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Charles “Chad” Hugo (born February 24, 1974), also known as Chad Hugo is an American Grammy Award-winning producer. He is best known as one half of the music production and writing duo The Neptunes and is a member of funk/rock band N*E*R*D. He is a saxophonist, pianist, and guitarist. Along with his production partner Pharrell Williams, he has produced numerous number-one hit tracks.

Hugo was born in the South Hampton Roads city of Portsmouth, Virginia. He grew up in Virginia Beach to Filipino parents; his father is a retired Navy officer. He met Williams in the seventh grade during a summer program for gifted students. The two began working together, mixing beats and playing in various live bands. In 1992, while the two were attending different high schools in Virginia Beach (Hugo at Kempsville High School), Pharrell was paid to write a verse to the 1992 single “Rump Shaker”, by Wreckx-N-Effect.

After several years of occasional productions for artists often associated with founder Teddy Riley, such as BLACKstreet and SWV, they scored songwriting and production assignments with artists such as N.O.R.E. and Mystikal, which became hits, allowing them to produce with their own distinctive sound for megastars such as Jay-Z. Hugo signed a global music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing.

In August 2002, The Neptunes were named Producers of the Year at both The Source Awards and the Billboard Music Awards. The album The Neptunes Presents… Clones was then released, debuting at number one in August 2003.


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  • A1WEND1L

    I was listening to N*E*R*D - Lapdance and for some reason it got tagged as Chad by the Last.FM scrobbler. Fix this please.

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CeciliaBAngel

    I'm sorry Chad, 2 days later: Happy B'day !!!!!

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • CeciliaBAngel

    Chad is my Hero of the Music!!!!!

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • JxMxC

    i love you <3 mmm:)

    4 Jul 2010 Reply

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