(the acronym of No one Ever Really Dies
, stylized as N*E*R*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). It was also... more