Macklemore News

  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 24th
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 24th
    Feb 24, 2013 at 01:47 PM
    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 01:18 PM
    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.
  • Macklemore Upset That OKC Thunder Play "Can't Hold Us" At Games
    Macklemore Upset That OKC Thunder Play "Can't Hold Us" At Games
    May 13, 2013 at 05:43 PM
    Seattle is trying desperately to bring basketball back to their city, and a group led by billionaire Chris Hansen is putting up serious cash to entice the NBA in relocating the Sacramento Kings to Seattle where they will be the second iteration of the Supersonics.  Losing their basketball team is a sore spot for Seattle NBA fans as their Seattle Supersonics left in 2008 to become the Oklahoma City T
  • 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 12:14 PM
    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
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 9
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 9
    Feb 9, 2014 at 01:10 PM
    This past week has been pretty interesting for the Billboard 200. Following the Grammys and more recently, the Super Bowl, we've seen several artists gain substantial increases in sales. First, the song that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed at the Grammys, "Same Love", as we reported earlier this week, saw a crazy increase in sales of 350%, while their album, The Heist, saw a 62% increase.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
    Feb 16, 2014 at 12:24 PM
    Although we saw an increase in overall album sales last week, due to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, this week we're back down again, with a 3% decrease compared to last week. While Bruno Mars isn't featured on the list below, it should be noted he's still benefiting from the Super Bowl half-time show, with two of his albums, Unorthodox Jukebox having an astounding 92% increase, and his debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans benefiting from a 52% increase.
  • Macklemore Responds To "Thrift Shop" Criticism, Talks Success In Industry
    Macklemore Responds To "Thrift Shop" Criticism, Talks Success In Industry
    May 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' music has dominated airwaves, and the charts, to the suprise of almost everybody, including the artists themselves.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" Goes Gold [Update: Album Goes Platinum]
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" Goes Gold [Update: Album Goes Platinum]
    Aug 28, 2013 at 01:21 PM
    We're not sure if we can still call Macklemore and Ryan Lewis underground anymore-- the duo have now not only gone 5x platinum with their lead single "Thrift Shop" but the album it's off, The Heist, has gone gold as well.
  • Charts Don't Lie: May 19
    Charts Don't Lie: May 19
    May 19, 2013 at 02:03 PM
    This week on Charts Don't Lie some of the less consistent rappers have fallen off, while others prove they're on the charts for the long-term. We already knew Justin Timberlake would be here awhile, after he went platinum in very little time following his album's debut. However, there are some chart main-stays which we couldn't have predicted when the album initially dropped-- such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Will Tour With Big K.R.I.T. And Talib Kweli
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Will Tour With Big K.R.I.T. And Talib Kweli
    Jun 24, 2013 at 07:25 PM
    Continuing to ride the wave of their recently insanely successful record sales, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who are currently touring in Europe, have announced that after finishing up there that they will be touring the U.S., and bringing along a couple dope respected rap veterans. 
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now 5 Times Platinum
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now 5 Times Platinum
    Mar 27, 2013 at 01:01 PM
    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. 
  • 34 Couples To Be Married During Macklemore's Grammy Perfomance
    34 Couples To Be Married During Macklemore's Grammy Perfomance
    Jan 26, 2014 at 06:42 PM
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are nominated for multiple Grammys tonight, some of which are for their same-sex marriage-promoting track, "Same Love". The duo will also be performing the cut, and they have a fairly ambitious stage setup planned. 34 couples of all different ethnicities and sexualities will be married onstage while the duo perform their hit. Lewis explains that the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.” 
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Are Taking A Break From Spotlight
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Are Taking A Break From Spotlight
    Nov 18, 2013 at 04:35 PM
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have enjoyed enormous success over the past year, and their album The Heist doesn't seem to be falling off the charts any time soon, so it's looking like the duo can now sit back and relax while they get more and more famous.
  • Macklemore Says He'll Release A New Album In 2015
    Macklemore Says He'll Release A New Album In 2015
    Jan 2, 2015 at 12:36 PM
    For many rap fans, that fact that Macklemore isn't up for any Grammys this February is a good thing (although, warning: Iggy Azalea might wipe the smirks off your faces), but by next year's ceremony, it's looking like there might be another project from him and Ryan Lewis for the judges to laud with praise and trophies. Yesterday morning, Macklemore gave a revealing response to a fan pining for a new album.
  • 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 12:06 PM
    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 Speaks On Race In America, Eric Garner & Mike Brown
    Macklemore Speaks On Race In America, Eric Garner & Mike Brown
    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:28 AM
    Macklemore stood in for Laura Stylez on Ebro in the Morning over at Hot 97 the other day, and during the lengthy sit down with Peter Rosenberg and Ebro, they got into a healthy discussion about race in America, white privilege when it comes to Macklemore's career (and rap in general), and much more. Macklemore has been noticeably absent since he (regretfully) won a Grammy last year, so this is the first time we've heard from him in a minute. The rapper shares his insight into the wrongful deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, saying,
  • Grammys Boost Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" Sales 350%
    Grammys Boost Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" Sales 350%
    Feb 6, 2014 at 05:17 PM
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Grammy wins (or moreso Kendrick Lamar's losses) may have incited quite a backlash from the hip hop community, but overall it looks as if the duo has profited from them. "Same Love", the song in which they performed alongside the wedding of 33 couples of all different ethnicities and sexualities, has experienced a 350% increase in sales the week following the Grammys. The track moved 51,000 units--a huge jump from the 11,000 the previous week--which adds to the already 2.4 million digital sales the song has acquired since its release. 
  • Episode 2 Of Our Exclusive "4Eva N A Tour" BTS With Big K.R.I.T.
    Episode 2 Of Our Exclusive "4Eva N A Tour" BTS With Big K.R.I.T.
    Nov 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM
    With this exclusive look at Big K.R.I.T.'s "4Eva N A Tour" behind-the-scenes, we catch a glimpse of life on the road with the "King Remembered In Time" artist. In this episode, K.R.I.T. gets his younger brother wasted as they celebrate his younger sibling's 21st birthday.  We get a visit from Talib Kweli, who stops by the dressing room to reminisce on how his life got flipped when his girlfriend got pregnant and he lost his job at age 21, but saw a major turnaround in his life the following year with a record deal and the Black Star album.
  • Macklemore Visits A Fan Suffering From Leukemia In Vermont
    Macklemore Visits A Fan Suffering From Leukemia In Vermont
    Apr 26, 2013 at 06:05 PM
    Macklemore may have a couple of platinum plaques under his belt, but it hasn't stopped him from reaching out to fans.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Working On New Music
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Working On New Music
    Jan 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis had a huge 2013, despite releasing no new music. The duo's debut project, The Heist was released in 2012, but it made the majority of its impact throughout the following year, earning the two collaborators some Grammy nominations in the process. It seems that the rapper/producer team is finally through pushing their breakthrough project, as Mack announced via Instagram that he and Lewis are back in the studio together, captioning a photo of his creative partner with "Very happy to be back in the lab with this guy.... @ryanlewis".
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