Pharrell Williams Cries ‘Happy’ Tears

In this March 25, 2014 photo, Pharrell Williams poses in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

(CNN) — Go ahead and grab a tissue before you watch this one.

It’s hard not to get swept up in the emotion of singer/rapper/producer Pharrell Williams as he breaks down while discussing his hit song “Happy” with Oprah Winfrey. Appearing on Winfrey’s “Oprah Prime” show on the OWN network, Williams said the song didn’t get much traction until he released a music video in November.

Then everything went “boom.”

“And we were like, ‘What’s happening?’ ” he said. “First of all, people are putting up their own videos. It was like no longer my song.”

Winfrey then showed a compilation video of fans around the world displaying what “Happy” meant to them. The singer was so moved he wept.

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