MANILA, Philippines – Grammy nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – who made waves in the music industry with their single “Thrift Shop” in 2012 – are set to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 16.
“Thrift Shop” landed on the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart after selling 7 million copies in the United States.
The song is seen as a refreshing take on rap music. Promoting saving money and going to thrift shops, it goes against the usual hip hop culture where rappers wear expensive clothes and flash their outrageous jewelry.
Billboard reported that this is the first time since 1994 that a single, not backed by a major label, reached number one.
Their second single “Can’t Hold Us” also topped the chart, cementing the duo’s place in music history as the only performers to have their first two singles reach number 1. “Can’t Hold Us” is also Spotify‘s most streamed song for 2013.
The duo is currently nominated for Best New Artist, Album of the Year (The Heist), Song of the Year (“Same Love”), and Best Music Video (“Can’t Hold Us”) in the upcoming Grammy’s.
Ticket prices for their Manila concert are at: VIP Moshpit, P5,940; Patron, P4,770; VIP Standing, P3,180; Lower Box A, P3,500; and Lower Box B, P2,650.
Watch the duo’s music video for “Cant Hold Us”:
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