Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, musician, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing soul, hip-hop, and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk, and hip-hop band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single Frontin in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006. His second album, Girl was released in March 2014.