Celebrity collaborations are much appreciated within the music community. Which is why when word leaks about secret studio meetings, the media covers the story diligently.  Recently, stories of Pharrell Williams and Adele meeting together generated a ton of excitement among fans of both artists.  Unfortunately, Pharrell was unable to spend time with the “Chasing Pavements” artist, as she is a new mother and left the recording session early to tend to her little one.


New mothers, and all parents for that matter, can relate that children become a priority.  With Adele’s successful streak over the last couple of years, the ballad singer can afford to take some time off to be at home.  Pharrell, on the other hand, is making large strides within the music community and expanding his musical repertoire.  His most recent hit, “Happy,” is one of many accomplishments he has recorded over the last few years.  It only seems fitting that the two personalities would come together in hopes of producing something fantastic.


Pharrell Williams in a hat.

Pharrell Williams is known for producing great records so collaborations involving the artist hold potential success.(Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

While other artists may feel that spending 20 minutes in a collaboration meeting is a waste of time, Pharrell understands Adele’s priorities.  “I’ve seen her recently.  She’s kinda like, ‘Okay, guys, I’m gonna open my diary for 20 minutes,'” he says in an interview with The Mirror.  “Then she gives it to you and closes it up and disappears, and she’s off with her beautiful boy — and that’s what it’s all about…She’s a masterful writer. You listen to her albums and the intention is living and breathes.”


Delays in their partnership may be disappointing to fans, but one cannot argue that being a new parent causes for a shift in priorities.  From this, the consumer music community can learn that celebrities have to set aside family time, just as any other working citizen.  Perhaps Adele’s new album will feature material dedicated to her precious bundle of joy and who knows — maybe Pharrell will be around long enough to produce the sound.


What would you do in this situation?  Are you more of a family-first individual or would you work to get ahead?  Think about it and let us know by commenting below or finding me on Twitter @Antoinette_8a.