BEVERLY HILLS, CA â€” Singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams will perform his OscarÂ®-nominated song â€œHappyâ€ at the OscarsÂ®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
â€œHappy,â€ which Williams wrote and produced for â€œDespicable Me 2,â€ is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and “The Moon Song” from “Her.”
Pharrell Williams has won seven Grammy AwardsÂ®, two (in 2004 and 2014) for Producer of the Year. Named Billboardâ€™s Producer of the Decade in 2010, his productions have sold over 100 million copies. Williams collaborated on two of 2013â€™s most ubiquitous anthems: Robin Thickeâ€™s â€œBlurred Linesâ€ which he co-wrote and produced and Daft Punkâ€™s â€œGet Lucky,â€ which he co-wrote and also sang. As a solo producer and as part of the prolific producing team The Neptunes, Williams has played a key role in creating a string of hits over more than two decades, including Jay-Zâ€™s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me),” Nellyâ€™s “Hot in Herre,” Gwen Stefaniâ€™s “Hollaback Girl,” Snoop Doggâ€™s “Drop it Like it’s Hot,” Britney Spearsâ€™ â€œIâ€™m A Slave 4 Uâ€ and Justin Timberlakeâ€™s â€œLike I Love You.â€
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby TheatreÂ® at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.