Marvin Gaye’s family are riding high after winning a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines.” Although no direct sample was used in the creation process, the jury felt it copied the late soul legend’s 1972, “Got to Give it Up” to the point where $7.3 million was owed.
One minute after Courtney Ann Sanford posted the following update on Facebook: “The happy song makes me HAPPY,” she was dead. Sanford, 32, was on her way to work and was tragically killed in a car accident in High Point, N.C. Thursday morning (April 24).
Pharrell was on an eternal conquest during his Coachella set last night (April 19) to prove his has more star power than Orion’s Belt. The future host of NBC’s The Voice brought out some of the biggest names featured in his discography including Jay Z, T.I. Pusha T and Usher.
Pharrell is currently three months and counting into his year of flourish. For further proof, he appeared on Good Morning America in New York City this morning to perform “Happy” and “Marilyn Monroe” from his G I R L LP.
Provided that “Happy” wins an Academy Award, Pharrell Williams might make (Black) history this weekend. On Sunday (March 2), Williams could become the sixth Black person to win a Best Original Song Oscar in the awards show’s 85-year history.