The Vatican Gets “Happy”

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“Happy” has been burning up the charts, and if you are one of the few people who find the Pharrell song annoying then you are not human. Today, a new video for the song has made its way onto the internet, but it does not have random singer attempting to cover the Despicable Me 2 song, rather you see nuns, priest and Catholics all dancing to the tune.

Very much like the videos like it that have been posted before, the tune is in the background while these religious people in Rome dance. The video is titled “Happy for 2PapiSanti” in honor of Pope Francis declaring Juan Pablo II and Juan XXIII saints on April 27. The Vatican has also revealed they will stream the coronation ceremony which will take place at St. Peter’s Square.

The #2PapiSanti” and “#2PopeSaints” hashtags are part of the church;s effort to help promote this event through social media.

Check out the video below and try not to sing and dance along with the song. Spoiler, it’s really hard.

Listen to the First Two Tracks from the “Spider-Man 2” Soundtrack

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In the last two days, we have gotten two tracks from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtracks. Yesterday morning, one of the tracks from the album, “It’s On Again” was released. The song which featured Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer.

Yep. You read that right. The song features Lamar rapping and Keys singing over her piano playing and then it goes to Zimmer and his famous orchestra while at the same time you can hear the disco/hip-hop influence in the song.

Today, another song from the motion picture that is slated to hit theaters next month was released. “Here” once again features the work of Pharrell who instead of producing the track takes a front seat and sings and Zimmer. Instead of sticking to the hyper-disco dance sound that the first track had, “Here” is more of a ballad and featured former Smith’s guitarist Johnny Marr.

Listen to the track here.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack will be released on April 22 through Columbia Records and will feature several other artists than just Pharrell; the Neighbourhood, LIZ, and Phosphorescent will also be contributing to the soundtrack. As for the film, it is scheduled to be released on May 2.

Pharrell Added to ‘The Voice’ for Seventh Season

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Ever since Cee Lo Green announced that he would not be returning to NBC’s hit singing reality show, the question had become who wold fill his big red chair. Today, the answer was given and fans can expect to go from one form of over-the-top costume to another.

Pharrell Williams has been chosen to take over the turning chair alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for season seven of the television series.

“Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO  to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS =  for SEASON 7,” The Voice’s official Twitter posted earlier in the day.

After the news had broken, the super-producer took to his Twitter account to confirm that he would be joining with, “This is going to be so fun.”

Fellow judge Adam Levine also tweeted about the new casting with a simple, “Welcome to the circus dude!”

“It’s been a huge year for Pharrell, with recognition for his contribution in the world of music — the Despicable Me franchise soundtracks, his Oscar-nominated song ‘Happy’ and his Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on the breakout dance hit ‘Get Lucky.’ His dominance in record sales in 2014, coupled with his incomparable accomplishments in the world of fashion and design, make him an irresistible addition to The Voice family,” NBC boss Paul Telegdy said in a statement.

“He has already made a considerable impact as a mentor, drawing on an impressive track record as both a producer and performer. It is a perfect fit for The Voice as we evolve and reach for new heights with this franchise. It feels like we are welcoming an existing family member home.”

The Voice’s executive producer Mark Burnett added, “I am thrilled to have Pharrell come back to The Voice family, and this time…as a coach. Continuing in The Voice tradition of having the biggest and most current music stars as coaches, Pharrell fits perfectly.”

Let all the “Happy” jokes begin. What do you think about the addition of Pharrell (and probably his Smokey the Bear hat) to the show?

Pharrell Gets Puppy Treatment

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What happens when you take one of radio’s most infectiously poppy ans feel good song and give it a puppy treatment?

Let’s just say that it’s something so sweet that it might give you cavities bigger than you already have. Thanks to the people over at The Pet Collective, they have put together a video of puppies romping around to the tune of Pharrell’s Academy-Award nominated and Despicable Me 2 theme song, “Happy.”

While the song might not be the exact same lyrics as the one that Pharrell and his big Smokey the Bear hat song out during the Oscars a few weeks back or what thumps through your radio, but the new edited version makes you want to go, “aww”.

“I might be waggy, but I wanna play / I’m your best friend but you can get away / I deserve a treat ’cause I’m a lucky babe / I got hair, shakin’ the air, doggie by the day,” goes the new version of the song. No word on whether or not Pharrell actually sang the new version of the song, but you be the judge of that.

Happy Friday!

Watch the 2014 Oscar Performances

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If you were the small percentage that did not tune in to see the Oscars, then don’t worry, it was long and boring except for the parts that host Ellen DeGeneres was on-screen including making fun of people, giving out pizza and crashing Twitter with “The Worlds Most Retweeted” picture.

