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  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" Sets New Record On Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" Sets New Record On Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
    Apr 5, 2013 at 12:06pm
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" continues to do amazing things. After going 5x platinum the other week, the single has now broken a Billboard record on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now 5 Times Platinum
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now 5 Times Platinum
    Mar 27, 2013 at 01:01pm
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral hit "Thrift Shop" refuses to go away. The track went quadruple plat about 3 weeks ago, and has steadily sold another million, moving 234k units this week. 
  • Charts Don't Lie: March 24th
    Charts Don't Lie: March 24th
    Mar 24, 2013 at 03:26pm
    This week we await the official numbers for Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which is projected to sell huge amounts (750-800k),  and will no doubt take over Charts Don’t Lie
  • Charts Don't Lie: March 17th
    Charts Don't Lie: March 17th
    Mar 17, 2013 at 05:45pm
    As the past few months have been slow all-around when it comes to music, we are not seeing many, if any, new hip-hop entries on the charts. However this shortage of music is coming to a close; the past week or two have seen many big songs drop, and a mixtape or three. We'll definitely begin to see some new names on Charts Don't Lie as early as next week, with Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience dropping on March 19th. Nonetheless, album-wise, we aren't seeing anything new this week. Instead, we have T.I.
  • Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
    Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
    Mar 15, 2013 at 02:14pm
    Yahoo! has announced a new tour which will include the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.
  • Charts Don't Lie: March 10th
    Charts Don't Lie: March 10th
    Mar 10, 2013 at 05:21pm
    On Charts Don't Lie this week we familiar faces, along with one that may seem completely random: Flo Rida. We'll get to that one in a minute. As for the regulars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis see their best chart peak this week since they debuted at #2, with a leap from #16 to #4. Once more, it seems like promotion is on the rapper and producer's side, as an appearance on Saturday Night Live seems to have given a boost, perhaps not only to their single "Thrift Shop," but also to their album.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now Triple Platinum [Update: Four Times Platinum]
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now Triple Platinum [Update: Four Times Platinum]
    Mar 6, 2013 at 12:32pm
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' massive hit "Thrift Shop" continues to spread like wildfire. Since going double platinum earlier this month, the song has now sold another million, achieving triple platinum status.The single off their debut album The Heist has currently sold a total of 3,101,000 copies. 
  • Charts Don't Lie: March 3rd
    Charts Don't Lie: March 3rd
    Mar 3, 2013 at 03:56pm
    The spike in album sales we saw accompany the Grammys and Valentine's Day has now subsided, with overall album sales having decreased by 20% over the week. Nonetheless our charts are staying pretty consistent: two female stars continue gripping onto the top spots of Charts Don't Lie, while their male counterparts take spots beneath them. While many artists decreased in album sales this week, the independent phenom that is Macklemore was one of the few to increase sale-wise. What is to blame for Macklemore's increase in LP sales this week?
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 24th
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 24th
    Feb 24, 2013 at 01:47pm
    Artists who performed at the Grammys or (better yet?) won an award, gained more than just the honor—they gained new fans, perhaps reached a wider audience than usual and thus increased sales of their music. Over the past week, overall album sales increased 17%, which is due in part to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, but also, Valentine’s Day-- lest we forget the extremely commercialized holiday. There were definitely some urban artists who benefited from
  • Macklemore Defends The Use Of "Wing$" For NBA All-Star Commercial
    Macklemore Defends The Use Of "Wing$" For NBA All-Star Commercial
    Feb 22, 2013 at 01:18pm
    Macklemore has become known for his loyalty to his independent label and the idea of not selling out. However, when his single "Wing$" was used in a commercial for the NBA All-Star break, fans questioned his loyalty to his ideals.
  • Internet Phenoms: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?
    Internet Phenoms: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?
    Feb 4, 2013 at 03:06pm
    For hip-hop aficionados, out of all the glorious things it has done, the Internet has most importantly allowed the entire music industry to change. Instead of waiting for labels to promote the hottest new artist and go through painstaking processes to find them, Tweets, Facebook shares, YouTube videos allow every musician, big or small, to be heard. This has allowed rappers to rise rapidly to prominence on the back of a few songs showcasing their potential.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” Goes Platinum [Update: "Thrift Shop" Hits Double Platinum]
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” Goes Platinum [Update: "Thrift Shop" Hits Double Platinum]
    Jan 31, 2013 at 03:46pm
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" is now a certified platinum record, having sold approximately 1.1 million copies to date, sitting at No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The video for the single currently has 42,582,973 views on YouTube. Their debut album The Heist is currently at No. 46 on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart, having sold 22,000 copies this week alone. These are impressive accomplishments for artists with no major label backing and hardly any mainstream promotion.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: January 27th
    Charts Don’t Lie: January 27th
    Jan 27, 2013 at 04:18pm
    This week we see a new chart-topper arrive, the New York rapper who takes on that southern style, A$AP Rocky. Rocky's debut album, Long.Live.A$AP did surprisingly well. We see albums leak all the time-- usually it's just a week prior to the album's release though. In Rocky's case, we saw it leak a month early. However, Rocky continued doing promo and dropping singles, not worrying about the album leak or bumping his release date up. And it worked out well for him, he still sold a large amount of copies, and landed #1 on the Billboard 200.
  • Macklemore Says He Is Surprised By Massive Success Of "Thrift Shop"
    Macklemore Says He Is Surprised By Massive Success Of "Thrift Shop"
    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:14pm
    One of the surprising breakout artists of 2012 was the collabo team of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis whose The Heist LP moved some major units, especially considering their indie status.  Recently, their big single off the project “Thrift
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