Pharrell Williams recently joined a member of One Direction in the studio.
The award-winning producer is willing to work with anyone looking to leave their mark on the music industry these days. Williams previously teamed up with everyone from Daft Punk to Justin Timberlake, and the fruits of their labor often causes people to gyrate wildly on the dance floor. Pharrell just has that effect on folks.
According to the Daily Mail, Pharrell Williams recently joined One Direction singer Liam Payne in the studio. While details of their meeting are sketchy at the moment, the fact that Williams is working with the group is definitely good news for 1D fans. From where this writer is seated, One Direction’s next album is shaping up quite nicely.
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“Liam stopped by my studio. I think he’s just genuinely curious about music. We have that in common. He’s always wanting to see what’s new and what’s next,” Williams told Sugarscape during a recent chat.
However, don’t get your hopes up about a Pharrell Williams-One Direction collaboration just yet. Judging from Williams’ comments, nothing is set in stone as of this writing. Of course, it’s doubtful that 1D would pass up an opportunity to work with a guy who has helped craft a number of memorable songs over the years.
Spending some time with Payne isn’t the only big news in Pharrell’s life these days. According to NME, Williams and Eddie Vedder were among the 12 musicians recently invited to join the Academy Awards committee. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reportedly sent out 271 invitations to various entertainers this year.
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If this news wasn’t enough to cause Pharrell to do a “Happy” dance across his living room floor, then the announcement that his contribution to the Despicable Me 2 website is insanely popular overseas should do the trick. According to the Independent, Williams’ tune is the most-streamed song in the United Kingdom.
The publication explained:
“The most-streamed tracks chart aims to track the nation’s most popular songs rather than those most widely bought. For this, the British singles charts enters a new era next month, counting audio streams from services such as Spotify, Napster, Xbox Music, O2 Tracks and Deezer, alongside paid-for downloads. The first to do this will be the Official UK Singles Chart, broadcast by Radio 1 on Sunday 6 July.”
What do you think about Pharrell Williams possibly teaming up with One Direction?
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