ABC/Craig SjodinPharrell Williams was named to Rolling Stone’s Future 25 list of cultural trailblazers, and he revealed to the magazine the secret to his success.
“Confidence is in my work ethic,” Williams tells Rolling Stone. “If I show you something that’s undeniable, well, then, it’s undeniable.”
Rolling Stone describes the members of the list as “forward-thinking individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skill sets who are poised to take the industry into tomorrow.”
Williams career has seen many successes. He’s a 13-time Grammy Award winner and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Original Song for “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, and Best Picture as one of the producers of Hidden Figures. In 2014, Pharrell was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also a four-time NAACP Image Award winner.
One of his favorite projects is his Something in The Water festival which he launched in April in his hometown—Virginia Beach, Virginia. The event — which featured Travis Scott, SZA, Migos, Chris Brown, Missy Elliott, Diddy, SZA, Snoop Dogg. Janelle Monae, and many more — reported 35,000 attendees.
Due to the critical success, the city of Virginia Beach extended the festival for three more years. It was just announced that the second festival will be expanded from three to seven days and will be held April 20-26, according to The Virginia-Pilot. In addition to music, the 2020 festival will also focus on technology, health and wellness.
Advanced ticket sales for Virginia residents and returning customers will begin October 19. Tickets will go on sale for the public on November 15. The lineup of artists will be announced November 12.
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