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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.

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

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.

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.

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."

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

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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.