Pharrell’s Grammys hat attracts $10,500 in auction


Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is selling the much talked about hat he wore at this year's Grammy Awards.

The item, listed as "Pharrell Willams' mountain hat", attracted a bid of $10,500 (£6,301) within 24 hours of being put online.

The profits of the sale will go towards the producer's charity From One Hand To Another.

The charity raises funds for seven to 20 year olds living in at risk communities throughout America.

The 40-year-old tweeted: "We started my hat auction at $200 (the price I paid for it) and it's already up to over 10K?"

So far, there have been 11 separate bidders and 64 bids on the hat, with the auction coming to a close on 2 March.

Pharrell Williams, Nile Rogers and Stevie Wonder
Image caption Pharrell played with Nile Rogers, Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk at the Grammys

The description of the item says that it was designed by Vivienne Westwood and that "the hat comes with a letter of authenticity."

Pharrell performed at the Grammys with Stevie Wonder, Nile Rogers and Daft Punk and also played at the Brit Awards.

The singer's number one single Happy, taken from Despicable Me 2 has been nominated for best song at this year's Oscar awards.

He also recently announced that he will release a new solo album next month.

The new album, which will be called G I R L, will be Pharrell's second record in eight years and is set to be released on 3 March.

His debut solo project, In My Mind, came out in 2006.

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