Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE’S MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS TOP BILLBOARD CHARTS
January 25, 2013, 3:20 pm
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue their out-of-the-box success story, as “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, tops the Billboard Hot 100 with a two-to-one rise in its sixteenth week. After the pair’s independently-released album The Heist blasted onto the Billboard 200 at number two, “Thrift Shop” thrives with the Hot 100’s top Digital Gainer Award for a second consecutive week. The track also topped the Digital Songs chart for a second time and it remains the number one track on Streaming Songs. Finally, it leads On-Demand Songs with 1.54 million on-demand streams for the third week in a row, and broke the category’s record (previously held by Gotye for “Somebody That I Used to Know”).

You can see the full Billboard article here.



WATCH MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS’ MARINERS OPENING DAY PERFORMANCE
April 11, 2011, 1:54 pm
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At the Mariners’ opening game this past Friday, fans were treated to a performance by rapper Macklemore, who delivered his tribute to legendary sportscaster Dave Niehaus titled “My Oh My.” Flanked by a brass and string section, Macklemore and beat-maker extraordinaire Ryan Lewis brought down the house while pictures of Niehaus flashed on Safeco Field’s jumbotron. Bringing it all home were members of Garfield High School’s marching band (Macklemore’s alma mater) stepping onto the field, adding a sense of pomp to an already larger-than-life performance by a burgeoning hometown favorite.

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT
January 10, 2011, 1:39 pm
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The Stranger
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis recently shot a music video for their new track “Irish Celebration” directed by local director Stephan Gray. Catch the behind the scenes footage for the upcoming video shot by another Seattle filmmaker Zak Downing below.

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MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS SELL OUT SHOWBOX IN 48 HOURS
January 7, 2011, 1:05 pm
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Sound on the Sound
A couple days ago, The Showbox announced that locals Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would have top billing at a February 25 show–the duo’s first headlining gig. An early round of tickets was released, but the show sold-out in less than 48 hours, before tickets were even “officially” on sale. The last local bands to sell out the Showbox in that short amount of time? Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Death Cab for Cutie. So congrats to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for joining that elite set of musical acts in this city capable of selling out one of the biggest rooms in Seattle, and here’s to hoping they book a second night!

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NPR PICKS TWO SEATTLE BANDS FOR FIVE ARTISTS YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN IN 2010
December 3, 2010, 12:43 pm
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NPR
NPR enlisted the help of Seattle’s KEXP to make a short list of “5 Artists You Should Have Known in 2010”. Of the five, two of them are Seattle bands. The first should be no surprise; they have been earning local and national acclaim at an incredible speed this year. The Head and the Heart’s self-titled album has been featured on all the major music blogs, including NPR. “You’re likely to love this Seattle band’s debut collection of well-crafted acoustic indie-pop. Its imaginative, piano-based arrangements are highlighted by tight, soulful harmonies, heartfelt lyrics and sing-along choruses,” explains the article. The other local album on the list is Macklemore/Ryan Lewis’ Vs. NPR explains its pick: “The Vs. is the first album of innovative hip-hop from Seattle’s Macklemore and DJ/producer Ryan Lewis. Macklemore embraces a wide range of personal themes (including his recent struggle with drug addiction) in the powerful “Otherside.” Lewis samples from Arcade Fire, Caribou, Beirut and Antony and the Johnsons, turning them all into cinematic bangers. Call it postmodern indie alterna-hip-hop crossover if you must, but it works.” See the full list at the link above.

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