Pharrell Williams is one of the biggest names on today's top 40 charts. He's won eleven Grammys (and immeasurable attention for his Grammys fashion choices), been nominated for an Oscar, and is about to begin writing a series of children's books. He's worked behind the scenes as a producer on hits like Kelis's "Milkshake," Britney Spears's "Slave 4 You," and has collaborated with every major hip hop artist in the business. Pharrell's music is inescapable, but his story -- his life and influences -- has been largely left unreported. In this first major biography of Williams, Paul Lester draws on interviews with Williams and his family and friends to show fans the man behind the music.