Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” 7x Platinum

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From popping tags to popping plaques. Five months after hitting the ‘net, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ single “Thrift Shop” has gone platinum. The song is currently number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Congrats! Check out my PSA from our YouTube sit-down after the jump.

UPDATE: The song is now double triple quadruple quintuple sextuple septuple platinum.

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  • Donn

    INDEPENDENT IS WHERE IT’S AT

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    crazy because ive yet to have ever heard this song anywhere…

  • Uncut

    WOW! Huge congrats. Goes to show you there are fans for everyone, you just gotta find your audience.

  • Nathanial Hörnblowér

    A commercially successful anti-commercialism song, who knew? You might be new, but B.Dot knew.

  • Kenny’s Dominos

    I just heard this song for the first time yesterday on the radio. Went home and downloaded it. I thought it was new.

    “…THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME”

  • Dog The Bounty Hunter

    Well done to them

    B.Dot’s been behind them from the start but now they are getting more popular Elliott will probably jump on board to.

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    Nathanial Hörnblowér says:
    Thursday, January 03 2013 at 12:26 PM EST

    A commercially successful anti-commercialism song, who knew? You might be new, but B.Dot knew

    ^^and they are pulling the mac miller card by claiming that they are independent when really we all know a lot of these “independent” artists have been scooped up by major labels now…

    • B.Dot

      SMH. what label are they signed to? cause on the back of the album it says Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC.

      Mac Miller is signed to an indie label. There’s no “secret” backing

  • NasTheDon

    LOL it’s 2013 what is a label? U ever hear of The Agency Group?

  • Professor Oak

    I don’t understand the HYPE with these guys what so ever…But they have A LOT of white fans,When MAJORITY of your fans are white your record and song sales go through the roof.

    The same goes for Mac Miller garbage ass….How the fuck that weak ass rapper sell all those records? I think its the “White Fan” theory

  • Shawn

    Indie where it at anyway get paid to wtch porn at http://getpaidtowatchporn.com/home/

  • JustMyOpinion

    @ B.Dot son I can’t even knock that. An INDEPEDENT artist going platinum. That’s wild. Since Mac Millet and this, Why go major now?

    Still think these dudes are not my type of music though.

  • Your Life Is A Lie

    And how many singles off of Officer Ricky’s last album pushed platinum? Yea exactly…

  • http://www.ONEMANENT.com/pages/OnemanBeats/onemanbeats @ONEMANBEATS

    i like this song glad it went platinum. hit me for beats on my website http://www.OnemanENT.com

  • naaah

    @ Prof. Oak…. not true… Look at Odd Future’s record sales.

    though, it is common knowledge that niggas will download while whites like physical copies.

    I blame dat piff and mixtapes for that mentality though

  • mac DIESEL

    I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY B.DOT IS THE BIGGEST GOOF NUT IN NEW YORK CITY!!!! U AIN’T MADE FOR THE CAMERA NIGGA!!!!

    …….HA!!!! THESE DUDES ARE WACk!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Your mother’s “friend”

    White people support each other period, none of my black friends know who these guys are, sheeit a regular nigga couldn’t tell Asher roth & Mac miller apart. Cosign naaah Meeks mixtape got 3 million downloads but his album is struggling to crack 300k during the biggest shopping season no less, niggas need to re think the whole free mixtape thing

  • NEM

    “Make the money, don’t let the money make you” – Macklemore
    .
    People hatin on this are just ignorant. Their loss.

  • Realshyt

    I like macklemore I think he’s good for hiphop but his voice makes me wanna NOT listen, its not marketable js! Congrats on the plat plaqe tho.
    Check it You know what would blow up that hip hop really hasn’t seen yet!? A new wu tang! BUT…they are all white! Think about it..

  • CTE WORLD THE EARTH IS OUR TURF ITS A SNOWGO

    YES YES YES

  • YUP!

    REAL FANS OVER MEDIA HYPE!

    NO MATTER THE COLOR OF THIER SKIN! REAL ACTUAL FANS SUPPORT!

