We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Pharrell Williams, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more interesting facts about the singer and musician that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Lost His Virginity When He Was 16. Pharrell lost his v-card at the tender age of 16, and that’s not all! He lost it to an older woman. We bet 16-year-old boys everywhere were wishing they could be him right now.
Number Seven: He Experiences Synesthesia. Pharrell has said that he experiences synesthesia – a condition wherein people experience the blending of senses. For example, a lot of people who have synesthesia can see music in colors.
Number Six: He Helped Write “I’m a Slave 4 U.” As part of The Neptunes, Pharrell helped to write the iconic Britney Spears song, “I’m a Slave 4 U.” However, the song was originally intended for Janet Jackson.
Number Five: He Helped Write a Lot More Songs, Too. The Neptunes are one of the most prolific songwriting duos in the industry. In fact, at one point in 2003, up to 43 percent of the songs played on the radio throughout the United States could be attributed to The Neptunes.
Number Four: He Has Had Surgery to Remove His Tattoos. Pharrell has undergone painful laser surgery to remove some of his tattoos in the past.
Number Three: He Is Creative in Some Strange Places. Pharrell has claimed that he is most creative in the shower and on airplanes. In fact, he said that his best songs have been written in the shower or on a plane.
Number Two: He Named His Son After a Song. Pharrell’s son’s name is Rocket. The singer named his son after the Elton John song, “Rocket Man.”
Number One: He Wrote a Song on His Phone in Five Minutes. In case you weren’t convinced of Pharrell’s musical prowess, you will be now! Famously talented composer Hans Zimmer was there to witness Pharrell write a song in five minutes – on his cell phone, no less.