2013 Artist Of The Year – Pharrell Williams



Okay, hear us out Miami because we know what you’re thinking. “Pharrell? He Ain’t From Miami. WTF Are Ya’ll Thinkin’?”

True, he’s not. He’s VA all day. But he has been a Brickell and Coconut Grove area resident for what seems like a decade or so. So he’s 305 on paper by way of his tax bills. Unfortunately though, he’s put his that Brickell condo up for sale and 2013 may truthfully be the last year he’ll call “Miami” his homebase. So you know we gotta take advantage and give him a little going away present in case he leaves the city for good.

But sorry-to-see-you-go-awards aside though, it’s most definitely deserved that he get our and any entity’s Artist Of The Year nod for 2013 we think.Β In 2013, Pharrell let us know us know that he might very well be the first human that might be immortal because man, homie does not age one bit. And he must’ve used whatever mojo juice that keeps him young-looking to boost his creativity levels because on the music front, 2013 was very good to Mr. Williams.

With two of the biggest singles of the year attached to his name, Pharrell’s voice was on the radio more often than those 1-800-PAIN commercials. Daft Punk made their return to the industry after an extended hiatus and brought on Pharrell to be the anchor of the super catchy “Get Lucky” (as well as “Lose Yourself to Dance”). Then without missing a beat, Pharrell gave Robin Thicke the biggest hit of his career and arguably the biggest song of the year with “Blurred Lines” that also featured T.I.

And if those two smash hits weren’t enough, Pharrell returned to help provide some of the backdrop and theme music for animated film Despicable Me 2. The film’s box office numbers were near $1 Billion in worldwide revenue as of the date of this article. One of the songs from the soundtrack, “Happy”, received a 24-hour music video treatment which you have to see to believe. The song also opened the gates for a 2014 solo album from Pharrell via Colombia Records.

All in all, it was a CRAZY year for Pharrell as an artist, singer, vocalist, songwriter and etc. But let’s not even get started on what he accomplished as a producer this past year because we’d be here forever really.

Let’s just hope Pharrell stays in the three oh five for the foreseeable future, but if not, its been real Mr. Williams. Here’s to an even bigger 2014.

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