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Pharrell Williams Has Deal for ‘Happy’ Picture Book, 3 More

In this July 4, 2014 file photo, Pharrell Williams performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, north London. At an event Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014 celebrating his collaboration with adidas, Williams said he remains grateful and humble about the success of his second album "G I R L." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
In this July 4, 2014 file photo, Pharrell Williams performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, north London. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell Williams has a “Happy” deal for a series of children’s picture books.

The Grammy Award-winning performer has an agreement with Putnam Books for Young Readers for four picture books, starting with one inspired by his hit song.

Putnam announced Tuesday that the book, “Happy,” will be published Sept. 22 and will feature photographs of children from around the world “celebrating what it means to be happy.” It plans a first printing of 250,000 copies.

Pharrell has won 10 Grammys, including two for “Happy.”

“Happy” was featured on the soundtrack of “Despicable Me 2” and was an Oscar nominee last year for best song.

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