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American Rock, Funk, and Hip Hop Band

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N.e.r.d. Biography

N.E.R.D (short for 'No-one Ever Really Dies', stylized as NER*D) is an American rock, funk and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes. After producing songs for several artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the production duo formed the band with Shay Haley as a side project of The Neptunes in 2001.

N.E.R.D's debut album, ''In Search Of...'', sold 603,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album debuted at number 61 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 56. It was also awarded the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. The album's lead single, "Lapdance", peaked at number 36 of the Hot Rap Tracks chart and number 85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The second single, "Rock Star", peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The band's second album, ''Fly or Die'', sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200. The first single, "She Wants to Move", has gone top 5 in the United Kingdom, top 20 in Norway, Ireland, and Denmark, and top 40 in Australia and the Netherlands.

In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded. Three years later, the band reunited under Star Trak Entertainment, a subsidiary of Interscope Records established by Williams and Hugo.

The band's third album, ''Seeing Sounds'', sold 80,000 copies in its first week. The album debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 80,000 in its first week. It peaked in the top 20 in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, while also charting in the several other countries.

N.E.R.D released their fourth studio album entitled “Nothing” on November 2nd, 2010. The album debuted at number twenty one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 20,000 copies. The first single from the album, "Hot N' Fun" featuring Canadian recording artist Nelly Furtado, was released on May 18, 2010. "Hypnotize U" the second single off the album was produced by Daft Punk.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like N.e.r.d. for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book N.e.r.d. for your next private or corporate function.
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N.e.r.d. Biography

N.E.R.D (short for 'No-one Ever Really Dies', stylized as NER*D) is an American rock, funk and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes. After producing songs for several artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the production duo formed the band with Shay Haley as a side project of The Neptunes in 2001.

N.E.R.D's debut album, ''In Search Of...'', sold 603,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album debuted at number 61 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 56. It was also awarded the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. The album's lead single, "Lapdance", peaked at number 36 of the Hot Rap Tracks chart and number 85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The second single, "Rock Star", peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The band's second album, ''Fly or Die'', sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200. The first single, "She Wants to Move", has gone top 5 in the United Kingdom, top 20 in Norway, Ireland, and Denmark, and top 40 in Australia and the Netherlands.

In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded. Three years later, the band reunited under Star Trak Entertainment, a subsidiary of Interscope Records established by Williams and Hugo.

The band's third album, ''Seeing Sounds'', sold 80,000 copies in its first week. The album debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 80,000 in its first week. It peaked in the top 20 in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, while also charting in the several other countries.

N.E.R.D released their fourth studio album entitled “Nothing” on November 2nd, 2010. The album debuted at number twenty one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 20,000 copies. The first single from the album, "Hot N' Fun" featuring Canadian recording artist Nelly Furtado, was released on May 18, 2010. "Hypnotize U" the second single off the album was produced by Daft Punk.

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  • How to book N.e.r.d.?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like N.e.r.d. for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for N.e.r.d., or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for N.e.r.d. or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book N.e.r.d.?

    Booking fees for N.e.r.d., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire N.e.r.d., please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for N.e.r.d.?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like N.e.r.d. for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book N.e.r.d. for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent N.e.r.d. or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for N.e.r.d. or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

N.e.r.d. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book N.e.r.d. for your event is available upon request. N.e.r.d. generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, The Cool Kids and DJ Khaled. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling N.e.r.d. for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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