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Drake Disses Macklemore At ESPYs

July 17th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Drake
Drake still hasn't gotten over losing a Grammy to Macklemore.

Back in January Macklemore and Ryan Lewis reigned over the rap category at the Grammys, much to the chagrin of fans of the genre. Many believed Kendrick Lama should have won many of the awards, and suggested that race may have been a factor in the decision.

Macklemore sent a text to Kendrick Lamar and made the odd decision to take a photo of his text and share it with his fans. It read: "You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the Speech. Then the...
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Lorde And Imagine Dragons Top Billboard Music Awards Nominations

April 9th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Lorde And Imagine Dragons Top Billboard Music Awards Nominations
Lorde and Imagine Dragons will both have twelve chances to take home a trophy from the Billboard Music Awards.

The two musical acts lead the pack in terms of nominations, which were released today. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis round out the top five for most nominations.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on “key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music,” according to the ...
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Why The Rap Community Is Mad About Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Grammy Wins

January 29th, 2014 11:47am EST
Why The Rap Community Is Mad About Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Gram
No other act received more criticism for their Grammy success then Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  Ultimately, the rap community was pretty pissed off.   After so many years of rap being under recognized by the Recording Academy, now an act grabs a victory in one of the coveted big four categories (Best New Artist) and the fans are not pleased.  Why the wall of hatred for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis?  Ultimately, it’s not so much about the Seattle MC or his producer pal; it’s more about the perception of rap by the Academy voters.  With a golden opportunity before them to award the more representativ...
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2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails

January 28th, 2014 10:30am EST
2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails
Another year and another Grammys ceremony has come and passed. As always, there were moments that thrilled while others made me curse under my breath. Luckily, as a music journalist, this guy has learned how to think like the Recording Academy, hence the accuracy of many of my picks this year. Still, even being correct, you have to wonder what the Academy is thinking sometimes. Yes, I’m specifically referencing the fact that Kendrick Lamar was shut out – ridiculous! But here goes nothing examining the awards given.

The Big Four: Record, Album and Song of the Year & Best New Artist

Record ...
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Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar 'I Robbed You' Following Grammy Win

January 27th, 2014 4:03pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore won four Grammys last night, but he texted pal Kendrick Lamar to let him know he should've won at least one.

The rapper texted Kendrick soon after the Grammys ended, "You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the Speech. Then the music started playing during my speech and I froze. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love."

Macklemore then posted a photo of his text to Kendrick on Twitter with the caption, "My text to Ke...
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34 Couples To Wed At Grammys During Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Performance Of 'Same Love'

January 26th, 2014 3:49pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have something big planned for this year's Grammy Awards -- 34 couples will marry during their performance of marriage-equality anthem "Same Love."

According to the New York Times, Queen Latifah will officiate the nuptials of the 34 straight, interracial and gay couples, including Lewis' sister and her boyfriend.

The weddings will take place in the aisles in front of the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Lewis told the Times, "A night that is already tremendous for me, for the music, but to have my sister get married and my family there watching it — tha...
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56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions: Who Will Take One Home

January 25th, 2014 8:00am EST
56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions
Grammy predictions for Record of the year, Album of the year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Broadcast takes place on Sunday, January 26th. Previously, following the announcements of the nominations, I made predictions in regards to who I thought would walk out with statues. After sitting on it a while, it is time to make one last set of predictions before Sunday’s broadcast. Here goes nothing! Picks are in bold.

First things first, let’s look at the BIG FOUR predictions

1) Record of the Year

“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rod...
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Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Rock NYC Bus To Promote The Grammys

January 15th, 2014 4:03pm EST
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
A group of New York City commuters got the surprise of a lifetime when Grammy nominated artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared for an impromptu performance.

As part of the Grammy's Music Unleashes Us promotion, the awards show set up a few hidden cameras and planted a few fake bus riders on a random New York City bus in November. At one of the stops the two superstars hopped on and all seemed normal - until this happened:

Ryan Lewis broke out a boombox that played the hook to Can't Hold Us and Macklemore began rapping, which seemed to disturb a few of the bus riders who did not know...
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Thoughts On The 2014 People's Choice Award Music Winners

January 9th, 2014 7:20pm EST
Favorite Pop Artist:  Britney Spears
On Wednesday, January 8th, the 2014 ‘awards’ season went underway with the ‘prestigious’ People’s Choice Awards. As interesting as the film and TV categories are themselves, this particular post will key in on the music categories/awards, which are…interesting.  The categories for the People’s Choice music awards are as follows:  Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Breakout Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Country Artist, Favorite Country Music Icon, Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite R&B Artist, Favorite Band, Favorite Alternative Band, Favorite Song, Favorite Album,...
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Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...
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K-Pop Group Takes Top Prize At First YouTube Music Awards

November 4th, 2013 1:07pm EST
Girls' Generation
The winner of the Video of the Year was the relatively-unknown group Girls' Generation at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.