    MAJOR LABELS USE PROPAGANDA TO HYPE UP THIER ARTIST. JUST LOOK AT THAT CRAP THAT WENT DOWN WITH YOUTUBE! RESPECT THESE GUYS HUSTLE!

  • YUP!

    REAL FANS OVER MEDIA HYPE!

    NO MATTER THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN REAL ACTUAL FANS SUPPORT!

    MAJOR LABELS USE MARKETING TO MAKE THIER ARTIST SEEM BIGGER THEN THEY REALLY ARE! JUST LOOK AT THE CRAP THAT THEY GOT EXPOSED FOR ON YOUTUBE!

    RESPECT THESE GUYS HUSTLE!!! THEY MAPPED IT OUT AND WON!

  • Jew Doe Know

    Make the money. Dont let it make you -Macklemore

    ^^

    Please lets not act like this kid coined that phrase

  • Your Life Is A Lie

    And if it was only about being white then that Kreyshawn chick wouldn’t of flopped out selling 4000 albums her first week

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    @b.dot you wouldnt have replied if what i said had no truth to it whatsoever….

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    i know we all LOVE to believe these dudes went platinum with no label backing, but come on now labels have the power to make certain artists disappear..

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    yeah and lets not forget labels were generating youtub views also, so lets not blindly accept that these guys are independent when they were chosen LAST MIN for xxl freshman cover AND no one fucks with these guy enough to receive the amount of push they have received….that is my thoughts on the matter..

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    those are my thoughts**

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    IF im wrong, congrats to them…

  • DoleMic

    @B Dot

    Mac Miller is signed 2 Rostrum/Fontana. Fontana is owned by the largest label in the world UMG. UMG provides all back office $upport for Fontana so Fontana = “independent” “independent” = Major

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been signed to The Agency Group which is a high powered booking & management company for I believe two years. Their album is through ADA which is owned by the 3rd biggest Major Warner Bros. Warner provides back office $upport for ADA therefore they too are “independent”

    Jus Sayin

  • chillsthrill

    aaahhh the white life must be good,,,,duke is alright, though,,,rock on baby bubba rock on

  • The_Insider

    @B Dot

    Mac Miller is signed to Rostrum/Fontana. Fontana was 100% owned by the world’s largest record company UMG who recently sold a portion to Isolation Network/INGrooves which is also a company that UMG owns a real healthy percentage of. UMG provides back office $upport for Fontana/INGrooves who then provide back office support for artists/companies that have a big large budget & buzz (sometimes budget is all that’s needed). This is the majors way of getting apiece of the Independent scene too with hopes of being able to spot the talent 1st, negotiate a deal that is real nice for the artists then upstream them to the bigger brand/label. So Fontana = “independent” = Major Though Rostrum isn’t a major they are super caked up from Wiz.

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis got signed I believe two (2) years ago to The Agency Group which is a HIGH powered booking/managment firm who made it a top priority to make him shine as bright as possible. Then for the album they hooked up with ADA which is owned by Warner Bros who are the 3rd largest label after Sony Music. Warner provides back office support for ADA who then provide back office support for indie artists/companies.

    @deez you are right my brotha, don’t be fooled this shits not what it seems alot of the time.

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    NICE^^^^sweet sweet facts that im too busy smoking weed to care about…made my day^

  • Premeaux

    @realshyt LOL @ ‘not marketable’ in the comments about his single going platinum, thanks for your industry insights bro

  • Sarcastic A$$hole

    Funny how the rock stations play this song even though is not hip hop. I wonder why…

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    @The_Insider might have written the greatest post ever..

  • The_Insider

    Kreayshawn flopped HELLA hard for 2 reasons & 2 reasons ONLY

    1. She got on rapping but isn’t really a rapper where as Mac & Mack are both rappers that rap above average.
    2. She had no REAL movement behind her besides Mistah FAB’s “brother” beatin her shit up doggie. You could tell White Girl Mob was some BS cuz real mufuckas that grew up & or came up in this game together wait til after they blow ala G-Unit to breakup.

