Pharrell is on an actual high right now, as his sophomore album G I R L, released yesterday, is topping the charts everywhere reaching No. 1 in over 60 countries.
While he has plenty to talk about the hit-maker called in to speak with Angie Martinez on Hot 97 for an interview on Monday. In addition to talking about the Oscars, making “Happy,” relationship with his wife Helen and more, P revealed some news about Alicia Keys next album, which he claims is ‘incredible’ and ‘next level.’
“Alicia’s album is incredible,” said Pharrell. “The last time I said something like this, everybody was lookin’ at me crazy and I told them like, ‘Listen, ya’ll don’t know Miley Cyrus.’ And they was like, ‘Nah, she’s Hannah Montana.’ And I was like, ‘OK, you’ll see.’ Alicia’s album is crazy. Harlem is gonna be real proud. New York is gonna be real proud.”
Continuing he said, “I’m tellin’ you. She’s getting ready to do something super next level. It supersedes anything that’s out and it’s awesome because it’s a woman and it’s a black woman, and there’s just a whole other level of what she’s doing and I was very honored to have her on my album, and we actually worked on some records for her album while she was doing that for me. New York, be very proud because she’s done something next level.”
The two collaborated on the standout song “Know Who You Are” on G I R L, which you can pick up right now in stores and on iTunes. You can listen to his full interview with Angie below: