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The Neptunes
Origin Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
Genre(s) Hip hop, pop rap, contemporary R&B,
Instrument(s) Snare Drum, keyboards, synthesizers, Sequencer, Saxophone, Guitar
Years active 1994-present
Label(s) Star Trak
Associated
acts
N*E*R*D, Clipse, Kelis, Jay-Z
Members
Pharrell Williams
Chad Hugo

The Neptunes is the name for the record production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who created the sound for some very successful Hip Hop, R&B and Pop artists in the late-90s and 2000s. Part of the Virginia Beach oceanfront resort strip. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Pop rap (sometimes referred to as hip pop) is the name given to a style of hip hop that has a strong pop music influences. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The snare drum or side drum is a tubular drum made of wood or metal with skins, or heads, stretched over the top and bottom openings, and with a set of snares (cords) stretched across the bottom head. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... In the field of electronic music, a sequencer was traditionally a device or piece of software that allows the user to record, play back and edit musical patterns. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Star Trak Entertainment is a record label started by Virginia producers, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams and their manager Rob Walker. ... N*E*R*D (pronounced en ee are dee, but also often referred to as simply nerd) is the name of a rock band consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and their friend Shay Haley. ... Clipse is a Virginia based (via The Bronx) hip hop duo. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper,and songwriter. ... For other persons named Charles Hugo, see Charles Hugo (disambiguation). ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper,and songwriter. ... For other persons named Charles Hugo, see Charles Hugo (disambiguation). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ...


The Neptunes' sound is a highly distinctive brand of off-kilter, stripped-down electronic funk with a heavy debt to Prince[citation needed]. Along with Timbaland and Dr. Dre they were the driving force behind many of the musical innovations of late-90s/2000s hip-hop[citation needed], helping to introduce weirder, spacier sound effects, middle-eastern melodies, exotic percussion, and other idiosyncrasies into the modern hip-hop mainstream. For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ...


Pharrell has further pushed the role of the producer into the public eye[citation needed], singing and (later) rapping on records and appearing in videos, whereas many previously, like his production partner Chad, tended to stay behind the scenes to a greater extent. A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ...


They are the fifth richest hip hop entertainers, having a net worth estimate of $155 Million. [1] Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Contents

Biography

Pharrell and Chad met, despite going to different schools, at a jazz workshop at age 12 where Williams was a drummer and Hugo played tenor saxophone.[2] They were also both members of a marching band, 'P' on the snare drum; Chad being a student conductor. In 1990 Chad and Pharrell formed a 4-piece "R&B type" group along with friends Shay and Mike Etheridge, which they named The Neptunes. Upon entering a local talent contest, they were discovered by Teddy Riley, whose studio was close to Pharrell's school.[3] After graduating from high school, they signed with Riley as a group.[4] An American college marching band on the field (Kansas State University) A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement â€“ usually some type of marching and other movements  â€“ with their musical performance. ... The snare drum or side drum is a tubular drum made of wood or metal with skins, or heads, stretched over the top and bottom openings, and with a set of snares (cords) stretched across the bottom head. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Shay on the cover of N*E*R*Ds debut In Search Of. ... Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley, October 8, 1967 in Harlem, New York) is an American R&B and hip hop singer, songwriter, musician and producer who was the ring leader of the most influential groups of R&B in two separate decades - Guy in the 80s and Blackstreet in...


Through working with Riley, Pharrell went on to write a verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's '92 #2 (billboard hot 100) hit "Rump Shaker". In '94, Hugo and Williams had established themselves formally as a production duo under the previously used name "The Neptunes", and produced "Tonight's The Night" from BLACKstreet's self-titled debut (Riley being a member of BLACKstreet). Over the next three years they continued to produce occasionally. Some of the production had little resemblance to the Neptunes sound we know today, such as their productions for SWV (1996) and Total (1996), however, some such as Mase's '98 No.8 (Billboard hot 100) hit "Lookin' At Me" (from the Harlem World album, 1997) showed clear signs the Neptunes sound was developing. Wreckx-N-Effect was a New Jack Swing band, that had their only hit Rump Shaker, in 1992. ... BLACKstreet are an American R&B group founded in 1992 by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy. ... SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1974), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1974), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1973). ... Total is an American R&B girl group and one of the signature acts of Puff Daddys Bad Boy Records during the 1990s. ... Mason Durrell Betha (born August 27, 1978 in Jacksonville, Florida),[1] known by stage name Ma$e, is an American rapper, best known as an artist on Sean Diddy Combs hip hop label Bad Boy Records during the late 1990s. ...


