He is also a two-time Academy Award nominee, receiving a 2014 Best Original Song nomination from "Happy" (which was featured in Despicable Me 2) and a 2017 Best Picture nomination as one of the producers of Hidden Figures.He met Chad Hugo in a seventh-grade summer band camp where Williams played the keyboards and drums and Hugo played tenor saxophone.
The 43-year-old singer's rep confirmed Tuesday to Vanity Fair that Lasichanh gave birth to triplets earlier in January.
The spokesperson didn't provide the babies' names or sexes, but did say mother and children are "healthy and happy." Williams and Lasichanh married in 2013, and are also parents to 8-year-old son Rocket. "[They've] been wanting another child for a while," a source told E! Williams described Rocket as "the best song [he's] ever co-written" in a 2014 interview with the Guardian.
He has co-produced and written songs for Mariah Carey, Ludicras, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke and more.
But it is the recent success of his hit single from the movie “Despicable Me 2” that has gained him so much notoriety.
On a sunny afternoon in central Paris a people-carrier with blacked-out windows pulls into the courtyard of a recording studio and a posse of young men appears, blinking in the sunlight. His hair is cropped short, his denim skater shorts hang low, his black Timberlands are Tipp-Exed with the legends ‘Anxiety Tranquilized’ and ‘Boredom Amused’. He is the frontman of the rocking rappers N*E*R*D (an optimistic acronym for ‘No One Ever Really Dies’) and one half of producer-songwriters The Neptunes. Hey, man, I don’t want to be thinking about my legacy, there’s still so much to learn. Because, left to my own devices, I’m naturally very lazy…’He doesn’t have time to be idle these days, what with the fashion lines and his work as a producer.
Williams may be a slight 5ft 9in, but he’s a huge star who is, according to , worth around £48.5 million. ‘But I don’t like to sit still in the same place for too long; I’m too nomadic. ‘Thanks, ma’am.’ I don’t know what to say; I was alluding to the perfect sky, not the honour of meeting Pharrell Williams. He shakes his head firmly, offers an enigmatic smile and changes the subject.With the latter he has, quite literally, shaped the sound of modern hip-hop by producing hit songs for A-listers such as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Nelly and Britney Spears. I recently worked with Conor Maynard, a kid from Brighton who’s super-talented.’As he finishes his food, I ask what he thinks his legacy might be and he grins. Learning is the most essential part to life as I know it. He is the lead vocalist and drummer of the rock-funk-hip hop band N*E*R*D, that he formed with Hugo and childhood friend, Shay Haley.He released his first single, "Frontin'", in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album, In My Mind in 2006.For many main stream fans, it may seem like Pharrell Williams exploded on the scene recently with his hit song “Happy”.