And the honors just keep coming for Pharrell!
The producer, whose career has spans about 20 years, received the “Innovator Award" for his creativity and influence in the music industry. Gwen Stefani, Shakira, Usher, Aloe Blacc, Beyonce, Rita Ora, Oprah, Lady GaGa, Nile Rodgers, and John Legend had some kind words for the mega producer in a pre-recorded clip before he took the stage to sing his latest tunes including the newest single “Come Get It Bae,” “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky,” and “Happy.”
Afterwards, the humble co-Neptunes creator got emotional as he accepted the Innovator Award, thanking God, his wife, son Rocket, and “all the folk at radio that took a chance on songs like “Happy,” “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines” …and thank you to all the program directors, all the promotional staff that had to work really hard to get these songs on the air."
Watch below as the industry salutes Pharrell with the Innovator Award: