individual’

Priya Elan Deputy fashion editor

17, Nov, 2020 @11:57 AM

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JK Rowling: her old home is where her heart is | Rebecca Nicholson
The author has snapped up the house she grew up in

Rebecca Nicholson

18, Apr, 2020 @3:00 PM

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In a time of crisis, the magic of Pharrell's Happy is needed more than ever
Happy has been named the most played song on British radio in the 2010s – and its infectious positivity makes it strangely appropriate for the coronavirus crisis

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Apr, 2020 @9:25 AM

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A hit, a writ: why music is the food of plagiarism lawsuits
With Katy Perry and Led Zeppelin’s recent judgments reversing previous rulings, musicians don’t know which way to tread

Michael Hann

26, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Led Zeppelin verdict: a victory for creativity | Editorial
Editorial: The famous guitar sequence at the start of Stairway to Heaven was not a case of musical plagiarism

Editorial

10, Mar, 2020 @6:27 PM

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Beck: Hyperspace review – Pharrell collaboration never achieves lift-off
In what would have seemed a dream teaming early last decade, Pharrell Williams helped produce Beck’s occasionally lovely but unambitious 14th album

Michael Hann

22, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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