ABC/Randy HolmesPharrell Williams was announced amongst four other powerhouse music executives as the newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s Board of Directors. Variety reported the board’s role was to “support the Foundation’s mission to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll, recognizing the indelible role rock and roll music plays in modern life and culture.”
Each year, the foundation hosts a luncheon to celebrate producers and artists who have had a heavy influence on rock and roll music and culture, connecting various music genres, in partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.
Williams is one half of the Grammy- Award winning music duo The Neptunes, alongside Chad Hugo, nominated for the 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction. His first solo album In My Mind debuted at No. 3 on Billboard and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Hit single “Happy” was featured on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and reached No. 1 in over 22 countries. Williams earned 10 Grammy Awards working with everyone from Jay-Z, Blink-182, Gwen Stefani to today’s most popular artists such as Meg Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X and more.
The Neptunes are reuniting permanently this year and working on new music.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is set to broadcast live on HBO on Saturday, May 2.
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