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ deez

    i kinda feel like kreayshawn was used as an experiment by the labels…

  • it’s the roc

    @The_Insider

    Great post and quite accurate. Either way, Macklemore has done well, major label resources or not.

  • it’s the roc

    @The_Insider

    Plus it’s very different putting a female rapper on then it is for males. It’s much harder. But Kreay aint dead yet, all it takes is one hit, and it doesn’t necessarily have to come from your first album.

  • true

    macklemore’s strength is in his live show. same as mac and wiz. the major labels influence you see is getting them into mid size venues and festivals and letting them rock out and appear indie. the majors do the right thing in not showing their ass, but reap the rewards by taking a cut of the back end. still, the word of mouth of macklemore doing a string of college shows will build him a heavy fan base, merch, cd & itunes sales post-performance, and allow him to eat well for a very long time without ever having a video be shown on a conventional medium. bravo.

  • Peekay

    B. Dot’s affiliation with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis >>>>>>> YN & MMG

  • Your mother’s “friend”

    Whoa a lot of shit got exposed in these comments

  • why you never see him with

    a bitch
    a hoe
    a slut
    a freak?

    just his HOMEBOY everyday of the week

    and all these gay songs and talk about equality
    is like a fat bitch on my chest
    i need to get this offa me

    major or independent? behind the scenes probably
    but the ground these haters standing on is more than shaky – wobbily
    wobbily
    wobbily
    hipsters made it hot,

    but if the single is platinum , why is it the albums not what they copped????

    is it cuz his live shows bring 9k in sales a week?
    or is it the hood saying who is this fag? and the beat making geek?

    talent agency? amazingly
    blogg & R ? you fainting me

    a blood rush to the head!
    ignore what ive said
    and go read dr suess to your kids instead

  • c

    good shit. Check out his mixtapes 2. He has more material than just this album. Its all good 2

  • The_Insider

    RR blocked or delayed my 1st comment under the DoleMic name @ first so I reposted under The_Insider that’s why yall see the similar comment under 2 names. I thought they was tryna silence a nigga, lol.

  • Word up

    They are white.

  • TRUE YOU ARE RETARDED

    without ever having a video be shown on a conventional medium. bravo.

    YOU MEAN LIKE YANKEE STADIUM?
    OR MILLER BEER COMMERCIALS?
    OR CUT TO COMMERCIAL MUSIC?
    OR BET BACKROOM FREESTYLE?
    OR MTV?

    GTFOH

  • cool hip catchy

    its not about east or west black or white

    its about these 90’s babies and the older generation aka CONSUMERS tapping their feet to it.

    the hood is BROKE
    the burbs are BROKE

    its 99 cent or bust these days and good for mack….obviously his mgmt team is doing something right.

    BUT

    he is still a fag

    lmao

  • TC

    whack radio rap

  • GFS

    Indie or no.. looks like the insider is correct about ADA. Still the sound and message are fresh. Not sure about his post release audience being mostly white. I was first turned on to Macklemore a few years back by some friends in the local Seattle hip hop scene who are all black, and rightly giving him props as THE guy to check out in Seattle.

  • GetYourOwn

    Lot of IGNORANCE in this thread.

  • Black Shady

    ive heard this shit on the radio today while driving…..in fuckin MONTREAL! i was like wtf……..shit is so corny….sounds like some Asher Roth College bullshit……but he’s selling without a major

    i give him that. congrats

  • JustMyOpinion

    ^ It’s funny because I think we all feel the same way. But, like you said, they’re moving units. So, someone likes it. I am not saying they’re wack, just not my kind of music.

  • DMVinyourchick

    Welp time to see what all the hype about, lots of well established artists don’t even go gold time to see what this album hittin for

  • DAT WHITE NIGGA

    AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT HATES THAT FUCKING SONG?

  • Unknown

    As an Eminem fan, this pisses me off. If I was Em, Slaughterhouse would be the hottest rappers out.

  • Blackjew
  • Johnny Ryall

    2,000,000 with out rubbing rented cars, borrowed bling or tall tales of drug lording in your face. What you know about a dope lyricist who has concept records that don’t insult your intelligence?

