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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Ever since Michael Vick was given a second chance in the NFL, he has been on his best behavior. Now the Eagles quarterback is showing that this new path was not just a phase, and is taking his brand to the next level. According to Bossip, In an effort to help incarcerated children get their lives on track, Mike has traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Rep. John Lewis, who is a powerful congressman from Georgia, to push Team Freedom Outreach. This foundation is a charity that recruits volunteers to play sports with kids who are incarcerated. Vick says he’s passionate about TFO because, “Many of these children who are incarcerated receive no visitors, and Team Freedom Outreach gives them positive mentorship. It shows these kids that somebody cares. It helps them make a plan.” Looks like Vick will be giving teens the helping hand that he never had, good for him!