We’re not sure why but when we learned Pharrell Williams was 40-years-old we were shocked. To be honest I certainly never gave his age a second thought but I certainly didn’t think he was 40, at a push I’d have guessed 30 (sorry Pharrell).
The ‘Happy’ singer-songwriter has been the focus of various internet jokes the past few years and most recently a picture has appeared on Facebook and Twitter asking if Pharrell is a vampire.
The singer and producer who is set to appear at the BRIT Awards tomorrow night in London has spoken out about how he never seems to age.
Pharrell spoke with Time Out and explained that his youthful looks aren’t down to being a vampire, rather he just washes his face adding: “I’m willing to go on record as saying that I don’t drink people’s blood.”
The US star also discussed his recent success and confessed that he has been struggling with it all and still can’t believe how much success he’s had in such a short amount of time.
He explained: “Seriously, I find myself trying to be cool about it, but I’m really like… whoa! I’ve always produced music for artists who are going through this level of success, but I just didn’t know it would be this crazy.”
Williams then said that he feels like a child who has a sweet tooth waking up in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
Pharrell, who is also a well recognised producer in the industry commented on how usually he’s the guy working on songs for other artists and how he was happy with that.
He added that sometimes “the universe taps you on your shoulder and you realise that there’s more in store for you. It’s kind of like The Karate Kid.”
Pharrell Williams had great success last year when he featured on two of the biggest tracks of the year ‘Get Lucky’ and ‘Blurred Lines’ with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke respectively.
On his own he also topped the Official Singles Chart in the UK with ‘Happy’ which featured on the official soundtrack for hit animated movie ‘Despicable Me 2’.
Pharrell comes to London tomorrow night to join a huge list of stars set to perform at the O2 Arena at the annual BRIT Awards.