  • Cruel Thing

    That PSA was corny as fuck. Congrats to Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis though! It’s always good to see a shift in hip hop.

  • GRAMZ Kash

    Why do y’all ride bdot dick like that dammit man

  • Yeezus Christ

    i heard it on the radio a month ago and i liked it but didnt know what it was so i used shazam and found it, was surprised it was macklemore but its a good song very catchy

  • King

    song is so cheesy

  • imperial85

    hey dummies, the Agency Group books shows for these guys. Agency Group is not a record label. Mackelmore won fair and square, his way. G-unit is over with.

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  • PistolPistol

    Music is music regardless of mainstream or independent. That being said would’ve thought a track about being white trash would become cool??
    Uhhh k EMmmmm

  • As Real As It Gets

    Faggots love this group. He promotes same sex marriage. Did you see the way Ellen was gushing over him when he performed on her show? Heard the album and wasn’t that impressed. The Gay mafia is real. No color, gender or age. Hiphop is dead!!!

  • alex

    @wordup it’s not because they’re white, if that’s the case Action Bronson would be huge.

  • Reefer

    B. Dot ain’t givin a fuk bout what y’all sayin cuz it’s lame.. They went platinum after a huge struggle, Macklemore had an album in 2005 too I remember.. It’s struggle, hard work and good music, it wus a good album.. Stop makin comparisons with labels/artists..

  • http://buscantraons.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/israel-i-els-jocs-olimpics-de-londres/ Lynne O. Sellers

    The duo’s single “Thrift Shop” has gone double platinum since its release in August of 2012. The song has currently held the number ten spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and garnered more than 70 million views on YouTube.

  • The original lucci

    *2 homos*

  • R

    Don’t like their music but fuk it make it how u make it whether ur a clown like Niki, fat, ugly, white, fake, liar, its all in the sale bullshit that sticks to the stupid motherfukers who buy it the jokes on us!

  • mrholloway

    I thought they were #2 on Billboard Hot 100…

    I heard the song months ago…I never knew who it was. Once I connected the dots amazon put it on sale for $1.99 and I bought it. Good buy.

  • BBGUN

    I hope Bdot gets a plaque for the amount of people he has turned on to macklemore. Including myself.

  • Evil

    These guys should be on MTV hottest MCs list.

  • dmc

    If they don’t make it on MTVs hottest MCs list.. .. ..

  • Mikey

    Lets be all the way real….that white skin got him 4x platinum, hes a dope rapper and thrift shop is a dope song still the fact remains if he’d been black and made that same song, same flow etc. he would’ve MAYBE cracked a few hundred thousand in sales…..

  • acidrap

    White boys and hipsters rejoice lol!!!

  • Black Shady

    4 milli now? WTF

  • Johnny Ryall

    I can’t think of comment, maybe I’ll have a good one for the 5x platinum post. Ha!

  • White Lightning

    LOL at all these bullshit comments about “white fans”. The reason it sold is because its different. It’s not about “hoes, cars, money and poppin mollys”. You niggas are stuck in your ways and just mad so you sit behind your computer screen talking shit bout “oh it’s the white fan base”. You can’t stand to see a white man doing well for himself in hip-hop because you’re silent racist. Listen to the album and tell me he can’t rap. He spit better than 80% of the black folk.

  • chillthrill

    @whitelightning,,,,,,ask some of your black hood friends if they copped,,these dude music,,,,I’ll wait,,,,oh you dont have many hood friends do you?,,,,im just sayin when was the last time you brought a ghostface joint,,,,,,white fans,,are the best fans to have,,,cause its about the music strictly with them,,,,all the black fans is trying to rap,,lololol,,,basically,,,,,

  • Myah.

    He’s not that indie when his music is promoted by WARNER MUSIC.

    RR journalists, do some research: The total sales for this single is much more than 4 x platinum. That number is only for the US.

