LOS ANGELES (AP)—Pharrell has a new reason to be “Happy.”
Clive Davis is honoring the “Happy” and “Freedom” singer-songwriter with his Legend in Songwriting Award.
In this Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Pharrell Williams attends the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood in Beverly Hills, Calif. Attorneys for Williams and Robin Thicke appealed a 2015 copyright infringement verdict over their hit song, “Blurred Lines,” arguing the case should have been decided before trial, or that a new trial should be ordered because jurors were given improper instructions to decide the case. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Pharrell is scheduled to receive the honor from the veteran music executive at the 12th annual Songs of Hope event on Sept. 15. The annual event benefits the City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases in Duarte, California.
Other award recipients will include singer-songwriter Mike Posner and “The Jungle Book” and “Mother’s Day” composer John Debney.
Burt Bacharach, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds are among the previous winners of Davis’ Legend in Songwriting Award.