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Macklemore

Macklemore

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Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Ben Haggerty

Birth Date :

June 18, 1983

Birth Place :

Seattle, Washington, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "The Heist" (2012)

Biography


Born Ben Haggerty on June 19, 1983, Macklemore was formerly known as Professor Macklemore. He held a prominent place across the country as he emerged as a premier national hip-hop artist with numerous career highlights to his name. Along with his DJ/production partner Ryan Lewis, he garnered critical acclaim, a devoted fan base, and a steadily growing anticipation for his upcoming work.

Though he came from a musical family, he had a strong passion as a musician. He started writing his own lyrics when he was fourteen during which his friends began calling him Mocklimore. Growing up in Seattle listening to West Coast underground hip-hip, he kicked-start his career as a performer with a self-produced mini album "Open Your Eyes" under the name of Professor Macklemore.

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Video: Macklemore Joins Ferguson Protesters Following Verdict

November 26, 2014 02:45:07 GMT

marched alongside other protesters after the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot unarmed African American teenager Mike Brown was announced on Monday, November 24. Wearing simple hoodie, the Grammy-winning musician blended with others in Seattle.
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Drake Disses Macklemore at 2014 ESPYs: He Doesn't Make Real Music

July 17, 2014 07:22:01 GMT

is apparently still pissed that he lost the Best Rap Album to duo & Ryan Lewis at the Grammys earlier this year. The Toronto rapper let everyone know that when he performed during the 2014 ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 16.
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Macklemore Denied Mocking Jewish With Stage Costume

May 20, 2014 01:41:45 GMT

has responded to the controversy that was triggered by the costume he wore while performing in Seattle on Friday, May 16. The rapper got up on stage for a secret show in his hometown in an attire which is deemed an offensive stereotype of Jewish.
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Drake Calls Macklemore's Grammy Apology Text to Kendrick Lamar 'Wack as F**k'

February 13, 2014 04:19:49 GMT

is not impressed with 's decision to publicly share an apology text he sent to after winning the Best Rap Album award at the Grammys last month. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the Toronto native called the "Thrift Shop" rapper's gesture "wack as f**k."
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Kendrick Lamar Responds to Grammy Snub, Congratulates Macklemore

January 30, 2014 08:47:17 GMT

Everyone from fellow musicians to fans has reacted to the disappointing fact that left the Grammys empty handed. The Compton rapper, who remained silent after the Sunday, January 26 event, has now opened up about the shocking snub.
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Macklemore Feels Bad for 'Robbing' Kendrick Lamar at Grammy Awards

January 27, 2014 08:54:39 GMT

isn't all pleased after taking home four trophies from the 2014 Grammy Awards. It turns out the Seattle rapper is feeling bad for having beaten out in four categories, thinking that Lamar should've won instead.
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Grammy Awards 2014: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk Are Early Winners

January 27, 2014 01:56:02 GMT

Following a performance from and , first awards at the 56th annual Grammy Awards were handed to the winners. The first award which was handed out at the Sunday, January 26 event was Best New Artist which went to duo & Ryan Lewis.
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Grammy Awards 2014: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Nab Three Awards at Pre-Telecast Ceremony

January 27, 2014 01:22:53 GMT

Some Grammy trophies were already handed on Sunday, January 26 prior to the live show, with duo & Ryan Lewis receiving 3 rap awards. The twosome won best performance and best song for "Thrift Shop". They additionally took home best rap album for "".
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Almost Disqualified From Rap Categories at Grammys

January 24, 2014 03:24:36 GMT

& Ryan Lewis has garnered seven nominations at the upcoming Grammy Awards. Some of the nods are for their works in the rap field. However, it has now been revealed that the duo was initially considered not suitable to compete with other artists in the rap-related categories.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Play Surprise Performance on NYC Bus

January 15, 2014 08:21:43 GMT

& Ryan Lewis stunned the passengers of an NYC bus with a surprise performance of their hit single "Can't Hold Us". The performance was a part of the Grammy's "Music Unleashes Us" multiplatform ad campaign, which aims to capture people's natural, visceral and sometimes uncontrollable reactions to music.
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Taylor Swift, Macklemore and Paul McCartney Lined Up to Perform at Grammys

January 15, 2014 02:22:44 GMT

More A-list musicians have been added to the stellar line-up of performers at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. , & Ryan Lewis, and are among artists who will take the stage at Los Angeles' Staples Center on January 26.
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The 10 Hottest New Music Acts of 2013

December 31, 2013 09:36:48 GMT

2013 was probably one of the best years in music industry. The competition among musicians got tougher by days as new artists joined the fold and made the game more interesting. Showing off their talents, they're challenging the success of their seniors. With the year over and a new one just about to begin, AceShowbiz picks 10 hottest new acts of 2013 that fans hope will shine even brighter in the coming years.
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Macklemore, Blondie and Icona Pop Join Ryan Seacrest's New Year's Rocking Eve

December 18, 2013 09:21:46 GMT

More performers have been added to the line-up of this year's 's New Year's Rockin' Eve With . Rap duo & Ryan Lewis, rock band and Swedish duo will all perform at the annual bash in Times Square, New York.
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Videos: Macklemore and Katy Perry Rock Grammy Nominations Concert

December 07, 2013 06:29:20 GMT

The live concert announcing nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards was kicked off by & Ryan Lewis at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Friday night, December 6. The duo rocked the stage with Wanz, performing their No. 1 hit "Thrift Shop" at the -hosted event.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Top Spotify's Most Streamed Artists of 2013