Their first major production hit, and the most clear beginning of the distinctive Neptunes sound, came with N.O.R.E.'s Superthug in 1998, reaching #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and gaining them widespread attention for the first time. The duo then went on to work heavily with Kelis, producing her first album Kaleidoscope and Ol' Dirty Bastard's record Got Your Money, on which Kelis is featured. Followed that year with huge commercial success with tracks like Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)", Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass", and then-newly-renamed Diddy's single "D.I.D.D.Y". Other notable hits during their commercial rise was Busta Rhymes' "Pass The Courvoisier pt. 2" and Usher's "You Don't Have to Call". For other people with a similar name, see Noriega. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. ... Singles from Kaleidoscope Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 2000 Kaleidoscope is the debut album by American R&B singer Kelis, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Ol Dirty Bastard (November 15, 1968 - November 13, 2004) was an American rapper and one of the founding members of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969)[1] is an American record producer, CEO, clothing designer, actor and rapper. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ...


Kelis was one of several artists whose careers Hugo and Williams have helped launch; artists such as the Clipse, Vanessa Marquez and Justin Timberlake's solo career were also closely tied to the Neptunes involvement. They have also helped re-launch the careers of Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke and Mystikal. Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. ... Clipse is a Virginia based (via The Bronx) hip hop duo. ... Vanessa Marquez is an American R&B singer signed to Star Trak Entertainment, the record label owned by Pharrell Williams. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Robin Charles Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is a R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and occasional actor. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


In 2001 The Neptunes gained their first world-wide #1 with Britney Spears' single, "I'm A Slave 4 U", however it only reached #1 nationally in several South American countries. The following year they reached #1 in the U.S. with Nelly’s single, "Hot in Herre". In August of the same year, The Neptunes were named "Producers of the Year" at both The Source Awards and the Billboard Music Awards. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Britney Spears UK/Australian/European singles chronology Dont Let Me Be the Last to Know (2001) Im a Slave 4 U (2001) Overprotected (2002) Im a Slave 4 U is the first single from pop singer Britney Spears released from the album Britney during the third quarter... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... Hot in Herre is a popular song and single performed by the hip-hop artist Nelly, and was released in 2002 as the first single on his album Nellyville. ... There have been a number of things known as The Source: The Source is a 1967 novel by James A. Michener. ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


In 2003, they released a self-credited album called The Neptunes Present... Clones, featuring songs and remixes from various Star Trak artists. This album topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Neptunes Presents. ... Star Trak Entertainment is a record label started by Virginia producers, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams and their manager Rob Walker. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


The Neptunes went home with two Grammy Awards in 2004, one for "Producer of the Year, Non-Classical", and another for "Best Pop Vocal Album" for their work on Justin Timberlake's No.2 Billboard hit Justified. They also gained their first UK #1, again with Nelly, and Flap Your Wings. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Justified is the debut studio album by Justin Timberlake. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... Flap Your Wings is a single by the rapper Nelly, released in 2004, from the album Sweat. ...


A survey in August 2003 found the Neptunes produced almost 20% of songs played on British radio. A similar survey in the US had them at 43%.[2] This level of radio domination is unprecedented in recent years, and highlights the effect they have had on music and production development in this era.


The Neptunes Sound

Their 'sound' is mostly synthesizer riffs, Sampling Keyboard and modules. The Neptunes sound was first heard on Noreaga's 1998 track Superthug, which made it officially known as "The Neptunes Sound". For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... Riff is also an alternate spelling of Rif, a region of Morocco. ... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler Playing a Yamaha SU10 Sampler A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. ... N.O.R.E. (formerly known as Noreaga, born Victor Santiago) is an African-American rapper and member of the hip hop group C-N-N (formerly known as Capone-N-Noreaga). N.O.R.E. stands for Niggaz on (the) Run Eatin. Half African American and half Puerto Rican... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Drums

A Neptunes production is characterized by unique drums, futuristic-sounding snares and the use of module presets. "Grindin'" was a drum track that paid tribute to Run DMCs song of the same nature, "Sucker MC's". Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You" paid tribute to the drums of the funk era, where the loop consisted of various snare sounds. The Neptunes even took a psychedelic tip on Busta Rhymes's hit "Light Ya Ass on Fire", a song which included drums that were almost science-fiction sounding. They have even used the popular 808 drums on such songs such as LL Cool J's and Jamie Foxx's collaboration "Best Dress". The snare drum or side drum is a tubular drum made of wood or metal with skins, or heads, stretched over the top and bottom openings, and with a set of snares (cords) stretched across the bottom head. ... Released in 2002, Grindin was the first international single from the Virginia Beach rap duo, the Clipse. ... Run-DMC is a hip hop crew founded by Jason Jam Master Jay Mizell that included Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels. ... LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith III on January 14, 1968 in New York, New York) is a legendary American hip hop artist and actor. ... Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ...


