Conor Maynard: "Working With Pharrell Williams Is Going To Be Amazing"

12 March 2012, 10:25

The 'Can't Say No' star has jetted to Miami to work with the Neptunes producer.

Conor Maynard has said he can't wait to begin working with Pharrell Williams.

The rising 'Can't Say No' star, who found fame on YouTube and has been compared to Justin Bieber, flew out to Miami at the weekend to hook up with the Neptunes producer.

Speaking before his departure, Conor said he was excited about the collaboration after Pharrell approached his record label, EMI.

"Before last year I had never been abroad. I didn't go abroad when I was younger – my family had caravan holidays," he told Metro.

"It's crazy for me going to America. Obviously, Pharrell's a bit of a dream for someone like me to work with. He saw my videos on YouTube and reached out to my label and said 'Do you look after this kid, who is he?'

"It was all sorted out through him pushing it. It's just cool. Saying 'I worked with Pharrell' is just insane. He's an amazing person to have believe in you."

Hailing from Brighton, Conor, 19, has already earned 182,000 Facebook fans, 65,000 Twitter followers and 52 million YouTube views.

He made his debut performance in London last month, with fans queuing from 8.30am to watch him.