Pharrell Williams - Pharrell Williams can't control success

0
0
Subscribe to Pharrell Williams alerts

Pharrell Williams can't control his own success.

The 'Happy' hitmaker - whose single was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards this year - insists he cannot control how well a track does since it's down to fans, and whether or not they purchase and share the tune.

Pharrell said: ''Success means the people voted, they requested, they shared it with a friend, they purchased it, they downloaded it. And they did it in large numbers. That is what success means. I have nothing to do with that. I can only control what I do.''

The 40-year-old musician admits he used to think differently and measure happiness against success but understands it can be detrimental to focus on success, and get ''hooked''.

Pharrell added to Red Bulletin magazine: ''When I was young, yeah, I looked at it differently, because I looked at a lot of people who quantified their happiness by how successful they were. And, nobody wants to work really hard and not get recognised for it.

''You want to be appreciate for your work. But there is a fine line between appreciating your work and doing super well and you getting hooked on that. If you get hooked on success you're screwed.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Pharrell Williams

0
0
Subscribe to Pharrell Williams alerts
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America
Advertisement

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years...

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Pharrell Williams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Pharrell Williams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All