Pharrell Williams is not only an award-winning rapper/singer/producer, but the Virginia Beach native is also an acclaimed songwriter. In a recent interview with Clash Music, he revealed that he originally penned 2003's "Frontin'," featuring JAY-Z, for Prince.

“All of my biggest songs were songs that I did with or for other people. Collaboration has always been part of my DNA," Pharrell stated. "And, to be clear and to be honest, songs that I ended up putting out by myself were always songs that I wrote for other people. I made ‘Frontin’ for Prince, and even ‘Happy,’ I wrote that for CeeLo.”

"Frontin'" served as Williams' debut solo single, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, also reaching number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 2003. "Happy," which landed Pharrell two GRAMMYs, then accounted for his first number one single as a lead artist.

For more on Pharrell writing some of his biggest hits for other artists, visit Clash Music.

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