  • roman _ forten

    face it.

    fuck the white / black shit
    this is a lyrically dope motherfucker.

    bitch i betchu the following will happen

    best new artist nod

    best album nod

    best rap album nod

    record of the year nod

    video of the year

    yall understand this shit is the second most viewed video on youtube of ALL TIME

    i know the world hates seattle but you better get used to us shining

    mack may not have kendricks album says but his spread is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay thicker on the crossover tip.

    if you think these moves were planned right

    what yall think is gonna happen next?

    well at the least the hottest mc of the year award

    206

  • Safe Dwade

    Got dam

  • mac DIESEL

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” 4x Platinum

    ^

    SOMEWHERE IN NEW YORK CITY, B.DOT IS DOIN’ BACK FLIPS IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC!!!!

    ……….HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • BBGUN

    Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/3/2013

    #4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 42,000 (420,000)

    #28. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 16,000 (761,000)

    #42. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP – 13,000 (272,000)

    #49. T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head – 11,000 (411,000)

    #71. 2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story – 7,000 (557,000)

    #75. Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C. – 6,600 (337,000)

    #85. Joe Budden – No Love Lost – 5,500 (53,000)

    #93. Chief Keef – Finally Rich – 4,900 (139,000)

    #105. Kutt Calhoun – Black Gold – 4,300 (4,300)

    #106. Game – Jesus Piece – 4,200 (206,000)

  • Shaolin NY

    these dudes are so fuckin wack. This shit aint hip hop.

  • As Real As It Gets

    This group strongly supports same sex marriage. Their song Same Love is big in the LGBN community. Win the Gays, Win the Industry. Their like the lady gagas of rap.

  • roman_forten

    got that snl album sales bump and clearly ahead of the pack week to week and 420K shit will be gold soon

    “so fucking wack”
    and saying that means what?

    waka
    wayne
    plies
    oj da juicman
    lil b

    shall i continue?

    the fucking haterade is strong for these dudes….i mean shit

    i think dude can flow. but im not gonna buy his album bc his stance on gay marraige.

    thats my POLITICAL AND MORAL stance and as an american my RIGHT to support or protest anything i feel like speaking on.

    but that doesnt mean mack and ryan are wack…. or corny thats code for blackeys hate the honkeys bc they doing something with their career or life that a hater would have wished they coulda shoulda woulda done.

    PERIOD

    and another thing.

    where is the macklemore/eminem record about recovering from substance abuse ?
    where is the next song with a frank ocean feature? HA

    nah son

    not in the HOOD at allllllllllllll especially not the dirty south ya dig?

    but they rock the stage and kill the mic

    quit hating

    it makes you look like an asshole

  • ECU

    Congrats to them

  • Mellow

    so a guy who makes a song people should relate to being that the economy is shit right now, makes a song basically reppin for the poor folks out here and people are complaining about him. least he aint acting like ballin’ and frontin’ and talking about being in a club everyday. 4XS Platinum i commend that. Does Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Future, and all them other wack ass rappers even have platinum albums?? But we hear they shit all day everyday on the radio.

  • quese

    Never heard the song

  • OG

    Congrats to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. 4X Platinum. This is what happens when you make music that is different. Too many rappers now a days sound the same. Same south style hi-hat driven beats, same south double time flow, same subject matter. White music consumers don’t want to hear strip club/trap songs every fuckin day. Its like watching the same movie over and over with different actors. Change ya fuckin style up. Be different, stand out, and sell records Indie!!!

  • Foreign luccini

    I really miss biggie and PAC!!

  • djdoit

    WHITE BOYSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rock Willpower

    Come see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Napa’s very first Bottlerock event! http://bottlerocknapavalley.com/lineup

  • Jada

    This shit is wack. I can’t believe B.Dot is endorsing this.

    I see no future for them.

    They only reason they’re selling so much is because they’re white. They will get more promotion and everything they need b/c of that. Call me a racist! IDC! Let’s stop pretending we live in a post-racial world.

  • mac DIESEL

    UPDATE: The song is now double triple quadruple quintuple platinum.

    ^

    B.DOT IS IN HIS LITTLE CUBICLE DOIN’ THE CABBAGE PATCH WHILE BLASTIN’ “THRIFT SHOP” ON HIS COMPUTER SPEAKERS!!!!

