Birthday boy Pharrell Williams took over “Saturday Night Live” last night. The musical guest, alongside guest host Anna Kendrick, celebrated 41 candles with a performance of his contagiously-cheerful song “Happy.”
Along with a chorus of adorable dancing kids, the ever-youthful star belted out the lyrics to his Academy Award-nominated hit while rocking a green edition of his infamous hat.
Speaking of that hat, Pharrell also got a chance to guest star in the final sketch of the evening. He played himself, a musician looking for a new backup singer. The funniest moment came when his colleagues, played by Kenan Thompson and Taran Killam (both sporting versions of the hat), claimed they started the new trend.
Before hitting the stage, Skateboard P shared his excitement with fans on Instagram. “Wow…what an incredible night and the show hasn’t even started. Thank you Saturday Night Live for the birthday cake and all the laughs,” he wrote.
Check out his performance of “Happy” and the second single single off his new album, title “Marilyn Monroe,” below.
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WARDROBE WARS: Jay-Z vs Pharrell (Hip Hop Edition)
1. WARDROBE WARS: Jay-Z vs Pharrell (Hip Hop Edition)
Jay-Z was dapper in a window pane print suit at the premiere for The Great Gatsby.
Pharrell went fitted with a touch of casual cool on the BET red carpet.
Jay-Z paired a crisp white button down shirt with his Roc-A-Fella chain.
Pharrell rocked his navy shirt with a jacket and hat with fiance, Helen Lasichanh.
Jay-Z danced the night away with his wife, Beyonce, in jeans and white kicks.
Pharrell opted for a casual jacket and cutoff denim shorts.
It was a denim on denim night for Jay-Z.
...Meanwhile Pharrell added a plaid shirt into the mix for some texture.
Jay-Z was on trend in black and white on the red carpet.
Pharrell went nautical with a striped tee and shades.
Jigga man rocked all black everything to match his wife.
Pharrell chose a leather bomber jacket and black pants for the stage.
Jay-Z kept it sophisticated in a white shirt and sweater combo.
Pharrell topped off his look with his favorite camo fitted.
Jay-Z donned a tailored grey suit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his 40/40 sports club.
Pharrell looked fly in his tux and bow tie.
Hov wore a tee and camo pants while chatting with Roc Nation Sports signee, Skylar Diggins.
Pharrell rocked an all over camo look that gave Jay-Z a run for his money.
Jay took to the stage for his Legends of Summer tour in a white shirt and jumbo gold chain.
Pharrell wore a cool plaid shirt along with blue-laced Timbs for a night out.