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By Sierra Marquina
Pharrell phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest Monday morning after his “Happy” performance at the Oscars to talk his new album, G I R L.
The singer admits performing at the 86th Annual Academy Awards was a highlight of his life, and no, he wasn’t nervous to shimmy with Meryl Streep.
“I love her, man. I’ve always loved her, so that was awesome to get to do that with her and Lupita [Nyong'o] and Amy [Adams] and getting to wink at Sandy [Sandra Bullock].”
Pharrell goes on to say he titled his album G I R L because he wanted to “have 10 songs and 46 minutes of uninterrupted time” dedicated to women, who have been supportive of his career.
Also featured on the album is Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, and even Miley Cyrus, of whom Pharrell is extremely proud. “I love Miley,” he gushes of the singer, who lent her vocals to his track, “Come Get It Bae.”
“I’ll never forget telling you she’s on her way … and there’s so much more there [than Hannah Montana] … it was a pleasure having her on the record … I wanted her tone and I felt her tone took it to the next level.”
Pharrell hopes listeners don’t only hear the music, but feel it as well, adding that he believes this album is his best work yet.
Listen to the full interview above … and download G I R L on iTunes here.