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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Hip Hop Duo; Known For "Thrift Shop"

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 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Biography

The rapper known as Macklemore was born Ben Haggerty in Seattle, Washington. His mother was a social worker who encouraged her son to be supportive of difference. He took to performing as a child, and was influenced by the likes of hip-hop groups Kris Kross and Digital Underground as well as pop superstar Michael Jackson.

DJ and producer Ryan Lewis was born in Spokane, Washington. He developed an interest in music during his youth, playing the guitar and working in media production. He eventually took up photography as well.

Together, Macklemore and Lewis makeup the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Lewis worked with the Macklemore first as a creative consultant in 2008. Later, after Macklemore recovered from major substance-abuse issues, the two decided to team up and work together musically.

In 2010, the two released the Vs. Redux EP. Rather than go the traditional record-label route, the duo opted instead to work on their full-length debut independently, relying upon their own savvy, hard work, word of mouth and online buzz. (Lewis is particularly known for having a sharp business acumen and drive that belie his years.) They released The Heist in October of 2012. The album, which is noted for being a hip-hop project that doesn't have any samples and relies on Lewis' original sounds, opened at No. 2 on Billboard's main album charts. The Heist's lead single, "Thrift Shop," eventually reached the top of the Hot 100 chart, with eventual sales of more than 6 million downloads. The video for "Thrift Shop" has become a phenomenon as well, receiving tens of millions of YouTube views. The duo's second single, "Can't Hold Us," reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart as well, making Macklemore & Ryan Lewis the first duo in music history to have their first two singles reach the top of the pop charts.

Part of the duo's appeal is their innovation and reliance on ideas and lyrics that go against much of hip-hop's traditional swagger. "Thrift Shop" talks of a penchant for secondhand clothes, with a chorus sung by Wanz (a onetime software engineer in his fifties), while the Heist song "Same Love" features singer-songwriter Mary Lambert in a celebration of same-sex unions.

The duo embarked on their first full-fledged international tour in 2013.

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    Booking fees for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Macklemore & Ryan Lewis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for your next private or corporate function.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Hip Hop Duo; Known For "Thrift Shop"

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Biography

The rapper known as Macklemore was born Ben Haggerty in Seattle, Washington. His mother was a social worker who encouraged her son to be supportive of difference. He took to performing as a child, and was influenced by the likes of hip-hop groups Kris Kross and Digital Underground as well as pop superstar Michael Jackson.

DJ and producer Ryan Lewis was born in Spokane, Washington. He developed an interest in music during his youth, playing the guitar and working in media production. He eventually took up photography as well.

Together, Macklemore and Lewis makeup the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Lewis worked with the Macklemore first as a creative consultant in 2008. Later, after Macklemore recovered from major substance-abuse issues, the two decided to team up and work together musically.

In 2010, the two released the Vs. Redux EP. Rather than go the traditional record-label route, the duo opted instead to work on their full-length debut independently, relying upon their own savvy, hard work, word of mouth and online buzz. (Lewis is particularly known for having a sharp business acumen and drive that belie his years.) They released The Heist in October of 2012. The album, which is noted for being a hip-hop project that doesn't have any samples and relies on Lewis' original sounds, opened at No. 2 on Billboard's main album charts. The Heist's lead single, "Thrift Shop," eventually reached the top of the Hot 100 chart, with eventual sales of more than 6 million downloads. The video for "Thrift Shop" has become a phenomenon as well, receiving tens of millions of YouTube views. The duo's second single, "Can't Hold Us," reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart as well, making Macklemore & Ryan Lewis the first duo in music history to have their first two singles reach the top of the pop charts.

Part of the duo's appeal is their innovation and reliance on ideas and lyrics that go against much of hip-hop's traditional swagger. "Thrift Shop" talks of a penchant for secondhand clothes, with a chorus sung by Wanz (a onetime software engineer in his fifties), while the Heist song "Same Love" features singer-songwriter Mary Lambert in a celebration of same-sex unions.

The duo embarked on their first full-fledged international tour in 2013.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Videos

  • MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - WHITE WALLS - FEAT ...
  • MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT
  • MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - CAN'T HOLD US FEAT. RAY ...

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  • How to book Macklemore & Ryan Lewis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Macklemore & Ryan Lewis?

    Booking fees for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Macklemore & Ryan Lewis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for your event is $200,000 and above. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Natasha Lyonne, Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, George Takei and Lance Bass. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for an upcoming event.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Speaker Videos

  • MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - WHITE WALLS - FEAT ...
    MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT
  • MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - CAN'T HOLD US FEAT. RAY ...
    MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ ...

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