Not many people had a bigger year in entertainment than Pharrell Williams in 2013. The 40-year-old producer/rapper/singer/songwriter/fashion designer was everywhere this year, from award shows, covering magazines, hits all over the charts, scoring music for movies, and many business ventures outside of music. Pharrell composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me and he has worked with almost nearly everyone in the industry from Miley Cyrus, Frank Ocean, Daft Punk, T.I., Solange Knowles, Mac Miller, Robin Thicke, Kanye West. Pharrell appeared alongside T.I. on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines". The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pharrell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Plus Pharrell released the first 24-hour music video to his Despicable Me 2 collaboration song, "Happy". With all of these accomplishments in 2013, GQ recognized Pharrell as one of their 5 people selected for the “Man of the Year” cover, which is well deserved.
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Chris Brown has been into his graffiti kick now for a while, even to the point of placing his artwork on the exterior walls of his house...yes, for all to see. However, according to TMZ, Chris has to take the art down. He's been fighting with the city of L.A. since he first put it up, saying his art was a part of his 1st Amendment. Of course, he's been having issues with his neighbors for a while, so you know they were the ones getting upset about the graffiti. When they complained, the city said they would place a heavy fine on Chris, but he painted over the graffiti and he claims it was by his own choice. Yeah, but I'm also sure it was to avoid having to pay a huge fine, too!