Pharrell Williams, the man behind some of 2013’s biggest hits, just inked a deal with Columbia Records for the release of his currently untitled solo album for 2014.
“When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again,” says Columbia Records Chairman/CEO Rob Stringer. “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.”
Both Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” which Pharrell produced, appeared in the Top 15 of Billboard’s Top 200 most popular songs of 2013. It will be interesting to see how Pharrell fares in the new year.