On Sunday, Pharrell sat down with Oprah Winfrey to dish on everything from his music career, the controversy about the lack of dark-skinned women on the cover of his new album G I R L, what he learned from his first album (which was a flop), women's rights, his hot new single Happy, how he and his wife came up with the name Rocket for their son, and a whole lot more. At one point lady O channeled her inner Barbara Walters and brought Pharrell to tears.
Here are some highlights:
On fame and how he was able to become successful
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 my 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