During the show, several artists took to the stage to perform their Oscar nominated songs. Pharrell with his Smokey the Bear hat took to the stage for the Despicable Me 2 theme and radio hit, “Happy” with a group of dancer. The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O. and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig performed “The Moon Song” from Her while U2 paid tribute to Nelson Mandela with “Ordinary Love” from Mandela. Idina Menzel got in touch with Snow Queen, Elsa to perform “Let it Go” from Frozen after John Travolta-gate.

With the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz is upon us and P!nk was asked to honor it by performing “Over the Rainbow.” Bette Midler sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” as part of the ‘In Memorium’ for all the fallen heroes of Hollywood.

All the videos can be seen below.

MTVU Woodie Award Nominees Released

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The MTVU Woodie Award nominees have been revealed and yes, some Top 40 radio did happen to leak onto the college radio oriented award show.

The 10th annual event honors those tracks and musicians that are spun at your local college radio station on repeat and will once again happen in Austin during the South by Southwest Music Festival. For those not able to make it to Austin for SXSW, the half-an-hour 2014 Woodie Awards Special will air on March 16 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

The Arcade Fire, Lorde, Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Drake, Jay Z, Pharrell, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Disclosure, the 1975, Chance the Rapper and A$AP Rocky are just some of the nominees that are up for several nominations including ‘Best Video Woodie’ and ‘Best Performing Woodie.’

We know, so many sexual innuendos, so little time.

The full list of nominations and their respected categories can been seen below.

2014 MTVU WOODIE AWARD NOMINEES:

Woodie of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Pharrell
Drake
Zedd
Disclosure

Breaking Woodie:
Bastille
Martin Garrix
The 1975
Jhene Aiko
Sam Smith
Mack Wilds

Best Video Woodie:
Disclosure, “Grab Her”
Passion Pit, “Carried Away”
Chance the Rapper, “Everybody’s Something”
Iggy Azalea, “Bounce”
Arcade Fire, “Afterlife”

Did It My Way Woodie:
Beyoncé — Released her new, self-titled album without any prior promotion.
Kanye West — Created an interactive music video experience for Yeezus
Arcade Fire — Creatively utilized social media, street art and pop-up performances to launch the Reflektor album.
Childish Gambino — Hosted impromptu album listening sessions in public parks for Because the Internet.
Bob Dylan — Created a 16 channel interactive music video for “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Performing Woodie:
Tyler the Creator
Ed Sheeran
Jay Z
Arcade Fire
The National
The XX

Best Collaboration Woodie:
A$AP Rocky and Skrillex — “Wild For the Night”
Avicii and Aloe Blacc — “Wake Me Up”
Just Blaze and Baauer featuring Jay Z — “Higher”
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons — “Radioactive (remix)”
Daft Punk and Pharrell — “Get Lucky”
James Blake and Chance he Rapper — “Life Round Here”

College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station):
Ball State University (WCRD)
Boston University (WTBU)
East Stroudsburg University (WESS)
Eastern Illinois University (WEIU)
Indiana University (WIUX)
Texas State University – San Marcos (KTSW)
University of California – Berkeley (KALX)
University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana (WPGU)
University of South Carolina (WUSC)
William Paterson University (WPSC)

Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Officially Leaked

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We all knew that Daft Punk’s fans were excited about the group putting out new material, but this shows just how eager they are to get their hands on new songs.

Over the past few months, Daft Punk have been putting out trailer, giving cryptic messages to their fans about a new release. Finally, during a commercial that aired during Saturday Night Live last month, the band announced that their new album, Random Access Memories was coming out really soon.

During the first night of Coachella last Friday, they stole the entire night by revealing all the contributing artists that would be featured on the upcoming release including Pharrell on the song “Get Lucky.” On Saturday, they went on to release a short snippet trailer featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers as well as the new song.

The song that has been making its way through the internet might be a real sounding version of it, but the band have confined the single to their secret storage space until 12:01 a.m. on Friday.

For now, you can check out the leaked/faked “Get Lucky” while waiting for the real one to be allowed for download.

New Daft Punk Trailer Featuring Pharrell

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Another day, another Daft Punk trailer makes its way to the internet. This time the trailer features recently announced collaborator, Pharrell Williams. The song is called “Get Lucky” and will be featured in the group’s upcoming album, Random Access Memories.

Just two days ago at the first day of Coachella, the band revealed in a video that they would have a long list of collaborators that included, Pharrell, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas and many more.