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Are you an aspiring artist? If so, Pharrell wants you as part of his new project!

Off the heels of the recent Something in the Water festival, music innovator and 12 time Grammy winning artist, Pharrell Williams is looking for new talent to join him in a television documentary event that is sure to uplift spirits around the world.

Williams is casting vocal powerhouse and musicians to be a part of this community movement to showcase the best artists from the Hampton Roads area, where he grew up  Together with these fresh faces from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeak, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton and Suffolk, they will form a revolutionary choir in an upcoming gospel project.

Audioners are also welcome from neighboring cities (Richmond, Williamsburg) and states )North Carolina, DC, Maryland and Delaware).  Singers and musicians are encouraged to apply from all backgrounds and genres of music, including blues, jazz, rock, country, pop, soul, gospel, opera and R&B.

The deadline to enter submissions for the project is Monday, June 17, 2019.

If you looking to be a part of this project, please send in a 5-minute video to


-Introduce yourself, name, city, occupation

-tell them your story in one minute or less

-when did you start singing? How did you learn?

-who is your biggest musical influence and why?

-what does singing mean to you? How does it hold significance in your life?

-why do you want to share your voice with the world?

-belt it out.  Please use a verse acapela from one of the following songs:

Amazing Grace

Jesus Love Me

Great is Thy Faithfulness

The Old Rugged Cross

-And a chorus from a song of your choosing.

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