The Neptunes' engineer, in an interview with Sound on Sound magazine, revealed many of their production techniques. In reference to their drums he said, "Williams will play a standard drum kit, then I will cut 16 bars of it into a loop, before using the same method for other instruments including guitars. That's where a lot of the feel of their records comes from — it's not just machines and loops."[5]


Vocals

Many Neptunes productions feature a hook with Pharrell singing falsetto, including Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss", Jadakiss' "Hot Sauce To Go", Kelis' "Flashback", and Snoop Dogg's "Beautiful". Pharrell also adds his own rhymes to his productions, including "Drop It Like Its Hot" in 2004 & "Can I Have It Like That" from his solo debut album "In My Mind". Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, false) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range, in the treble range. ... Excuse Me Miss is a 2003 hit single for rapper Jay-Z on the The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse album. ...


Synthesizers

Another signature sound found on Neptunes productions are their distinctive use of synth lines. Examples include the heavy sawtooth lead in Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss (Remix)", and the siren sound used in Kelis' "Caught Out There". The synthesizers they use include a MicroKorg, and a Minimoog Voyager. The sawtooth wave (or saw wave) is a kind of basic non-sinusoidal waveform. ... Excuse Me Miss is a 2003 hit single for rapper Jay-Z on the The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse album. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... The microKORG The microKORG is a MIDI-capable virtual analog synthesizer/vocoder from Korg featuring high-quality DSP analog modelling. ... The Minimoog Voyager or Voyager is a monophonic analog synthesizer, designed by Robert Moog and released in 2002 by Moog Music. ...


Studio Equipment

There has been much speculation about their tools of the trade. For sequencing they use the Korg 01/W, for drum sounds they use the sampling keyboard Ensoniq ASR-10, their sound modules include the Roland JV 1080 and JV 2080 and for basslines and filtering they have used the MicroKorg. They are also well known for using the Korg Triton and incorporating live percussion and acoustic instruments into their music.[4] For comic book character, see Korg (comics). ... Ensoniq Corp. ... Roland Corporation ) TYO: 7944 is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. ... The microKORG The microKORG is a MIDI-capable virtual analog synthesizer/vocoder from Korg featuring high-quality DSP analog modelling. ...


Other Neptunes-related ventures

Star Trak

The Neptunes' record label, Star Trak Entertainment, includes acts such as Snoop Dogg, Slim Thug and Robin Thicke. Star Trak artists generally benefit from more frequent production from The Neptunes, however, criticisms include poor promotion and release scheduling. Former artist include (due to parent label disputes) Kelis. Star Trak Entertainment is a record label, specializing in hip-hop music, founded by record producers Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams in 2002. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Slim Thug (born Stayve Jerome Thomas on September 8, 1980 in Houston, Texas) is an American rapper. ... Robin Charles Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is a R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and occasional actor. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. ...


N*E*R*D

The rock group N*E*R*D is composed of Pharrell, Chad and Shay Haley. It is an acronym of No one Ever Really Dies. Their group hits include "Lapdance", "Rock Star (Poser)" and "She Wants To Move". The first two singles came from their debut album In Search Of... released in 2001, while the latter came from their eagerly anticipated follow-up Fly Or Die in 2004. The band recently said that they plan to release a 3rd album, as yet untitled. N*E*R*D (pronounced en ee are dee, but also often referred to as simply nerd) is the name of a rock band consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and their friend Shay Haley. ... Shay on the cover of N*E*R*Ds debut In Search Of. ... Lapdance is a song by funk/rock/hip hop group N*E*R*D from their 2002 album In Search of. ... She Wants To Move is a single by hip hop and rock group N.E.R.D from their album Fly or Die. ... In Search Of. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Fly or Die is the second and last album for funk rock band N.E.R.D consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of production team the Neptunes and their friend Shay released on March 23, 2004. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pharrell as a solo artist

