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Pharrell Williams Receives the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 07/04/14 -- Editor's Note: There is one photo associated with this press release.

RAYMOND WEIL, luxury Swiss watchmaker today presented International superstar Pharrell Williams with the RAYMOND WEIL International artist Award at the annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef event, held at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Pharrell was on-hand to receive in person the award from RAYMOND WEIL's UK Brand Director Craig Leach at the star-studded event that was attended by some of the biggest names in the music business: Jimmy Page, Sir Tom Jones, Black Sabbath, Chas & Dave, Paloma Faith, Giorgio Morodor, Laura Mvula, Gaby Roslin and Gareth Malone.

Having just reached Number One with his critically acclaimed new album, 'G I R L', Pharrell Williams has sold over 5 million copies of the single 'Happy' which was the first taken from the album; it also featured on the 'Despicable Me' soundtrack and was nominated for an Oscar this year. 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 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 - just a few of his vast collaborations and achievements.

Elie Bernheim, CEO - RAYMOND WEIL says: "We are delighted to have presented Pharrell Williams with the RAYMOND WEIL International Award this afternoon at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef luncheon. Pharrell has had the most incredible year within the music industry with releases "Happy" and "Girl", which have enjoyed huge success across the worldwide charts. His appearance and successes at The BRIT Awards and The Academy Awards mark a truly memorable year for him. We have had the privilege of awarding the industry's most decorated artists over the past 11 years of working with Nordoff Robbins and are thrilled that Pharrell Williams is the latest recipient of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award for 2014."

The O2 Silver Clef Awards have collaborated with 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.

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 GBP 8 million for Nordoff Robbins since 1976.

Previous reciprocates of the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award have included: Vampire Weekend, Michael Buble, Swedish House Mafia, Kelis, Meatloaf, John Legend, Foo Fighters, Bob Geldof, Bon Jovi and Kylie Minogue to name a few.

Notes to Editors:

RAYMOND WEIL

Founded in Geneva in 1976, RAYMOND WEIL is one of the last remaining independent family-operated Swiss watchmaking companies, based in Geneva, home of Switzerland's most prestigious watchmakers and of the industry's top expertise in component and material supply. The Brand enjoys a unique position in the exclusive world of luxury with a collection of refined timepieces that embody an elegant and contemporary blend of elements to inspire the most discerning customer.

Music has always been at the centre of the RAYMOND WEIL universe. This is borne out by the names of the Brand's collections - taken from famous operas such as nabucco and Parsifal, or with music connections, such as maestro and jasmine - and the various partnerships RAYMOND WEIL has signed with iconic music venues, exclusive music awards ceremonies, live music platforms, internationally recognised musicians and music related charities.

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