The song that has given Pharrell Williams international success and a Oscar nomination was actually not supposed to be for Pharrell in the first place.
Pharrell revealed in a recent interview, that Cee Lo Green originally wanted to record Happy and sounded amazing on it to.
“He sounded amazing on it, he burns my version! But … how do I say this diplomatically? The powers that be, at the time, did not see it fit for him.”
But Pharrell has insisted that Cee Lo has handled Happy’s success graciously.
“It’s not his fault — he was totally down with it … He was one of the most gracious people about it when it came out.”