In 2003, Pharrell released his first solo single, Frontin' featuring Jay-Z. At the time he claimed it was a one-off song, and that he was not a singer in his own right. However, after several delays, Pharrell released his debut solo album on July 24, 2006, titled "In My Mind". The first single from the album was a collaboration with Gwen Stefani titled "Can I Have It Like That", released in 2005. The album features numerous guests, including Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Slim Thug, and Kanye West. Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper, and songwriter. ... Frontin, is a 2003 song by producer Pharrell Williams. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In My Mind is the first solo album by American rapper, singer and producer Pharrell Williams. ... Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (IPA pronunciation: [1]), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and occasional actress. ... Can I Have It like That is the debut single from Pharrells debut album, In My Mind. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... Slim Thug (born Stayve Jerome Thomas on September 8, 1980 in Houston, Texas) is an American rapper. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ...


Billionaire Boys Club

Billionaire Boys Club (BBC) and 'Ice Cream' are the related clothing lines made and distributed by A Bathing Ape. Originally, Ice Cream and BBC were made by Reebok, but Reebok failed to meet Pharrell's standards of quality when samples of the clothing were produced, though Reebok continues to distribute Ice Cream's footwear line.[citation needed] Billionaire Boys Club is a clothing brand established by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes in collaboration with Nigo, who is best known for his brand A Bathing Ape. ... A Bathing Ape or BAPE ) is a Japanese clothing company founded by Nigo (real name Tomoaki Nagao) in 1993[1]. The company specializes in urban and hip-hop fashion, operating stores in Japan including BAPE, BAPE Store, Foot Soldier & the Bape Exclusive store which is located in Aoyama prefecture. ... Reebok International Limited is a British producer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories and is currently a subsidiary of Adidas AG. The name comes from Afrikaans/Dutch spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. ...


Solo production

Recently, although he continues to be credited as "The Neptunes" with the exception of his solo debut In My Mind, Pharrell has been the only member of the duo receiving co-writing credits on some of their productions, implying that he has been producing beats without Hugo's input. Neptunes productions where only Pharrell is credited as a co-writer include Snoop Dogg's street single "Vato," Ludacris's hit single "Money Maker," Gwen Stefani's hit single "Wind It Up," Lupe Fiasco's single "I Gotcha," Diddy's "Partners for Life," Jay-Z's "Anything" and the entirety of Hell Hath No Fury by the Clipse. Chad Hugo has made solo productions under the name "Chase Chad," including the majority of Kenna's 2003 album New Sacred Cow. Hugo has been recently solo producing tracks for Marsha Ambrosius [1], Daniel Merriweather[2], Alicia Keys(MAR/APR 2007 Scratch Magazine), Bishop Lamont[3], Katherine McPhee [4], Brandy and for Kenna's new album. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... In My Mind is the first solo album by American rapper, singer and producer Pharrell Williams. ... Vato is the first single by Snoop Dogg from his album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. ... Luda redirects here. ... Money Maker is the first single from Ludacriss fifth album Release Therapy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... I Gotcha is the second single from Lupe Fiascos debut album, Lupe Fiascos Food & Liquor. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969)[1] is an American record producer, CEO, clothing designer, actor and rapper. ... Hell Hath No Fury is the oft-delayed second album from the Virginia hip hop duo Clipse. ... Clipse is a Virginia based (via The Bronx) hip hop duo. ... Kenna is an Ethiopian-born American musician. ... New Sacred Cow is the debut album by Kenna, released in 2003. ... Marsha Ambrosius or Marsha is a member of the English band Floetry. ... Daniel Merriweather (born c. ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980[1][2]) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, philanthropist, and author who has sold over twenty-five million records worldwide and has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards... Philip Martin (born October 31, 1978 Inglewood, California[1]), better known by his stage name Bishop Lamont, is an American rapper from Carson, California currently signed to Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment record label. ... This page is a list of semifinalists from fifth season of American Idol. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ...


Discography

See The Neptunes discography The Neptunes are a two part producing group featuring Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, which have produced many songs. ...


Awards and achievements

Further information: List of The Neptunes awards

Since beginning their career in 1994, The Neptunes duo Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams have earned numerous awards and achievements. ...

References

  1. ^ Panache Report
  2. ^ a b "Like the song? These guys wrote it", The Age, May 15, 2004
  3. ^ "Chad Hugo: Rock Star, an interview with Yolk Magazine, 2002
  4. ^ a b "Neptunes production techniques; an interview with Chad Hugo" on hiphopgame.com, from the December 2003 issue of 'Sound & Recording'
  5. ^ Sound on Sound "Recording the Neptunes", July 2005

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