1. Macklemore Issues Lengthy Apology for Offensive Costume

    May 20, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Rapper Macklemore (real name: Ben Haggerty) has apologized for wearing a costume onstage that many in the Jewish community felt was offensive and borderline anti-Semitic. Criticism over a video showing Macklemore wearing a prosthetic nose and fake hair first gained traction via a tweet from…

  2. Suzanne Vega Talks New Album, Performs Live In Chart Beat Meet & Greet

    March 18, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The folk singer/songwriter discusses her new album, 'Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles,' which includes a 50 Cent sample and a Macklemore shout-out "Every time I make an album, the idea is to mix the acoustic guitar, this beautiful, old-fashioned, almost…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Drake Lead Hot Rap Songs' 25th Anniversary Rankings

    March 06, 2014 2:08 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have had a monumental run since the 2012 release of their debut album, "The Heist." The duo has performed numerous sold out-shows and recently garnered four Grammy Awards. Now, there's another achievement that the rapper and producer can tuck…

  4. Ty Dolla $ign & DJ Mustard Hit Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 20, 2014 4:44 PM EST In its 13th week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Ty Dolla $ign's "Paranoid," featuring B.o.B, steps 11-10 to mark the former's first top 10 on the list. The track gains in all three of the chart's metrics with a 13% lift to 33,000 downloads, its best sales week yet …

  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform During NFC Championship Game

    January 17, 2014 8:36 PM EST The Seattle Seahawks will vie for a chance at the Super Bowl at this weekend's NFC Championship game, and aside from playing in front of its home crowd, the team will possibly get a boost from one of its hometown favorites: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The rap duo will perform at…

  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde Highlight Grammy Nominations Concert

    December 06, 2013 11:03 PM EST The Grammy Nominations Concert had its share of surprises in the shortlists for many of its big awards Friday night, but the performance aspect of the show also included a few fairly interesting collaborations and renditions of some of the year's biggest songs, providing what could be a…

  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake Lead American Music Awards Nominations

    October 10, 2013 10:28 AM EDT Rihanna, Florida Georgia Line, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars also score multiple nods; Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons to perform on Nov. 24 show The nominations are in for the American Music Awards , and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis could be among the big winners come November 24 on ABC.…

  8. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love' & Other No. 11 Hits

    September 17, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Despite stopping at No. 11, the song has become a powerful pop culture anthem For chart fans, the most frustrating positions on a tally can be Nos. 2, 11 and 41. Those are the ranks that fall just outside the more desirable Nos. 1, 10 and 40. So far in 2013, just one song has peaked at…

  9. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Three…

  10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Bringing 'Same Love' to MTV Video Music Awards

    August 16, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Continuing its rapid-fire pace of announcing performers, MTV announced Friday that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Bruno Mars have joined an already star-studded lineup that includes Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke for the 2013 Video Music…

  11. Justin Timberlake's 'Take Back the Night' Hits Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 12, 2013 10:48 AM EDT On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week, Robin Thicke continues his reign with “Blurred Lines” picking up a ninth week at the top. Partly owed to buzz generated by last week's release of his "Blurred Lines" album, its title track wins all three chart gainer awards for airplay,…

  12. Chart Juice: J. Cole Overthrows Wale and Outsells Kanye West

    July 11, 2013 11:31 AM EDT In its third week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, J. Cole's "Born Sinner" claims the No. 1 spot to mark his second chart-topper after his 2011 debut "Cole World: The Sideline Story." With 58,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Born Sinner"…

  13. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Gay Equality Anthem Hits Top 20 on Hot 100

    July 03, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Following the United States Supreme Court rulings on two separate gay marriage issues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' gay equality anthem "Same Love" jumps into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week. The latest single from the duo's "The…

  14. Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & More Perform at 6th Annual Roots Picnic: Live Review

    June 02, 2013 11:49 AM EDT The Roots close the one-day festival with surprise guest, Meek Mill. The Roots Picnic took over the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing yesterday (June 1) with its annual celebration of music. Last year’s festival was an experiment, as the event was spread out over two days, the second of which…

  15. French Montana Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 30, 2013 2:50 PM EDT French Montana makes his Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums debut with "Excuse My French" opening at No. 1 with 56,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The solid first-week sales figure is the second-highest by a new rapper in 2013, behind A$AP Rocky's "Long.Live.A$AP…

  16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still Atop Hot 100, Zach Sobiech Debuts

    May 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The duo reigns for a fourth frame with 'Can't Hold Us'; Justin Timberlake and Florida Georgia Line set milestones; and the touching story of the late Sobiech makes its way to the chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spend a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with …

  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Hold' Atop Hot 100

    May 15, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The duo spends a second week at No. 1 with 'Can't Hold Us,'; Selena Gomez 'Get's her first top 10, and Mariah Carey debuts Macklemore & Ryan Lewis'  "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Can't Hold Us' Makes Hot 100 History

    May 08, 2013 12:42 PM EDT 0 The act becomes the first duo in the chart's five-decade history to send its first two singles to No. 1. Plus, Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' sails back into the top 10 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton,…

  19. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Replace Themselves at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 25, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis prevent themselves from tying a Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs record as "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, replaces "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, at No. 1.

 Had "Thrift Shop" picked up its 15th week at the top, it would&…

  20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Hot 100; Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande Hit Top 10

    April 03, 2013 1:07 PM EDT 0 The duo's 'Thrift Shop' logs a sixth total week at No. 1, after spending five weeks at No. 2 while Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' reigned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, spends a sixth nonconsecutive week at No. 1…

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