Posts tagged "N.E.R.D."

Pop On The Pole: Frank Ocean’s ‘Pyramids’ Joins Long Tradition Of Songs About Stripping

Frank Ocean's Channel Orange is blowing our minds, and we're still trying to piece our brains back together three days after its surprise midnight release. But the one thing we know immediately is that "Pyramids" is a song for the ages. Over the course of 10 minutes Ocean crafts an epic dreamscape of love and…

By: Carl Williott / July 13, 2012

Jennifer Hudson, Kanye West, And N.E.R.D. Hit The Essence Music Festival

The Essence Music Festival took over this 4th of July holiday weekend at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, treating fans to performances by a number of American Idol vets as well as R&B/hip hop heavies like Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, and Usher. Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia shared the main stage Friday, and for her…

By: Idolator Staff / July 3, 2011

Pharrell And Jessica Biel Star In Revlon Ad Directed By Darren Aronofsky

Pharrell Williams and Jessica Biel share a moment in the black-and-white commercial for Revlon's Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara, which features the N.E.R.D. frontman and yacht enthusiast anxiously headed down the hallway to Biel's boudoir. The clip was shot by Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky, and it could seriously use a twist where Jessica has a nervou…

By: Becky Bain / June 3, 2011

Pharrell’s Studio Yacht Looks Hot N’ Fun (PHOTOS)

Pharrell Williams is one tough pop star/producer. You think it's easy shooting hot, fun music videos and dreaming up new tunes with beautiful, innovative talents like like Sara Bareilles and Oh Land? It's not, we can assure you. That's why we're happy to hear that Pharrell occasionally finds time to get away. No, not to…

By: Idolator Staff / May 16, 2011

N.E.R.D. Musically Dish Out Some Advice On The ‘Tonight Show’

N.E.R.D. hit up the Tonight Show With Jay Leno and performed their soulful, heartening Nothing track "God Bless Us All". True, we would have preferred to hear the trio's spacey, mesmerizing single "Hypnotize U" instead, but after that one's video premiere last week maybe Pharrell & Co. are of the mindset that a little Daft Punk…

By: Robbie Daw / November 9, 2010

N.E.R.D. Want To “Hypnotize U” (And Lots Of Beautiful Ladies) With Their New Vid

The sexy stone-faced ladies from N.E.R.D.'s Letterman performance of "Hypnotize U"  (the same appearance in which they premiered this Daft Punk-produced single) star in the group's new video, following Pharrell Williams' every move throughout his enormous mansion. Fall under N.E.R.D.'s spell by watching the clip below.

By: Becky Bain / November 2, 2010

Watch N.E.R.D.’s Exclusive Web-Only Show Tonight!

Prepare to be hypnotized by the coolest band around - N.E.R.D. is doing a free, Web-only live show for Sprite's Fresh Sound Studio Performance series. But the only way you can catch the "Hot N' Fun" group in action is with an access code. Never fear! Get all the details by texting “NERD” to Sprite…

By: Becky Bain / November 1, 2010

N.E.R.D. And T.I. Get The Party Started On “Party People”

N.E.R.D. teams up with other abbreviated act T.I. for the funky party song "Party People", the opening track off the group's Nothing. Partying is probably the last thing T.I. will be doing for quite some time, but that shouldn't stop you from rocking out to this infectious fast-paced jam. Party people, peep the track below!

By: Becky Bain / October 25, 2010

N.E.R.D. Slow Things Down With Political “Help Me” Video

N.E.R.D.'s hauntingly sexy single "Hypnotize U" surprised us all with its production by French robo-duo Daft Punk. And in the wake of such an intriguig tune, the arrival of the Pharrell Williams-fronted trio's plodding new song "Help Me" and its accompanying video—assembled from politically-minded historical imagery and live footage of the band—seems a bit ho-hum.

