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.
Anything that celebrates women makes me feel good! But when we celebrate black women, I definitely feel good. And thanks to Beverly Bond, she celebrates the black girls who rock! This year, during the Black Girl's Rock! awards show Patti Labelle and Queen Latifah will be a few of the women being honored, as reported by EURweb. Others include Venus Williams, screenwriter-producer Mara Brock Akil, and others. And the show will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King again. The show will air on BET Nov. 3, so make sure you check out the black girls who rock!