Chad Hugo Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 26, 2022
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About Chad Hugo

Chad Hugo is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer, and songwriter who was born on February 24, 1974, in Portsmouth, Virginia.
'Chase Chad,' 'Shimmy Hoffa,' and 'Neo-Thrift-Música' are all nicknames for Chad Hugo. Chad Hugo, or Charles Edward Hugo, is well-known in the music industry for his contributions to the music industry.
Chad Hugo, born on February 24, 1974, the son of a Navy officer and a laboratory worker, first met Pharrell Williams in band class in elementary grade school, and the two later reconnected at a distinguished magnet school.
They began collaborating in Virginia Beach at different schools, blending beats and continuing to play in various live bands. But it was atop gray beatboxes, not snare drums, that they became friends. Teddy Riley then heard them at a school talent event and signed them.
Thus, a production agreement was formed, and you got one of the most successful duets ever, The Neptunes. Chad and Pharrell produced songs for everyone, from Justin Timberlake to Jay-Z and Britney Spears. They produced other acts for nearly a decade before forming N.E.R.D. (No-one Ever Really Dies) with Shay Haley.
Keep reading to learn all that there is to know about this multi-talented musician, including his net worth and much more!

Chad Hugo's Net Worth, Earnings, And Spending Habits

What is Chad Hugo's net worth?

Chad Hugo, the multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer, and songwriter, has a net worth of around $55-60 million.

How much does Chad Hugo earn per year?

Although Chad Hugo has a significantly high net worth, his earnings per year are not precisely known as of 2022.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Chad Hugo?

Chad Hugo, the music producer, stands with a height of 5 ft 6 in (168 cm).

How old is Chad Hugo?

Chad Hugo, who is widely famous for his music production and for being a multi-talented instrumentalist, is 48 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

From a very young age, Chad Hugo invested himself in music. Chad Hugo, born in February 1974, initially went for schooling at Princess Anne High School. He went on and got accepted into Kempsville High School for higher education.
Chad then went on to Old Dominion University to study music on a music scholarship. In addition, Chad received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Chad Hugo's family?

Chad Hugo was born in Portsmouth, Virginia; unfortunately, his parents' names are not known to the public. Similarly, there is no information about his siblings too.
Hugo is the father of three children, born in 1998, 2000, and 2014. Chad keeps his children hidden from the public eye, so nothing much is known about them.

Who is Chad Hugo's partner?

Chad Hugo has been married twice. He first got married to Rachel Hugo, his first wife but got divorced in 2010; their marriage lasted from 1998-2010, around 12 years.
After that, Chad got separated from his first wife and went on to marry Priscilla Lynch Hugo, his second wife, in 2014. The couple is still married as of 2022 after eight years of being married and is living together.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams achieved songwriting and production assignments with artists such as Mystikal and N.O.R.E., which became hits. This allowed them to produce with their own distinct sound for megastars such as Jay-Z after years of infrequent productions for artists such as Blackstreet and SWV (artists often associated with founder Teddy Riley).
In Virginia Beach, Chad Hugo and Williams founded The Neptunes, which went on to become one of the most well-known American performances. Gwen Stefani, Nelly, Usher, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, Orelsan, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Clipse, and Snoop Dogg are among the various musicians with whom The Neptunes have produced hit records.
Around the beginning of 2018, Chad Hugo worked as a record producer for Justin Timberlake and produced as many as nine tracks with him for his album. When working on Justin Timberlake's album 'Man OF The Woods,' his goal was not to convey his own essence but to let the artist do so while creating the right frame.
When he left to do his own thing, though, he was liberated from other people's opinions and could focus on his own. He said he was given the flexibility to set the trends in N.E.R.D. (No-one Ever Really Dies).
Hugo and Daniel Biltmore formed Missile Command, a DJ duo, in 2011. The pair negotiated a deal with Fool's Gold Records to release their music. They have released two mixtapes, 'Foolcast #22' in 2011 and 'Why Fight The Space Age?' in 2013. Chad Hugo also created an alternative called 'No Space In Planes' with Paul Banks.
Apart from his work with Pharrell, Hugo has demonstrated his versatility by producing solo albums for musicians like Kenna, Sierra Swan, E-40, Mos Def, and others.

What awards has Chad Hugo won?

Both The Source Awards and the Billboard Music Awards recognized The Neptunes as Producers of the Year in 2002. The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, went to The Neptunes in 2004. Hugo also won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2004.
Different other Grammys Chad Hugo has been nominated for include Best Dance Recording (2009), Best Rap Song (2004), Record of the Year (2006), Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (2006), Best Rap Song (2005), and Album of the Year (2006).
Chad Hugo was also nominated for the Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2019 for Best Original Song - Documentary with Willians. He was also nominated for the Best Original Song at the Satellite Awards in 2003 and the Primetime Emmy Awards 2020 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (shared by Pharrel Williams) for the song ‘Letter To My Godfather.’
Hugo and Williams were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the 2020 class, according to an official announcement.

Other Interesting Chad Hugo Facts And Trivia

  • Both Chad Hugo and Pharell Williams met at a summer camp and got connected through music.
  • In the media, Hugo has been compared to Mr. Spock and Williams to Captain Kirk by The Source Magazine.
  • Chad likes to wear a pair of sunglasses when in public.
  • Williams, Hugo claims, usually supplies the beat and most of the melodies to The Neptunes' creations, whereas his function is more akin to that of a 'one-man band' and sequencer.
  • Chad is also famously known for playing several instruments brilliantly, like the piano, keyboard, guitar, saxophone, and bass, and also he is excellent at vocals.
  • Although The Neptunes are best known as dynamic producers in the grungy urban milieu of hip-hop, Chad and Pharrell were inspired by soul and rock music.
  • A survey that was done in August 2003 discovered that The Neptunes had produced almost 20% of all the songs played on British radios at the time, whereas another similar survey done in the USA had the number at 43%.
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Chad Hugo Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Charles Edward Hugo

Date of Birth






168 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?



Music Producer, Songwriter


Old Dominion University

Net Worth



Priscilla Lynch Hugo
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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