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Jan
28
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Talk ‘Emotional’ Grammy Performance on ‘Ellen’

Ryan Lewis, Macklemore, and Ellen

Fresh off their four wins at the Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis returned to where it started. The hip-hop duo, who made their first appearance on “Ellen” in 2012, spoke about their headline-making Grammy performance, where 33 couples including Ryan Lewis’ sister were married onstage while they performed “Same Love.”

“I got emotional during rehearsal and I got emotional during the performance,” admitted Macklemore.

Queen Latifah officiated the ceremony, while Madonna performed “Open Your Heart.” “She was so gracious to come and share the stage, and killed it,” he said of the pop queen, adding, “Still don’t have her cell phone number.”

Ellen also delved into their personal relationships. Macklemore is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and tour manager, Tricia Davis, who’s been with him from the start.

His fiancĂ©e got emotional when the group won for Best New Artist. “She broke down into tears and I was like, ‘We’re definitely being watched by like 30 million people right now,’” he said.

Next up, the Seattle duo will attend Sunday’s Super Bowl, where they will be rooting for the Seahawks. In honor of their Grammy wins, Ellen presented them with their own hilarious jerseys.

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Jan
27
Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: ‘You Got Robbed’

Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar

Despite his four wins at Sunday’s Grammys, Macklemore is feeling remorse. The “Thrift Shop” rapper admits that his competitor Kendrick Lamar was robbed of his awards and is bearing the blame.

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Jan
26
Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win Big at Grammys

Ryan Lewis and Macklemore

Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis struck gold at the Grammys. The French electronic duo were the big winners at Sunday’s show with five awards, while the indie sensations landed four awards.

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Jan
26
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna Marry Couples During Grammy Performance

Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis, Queen Latifah

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis closed out the Grammys with a powerful performance. After sweeping the rap categories, the Seattle duo performed their gay rights anthem “Same Love” with Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty.

“This song is a love song not for some of us, but for all of us,” said Queen Latifah while introducing the performance.

Latifah returned to officiate the wedding ceremony of 33 straight and same-sex couples, while Madonna sang “Open Your Heart.” The performance brought Staples Center to its feet and country star Keith Urban was reduced to tears.

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Jan
25
Madonna to Perform ‘Same Love’ with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Grammys

Macklemore and Madonna

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ year keeps getting better. If being nominated for seven Grammys wasn’t enough, the hip-hop duo will hit the stage with a pop icon at Sunday’s show.

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Jan
18
Macklemore Snaps Selfie with Justin Timberlake During Show

Macklemore and Justin Timberlake

Even Macklemore can’t resist a photo opp with Justin Timberlake. During the singer’s show at Seattle’s Key Arena on Friday, Macklemore ran up to the stage to take a selfie with Justin as he was performing “Human Nature.” A security guard, who didn’t recognize the “Thrift Shop” rapper, tried to grab the camera before JT waved off the bodyguard.

Timberlake gave a shout-out to the Seattle MC during the show. “Girls grab a girl, guys grab a guy, it’s the same love in here tonight. Shout out to Macklemore,” he said in reference to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit “Same Love.”

After the show, JT tweeted, “Seattle gets down… For real. Shout out to @macklemore and some of the @Seahawks for coming.”

Watch Mack swoop in for the shot and meet up with JT backstage.

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Jan
14
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Unleash Surprise Performance on NYC Bus

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Despite all their success, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis haven’t forgotten their humble beginnings. The Seattle duo took it back to basics and surprised a bus full of New Yorkers with an impromptu performance in a promo for the Grammys’ “Music Unleashes” campaign.

With boombox in hand, they boarded the bus and started performing their hit “Can’t Hold Us” for the surprised commuters, who weren’t sure what was happening. Macklemore threw a paper towel roll around while he rapped and eventually the whole bus was standing up and clapping along.

On January 26, the duo will perform on a much bigger stage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, where they are nominated seven times.

Watch them put a smile on the faces of some unsuspecting New Yorkers.

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