Pharrell Williams leads Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Award winners

PHARRELL WILLIAMS added another major honor to his trophy cabinet on Friday (04Jul14) after picking up the Raymond Weil International Award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards in London.

The Happy hitmaker was honored for his most recent hits, which also include Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines and Get Lucky, his collaboration with Daft Punk.

Other winners at the prestigious lunchtime gala included former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who picked up the O2 Silver Clef Award, Sir Tom Jones, who was presented with the Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award and Black Sabbath.

In addition to the prizegiving event, the awards ceremony also serves as a charity fundraiser for Nordoff Robbins, which provides therapy to adults and children suffering from various diseases and conditions.

Prizewinner Page says, ''I played on the original Silver Clef show that was way back at Knebworth, which had Cliff Richard and Pink Floyd and I played with Robert Plant there. I went to the Nordoff Robbins center the other day and they told me that the center was established from that charity concert, so that was really nice to find out.

"When I was at the center I met someone who was a recipient of the work the charity is doing and it was quite a moving experience I have to say. When you see the results that they get you can see it's what you always believed music could do. Music is a great communicator... Music has a power.''

The 02 Silver Clef Award Winners are:

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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