Pharrell Williams is auctioning the much talked about hat he wore at this year’s Grammy Awards.
The item, listed as “Pharrell Williams’ mountain hat”, attracted a bid of $10,500 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.
Pharrell Williams is auctioning the hat he wore at this year’s Grammy Awards
Pharrell Williams 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 March 2.
The description of the item says that it was designed by Vivienne Westwood and that “the hat comes with a letter of authenticity.”
Pharrell Williams 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.
Pharrell Williams 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 Williams’ second record in eight years and is set to be released on March 3.
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The Grammy Awards organizers made a pretty big mistake during its In Memoriam tribute Sunday night as Cory Monteith’s name was misspelled during the annual montage.
The late Glee star’s name was written with the “e” and the “i” reversed. Glee fans immediately noticed the error and took to Twitter to express their anger.
Cory Monteith’s name was misspelled during Grammys In Memoriam
“Dear Recording Academy, it’s 2014 & no one has spell check? His name is Cory MONTEITH!!! Fire the fact check clerk!” one fan tweeted.
Cory Monteith died in July from a fatal combination of drugs and alcohol.
Jay-Z, hip-hop duo Macklemore and Lewis and Pharrell Williams are among the stars who will be vying for glory when the prestigious Grammy Awards are handed out later.
The Los Angeles ceremony is the biggest night in the US music calendar.
Jay-Z leads the field with nine nominations, while pop hitmaker Pharrell Williams and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Lewis are among the acts with seven.
Other nominees include Ed Sheeran, James Blake and Paul McCartney, who will perform at the event.
The ceremony is known for its heavyweight on-stage collaborations and this year’s highlights will include Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams being joined by Stevie Wonder to perform their hit Get Lucky.
Queens of the Stone Age will join forces with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham are to close the show, while Jay-Z is expected to duet with his wife Beyonce.
Jay-Z has the most nominations, up for awards including best rap song and best rap album. But he was left out of the three main categories – song, record and album of the year.
Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis, who found fame after self-releasing their album The Heist, are up for awards including album of the year, best new artist and song of the year for Same Love.
Pharrell Williams is listed twice for record of the year and twice for album of the year thanks to his work with Daft Punk, Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar.
Rapper Lamar also has seven nominations including album of the year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, plus best rap album, best rap performance and best new artist.
Justin Timberlake has seven nominations including best pop solo performance and best R&B song – but he was shut out of the main three categories.
The Los Angeles ceremony is the biggest night in the US music calendar
Other leading contenders include 17-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde, who is up for record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance for her hit Royals.
There are five nominations each for Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who is rewarded for his work with Daft Punk and the Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones will go up against Paul McCartney in the best rock song category.
The Stones’ Doom And Gloom, from their 50th anniversary album GRRR!, is up against Cut Me Some Slack, a collaboration between Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana.
The other nominees in that category are veteran metal band Black Sabbath, stadium rockers Muse and singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr..
Black Sabbath have two more nods – for best rock album and metal performance.
Meanwhile, two of the five nominees for best new artist are James Blake and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
David Bowie’s comeback has earned nominations for best rock performance and best rock album. In both categories, fellow veterans Led Zeppelin are also nominated thanks to a live album recorded at their reunion concert in 2007.
Calvin Harris is up for best dance/electronica album for 18 Months and best dance recording for Sweet Nothing with Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch.
Duke Dumont and Disclosure are also named in the dance categories, while Adele’s James Bond theme Skyfall is in the running for one of the soundtrack awards.
Leading Grammy Nominees 2014:
- Jay-Z – 9 nominations
- Kendrick Lamar – 7 nominations
- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – 7 nominations
- Justin Timberlake – 7 nominations
- Pharrell Williams – 7 nominations
- Drake – 5 nominations
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CBS sent a Wardrobe Advisory to all attendees and performers in advance of the 55th Annual Grammys, which will be broadcast this Sunday.
Asking that all talent appearing on camera “adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe”, the email stipulated that “buttocks and female breasts [must be] adequately covered”.
The email which was leaked to Deadline and came attached with an image of Pink performing in a barely-there costume at the 2010 Grammys, added: “Thong type costumes are problematic.
“Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.
“Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible <<puffy>> bare skin exposure,” it stated.
The requirements, directed mostly at female awards attendees, also include the specific instruction to “avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples”.
And even gowns with plunging necklines aren’t safe for the guidelines, which says: “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.”
CBS sent a Wardrobe Advisory to all attendees and performers in advance of the 55th Annual Grammys, which will be broadcast this Sunday
It remains to be seen if the celebrities, used to getting maximum publicity for wearing minimum clothing, will follow suit.
However, those modest few who like to use the red-carpet as a sounding board for meaningful (or provocative) statements will also have to tow the line.
CBS stated in capital letters: “OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST.”
It continued: “Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory.”