Pharrell has announced signing with music giant Columbia Records, effective in 2014. The album will apparently be “rap-free”, and will feature his single, “Happy.” As Columbia Records Chairman/ CEO Rob Stringer put it:
“When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again. Since then, ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Get Lucky’ have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2014. ‘Happy’ is just the beginning”
We kind of thought Pharrell’s superstar moment had passed, but after a year of having every white girl on the planet singing his lyrics, it’s clear that was entirely untrue.