Pharrell Williams received a lifetime milestone in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. The Grammy Award-winning artist-producer, designer, and philanthropist was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Getting the accolade in the Category of Recording, The Neptunues hit-maker was introduced by good friend Ellen DeGeneres, who handed the Virginia-native his award through a thoughtful poem. Dignitaries from L.A. Council, along with Pharrell’s mother, father, brothers, wife Helen Lasichanh, and their 6-year-old son Rocket were on hand for the ceremony.
The 41-year-old thanked those throughout his life including every teacher he’s learned from, people that have assisted in his career growth, and Ellen DeGeneres for first playing his 2014 smash-hit “Happy” first. Pharrell becomes the 537th star and fourth rapper to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Find the star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hollywood Hotel.
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