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Happy Birthday, Pharrell! His 10 Hottest Beats

Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and many more have called upon one of music's hottest producers. Celebrate his 43rd birthday today with his most bangin' joints

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z during Louis Vuitton and Interview Magazine Host Party for Pharrell Williams and Nigo to Celebrat
Gregory Pace

Pharrell Williams turns 43 today—happy birthday, dude! Solo artist or as part of The Neptunes, the Virginia Beach native has crafted some of the phattest, phreshest, most phorward-thinking beats for nearly half his life.

We've rummaged through Pharrell's lengthy discography to locate all the best stuff—dating back to 1992. Some tracks are iconic (Britney's innocence-ditching sex-romp "Slave 4 U") and/or catchy as all hell (Kelis' infectious bass-bounce sing-along "Milkshake"), while others are more obscure gems that didn't blaze the charts, but are still damn good (hey, Toni Braxton!).

Listen to Fuse's picks for Pharrell's 10 hottest tracks. What are you waiting for? Get clickin'!

1 / 10

Jay-Z, "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" (2000)

2 / 10

N.E.R.D. "Lapdance (ft. Lee Harvey & Vita)" (2001)

3 / 10

Britney Spears, "I'm a Slave 4 U" (2001)

4 / 10

Ma$e, "Lookin' At Me (ft. Puff Daddy)" (1998)

5 / 10

Toni Braxton, "Hit the Freeway (ft. Loon)" (2002)

6 / 10

Common, "Universal Mind Control (UMC)" (2008)

7 / 10

Nelly, "Hot in Herre" (2002)

8 / 10

Kelis, "Milkshake" (2003)

9 / 10

Jadakiss, "Knock Yourself Out" (2001)

10 / 10

Justin Timberlake, "Like I Love You (ft. Clipse)" (2002)

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