ABOVE: Watch Pharrell Williams get emotional during an interview with Oprah Winfrey
TORONTO — Pop star Pharrell Williams broke down during an interview with Oprah Winfrey after watching a compilation of videos from around the world for his hit song “Happy.”
The 41-year-old singer needed a moment to compose himself after the montage.
“Why am I crying on Oprah?,” joked Williams.
He wiped tears from his face and explained why he was so emotional.
“It’s overwhelming because I love what I do and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I can make it to this point, to feel that,” said Williams.
“Happy” was released last November and appears both on Williams’ album G I R L and on the soundtrack of Despicable Me 2. It has sold more than 1.2 million copies, topped the charts around the world and earned an Oscar nomination.
The official video for the song has been viewed more than 182 million times on YouTube.
BELOW: Watch the video for “Happy” by Pharrell Williams