Pharrell Williams has helped penned hits for Gwen Stefani (“Hollaback Girl”), Britney Spears (“I’m a Slave 4 U”), and yes, even Nelly (“Hot in Herre”). As far as Nelly’s famous track goes, the rapper admitted to The Fader that Williams’ track barely made it onto his wildly popular 2002 album, Nellyville.
“I knew that we are missing something,” he told The Fader. “We missing something. We don’t have the fuse to the bomb. We called up Pharrell. Pharrell was a good friend of ours, and then he came with the Chuck Brown [beat]. Pharrell said something about, ‘You gotta have the girls add some ‘Getting so hot.’” Of course, Nelly complied. Decades later, the song still gets crowds dancing in all corners of the globe.