Pharrell Signs With Columbia Records, Solo Album Due in 2014

Pharrell Signs With Columbia Records, Solo Album Due in 2014Pharrell in the video for "Happy"

Today, Columbia Records announced via press release it has signed recent Complex digital cover star Pharrell to a record deal that will bring a solo album in 2014. According to the label, "Happy"—the song from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack that recently had an innovative 24 hour video—will be featured on that forthcoming record, which does not yet have a release date more specific than "next year."

Pharrell, of course, has had a monster 2013, ruling the pop charts all summer with "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines" while also producing rap hits for 2 Chainz and Nelly and album tracks for worshipers Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, the Creator. He also features prominently on Beyoncé's new album.

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