Pharrell Signs Deal To Release Solo Album With Columbia Records In 2014

Watch out 2014, Pharrell took over the music world this year and now he's coming for you too.

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It seems like Pharrell's lining up 2014 to be as big as (if not bigger than) the year he's had in 2013. It's been announced that the 'Happy' singer has signed a deal with Columbia records to release a solo album next year.

The LP will feature the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack along with a bunch of new material.

Columbia Records chairman Rob Stringer announced "'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky' have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2013. 'Happy' is just the beginning".

The solo album will be Pharrell's second, following his 2006 album 'In My Mind,' which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard chart.

It's been a year of killer collaborations for the 40-year-old, who has not only scored number 1 hits and broken records with the release of 'Get Lucky' and 'Blurred Lines,' but rounded off the year nicely by receiving seven nominations for the 2014 Grammys. 

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