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Pharrell Is Working on ‘Amazing’ New Albums With Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake

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Pharrell fans have just received new music from the platinum hitmaker with the soundtrack to Despicable Me 3. However, for those who are excited to hear stuff that isn’t movie related or intended for children, the producer has revealed and confirmed some exciting news!

During an interview on the TODAY show this week, Skateboard P explained that he has no plans to return to NBC’s The Voice right now because he has “so much work to do.” The exciting part came next when he confirmed that he is in fact working on “amazing” new albums for Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake and a mystery project which may or may not be a N.E.R.D. album.

“Honestly, I’ve got to work. I got so much work to do,” he said. “I have work to do. Music to make. And so many records…Ariana Grande’s album is amazing. The Justin Timberlake album is amazing. There’s another album I can’t talk about but my fans know about it.”

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PressPlay: 25 R&B Videos To Kick Off Summer

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Summer is here and in case you were wondering, I’m just as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. Though each season holds its own weight in my book, there’s just something about summer that can make anyone feel their best and want to shine every chance they can. While everyone has their different reasons for feeling so good when summer creeps around, we here at ThisIsRnB will always give some of the credit to our playlist of summer R&B songs for that overwhelming emotion that the season brings out of us.

Although today’s R&B artists can still deliver a solid feel good sound for summer (i.e. DJ Khaled’s Rihanna and Bryson Tiller-assisted “Wild Thoughts“), there’s no denying that the majority of the top summer vibes came from the ’90s and early 2000s. Likewise, those same artists were all about making videos to match that same vibe and as a result, turned each summer into the biggest party that we would experience all year-long. So as an ode to those tracks and inspiration to make the next few months the best of your year, we decided to set you up with a dope list of R&B videos that are sure to set your summer off proper.

Excited about letting the top back, pulling out the shawt shawts, and getting tipsy on the rooftop? Jump into these 25 nostalgic summer videos to hype you up for your first day out (no Gucci) this season.

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New Music: Pharrell – Yellow Light

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Pharrell continues to build on his success in Hollywood by scoring Despicable Me 3 and handling the soundtrack.

Following the massive success of 2013’s “Happy,” Skateboard P serves up “Yellow Light” off the film’s upcoming soundtrack.

“Congratulations! / Yellow light shining down / Whoopty-doo,” he sings. “Yellow light shining down / You control the world now / Yellow light shining down / Look at you!”

A video game-like visual for “Yellow Light” is scheduled to drop tomorrow (June 9), but Pharrell has released a fun teaser in the meantime.

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Pharrell & Miley Cyrus Perform “Happy” at ‘One Love Manchester’ Concert

Love will always prevail when we come together. That was the objective of “One Love Manchester,” the special concert event that took place on Sunday (June 4) in Manchester, England.

The star-studded benefit show was organized by Ariana Grande and her team to benefit the victims of the terror attack, which took place outside of her concert last month.

Grande brought together some of her famous friends to put on an unforgettable show for the 50,000 attendees. Some of the artists even collaborated on stage, including Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus.

The previous collaborators came together to spread some love and good cheer with a duet of Williams international hit single, “Happy.”

“I should probably warm you, Manchester, we’ll be just fine / No offense to you don’t waste your time,” sang Pharell.

“MANCHESTER you are an inspiration,” he tweeted after his set. “Thx @arianagrande for bringing the world together last night. #onelovemanchester.”

Check out their performance below.

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Ariana Grande Announces Manchester Benefit Concert with Justin Bieber, Usher, Pharrell & More

A week after the terror attack that tragically took 22 lives and injured many more at her “Dangerous Woman World Tour” stop in Manchester, England, Ariana Grande has announced “One Love Manchester,” a star-studded benefit concert in honor of the victims and their families.

Featuring appearances from Justin Bieber, Usher, Pharrell, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Niall Horan, “One Love Manchester” is set to take place June 5 at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, which holds up to 50,000 people. The event will air on BBC TV, BBC Radio, Capital Radio Networks, and a soon-to-be-announced streaming partner, according to Billboard.

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Pharrell Denounces Kim Burrell’s Homophobic Comments on ‘Ellen’

On Thursday (Jan. 5), Pharrell Williams appeared on “Ellen,” where he addressed controversy surrounding his “I See Victory” collaborator Kim Burrell’s recent homophonic statements. P, who was originally set to join Burrell on the show for a performance of their Hidden Figures track, denounced her claim that the “perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion.”

“There’s no space, there’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 or moving on,” said Williams. “She’s a fantastic singer and I love her, just like I love everybody else. We all gotta get used to that. We all have to get used to everyone’s differences and understand that this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world, and it only works with inclusion and empathy. It only works that way.”

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New Music: Pharrell Williams – Crave

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Pharrell Williams calls out for help on “Crave,” the latest song off the forthcoming Hidden Figures soundtrack.

Following the previously released tracks “I See a Victory,” “Surrender,” and “Runnin’,” The Neptunes hitmaker keeps the feel-good vibes coming on the funky horn and guitar-driven jam.

“So help me, I’m on the sidewalk,” he pleads. “I’m pullin’ over, rockin’ back and forth.”

Due Dec. 9, Hidden Figures: The Album features contributions from Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monáe, Lalah Hathaway, and Kim Burrell. In addition to producing the soundtrack, Pharrell produced the film, which opens nationwide on January 6 starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Monáe.

Listen to “Crave” and see the tracklisting below.

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New Music: Pharrell Williams feat. Kim Burrell – I See a Victory

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After sharing his solo song “Runnin” and the Lalah Hathaway led “Surrender,” Pharrell Williams has now dropped off the studio version of “I See A Victory” by Kim Burrell.

The famous Gospel songstress uplifts on the inspiring song off the forthcoming soundtrack to the movie Hidden Figures.

“We’ll be writing history / It’s going to be victory / There will be signs on top of signs, just so you know the history / It’s saying victory, is with me,” she sings.

Hidden Figures stars Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, the African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. It will hit theaters nationwide on January 6, 2017.

Take a listen below, and you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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