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Nominations for Grammy Awards 2014

As the stars gear up for one of the biggest music awards ceremonies, here is a look at the nominees for the top Grammy Awards.

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Pharrell Williams auctions Grammy hat for charity

Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh arrives for the 56th annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014.
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh arrives for the 56th annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014. Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Pharrell Williams has put his much lauded hat on ebay to raise money for charity.

The Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat which gained notoriety (and its own Twitter account) during the 2014 Grammy Awards has already received 64 bids and is currently going for $10,500.

The money raised will benefit Pharrell's not for profit foundation From One Hand To An Other which aims to help children in at risk communities in the US.

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Couples married by Queen Latifah during Grammys

Queen Latifah officiated the nuptials, while Madonna joined on stage to perform 'Open Your Heart'.
Queen Latifah officiated the nuptials, while Madonna joined on stage to perform 'Open Your Heart'. Credit: Reuters

Dozens of couples married during the live broadcast of the Grammy Awards as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their song Same Love, which has become an anthem in the campaign for legal gay marriage.

Queen Latifah officiated the nuptials, while Madonna joined on stage to perform 'Open Your Heart' with the help of the hip hop duo and vocalist Mary Lambert.

The group wedding included 34 couples of various ages and races, some gay, some straight.

Rare performance by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have appeared together for a rare performance at the Grammy Awards.

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Stars tweet their way to the Grammys

Grammy red carpet arrivals as Matilda misses out

Oona Laurence, Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon and Sophia Gennusa all play Matilda.
Oona Laurence, Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon and Sophia Gennusa all play Matilda. Credit: Reuters

Oona Laurence, Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon and Sophia Gennusa all play Matilda in the stage play, but missed out on the Grammy they were nominated for.

Television personality Kelly Osbourne arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
Television personality Kelly Osbourne arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Credit: Reuters

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Cindi Lauper is hosting the first part of the Grammys.
Cindi Lauper is hosting the first part of the Grammys. Credit: Reuters
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