    ………..HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • B.Dot

      you’re an underachiever @Mac DIESEL. This is how artists silence blog commenters like u up. Ha!

  • Starfox64

    im yet to find a single fucking person who listens to these dudes and is a fan..

  • Kidd Rapp

    ^^ BC you live in the gutter and associate with niglets

  • Kidd Rapp

    @Starfox64

  • the REAL

    @ JADA shut up you cock sucking BITCH! i know loads of black hip hop artists who sold MILLIONS OF ALBUMS !!!tHE GAME, 50 cent, dr.dre, snoop dog, biggie, 2 pac, outcast, lil wayne. fucking lloyd banks. who tha fuck else ? run dmc ? kanye west ? jay z ?gtfo with your bullshit. just because your wack ass favorite rapper ain’t selling, doesn’t mean it is that way because its black. fuck your stupid ass. I know loads of black people who would call you an idiot.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    you’re an underachiever @Mac DIESEL. This is artists silence blog commenters like u up. Ha!

    ^

    LET’S NOT CALL PEOPLE UNDERACHIEVERS WHEN U DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHO TRAVIS SCOTT WAS!!!! AND U SAY U “LIVE” THE HIP-HOP LIFESTYLE BRIAN??? DO YA HOMEWORK INSTEAD OF BROMANCING WITH MACKLEMORE!!!!

    ……..HA!!!!

    • B.Dot

      U getting to much Florida sun @Mac DIESEL. Travis scott isn’t a household name so cut the shit.

      In fact, name those travis scott hits we can’t live without, that YOU’RE bumping. I’ll wait.

  • church

    that’s a wack ass honkey

  • FreshDollazzz

    They’re selling because they have TALENT. So sick of you wackass punks saying they’re selling because they’re white. Yall are too busy listening to Wayne, 2 Chainz, Drake, etc. to understand what good music is. These guys made a great album and deserve credit. It’s funny to see all the black people getting their panties in a bunch because white guys are taking over rap and r and b.

  • King

    the song is fucking corny….undeserved (not hating, just saying)

  • http://nekyromero.wordpress.com nekyromero

    I am a fan of Macklemore’s music but THIS SONG IS NOT GOOD! I rep for his album but this is one of my least fav tracks. Its a mystery to me how it sold so many songs as I dont hear it anywhere. He killed sxsw…played everywhere.

  • ayyeee

    White people stay loving this shit and don’t pull that “it ain’t just white shit” because that’s all i hear this joint from…. you guest it whites!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    HOW DO U EXPECT ME TO RESPOND TO YOUR WEAK ARGUMENTS WHEN U DON’T POST MY COMMENTS, MR. CONTENT COORDINATOR!!!!

    …….HA!!!! POST MY COMMENT U SCRUB!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Ha haaaaa

    Regardless of how many sold/downloaded. This shit is whack. It doesn’t even rhyme half the time. Video makes the entire song… Heard on radio the other day and thought that shit was horrific.

  • Musikal

    I do not see what people see in this song. It’s Trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But if you can sucker someone into buying your music i applaud em.

  • PHILLYWAY(215)

    Really this one track is overhyped.. shit is comical at best, i take nuthin away from the sucess of the track but shit is evident man this joint went 5x plat we all know who bought this shit.. its definetly not gettin crazy spins on “urban” radio as a matter of fact i heard it maybe once on both the top radio stations here.. sat radio different but still not as much there. @bdot stop running round with the i told u so shit bul.. next year these dudes will b gon

  • Troofy

    What’s the biggie vanilla ice sold 15 mill!
    When white fans are sick of wack black music they show their emotion by overbuying their own people music so logical people!

  • koa29

    5x platinum. Independent. Holy fuck they eating good.

