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Pharrell’s Grammy Hat Is Headed For A Museum

attends "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. attends "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  

Pharrell’s grammy hat is fittingly headed for a museum. It got its own Twitter account with over 20,000 followers, then the fast food chain Arby’s bought it for $44,100, and now Pharrell Williams’s hat from the 56th Grammy Awards show is headed for an exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum.

56th GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

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The oversized hat stole the show on Grammy night and quickly became a social media sensation because a) it was ridiculous and large and b) the fast-food chain Arby’s slyly pointed out how much the Vivienne Westwood design resembled its own logo, much to Twitter’s delight. 

When Pharrell auctioned that hat off for charity back in March, Arby’s excitedly bought it for a mere $40,100. Arby’s announced Monday that the largely iconic hat will be on display temporarily at the museum starting Friday, Aug. 22 until Oct. 26. 

56th GRAMMY Awards - Backstage And Audience

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56th GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

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Arby’s is placing the hat in the Newseum to show the power social media has on popular culture. Scott Williams, senior vice president of marketing at the Newseum, told The Washington Post the museum shows how historic movements are affected by media, and said Pharrell’s hat will serve as an example of social media’s impact.