N.E.R.D. is a rap-rock band consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and their friend Shae Haley. The band's sound is a mixture of hip hop and rock, with many other influences and sounds, produced by The Neptunes, the name of Hugo and Williams' production team.
N.E.R.D. to date, have released two full albums and a few singles, with one more album set to come out in spring 2008. Though they did not achieve superstar-status mainstream success with their albums and singles, the group has acquired a wide legion of loyal fans across the globe.
In 2008, N.E.R.D. announced plans to join Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Rihanna on the highly anticipated Glow in the Dark Tour. The tour will hit numerous North American cities and is one of the most anticipated concerts of 2008.
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They recorded their first album, In Search Of..., with the funk-rock band Spymob for worldwide release in 2002. Their second album, Fly or Die, was released in 2003 and featured the singles "She Wants to Move" and "Maybe". The album has so far gone top 10 in the USA, while the lead-off single, "She Wants to Move", has gone top 5 in the UK, top 20 in Norway, Ireland, and Denmark, and top 40 in Australia and the Netherlands. The music video for "She Wants To Move" even achieved substantial airplay on regular MTV in America for a few weeks, a rarity for any new music video.