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Background information
Origin Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 2001—present
Label(s) Virgin Records
Interscope Records
Star Trak Entertainment
Associated acts Nelly Furtado
The Game
The Neptunes
Website Website
Chad Hugo
Shay Haley
Former members

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N*E*R*D Overview


N.E.R.D (short for 'No-one Ever Really Dies', stylized as N*E*R*D) is an American rock and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes. After producing songs for several artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the production duo formed the band with Shay Haley as a side project of The Neptunes in 2001. N.E.R.D's debut album, "In Search Of...", sold 603,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was also awarded the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. The band's second album, "Fly or Die", sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Nothing (2010) Seeing Sounds (2008) Fly Or Die (2004) In Search Of... (2001)

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N.E.R.D's Pharrell Williams Working With Gorillaz Damon Albarn

November 25, 2010
N*E*R*D star Pharrell Williams has revealed that he's putting a song together with Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn. Williams said he was enjoying working with Albarn, who has also collaborated with the likes of Mos Def and Lou Reed.  Read more 

N.E.R.D Announce Details Of Best Of Album

November 17, 2010
N.E.R.D have announced details of their forthcoming album 'Best of' album. The album entitled 'The Best of N.E.R.D', set for release January 11.  Read more 

Daft Punk Produce New NERD Single 'Hypnotise U'

October 6, 2010
French disco duo Daft Punk have produced the forthcoming single from N.E.R.D, it has emerged. The track, entitled 'Hypnotize U', features on the hip-hop collective's forthcoming album 'Nothing', which is released on November 2.  Read more 

N.E.R.D Announce June UK Tour Dates

May 20, 2010
N*E*R*D have announced details of two UK dates set to take place next month. The hip-hop collective, fronted by Pharrell Williams, will play London’s Forum on June 21 and Manchester's Academy on June 23.  Read more 

N.E.R.D. To Headline Croatia's INmusic Festival

March 11, 2009
N.E.R.D. will headline this year's INmusic festival in Zagreb, Croatia. The rap-rock band join a line up that already includes Lily Allen and Anthrax.  Read more 

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