  • 5 times your face face facts aint wack its where its at

    not only did he catch the xxl cover without thrift shop and cant hold us is also rising on the charts

    macklemore is the best to do it in a long while as far as “hit making” is concerned with this debut full length album

    im from seattle , didnt buy the album.
    didnt buy the single

    but he still gets my respect bc you cant fake this type of success well officer ricky tries but you know five times platinum is rare air.

    and if it was on top this week again there goes notorious one more chance and fiddys in da club

    i hope he passes drake and khaleds im on one as the longest running hip hop single at number one

    you mad cuz seattle on top?

    deal with it , cuz we just reloaded

    roman _ forten

  • drew

    So 5 million people bought a song that got heavy spins on the radio…thats just plain oh fuckery
    I dont listen to safe whitey rap he’s all yours

    Ps Slug wants his flow back

  • King Chandler

    Congrats to them but I’m starting to feel like B. Dot might possibly be the biggest groupie of these dudes ever, we get it bruh, they are selling a shit load of albums independently, that’s great but it seems like he’s checking their soundscan every 3 minutes so he can post another update, lol, then he does his little blackout rant, it’s like he’s really emotionally damaged by the lack of respect they are getting or some shit, they sold 5 million fucking singles, enough people are aware of them already.

  • Deee

    White people win again for the second time this week lol

  • ECU

    They paid to get this song on the radio with the help of warner music tats the thing that takes away the whole independent bragging rights. But still their album was good and if ppl wanna pay for a song that they like (unlike most ppl included myself at times) let them.

  • matrix

    Damn these niggz dont need to sign to no fuggin major for the rest of they career they good off this 1 song lmao…still never heard it or they album though…Chuuch…

  • Your Life Is A Lie

    After they “seizure” all your favorite rappers out the game this is what will remain

  • anonymous

    VANILLA ICE OF THIS GENERATION. this is definitely a white person anthem. the hook (sung by a black man) is the only half-catchy thing about this song

    …congrates anyways though…:/

  • BBGUN

    The great jay z has one single that is 5x plat. Eminem has 2. It’s an amazing accomplishment for macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Especially since there independent. Give him the credit he deserves instead of bashing him because he is white. You don’t have to like there music but respect the hustle.

  • Respect

    lls who buys this shit, crazy….

  • https://twitter.com/P0is0nedKoolA @p0is0nedkoola

    I remember this site made a few token posts on Macklemore till the album was a surprise seller
    than
    @B Dot
    started acting as if he “found” them

    oh the lol’s

    Remember that B Dot is the same person who told me that Joey Badass didn’t matter cause
    he needs to “get a hit” first

    Check my favorites on Twitter to confirm

    @p0is0nedkoola on twitter
    Lester Bangs of hip hop
    The laugh are endless

  • Foreign luccini

    *congrats I hope u go diamond*

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  • As Real As It Gets

    Faggot lovers. I’m not surprised.

  • MAC DAMSEL

    Who is buying this? People like me who are sick of the repeated sampling hip hop, trap music I hear on the radio each day. And get over yourself about the white people crap, if that’s the case MGK, Yelawolf, Brother Ali, Slug and the rest should have been on top.

    My question is why buy lil wayne, rick ross, 2 chainz, drake or insert the(collab duo of your choice here) rapping about the same thing every song-hoes, b*tches, molly, strippers, rich as f*k, lean on repeat.

    Macklemore album is different with original beats. He’s not sampling and he doesn’t have the same crew of rappers singing about the same damn thing. His album is damn good. Thrift Shop did what it was supposed to do- draw attention to the album and it has by the numbers below:

    Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/24/2013

    #14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 24,000 (496,000)

    #25. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 14,000 (808,000)

    #48. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP – 8,600 (303,000)

    #66. T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head – 6,600 (435,000)

    #70. 2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story – 5,800 (576,000)

    #85. Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C. – 4,500 (352,000)

    #102. Chief Keef – Finally Rich – 3,800 (152,000)

    #137. Swollen Members – Beautiful Death Machine – 2,900 (3,000)

    #195. MGK – Lace Up – 2,300 (161,000) ***
    ***Umm MGK is white and hs album was released on a major label, please tell me why he’s not about to go gold?

