Taylor Swift, Pink to be honored at 2023 iHeartRadio AwardsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will receive the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards later this month, which will feature performances by Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Pat Benatar, Muni Long, Cody Johnson, Coldplay and Pink, who is this year's Icon Award recipient.
Court asked to enforce $3M deal in police shooting lawsuitDecember 28, 2022 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Several parties to a wrongful death lawsuit over the fatal police shooting of a Black man on the Virginia Beach oceanfront last year have asked a judge to enforce the $3 million settlement agreement announced earlier this month.
$3M deal reached over police shooting of Pharrell’s cousinDecember 14, 2022 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach will pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit from the family of a Black man who was shot by police during a chaotic night of violence on the city’s oceanfront last year.
Chanel gets gently geometric in far-flung Paris coutureJuly 5, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Birds tweeted -- not fashionistas -- the day Chanel brought its couture guests to the calm of the Bois de Boulogne forest.
On Tuesday morning, bleary-eyed VIPs walked across tons of white sand through the Etrier de Paris equestrian center on the leafy outskirts of Paris, past lines of spinning wheels and inflatable capsules as nature, fashion and art mingled.
Neptunes producer Chad Hugo lets his music do the talkingJune 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Chad Hugo is a man of very few words. But helping craft some of the biggest songs of the early 2000s, his music may have spoken louder than he ever could.
“It’s always just been gratifying to see people enjoy the music when it’s played out loud and you’re cultivating moments or opportunities for moments to share,” said the two-time Grammy winner.
Lady Gaga among musicians with unclaimed property in Mass.March 3, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Lady Gaga is among several singers and musicians whose names were added Thursday to the list of people and businesses with unclaimed property in Massachusetts, according to the state treasurer's office.
Grace Kelly’s granddaughter appears on horseback for ChanelJanuary 25, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Huge spinning wheels, “floating” wooden blocks and suspended geometric shapes hovered over a surreal mini golf course Tuesday at Chanel’s remarkable couture show.
Even Pharrell Williams, who is no stranger to elaborate sets, had to take a moment to take stock, before posing beside a white, three-meter (yard) tire.
Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making momentJanuary 23, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo on Sunday as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house founder Kenzo Takada.
Nigo, 51, thus becomes only the second Asian designer at the head of a European high fashion label, alongside Bally’s Filipino-American Rhuigi Villaseñor.
Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK eventJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more" by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that in remarks Monday during the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Pharrell to college grads: ‘We are the emerging majority’December 11, 2021 GMT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams on Saturday told the newest graduates of a historically Black university in Virginia to act like “the emerging majority” and help develop the area's businesses and culture.
Grand jury clears officer who shot Pharrell Williams’ cousinNovember 30, 2021 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury found that a Virginia Beach police officer was justified in fatally shooting a Black man armed with a gun during a chaotic night of violence on the city's oceanfront this spring, authorities said Tuesday.
City seeks festival’s return, Pharrell cites ‘toxic energy’October 6, 2021 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach leaders want Pharrell Williams to bring his popular Something in the Water festival back next year, but the musician is reluctant, saying a “toxic energy” has run the city for too long and he wishes the city took a more proactive stance after a police officer fatally shot his cousin.
Pro skateboarder faces murder charge in suburban ChicagoAugust 3, 2021 GMT
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (AP) — A professional skateboarder who has been featured in music videos by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams was ordered held without bond Tuesday after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a suburban Chicago man.
Pharrell wants federal probe into police shooting of cousinApril 7, 2021 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Grammy award-winning musician Pharrell Williams has called for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of his cousin along the Virginia coast...
Pharrell Williams, others honor Virginia man shot by policeApril 5, 2021 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams and the Rev. William J. Barber, a nationally known pastor, were among those who spoke Monday at the funeral for a Black man and former college football player who was recently shot and killed by police in Virginia Beach...
Virginia housing community where Pharrell lived to be soldDecember 17, 2020 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A real estate developer is looking to buy and renovate the Virginia Beach housing community where singer Pharrell Williams lived as a child.
Atlantis Preservation LP, an entity of the New York-based company Fairstead, has its eyes on the Atlantis Apartments complex, a sprawling subsidized-housing community of 19 buildings with more than 200 apartments.
Jay-Z, Pharrell to release new song about Black ambitionAugust 20, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams have teamed up to release a new song about Black ambition titled “Entrepreneur...
Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lecternMay 15, 2020 GMT
This year's college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates...
Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencementMay 5, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others...
LeBron James to honor Class of 2020 with all-star eventApril 30, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is putting together an all-star event to honor and celebrate the high school class of 2020, which has had its graduation season upended by the coronavirus pandemic...
Chanel delves into founder’s orphanage past in couture showJanuary 21, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A humble stone fountain, overgrown shrubs and flowers, and white sheets drying on a line met Pharrell Williams and other curious guests at the Chanel show inside the Grand Palais...
Mariah Carey, the Neptunes in Songwriters Hall’s 2020 classJanuary 16, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one sweet day for Mariah Carey: the pop diva, who has co-written 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Joining Carey for the 2020 class are the Neptunes (the duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), former Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, the Isley Brothers, Rick Nowels, William “Mickey” Stephenson and Steve Miller.
Peru inmates exchange life of crime for sewing designsMay 31, 2019 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The agile hands of men who once worked as pickpockets, hit men and drug traffickers are these days dedicated to a much more docile task: Cutting and sewing fabrics to create fashionable clothes at a workshop in the prison where they are serving time.
Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasonsMay 24, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons.
Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the "Today" show...
The sea, the sea: Chanel creates beach to cap Paris seasonOctober 2, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — An autumnal chill is in the air in Paris, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to spirit the Paris Fashion Week crowd away to an idyllic beachscape on Tuesday, the last day of the ready-to-wear shows...
Camila Cabello is known for such hits as “Havana” and “Never Be the Same.” When her debut album was released earlier this year, fans went wild.
The album, called “Camila,” launched at No. 1 on more than 100 iTunes charts around the world, breaking the record for most No.
Greenwich AcademyMay 25, 2018 GMT
GREENWICH — Pharrell Williams told the Greenwich Academy Class of 2018 that their empathy and self-awareness will change the world when he spoke at the school’s commencement ceremony on Thursday afternoon.
Coldplay, Bieber to join Ariana Grande at Manchester concertMay 30, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry will join Ariana Grande at a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday...
Met Gala, exhibit honoring Rei Kawakubo previewed in ParisMarch 6, 2017 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute previewed parts of its highly-anticipated exhibit Monday honoring Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo during Paris Fashion Week...