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1 August 2012, 15:21 | Updated: 1 August 2012, 15:32
The 'Vegas Girl' star says he wants to make sure Pharrell's belief in him as an artist was justified.
Conor Maynard says being described as the "future of pop music" by his The Neptunes frontman Pharrell Williams has made him determined to prove the 'Maybe' singer right and be a success.
The 'Can't Say No' singer launched his debut album 'Contrast' in the UK this week, and recalls getting to meet some of the biggest names in the industry, back when he started working with Pharrell on the record earlier this year.
"It's been crazy. I had to get very used to meeting my idols very quickly," Conor revealed to MTV News this week. "I got to work with some incredible people. There's some amazing, amazing names I'm honoured to have on this album and I had to get used to meeting these people before I even released a track.
"I had to control myself, not want to run in there and lick their face!" Conor joked. "I had to contra that. I had to be normal at the same time.
"It was exciting and it made me very, very driven to want to prove myself to them," he added. "Pharrell kind of sits me down and says, 'I think you're the future of pop music.' And I'm like 'OK'. For me, it made me want to prove that."
Check out a picture of Pharrell Williams and Conor Maynard in the recording studio together earlier this year below (Credit: Twitter):
Earlier today Conor spoke out about getting to record a song written by Frank Ocean for his debut album, on a track called 'Pictures', and revealed he is a big fan of the Odd Future star.
Conor Maynard's new album 'Contrast' is out now and recent single 'Vegas Girl' charted at number six on the Vodafone Big Top 40 this past sunday (29th July).