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.
There have been strikes all over minimum wage, throughout the country. The recent being fast food employers. Even though the last time minimum wage was raised it, was in 2006 but State Senator Christine Tartaglione feels it's time to increase it again. She will be in Philly today to announce a bill that over three years, will raise the state's minimum wage, according to Metro. Minimum wage is currently $7.25-$9 per hour. That could see an increase from $2.83-$4.83. So far, about 10 states have raised their minimum wages. Even though it may take three years, is it worth the wait?