Pharrell Williams thanks British fans for helping with his career success

Pharrell Williams last night (09.10.14) thanked his British fans for the role they've played in helping to shape his music career during his 'Dear G I R L' concert at The O2 in London

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Pharrell Williams thanked Britain for having a "heavy" and "influential" hand in shaping his career during his concert at The O2 in London last night (09.10.14).

The 'Get Lucky' hitmaker performed a number of hits from throughout his music career during the 'Dear G I R L' tour show and, to thank fans for the role they've had in his success, played a medley of the hit singles he's written and produced including Nelly's 'Hot In Herre' and Gwen Stefani's 'Hollaback Girl'.

Speaking to the crowd, Pharrell said: "This great nation has had a very heavy and influential hand in the shaping of our formative years and what brought us over first was not this album but a lot of songs that you guys voted on and bought way back in the day and sung and told your friends about.

"And those things changed my life. So I thought, why not share the journey that you helped create."

Meanwhile, Pharrell's protégé Cris Cab - who was one of the opening acts at the gig at The O2 - has confessed his mentor wasn't supposed to feature in the music video for their track 'Liar Liar' because they're on different record labels.

Cris exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "There are a lot of challenges [in the music industry]. A good example of that would be that Pharrell's record label didn't want him to even appear in our video.

"So he had to sneak out or something to come and do it."

Pharrell's set at The O2 featured a number of crowd-pleasing hits including 'Marilyn Monroe', 'Blurred Lines', 'Get Lucky', 'Happy' and tracks from his, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley's group N.E.R.D, 'She Wants To Move' and 'Rock Star'.

Pharrell Williams

The highly successful producer and collaborator strikes out on his own, blending hip hop, R&B and pop sounds.

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