Pharrell Williams has announced he will release his debut album, G I R L
, on March 3 through Columbia Records. The first single from the album is "Happy
," which was featured on the Despicable Me 2
soundtrack. The song is nominated for an Oscar and Pharrell is slated to perform at the Academy Awards ceremony.
Pharrell said in the announcement, "When Columbia Records presented me with the opportunity to make an album, three things came to mind. One was the sense of overwhelming honor that I felt when I realized that they were interested in partnering with me on the album that I had always dreamt of making. Two, it would have to feel festive and urgent. And three, I instantly knew it would be called G I R L
. I hope you like it."
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