Every awards show has growing pains, especially during its first show. Hey, even the Academy Awards has issues after 85. However, the online streaming show was at times hectic and at others completely bereft of content. For example, at one point comedic hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts were given two crying babies while they were trying to interview Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Perhaps giving the top prize to Korean girl group Girls' Generation was apt given ...
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Nominations Announced For First Annual YouTube Music Awards

October 22nd, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Demi Lovato
YouTube has announced the nominations for the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, which will take place in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Nominees represent the artists and videos with the highest levels of YouTube fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments, and subscriptions.

Winners will be selected by the fans, who can now vote by visiting youtube.com/musicawards.

The nominees are:

Video of the Year

-Epic Rap Battles Of History - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
-Demi Lovato - Heart Attack
-Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
-Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Beauty And A Bea...
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead American Music Awards With Six Nominations

October 10th, 2013 6:00pm EDT
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year's American Music Awards nominations with nods for "Artist of the Year," "Single of the Year" for their number-one song "Thrift Shop," and "New Artist of the Year."

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also nominated for "Favorite Band, Duo or Group-Pop/Rock," "Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop" and "Favorite Album-Rap/Hip-Hop" for their platinum-selling debut, "The Heist."

Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Taylor Swift were also nominated multiple times. Timberlake ("The 20/20 Experience") swept the MTV Video Music Awards in August with consideration in the "Artist of...
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MTV VMAs: Macklemore Hoping To Thank Justin Timberlake For 'Years Of Pain'

August 25th, 2013 4:44pm EDT
Macklemore
"Thrift Shop" singer Macklemore is hoping to finally one-up childhood rival Justin Timberlake at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards.

The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rapper, real name Ben Haggerty, spent years in the shadows of Timberlake after the "Suit & Tie" singer bested him numerous times throughout the beginning of their careers.

But Macklemore isn't bitter -- he plans on thanking JT if he wins any of the five awards he's nominated for at tonight's ceremony.

"Justin and I have been competitive for years... It started out as a basketball rivalry, hot dog eating championship, where we ...
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Who is Macklemore?

August 5th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
Ben Haggerty : Macklemore
Who is Macklemore?

The man behind the hits such as “Thrift Shop”, “Same Love”, “Can’t Hold Us” and numerous others real name is Ben Haggerty. Macklemore is an American Rapper.  He began releasing music independently back in 2000. He now collaborates with best friend/hit producer Ryan Lewis and has gained a significant fan-base online via social media. So far, he has released one mix tape, three EPs and two full albums independently with no help from any major record labels.

His single “Thrift Shop” has been viewed on YouTube over 350 million times, and reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboa...
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Timberlake Leads In VMA Nominations; Macklemore Hot On His Heels

July 17th, 2013 10:00am EDT
The 20/20 Experience
Former NSYNC member, Justin Timberlake, has nearly sealed his triumphant return to the charts as one of the most successful single artists in the biz, by picking up six nominations for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

Like the phoenix from the ashes, Timberlake slammed us early this year with a sudden entrance back into the music business with his stellar single 'Suit and Tie' - a collaboration between him and hip-hop artist and rapper, Jay-Z. Following that came his first album in seven years, the much lauded 20/20 Experience.

Timberlake stands to win the highly sought after 'Video of th...
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Face Daft Punk Challenge On Billboard Hot 100

May 23rd, 2013 5:37pm EDT
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are enjoying a third straight week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but fellow duo Daft Punk are crashing the party.

The rap duo's "Can't Hold Us" took away the top spot from Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason" three weeks ago. Pink's tune has held the second spot since, followed by Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors," Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man," and Rihanna's "Stay" in the top five.

Daft Punk, meanwhile, has hit the top ten for the first time in the renowned techno duo's history. They took the 10th spot with "Get Lucky," 51 spots better than their all-time best - "Ar...
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