Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, Washington, have emerged as a premier international hip-hop group known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music, and innovative...Expand
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, Washington, have emerged as a premier international hip-hop group known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music, and innovative music videos and media. They have broken new ground by independently releasing their debut full-length album, The Heist, which shot to the #1 slot on iTunes, debuted at #2 the Billboard charts and was certified Gold without the support of a traditional record label. They recently made Billboard history as the first duo to ever send their first two singles to #1 on the Hot 100 chart. Their new single "Can't Hold Us" is currently #1 on Hot 100 and their breakout, 6x platinum single "Thrift Shop" spent 6 weeks topping the chart with the help of the wildly popular music video (350 million+ views on YouTube) on heavy rotation on BET and MTV. "Same Love", a song and video in support of marriage equality, galvanized young fans and voters and led to live studio performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Colbert Report. Since releasing The Heist, the duo has garnered attention in Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, TIME and GQ, with live performances on VH1, MTV, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, and the MTV Movie Awards. The most recent music video release for their new hit single "Can't Hold Us", has garnered critical acclaim and over 60 million views, and sees the duo taking their art to new heights.