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Pharrell Williams has deal for ‘Happy’ picture book, 3 more

/ 02:12 PM February 17, 2015
Pharrell Williams performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Pharrell Williams performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK — Pharrell Williams has a “Happy” deal for a series of children’s picture books.

The Grammy Award-winning performer has an agreement with Putnam Books for Young Readers for four picture books, starting with one inspired by his hit song.

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Putnam announced Tuesday the book, “Happy,” will be published Sept. 22 and will feature photographs of children from around the world “celebrating what it means to be happy.” It plans a first printing of 250,000 copies.

Pharrell has won 10 Grammys, including two for “Happy.”

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“Happy” was featured on the soundtrack of “Despicable Me 2” and was an Oscar nominee last year for best song.

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