During his interview on “Oprah’s Prime”, Pharrell Williams talks about a lot of things from his personal life, latest album, up to the highlights of his career. On the interview, anyone can ask the singer any questions. Aside from being a singer, Pharrell is also a songwriter and a producer. His mother was a teacher while his father works as a handyman.
When it comes to his fame and being successful, Pharrell revealed:
“It’s overwhelming in the sense that like, I know that there’s an equation for it. I know it’s not me. I know it’s not I doing, so that’s overwhelming. That’s when it hit me like, okay, if the people don’t vote for the songs or request the songs or share or sing them or have any kind of reaction to them, then they’re just songs. So when that happens for you, you recognize all the different parts of the universe that conspire to get you there. That’s what’s overwhelming but humbling, though, at the same time, because I realize I could be the guy with the demo. For some reason the people hoisted me so high I know what the top of clouds looks like.”
“I think it was my environment. It was my natural propensities. And thirdly and most importantly, the people that I attribute most of my success to are those people who recognize those propensities in me.”
Pharrell also talks about his hit single, “Happy”, he said:
“With ‘Happy,’ they wanted to show that the meanest man in the world, someone who is as equally mad as the Grinch, could be the happiest person in the world when it came to love. […] The chords came first because I wrote what feels happy to me and that took me to church. Church is…they want to lift you up. Then the words were just kinda like, ‘Clap along if you feel…’ and I was like, uh oh. I didn’t know it was gonna be anything by the way.”