N.E.R.D’s comeback single “Lemon” featuring Rihanna took the world by storm in 2017. The explosive track features Pharrell’s signature funky beats and rock-tinged instrumentals, combined with Rihanna’s fierce and powerful vocals. The song’s unique sound and empowering lyrics about taking control of your own life made it an instant hit and a standout track on N.E.R.D’s self-titled album.
“Lemon” was released in November 2017 and quickly gained attention for its infectious beat and catchy chorus. The song’s music video, directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, featured an incredible dance routine by Mette Towley, a member of Pharrell’s creative collective i am OTHER. The video went viral and inspired countless dance covers and challenges on social media.
N.E.R.D, which stands for No One Ever Really Dies, is a hip-hop and rock group formed by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley in 1999. The group has released several successful albums and is known for their eclectic sound and experimental approach to music. Rihanna, on the other hand, needs no introduction – the Barbadian singer has been one of the biggest pop stars in the world since her debut in 2005, with countless hits and a massive fan base.
The music video features a viral dance challenge called the #LemonDanceChallenge. The challenge started when a teenager named Ayo & Teo posted a video of themselves dancing to the song on Instagram, which caught the attention of Pharrell Williams himself. He shared the video on his Instagram, and the challenge quickly spread, with many people sharing their own dance videos using the hashtag #LemonDanceChallenge. Even Rihanna joined in on the fun, posting her own video of the challenge on her Instagram.
About the Artist
N.E.R.D (No One Ever Really Dies) is an American funk rock and hip hop band formed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1999. The group consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley. Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She is known for her distinctive vocal range and eclectic mix of musical genres, from R&B and hip hop to pop and reggae. The collaboration between N.E.R.D and Rihanna on the song “Lemon” marked the first time the two had worked together.