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Friday 31 October 2014

Pharrell Williams gets top award

Pharrell Williams is one of the O2 Silver Clef Awards winners

Pharrell Williams shared the spotlight with Bono as he picked up a prestigious award at a music industry bash.

The US superstar, who has been involved in a string of massive hits including Blurred Lines and Get Lucky, was joined by the U2 frontman as he picked up the R aymond Weil International Award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards and said his love for music was as strong as ever.

He said: "It always meant the same thing that it means now, it feels amazing."

Other winners include long-serving duo Chas and Dave who picked up the Icon Award at the event, organised by music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, at the London Hilton.

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page won the O2 Silver Clef Award, Sir Tom Jones was presented with the Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award and Laura Mvula was named best newcomer.

Other guests included comic Vic Reeves, Katherine Jenkins and Peter Andre who paid tribute to the work done by Nordoff Robbins.

He said: "Music is obviously the ultimate therapy, it's a language that everybody understands , it doesn't matter where you're from, you can understand music and it really helps vulnerable children and adults."

:: The 02 Silver Clef Award Winners

Pharrell Williams - Raymond Weil International Award

Paloma Faith - Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award

Giorgio Moroder - American Express Innovation Award

Gareth Malone - PPL Classical Award

Laura Mvula - Jack Daniel's Best Newcomer Award

Sir Tom Jones - Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award

Chas & Dave - Investec Icon Award

Black Sabbath - AEG Live Ambassadors of Rock Award

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