Today Show: Pharrell Williams Rain
He’s won seven Grammys and produced and written a number of #1 hits. He’s also a fashion icon. Now, Pharrell Williams came by Today for their Summer Concert Series. Pharrell talked to Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer outside on stage in front of the audience. Savannah asked him what he thought about his fans standing in the rain. He said this: “First of all, I love New York City. And you know what? The good news is it’s not cold rain. It’s just us and all the girls, the beautiful countless women out there, standing in the hot summer rain,” he said.
“Pharrell, there are some guys out there, too, all right?” Matt Lauer said.
“Okay. Sup dudes?” Pharrell said, with a peace sign to the audience.
Today: Pharrell Williams Modesty
Matt Lauer said that Pharrell Williams seems like he’s taking his success in stride and being very modest. Pharrell said that he has great dancers, a great band, and that “there are no stars on this stage, they’re all suns.” What does that mean? I have no idea.
Pharrell Williams said he was having too much fun to be nervous and he’s very appreciative of all the people who like his music.
Today Show: Pharrell Williams The Voice
Pharrell Williams is going to be on a coach on The Voice. He said his wife is obsessed with the show and he never imagined he’d be part of it.
Today: Pharrell Williams Carl Sagan
Pharrell Williams only made one request when he came on the Today Show for their Summer Concert series: he wanted a framed black and white photo of Carl Sagan put in his dressing room.
He said that he’s always been obsessed with Carl Sagan and Cosmos. He said that his staff knows that and they’re the ones who requested it, because they thought it was a funny prank. He also said the photo reminds him of how small he is in the universe and how grateful he is for everything.
Today Show: Pharrell Williams “Come Get It, Bae” & “Happy” Performance
Pharrell Williams began his performance of “Come Get It, Bae,” by saying, “New York City. I know it’s raining. But it feels so good to see all young girls out there.” Why does it feel good to see young girls? For the record, Pharrell Williams is 41 and married. So that was kind of a creepy thing to say. Especially since, as Matt Lauer had already noted, there were guys out there as well.
Anyway, Pharrell Williams performed his song about a woman wanting to ride his “motorcycle” in the rain with a bunch of women in tye dye shirts and pants dancing around him. The same women were his dancers for his “Happy” performance, but it seemed more poignant in the weird motorcycle song. Neither performance was particularly remarkable, but everyone in the audience seemed to be really enjoying what was happening and singing along right there with Pharrell.