N.E.R.D. is a genre-smashing rock-rap-funk band featuring Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the hitmaking production duo The Neptunes, plus vocalist Shay Haley.
• The group formed in 1999 when The Neptunes enlisted their childhood buddy Haley for a new project. Featuring guests like Kelis and Pusha T, N.E.R.D.’s 2001 debut album, In Search Of…, went gold in America.
• In 2004, N.E.R.D. returned with their sophomore effort, Fly or Die. Benji and Joel Madden of the pop-punk band Good Charlotte appear on the track “Jump.”
• N.E.R.D. split up in 2005 but reunited three years for
ORIGINVirginia Beach, VA