Pharrell Williams’s “Happy” song filled the airwaves a few years ago and, along with his producing, songwriting, performing and other business pursuits, made him a wealthier man.

Williams recently took a more than $3 million hit on the $9.25 million sale of his splashy 10,000-square-foot penthouse on top of the 40-story Bristol Tower at the entrance to Key Biscayne, Fla., according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. But at least he probably made the New Jersey businessman who bought the property happy.

The penthouse, which has a 360-degree view of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and the Miami skyline, has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 5,000 square feet of rooftop terraces with a private swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen.

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Williams, whose primary residence is in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, bought his Florida condo in 2007 for $12,525,000. Williams, a coach on the NBC talent show “The Voice” since 2014, has been trying to sell it since 2012, when it was first listed at $16.8 million.

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Williams, 43, has produced songs for numerous artists, including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Maroon 5, Prince, Backstreet Boys, Angie Stone, Babyface, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy and Kid Rock.

But he is perhaps best known for his own recording “Happy,” the ubiquitous best-selling song of 2014 from the 2013 movie “Despicable Me 2.”

He has won numerous Grammy awards, including best rap song for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” in 2016; best pop solo performance for “Happy” in 2015; best music video for “Happy” in 2014; and record of the year for the Daft Punk song “Get Lucky” in 2013.

In addition to Williams’s music career, he has two clothing lines, a line of shoes, sunglasses and jewelry lines, and he designs furniture and creates sculptures.

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