*Now, singer/song writer/producer Pharrell Williams has yet Another reason to be “Happy.”
On Thursday (12-04-14), the Grammy-winning music mastermind received star number 2,537 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Williams told the crowd of friends, family and fans that the honor left him humbled, but he made sure to thank those who first inspired him to follow his musical dreams: his music teachers.
“You can have talent, and you can have skill, but if you don’t have the people to nurture you and support your creativity, it means nothing,” Williams said. “And it often, in most cases, is wasted.”
His buddy, funny woman Ellen DeGeneres was there to help honor Williams. She didn’t come with a speech, but a poem, instead.
“I thought if I write a poem he could possibly write a song out of it and we could both make money,” DeGeneres joked.
Yeah that was a funny line, but she got serious when talking about her good friend.
“You have made such an imprint on music and on people’s lives,” said the daytime TV host. “It’s not just because you are a brilliant singer, songwriter, and musician, it’s because you are a kind soul. There is only one Pharrell and I am so proud and lucky to call him my friend.”