Pharrell Williams is bigger than ever in 2013 and now he closes the year out by inking a deal with Columbia Records for his forthcoming studio album expected to drop in the coming months.

Columbia Records Chairman/CEO Rob Stringer had to say this about the deal:

“When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again. Since then, ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Get Lucky’ have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2014. ‘Happy’ is just the beginning.”

Watch Skateboard P’s 24-hour video for his Despicable Me 2 soundtrack cut “Happyhere. The record will also appear on his Columbia Records debut LP.