Pharrell Williams cries with gratitude during his ‘Oprah Prime’ interview with Oprah Winfrey

Pharrell Williams sat down for an Oprah Prime interview with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the overwhelming success of his chart-topping single, and ended up shedding “happy” tears of gratitude to his fans.

The singer-songwriter-producer wasn’t expecting “Happy” to make such an impact and seemed genuinely surprised by its swift success: “The next thing you know, we put out the video on November 21, [and] all of a sudden boom,” he told Oprah, 60.

Pharrell was reduced to joyful tears when the ‘Favorite Things’ host pointed to a montage reel of all the fan videos that had been made worldwide.

When the cameras returned to the former N.E.R.D singer, he was wiping away tears, joking, “Why am I crying on Oprah? It’s overwhelming because I love what I do, and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point, to feel that.”

The 41-year-old hat afficianado’s upbeat single (off his album G I R L) has garnered immense fanfare, from an Oscar nomination to a number-one spot on music charts in dozens of countries. He is has also been tapped to replace Cee Lo Green as a new judge on The Voice.

Oprah later tweeted, “Thank you @Pharrell that was one of my all time favourite interviews ever. You all now can see why, right? #OprahPrime.”

We sure can, Oprah.

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