Pharrell Williams to play Leeds’ First Direct Arena
Updated: 9 December 2014
Pharrell Williams will pay a visit to Leeds during 2015 ahead of his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival.
The Happy singer will perform at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on Friday 12 June. It will be his first gig in the UK since he brought his Dear Girl tour to the UK in September 2014, where he just played three concerts in Manchester and London.
Pharrell Williams released his second solo, Girl, album in 2014, which includes the huge hit Happy. Girl was produced by Pharrell Williams and it is his first album in eight years following his debut, In My Mind (2006). Girl showcases Pharrell’s ability to cover a variety of musical genres from more funk sounding tracks to dance-pop.
About Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams has earned seven Grammy Awards, landed eight Top 10 singles in the UK charts and earned his first UK No.1 album in 2014 with the release of Girl.
Hailing from Virginia, Pharrell Williams is a successful producer, singer, rapper, and fashion designer. As well as his work as a solo artist, Pharrell is one half of the production team The Neptunes, the lead vocalist and drummer for the band N.E.R.D, and is the co-founder of fashion brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream.
Most recently, Pharrell Williams has worked with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Usher, Azealia Banks and, probably his most well-known recent collaboration, Robin Thicke.
Pharrell Williams appeared alongside T.I on Robin Thicke’s hit single Blurred Lines, which became the UK’s most downloaded single of 2013. At the same time Pharrell Williams was also in the charts with his song Get Lucky, which appeared on Daft Punk’s album Random Access Memories album.
Pharrell’s second solo album
In March 2014 he released his second album Girl; a follow-up to his debut solo album In My Mind (2006). The album contains Pharrell Williams’ hit single Happy, which also appeared on the soundtrack for Despicable Me 2. The song became No.1 in numerous countries, including spending four week’s at No.1 in the UK and then climbing to the top spot on a further two occasions.