For the third time, Pharrell takes home the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. The Virginia native was awarded the gramophone on Sunday (Feb. 10), taking to Twitter to express his gratitude.
While the moment left the “Lemon” artist speechless, he managed to convey his emotions in five words. “Lost for words,” he said. “So humbled.” Prior to this win, Pharrell took home the same award on two separate occasions: in 2004 as part of The Neptunes, and in 2014 as a solo artist.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) February 11, 2019
From producing for household names like Jay-Z, T.I., Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Migos and more, Pharrell also worked on award-nominated soundtracks for Hidden Figures and the popular “Happy” hit from Despicable Me 2.
In a 2001 interview with The Fader, Pharrell discussed his early beginnings with The Neptunes and the need to discover and push new sounds. “The secret is there is no Neptunes sound. Neptunes sound is just pushing the envelope. ‘Use Your Heart’ was the Neptunes’ sound, but so is ‘Super Thug’ and the Sade remix,” he said. “Our sound is just a constant push for evolution. We really work to make sure each thing we do sounds different and feels different. That way it never gets played out, it never gets stale.”