Pharrell Williams has said that since stepping into the limelight himself, and not just producing for huge stars, he finds the attention crazy.
The Happy singer told Time Out, "Seriously, I find myself trying to be cool about it, but I'm really like...whoa! I've always produced music for artists who are going through this level of success, but I just didn't know it would be this crazy.
"I'm like a kid with a sweet tooth waking up in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Look, as a producer, I've always been the guy standing next to the guy, and I was happy with that. But the universe taps you on your shoulder and you realise that there's more in store for you. It's kind of like The Karate Kid."
Pharrell is nominated for the Best Song Oscar for his track Happy that appears on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.