By: Robbie Daw / October 22, 2010

N.E.R.D.’s “Nothing On You” Nothing Like B.o.B’s Song

It's a bit curious why N.E.R.D. is releasing a track called "Nothing On You" the same year B.o.B and Bruno Mars' "Nothin' On You" was a giant hit. Isn't that a bit like dropping a song called "Umbrellas" just a few months after Rihanna's "Umbrella" dominated the charts in 2007? We'll just assume it's a…

By: Becky Bain / October 20, 2010

Listen To N.E.R.D.’s Daft Punk-Produced “Hypnotize U”

Daft Punk are making us hold out as long as possible til they drop new tunes (their Tron: Legacy soundtrack finally drops November 22), but their influence is heard in spades on N.E.R.D.'s new single, "Hypnotize U". The band premiered their low-key, but no less awesome collaboration with the French house-music masters on Letterman last…

By: Becky Bain / October 6, 2010

N.E.R.D. Attempts To “Hypnotize You” On ‘Letterman’

Pharrell left his fancy army headdress at home and instead showed off his falsetto during N.E.R.D.'s performance of their single "Hypnotize You" (from their upcoming LP Nothing) on David Letterman last night. And though we're slowly falling under the spell of the Daft Punk-produced song, we're more curious why there was a baricade of bored-looking,…

By: Becky Bain / September 29, 2010

Will N.E.R.D. Fans Flock To The ‘Nothing’ Album Cover?

Pharrell looks Yankee Doodle dandy in the cover art for N.E.R.D.’s upcoming fourth album Nothing, dropping Nov. 2. By sticking patriotic feathers in his combat helmet, Pharrell appears to be doing more than just showing us his peacock — but what’s the bold statement? It it an anti-war declaration? Or is he just trying to…

By: Idolator Staff / September 25, 2010

PHOTOS: The 2010 BET Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

A lot went down tonight at the 2010 BET Awards. Drake was "Successful" and took home Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Te Harajuku Barbie, Nicki Minaj, won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. And the title of Video Of The Year was awarded to Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone". But before any of that award action took place,…

By: Erika Brooks Adickman / June 27, 2010

N.E.R.D. And Nelly Furtado Seek “Hot N’ Fun” In Their New Video

The best thing about the new video for "Hot N' Fun", the first track of N.E.R.D.'s upcoming fourth album, is that it depicts what we believe to be Pharrell Williams' everyday life: he rolls through the desert in a psychedelic Rolls Royce Phantom, picking up more or less topless hitchhikers, watching cartoons float by and…

By: Idolator Staff / June 18, 2010

N.E.R.D. And Nelly Furtado Are “Hot N Fun” In New Track

N.E.R.D. teamed up with Nelly Furtado for the sexy club jam "Hot N Fun," off the boys' upcoming fourth studio album, Nothing. Does the track live up to its song title, or is it more akin to the hip-hop trio's album name? Listen below.

By: Becky Bain / April 26, 2010

Erykah Badu Hitting The Road With Janelle Monae, N.E.R.D. And ?uestlove

Erykah Badu fans not able to catch the "Window Seat" performer at Lilith Fair or Lollapalooza this summer now have a third chance to see her live, as North American dates for her Out Of My Mind, Just In Time tour have been annouced on the singer's official site. Joining the controversial diva on certai…

By: Robbie Daw / April 20, 2010

Chris Cornell Is Going To Prove His Worth To You In 63 Tracks

Continuing his efforts to prove to fans that the club and the rock show can, indeed, coexist, Chris Cornell has released a mixtape in conjunction with DJ Skee based on his new solo album Scream. In addition to the Fray's American Idol-enshrined cover of "Heartless" and a version of "Outshined" credited to Audioslave, the 63…

By: Maura / May 18, 2009

N.E.R.D. Get Extra Nerdy With Kanye West

Kanye West, whose blog has become my go-to source for new videos over the past few days, posted the above clip for N.E.R.D.'s remix of "Everyone Nose" with the simple declaration "THIS IS WHY I FUCK WITH HYPE!!!"…

By: Maura / August 7, 2008

Sure, Lil Wayne Is Going To Sell A Boatload Of Albums. But What About Plies?

At this point, we've all heard that Lil Wayne is going to dominate the charts next week, approaching the long-forgotten one week/one million sold mark last achieved by 50 Cent in 2005.

By: Dan Gibson / June 13, 2008
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