Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Rap Performance
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Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards
"Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects them in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine." — Macklemore
- Formed in 2008 in Seattle
- The duo exploded with their debut studio album, 2012's The Heist, which featured the No. 1 single "Thrift Shop."
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won their first three career GRAMMYs for 2014, including Best Rap Album for The Heist and Best New Artist. They joined with Madonna and Trombone Shorty to perform a medley of their "Same Love" and her "Open Your Heart," which doubled as a live marriage ceremony for 33 couples.
- Prior to collaborating musically, Ryan Lewis working for Macklemore as a photographer.
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis appeared at the GRAMMY Museum in 2013 for a conversation about their ascent in the industry.
- In 2014 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis started The 30.30 Project as a fund-raising charity, after Lewis disclosed his mother Julie had been suffering from AIDS/HIV for the last 30 years.