Pharrell William `s Grammy hat auctioned for USD 44,100

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 05, 2014, 15:19 PM IST

Los Angeles: The hat that Pharrell William was wearing at the Grammy Awards has been bought by a sandwich chain `Arby`s` for USD 44,100 as the winning bid in an online auction.

The producer-singer-rapper, who received an Oscar nomination for his song `Happy` from the movie `Despicable Me 2` tweeted, "Thank you to whoever bought my Grammy hat on @eBay for USD 44,100".

The hat was reportedly auctioned to benefit his Virginia Beach-based nonprofit, which now supports underserved youth between the ages of 7 and 20 in at risk communities throughout the country.

The fast food eatery tweeted about their winning bid, writing, "@Pharrell You`re welcome. We`re HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back. Good luck at the #Oscars tonight!"

Sunday night, Pharrell performed `Happy` at the Academy Awards, and was seen wearing a black version of his trademark hat.