Pharrell Williams enjoyed his first win as a coach on The Voice Tuesday night.
Thanks to 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks, Pharrell added his name to the relatively short list of winning coaches from the popular NBC singing competition series.
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In a post-show interview with Hollywood Life, Pharrell Williams opened up about the advice that he gave Sawyer Fredericks after his big win.
“You know, you have to think about the farm and the family that provided the incredible conditions that made the story so Sawyer! That’s great, man! You gotta go back home. It’s about family, and this is a family show.”
Although Pharrell Williams was basically Sawyer’s age when he started his journey towards a successful music career, the “Happy” singer admits that there is no comparison between the two of them when it comes to singing talent.
“I’m totally going to support him on his album. When I was 16, I did not sound like that. He is an anomaly. He is something else!”
Williams further explained that he would be right there alongside Sawyer as he starts recording music, building the foundation for a potentially long career in the music industry.
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As his coach, Pharrell Williams worked hard to mentor and guide Sawyer Fredericks. However, the 42-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer and producer admits that he was able to learn a lot from Sawyer throughout their journey together on The Voice as well.
“Stick to your guns. Be who you are and don’t change for anybody, because right when you think there is one thing that allows you to make it, or you have to be there and sing this kind of way or you sing a kind of song or dress a certain way, or you need to talk a kind of way, here’s a guy that possesses the ability to tap into something we all know that is bigger than all of us. And he’s humble!”
With his first win as one of The Voice coaches, Pharrell Williams ties former coach (and longtime collaborator) Usher. He is now one win away from tying Adam Levine, but still needs at least a few more victories to catch up with four-time winner Blake Shelton.
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