Pharrell Williams has had quite the year. He's sitting atop a mountain of Grammy nominations for his role on Daft Punk's track 'Get Lucky' and Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines.' He's now announced that he's signed with Columbia Records for his new solo record due out in early 2014. It'll feature the song he released for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, 'Happy', which got the 24-hour-music-video treatment. This will be his first solo album since 2006's In My Mind.

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