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Pharrell doesn't want to get hooked on success

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams has said he cannot control how successful a song might be, but doesn't want to get hooked on success either.

The Happy singer told Red Bulletin magazine, "Success means the people voted, they requested, they shared it with a friend, they purchased it, they downloaded it. And they did it in large numbers. That is what success means. I have nothing to do with that. I can only control what I do."

The 40-year-old added, "When I was young yeah, I looked at it differently, because I looked at a lot of people who quantified their happiness by how successful they were. And, nobody wants to work really hard and not get recognised for it. You want to be appreciated for your work. But there is a fine line between appreciating your work and doing super well, and you getting hooked on that. If you get hooked on success you're screwed."

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