Kurt Cobain's Death Anniversary & Pharrell William's Birthday
We have two things that took place on this day in music. One is Pharrell Williams’ birthday and the other is Kurt Cobain’s death anniversary! Let’s start off with giving you a tiny gist of Kurt Cobain first.
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician and artist. He was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleachreleased on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989.
During his time he did enjoy success. However, during the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression. He also had difficulty coping with his fame and public image, and the professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love. On the 8th of April 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, which was a massive shock to everyone who knew the artist well.
Now we come to Pharrell Williams! He celebrates his birthday today. This man is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, musician, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk, and hip hop band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006. His second album, G I R L was released on March 3, 2014.
As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various recording artists. Williams has earned seven Grammy Awards including two with The Neptunes. He currently owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER. He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream.