G I R L is the second studio album by American recording artist and record producer Pharrell Williams and is Williams’ first studio album in eight years, since his 2006 debut, In My Mind.
The lead single of G I R L is the 2014 Academy Award-nominated song “Happy”, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. “Happy” topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts in February 2014, giving the singer/songwriter/producer his very first solo single to snag the coveted spot. It spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and as of July 2, 2014, “Happy” stood as the top-selling digital song of 2014 across all genres.
G I R L, released one day after Pharrell Williams’ performance at the Oscars, contains appearances by Kelly Osbourne, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, JoJo, Alicia Keys, Tori Kelly and Leah LaBelle.