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Macklemore Thanks Ellen DeGeneres for 'Same Love' Success

Macklemore Thanks Ellen DeGeneres for 'Same Love' Success

Originally posted 01/28/2014 01:45PM

Fresh from their four wins at the Grammys, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis credit famous fan Ellen DeGeneres with helping make "Same Love" a hit.

"We have a lot of praise to show you, because this was the first time that we ever performed live on television," Macklemore, 30, told DeGeneres Tuesday's episoe of her talk show. "You got behind 'Same Love' before anybody else did. Before it was a radio song, before it was out there with the video on MTV, you were behind it."

The duo first appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012, when they performed "Same Love" – a gay rights anthem that went viral on YouTube – with vocalist Mary Lambert. Since then, the comedian has been a big advocate for their success. Macklemore and Lewis have sold 1.3 million albums and garnered more than 900 million YouTube views, impressive feats considering they are independent artists without a music label.

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Inside Music's Biggest Night: What You Didn't See at the Grammy Awards

Inside Music's Biggest Night: What You Didn't See at the Grammy Awards

Originally posted 01/28/2014 07:45AM

Your behind-the-scenes look at all the drama, surprises and mischief that didn't make it to your TV

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Macklemore Texts (and Instagrams) Kendrick Lamar Apology  for Grammy Win | Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar

UpdatePosted 01/27/2014 05:30PM

Macklemore Texts Apology to Kendrick Lamar for Grammy Win (and Then Instagrams It)

Originally posted 01/27/2014 04:00PM

As a rapper who got his start on Youtube, it makes sense that Macklemore turned to social media to speak his latest message.

Macklemore, in a total Macklemore move, texted fellow MC Kendrick Lamar to apologize for beating him at Sunday night's Grammy awards. As the only white artist nominated in the best rap album category, Macklemore triumphed over Lamar's critically acclaimed debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, as well as albums by Drake, Jay Z and Kanye West.

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If We Handed Out Prizes at the Grammy Awards …

5 Moments That Summed Up the Grammy Awards

Originally posted 01/27/2014 02:20PM

As per usual, music's biggest night felt more like a concert-fashion show hybrid than an awards ceremony. The most famous faces in entertainment flocked to the Staples Center for Sunday's Grammy Awards to tip their hats (sometimes literally) to industry peers and drink in all of the action (out of the ultimate sippy cup, no less).

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They Do! Queen Latifah Officiates Mass Wedding at Grammys | Madonna, Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah Officiates Mass Wedding on Grammys as Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Serenade

Originally posted 01/26/2014 11:45PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr In a moving Grammys first, 33 couples proved they all share the "Same Love."

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34 Couples Will Marry During the Grammys Tonight

UpdatePosted 01/26/2014 05:00PM

Grammy Awards 2014: 34 Couples to Marry Live During the Show

Originally posted 01/26/2014 01:10PM

They all do. Equally.

Amid the musical acts set for Sunday night's Grammy Awards, the biggest showstopper of all may be the live, on-air wedding of 34 couples.

During Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's performance of their hit "Same Love" (for which they'll be joined by Madonna), diverse couples – including gay, straight, of different ages and races – will wed, the New York Times reports. And Queen Latifah will officiate.

The weddings "will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing," Lewis said.

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How to Explain the Best New Artist Grammy Category to Elderly Relatives

Explaining the Best New Artist Grammy Category to Elderly Relatives

Originally posted 01/23/2014 09:00AM

Few categories at this weekend's Grammy Awards are as simultaneously coveted and mocked as that of "Best New Artist," an honor that's gone both to such best-selling acts as Adele and The Beatles and such curious outliers as Milli Vanilli and The Starland Vocal Band. Every few years, the Grammy goes to a performer all but unknown to the majority of Americans (See: Esperanza Spalding, or – though not a "Best New Artist" pick – 2011 "Album of the Year" winner Arcade Fire.)

So, if you're planning to watch the Grammys this Sunday with any of your ... not-quite-hip relatives, here's a guide for introducing them to 2014's "Best New Artist" hopefuls:

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Miley Cyrus, Macklemore and More Performing at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Miley Cyrus and Macklemore to Perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Originally posted 12/17/2013 09:00AM

Miley Cyrus is about to cap off her over-the-top year in a very big way.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer, 21, will be live from New York along with Blondie, Icona Pop and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis when they all perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy.

Cyrus will be the midnight act, PEOPLE can report exclusively.

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They Couldn't Stop: Watch YouTube's Top Parody Videos of 2013

They Couldn't Stop: Watch YouTube's Top Parody Videos of 2013

Originally posted 12/11/2013 01:00PM

These days, a song's journey isn't over the day it hits the top of the charts. No, in our Internet-addicted times, a piece of pop culture hasn't truly made its mark until it's been the subject of a thousand parody videos, ordinary people riding its coattails for a brief shot at viral fame. The spoofs can range from sharp and scathing to delightfully affectionate, but they all help make the Web a richer, more democratic place. To celebrate this outpouring of creativity, the people at YouTube have compiled a list of the top 10 parody videos of 2013. Watch them all below!

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Miley Cyrus Will Perform at the American Music Awards

Miley Cyrus Will Perform at the American Music Awards

Originally posted 10/10/2013 09:00AM

It appears Miley Cyrus will have another chance to shock viewers at an awards show.

Fresh off the heels of a still buzzed-about performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Cyrus, 20, will perform at the American Music Awards, which will air Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The announcement was made on Thursday's Good Morning America, accompanied by news that new artist of the year nominees, Imagine Dragons, will also perform.

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