The annual O2 Silver Clef Awards is back, and today it has been announced that Pharrell Williams will be presented with the Raymond Weil International Award and Paloma Faith will be presented with the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award.
Man of the moment, Pharrell Williams, has been revealed as the recipient for the Raymond Weil International Award at the annual O2 Silver Clef event after a year of massive successes across the music industry. Having just reached Number one with his critically acclaimed new album, ‘G I R L’, the ‘Happy’ singer has sold over 5 million copies of the single which was the first taken from the album; it also featured on the ‘Despicable Me’ soundtrack and was nominated for an Oscar.
He has recently collaborated with Daft Punk on the massive Number one ‘Get Lucky’ and with Robin Thicke on the biggest selling single of 2013, ‘Blurred Lines’. The multi Grammy Award winner, with a career that has spanned over two decades, built global support throughout the nineties and naughties, producing chart toppers like Britney Spears’ ‘I’m A Slave For You’ and Nelly’s ‘Hot In Here’. Pharrell then featured in Snoop Dogg’s ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ which was named Billboard’s ‘Song of the Decade’ in 2009, to name just a few of his vast collaborations and achievements.
Double platinum selling artist Paloma Faith, who will receive the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award, has been an icon of British Music since 2009, when she released her debut single ‘Do You Want The Truth or Something Beautiful?’ Her unique, retro and eccentric style coupled with her bold talent has gained her continuous critical acclaim through to her most recent, third album, ‘A Perfect Contradiction’. Not only known for her stunning music as a recording artist and having been nominated for three BRIT Awards, Faith is also a style icon across the UK for her fearless style. Paloma’s recent track, ‘Can’t Rely On You’ was written by fellow O2 Silver Clef Award winner, Pharell Williams.
Paloma Faith says: “I’m a great advocate of British music, so to be awarded the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award at the O2 Silver Clefs is amazing. Music has always been a form of therapy for me so I am glad to be supporting Nordoff Robbins and helping them to raise awareness of their work, helping people connect and communicate through music.”
The O2 Silver Clef Awards have been bringing together artists from all areas of the music industry since 1976, to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy work. This year, the O2 Silver Clefs will continue to shine as the pinnacle event in the Nordoff Robbins fundraising calendar and a highlight of the year for the music industry, with some of the biggest names coming together for this special event. Overall, 10 awards will be presented – 9 of which will be announced before the awards ceremony. Best Live Act, voted for by the public, will be announced on the day of the awards.
Music charity Nordoff Robbins uses music to transform the lives of people of all ages all over the UK. Supported heavily by the music industry, where they are the charity of choice at the BRITs and the MITs, to date, the O2 Silver Clef Awards, now in its 39th year, has raised over £8 million for Nordoff Robbins since 1976.
This years awards will be held this year at the London Hilton on Park Lane, on Friday July 4th.