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Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer to score Oscars

Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer have been announced as music consultants for next year's Oscars.
Urban star Pharrell Williams
It's one of the most unlikely collaborations in the music industry, but one that has got everyone talking: Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer.

Williams, an R&B and hip-hop producing megastar and Zimmer, one of the greatest movie composers of all time, will join forces for next year's Oscars.

Together they will act as music consultants, ensuring the 8th Academy Awards, which takes places in February, will have a soundtrack that is 'off the wall'.

They will work alongside renowned film producer Brian Grazer, who is overseeing the whole event.

"I am honoured to work with my mentor and teacher Hans Zimmer and I have wanted to collaborate with Brian Grazer on something for years," gushed Williams.

"I cannot believe I will be joining them and their teams on the most prestigious show of the year, the Academy Awards.

News of the appointment of Williams and Zimmer as 2012's music team has been welcomed by everyone involved.

It comes after Eddie Murphy pulled out as host in spectacular fashion after director Bret Ratner resigned as producer.

Billy Crystal, an Oscar stalwart, will now host the event.

Posted by SRADNFCR-2133-ID-801235889-ADNFCR Posted on 12 Dec 2011 12:05 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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