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Pharrell Williams Cries 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Interview

Talking about his breakout hit, 'Happy', with Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams was so overcome by emotion that he couldn't help but start tearing up.

"Zero air-play, nothing. And the next thing you know, we put out the video on November 21 and all of a suddenóboom. I mean, when I say boom, I mean BOOM," Pharrell tells Oprah.

"And we were like, what's happening? First of all, people are putting up their own videos. It was like no longer my song."

After the 'Oprah Prime' host played a montage of people around the world singing 'Happy', Pharrell began to tear up.

"You know, I was just thinking about your grandmother. I bet she didn't even imagine that," Oprah tells him.

"Why am I crying on Oprah?," he laughs.

"It's being used for something that's greater than yourself. I get that," replies Oprah.

"It's overwhelming because it's like I love what I do and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long, that I could make it to this point to feel that," he says.

Watch the video for Pharrell Williams's 'Happy' below:

April 15, 2014 |

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