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19 Reasons Best New Artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Are On Top Of The World

It was the night of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. While the GRAMMYs couldn't have gone any better for the duo, there are plenty of signs they're poised for another huge year.

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1. They absolutely dominated the 56th GRAMMYs, grabbing Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Song.

Saying the The Heist and "Thrift Shop" made an impact would be a gross understatement.
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Saying the The Heist and "Thrift Shop" made an impact would be a gross understatement.

2. But really, all of 2013 was a good year for these guys.

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A very good year. Few other entertainment duos have gone so far, so fast.

3. In May, they were the first group since 1994 to reach number one on the Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label.

You can't make a much bigger splash than that.
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You can't make a much bigger splash than that.

4. They made ponchos cool again.

Or... a lot cooler than they used to be.
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Or... a lot cooler than they used to be.

5. They performed at the AMAs and VMAs.

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6. They played sold-out arenas around the globe.

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7. Macklemore got engaged.

He popped the question to his girlfriend of seven years, Tricia, in January 2013.
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He popped the question to his girlfriend of seven years, Tricia, in January 2013.

8. And they capped the year on top of their game as co-hosts of the New Year's Eve festivities in Times Square.

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And once again, Macklemore proved the poncho works in almost any setting.

9. So what's next?

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10. Well, they've proven they aren't afraid to do things differently.

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You know, things like managing themselves without a record label and rocking a Batman onesie in the video for "Thrift Shop."

11. We're also going to hear a lot more about Ryan Lewis.

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The dude has some skills, and he's still new to the music biz.

12. Did you know the two met on MySpace in 2006, and Lewis started out by doing promotional photography?

They became close friends, and Lewis transitioned into production.
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They became close friends, and Lewis transitioned into production.

13. There are still millions of fans around the world they haven't had a chance to connect with.

That includes connecting both through crowd surfing and being active on social issues. Both Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are known for going out of their way to connect with fans and work on causes they believe in.
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That includes connecting both through crowd surfing and being active on social issues. Both Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are known for going out of their way to connect with fans and work on causes they believe in.

14. And millions of questions that need to be answered, like...

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15. ...how much bigger is that pompadour going to get?

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16. ...what other musical forms will they explore?

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Mariachi? Orchestra? Jazzzzzz?

17. ...how much higher can Macklemore jump?

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18. ...what other costumes will we see?

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19. If you are even the slightest fan of these guys, you are in for a treat.

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Because 2014 is going to be sick.