Pharrell is winning right now, fresh off of his new record deal, the singer-producer has landed his first Oscar nomination at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Pharrell was nominated for Best Original Song for “Happy,” his contribution to the animated film Despicable Me 2.
The three-time Grammy winner, who is nominated seven times this year, is 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. That is my song… Despicable Me 2 is the best soundtrack for an animated movie.. I kid you not… I have that in rotation…This song really makes me happy and I think it was his goal so, thank you Pharrell…. Congratulations…