Pharrell Williams is a Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, fashion icon, and artist behind a staggering quantity of R&B, rap, and pop hits. As a charismatic star who often stole the show when producing and/or guesting on other artists’ hit singles, his presence was unfading, whether he was the one billed at the top or the one behind a beat. With his friend Chad Hugo, Williams formed the in-demand production team the Neptunes, working with such artists as Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears. As a performer, Williams helped form the group N.E.R.D., which released albums like In Search Of… and Seeing Sounds. In 2013, he hit the pop charts in a major way, going to No. 1 with his solo effort “Happy” as well as helping to craft hits with Robin Thicke and Daft Punk. He joined the popular television competition The Voice in September 2014 as a coach.