December 04, 2013 06:46:09 GMT

& Ryan Lewis is Spotify's most streamed artist in the world for this year, according to the year-end report of the music streaming service. The rap duo also tops the list of the world's most streamed album with their debut studio effort, "".
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Macklemore and Eminem Among YouTube Music Award Winners

November 04, 2013 04:19:28 GMT

The full winner list of the first-ever YouTube Music Awards has been releaveld. & Ryan Lewis and are among the winners at the less-than-90-minute event that was live streamed from New York City's Pier 36 on Sunday, October 3.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Lead YouTube Music Awards Nominees

October 23, 2013 04:11:36 GMT

After leading the nominees at the recently concluded MTV Video Music Awards and duplicating the feat in the forthcoming MTV Europe Music Awards, the winning combination that is and Ryan Lewis is at it again, this time at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards set to unfold on November 3. The rap music duo tops all other acts by having the most number of nominations with four.
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Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Lead 2013 MTV EMA Nominees

September 18, 2013 03:19:02 GMT

After leading last month's 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations each, it's deja vu for and & Ryan Lewis as they meet again at the top with the most nominations of five each at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards to take place on November 10 at Amsterdam's Ziggo dome. The nominees were revealed on Tuesday, September 17 by actor appearing as Ron Burgundy, a role he's going to reprise in "" sequel.
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Video Premiere: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'White Walls'

September 10, 2013 05:56:20 GMT

After sporting cheap threads in "Thrift Shop", dons a flashy mariachi costume in the brand new music video for "White Walls", a track from his and record producer Ryan Lewis' debut studio album "". Featuring and Hollis, the six-minute-plus clip co-directed by the dynamic duo includes cameos from , , , and .
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Macklemore Addresses Gay Rumors

August 30, 2013 06:06:38 GMT

has responded to rumors that he's gay. Sitting down with on her talk show, the hip-hop star says he's straight when asked about it. "How did you find out you weren't?" Chelsea asks, to which he replies, "I started using my penis."
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MTV VMAs 2013: Drake, Bruno Mars and Macklemore Performing Onstage

August 26, 2013 07:11:33 GMT

More footage from the newly-wrapped MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, August 25 flooded the internet. , and & Ryan Lewis were among the stars performing at the prestigious event to entertain the A-list guests.
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MTV VMAs 2013: Selena Gomez, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Are Early Winners

August 26, 2013 02:21:44 GMT

was announced as the first artist to take home a Moonman at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which just kicked off on Sunday, August 25. The 21-year-old beauty was presented with the trophy by after her "Come and Get It" visuals was chosen as the Best Pop Video, beating 's "Mirrors" and 's "Blurred Lines" among others.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform on 'Good Morning America'

August 17, 2013 04:21:33 GMT

The funky pair of & Ryan Lewis is the latest featured artist to grace the Central Park stage of "" Summer Concert Series. The rap duo performed three tracks from their highly successful debut album "", namely the chart-topping "Thrift Shop", "Cant' Hold Us" and "White Walls".
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Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Lead 2013 MTV VMA Nominees

July 18, 2013 03:00:10 GMT

and & Ryan Lewis lead this year's MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations each, MTV announces. The two acts are among the artists who will be hoping to win during the awards ceremony that will take place on August 25 at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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Justin Timberlake and Macklemore Lead Midyear Music Sales

July 05, 2013 08:42:37 GMT

's "" is the year best-selling album so far. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Timberlake's third solo album has sold more than two million copies. The album almost went platinum when debuting on Billboard 200 chart last March. The album is the only one which has sold more than a million this year.
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Clinton Sparks' 'Gold Rush' Video Ft. 2 Chainz and Macklemore

June 29, 2013 05:11:22 GMT

Grammy nominated DJ Clinton Sparks premieres his new music video "Gold Rush" and it stars some famous collaborators, rappers and and indie pop band Chester French lead vocalist David-Andrew Wallach a.k.a. D.A. Wallach. The track appears in DJ Sparks' forthcoming album "Disco Ball & Chain", set to arrive later this year.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' Gets Scrubbed Clean on Kidz Bop Kids

June 20, 2013 03:39:27 GMT

As expected, & Ryan Lewis' chart-topping track "Thrift Shop" off album "" makes it to the latest Kidz Bop Kids album, its 24th edition which debuts next month. Like most of the other current hit songs in the compilation, it gets scrubbed clean of profanities to make it more appropriate for its target audience, the original NSFW lyrics replaced with more kid-friendly ones.
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Bruno Mars, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Rock 2013 Billboard Music Awards

May 20, 2013 06:43:11 GMT

Whoever decided for to kick off the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas should be credited for setting the perfect mood for the event. The 27-year-old singer opened the show with a spectacular performance of his "Unorthodox Jukebox" track "Treasure".
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Premiere 'Can't Hold Us' Music Video

April 18, 2013 08:21:49 GMT

The funky pair of & Ryan Lewis has unveiled the epic music video for their new single "Can't Hold Us", the latest track to be released from their 2012 gold-certified album "". Just like in every live performance of this song, the rap duo brought along R 'n' B/gospel singer Ray Dalton for the ride.
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Team Power Ends Plan B's Winning Streak

April 15, 2013 07:03:17 GMT

After losing to Plan B for four consecutive weeks, Team Power finally turned the table in the latest outing of "". As the member said, "We need some wins," the team showed a great determination to win this week's challenge in the new episode of the reality show. The April 14 episode saw both opposing teams challenged to create a 45-60 second silent film promoting Australian Gold skin products.
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