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Williams is Oscar music consultant

Published 09/12/2011 | 10:07

Pharrell Williams has recorded with stars such as Jay-Z and Ludacris
Pharrell Williams has recorded with stars such as Jay-Z and Ludacris

Pharrell Williams has been picked to handle the music at next year's Oscars.

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The Grammy-winning rapper and producer will join composer Hans Zimmer to serve as the music consultants for the 84th annual Academy Awards.

Hans won an Oscar for the original score for 1994's The Lion King. The 54-year-old composer has another eight nominations for scoring films such as Inception, Gladiator and Rain Man, among others.

Pharrell has recorded with Jay-Z, Ludacris, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. The 38-year-old has won three Grammy Awards.

Oscar telecast producers Don Mischer and Brian Grazer called the pairing "an exciting and prestigious collaboration."

The Academy Awards will be presented on February 26, 2012.

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