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pharrell_williams2Shouting out and showing love to the singer-producer who has landed his first Oscar nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.

The 40-year-old Neptunes hitmaker was nominated for Best Original Song for “Happy,” his contribution to the animated film Despicable Me 2.

While it may be his first nomination, this is not his first encounter with the Oscars. In 2012, Pharrell supervised the music for the 84th Annual Academy Awards with composer Hans Zimmer.

Pharrell is keeping busy with his seven Grammy nominations and will be up against his peers including U2′s “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O’s “The Moon Song” from HER.

Other nominees include Bruce Broughton’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the movie of the same name and “Let It Go” from the animated film Frozen.

“Happy” will also appear on Pharrell’s upcoming album, set for release this year on Columbia Records.

 

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