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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Surprise: Pharrell's New Album 'G I R L' Out In Two Weeks

Pharrell has scored three hits in the past year that have landed at either #1 or #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, but only one of those, "Happy," was credited to him as the lead artist. But, ta da — his second studio album, G I R L, has been given the surprise release date of Monday, March 3. That puts it up against new releases from Imogen Heap, Ashanti (LOL, etc.) and Lea Michele. Cue up Lea Michele letting out a power vocal shriek.

The press release for the album gives little to no information about G I R L itself, other than the fact that lead single "Happy" will be performed live tonight at the BRIT Awards and the night before Pharrell's LP release (March 2) at the Academy Awards.

There is, however, this album teaser, which features some nice strings: