Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, Washington, have emerged as a premier international hip-hop group known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music, and innovative music videos and media. They have broken new ground by independently releasing their debut full-length album, The Heist, which shot to the #1 slot on iTunes, debuted at #2 the Billboard charts and was certified Gold without the support of a traditional record label. They recently made Billboard history as the first duo to ever send their first two singles to #1 on the Hot 100 chart.