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A grassroots success, Seattle rapper Macklemore not only climbed to number two on the Billboard 200 album charts, but with little mainstream help, his 2012 sophomore release debuted with only Mumford & Sons in his way for the number one spot. Born Ben Haggerty and raised in Seattle, he debuted as Professor Macklemore in 2000 with the Open Your Eyes EP. Five years later his debut album, The Language of My World, earned him a local following, but it was his 2010 team-up with DJ/producer Ryan Lewis for the Vs. Redux EP that yielded the Red Hot Chili Peppers-sampling hit "Otherside." With Macklemore's wit meeting Lewis' inventive production, further hits like "My Oh My" and "Can't Hold Us" were spread throughout social media and video-sharing sites, setting the stage for a successful sophomore release. That came in 2012 when The Heist dropped as a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis release, debuting at the number two spot on the Billboard 200. Its "Thrift Shop" topped the Billboard Hot 100, and the album eventually reached platinum sales status. The duo performed another one of the album's singles, "Same Love," at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards during a marriage ceremony for over 30 couples. That night, the duo took the awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. In 2015, Macklemore & Lewis returned with "Downtown," the first single from their second collaborative effort, This Unruly Mess I've Made. The 2016 album also featured "Kevin," a song they debuted live at the 2015 American Music Awards with guest star Leon Bridges, along with the elaborate and politically charged second single "White Privilege II." Macklemore followed Mess with a handful of solo singles released in 2016 ("Drug Dealer" with Ariana DeBoo and "Wednesday Morning") and 2017 ("Glorious" with Skylar Grey). The latter track would appear on his official sophomore solo effort, Gemini, which arrived in late 2017. ~ David Jeffries
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    Pop Mix

    Pop Mix
    2 songs

    Party Hits

    Party Hits
    1 song

    Top Hip-Hop

    Top Hip-Hop
    1 song

    Hip-Hop Party

    Hip-Hop Party
    1 song

    Teen Pop

    1 song

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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Glorious
  3.   Good Old Days
  4.   Claiming The City
  5.   Love Song
  6.   Inhale Deep
  7.   I Said Hey
  8.   Marmalade by Lil Yachty
  9.   Bush Song
  10.   Willy Wonka by Offset
  11.   Glorious
  12.   Corner Store
  13.   Intentions by Dan Caplen
  14.   Ain't Gonna Die Tonight
  15.   Drug Dealer
  16.   Firebreather
  17.   Excavate
  18.   Over It
  19.   Wednesday Morning
  20.   Ten Million
  21.   How to Play the Flute
  22.   Penis Song
  23.   Levitate
  24.   Miracle by Dan Caplen
  25.   Zara
  26.   White Privilege
  27.   Church
  28.   Remember High School
  29.   At the Party
  30.   The Magic
  31.   As Soon As I Wake Up
  32.   Hold Your Head Up
  33.   Good For You
  34.   Fake ID
  35.   City Don't Sleep
  36.   My Language
  37.   Intro
  38.   Ego
  39.   Contradiction
  40.   B-Boy
  41.   Soldiers

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