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The Neptunes

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"The Neptunes" are also the name of the fictional rock band in Hanna-Barbera's 1976 Saturday morning cartoon, Jabberjaw.

The Neptunes are Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, a duo of record producers based in their hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia who created the sound for some of the most successful hip-hop artists (Nelly's "Hot In Herre," Jay-Z's "Change Clothes" Snoop Dogg's and Justin Timberlake's "Signs"), R&B artists (Kelis' "Caught Out There", Toni Braxton's "Hit The Freeway"), and pop icons (Britney Spears' "I'm A Slave 4 U", Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" and half of Justin Timberlake's solo debut). The Neptunes' sound is a highly distinctive brand of off-kilter, stripped-down funk with a heavy electronic element. The Neptunes are in a rock band, fronted by Pharrell, called N.E.R.D (which stands for "No one Ever Really Dies"), whose debut album, In Search Of..., achieved gold status in America.

Their singles as N.E.R.D. include "Rock Star," "Lapdance," and "Provider." 2004's Fly or Die was an even bigger hit than their first album, and its debut single, "She Wants To Move", is possibly their biggest to date.

The Neptunes began the Star Trak record label, whose notable acts include rapper Snoop Dogg and the rap duo Clipse.

Hit singles they've produced for others include:

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