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  • zeee

    niggers cant keep up

  • zeee

    niggers stay losing. @deee. white people stay winning. even with sub par music hype up by black bloggers. Parker lewis cant lose

  • NOVA

    Damn, white folks LOVE they white rappers man…..if only we could support each other the same

  • The Facade

    BDot you have a face for radio dude, stay off that camera for your own and everyone else’s sake.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    UPDATE: The song is now double triple quadruple quintuple sextuple platinum.

    ^

    THIS NIGGA B.DOT MUST BE CLIMBIN’ THE FREAKIN’ WALLS AT RR HEADQUARTERS!!!!

    …………..HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Just Saying

    They target the right audience and have the right team behind them.

  • The Black Skip Bayless

    Please dont get it twisted i like white rappers mac miller, rich hil, asher roth etc. but these dudes are only average to me and yes i listened to their album. Too much dick riding on these guys…..

  • zeee

    oh by the way. white people stay winning. who needs niggers anyway

  • zeee

    i hope that by the end of the next ten years there are no nigger in hip hop. i cant wait.

  • Evil

    Snoop Lions Reincarnated sold only 21,000 first week.
    Snoop took an L with that one.

  • Idiots

    The reason this song went 6x platinum is because he isnt signed to label that pays to have this song played on the radio a million times a day. So people hear it and feel the need to download it cause they’re not sure when they’ll hear it again. Unlike the latest lil wayne/drake/rick ross track that you can hear almost anytime you flip on the radio

  • myers2

    Dayum!

  • Foreign luccini

    *who gives ah fuck*

  • Mike Ock (reply to troofa)

    you herbs talking about independent is the way to go lol…u dont make it on XXL cover being a nice independent buzzing rapper

  • Cold Chilin’ Charles

    Thrift-shop single sounds like a rehashed Outkast & Sleepy Brown flow…LMAOF I listen to their whole album and their sound-style is like a diluted or water down Outkast flavor ( JMPO) Just My Personal Opinion about these dudes. (NO-HATER)

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  • dmc

    holy shit eh

  • LOL

    who’s supporting this garbage? hip hop is really dead.

  • Young Lucky

    i could really give a flying fuck. this music isnt for me

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” 7x Platinum

    ^

    REALLY??? IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY TO POST??? NOBODY GIVES A FUCK EXPECT FOR THE ONLY TOKEN BLACK MACKLEMORE FAN NAMED B.DOT!!!! YOU’RE FUCKING PATHETIC, BENSON!!!! SMFH!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • B.Dot

      @Mac DIESEL There you go talking about “tokens” again old head. How’s south Florida, you chubby fuck.

  • http://www.toshiibaby.tumblr.com Toshii Baby

    Hahaha @b.dot

  • Indie Grind

    lol @b.dot
    @Mac DIESEL …but 7x’s platinum is a huge achievement no matter whether you classify their music as pop, country or hip hip

  • Young Lucky

    OG? the fuck OG is you? congratulating and championing this TRASH!!

  • Young Lucky

    yo he called this nigga b dot BENSON!!!! OMFG!!! Lrjklejglerhjghelghelghlerhgrkjhklsjdhkl

  • http://www.justintime410.com JustinTime

    I was just listening to the Kidz Bop version of this song this morning with my daughter. Congrats to them

  • Black Shady

    7 milli now??? GOD FUCKIN DAMN

  • urrrr

    its white people how thing they know rap music

  • crysis

    real BOSS here. =) how many songs does Officer ricky have hmmmm 2 and albums that are platinum mmmm NONE. 1 gold album though and its been 5 years officer ricky LOL and this kid accomplished more in a year gotta love it.

  • http://skamuzu.wordpress.com daredone

    Congrats on Macklemore n Ryan Lewis for their success, they are super dope I can admit that all day. But please dont pretend that their success wasnt based on his skin colour because it was the part of the reason. He is a White positive artist (not even a rapper, artist), When you are in that lane, the possibilities is endless he already got Middle America, the homosexual fan-base, the pop fanbase etc. He could make a tune about world hunger and he’ll be talked about in the same breath as Bono.. all he needed was a very commercial album to do that. There was no risk for him cos there was already success coming his way thats why I am not too caught up in his success like alot of you are. My only thing is, if you guys say it is not about skin colour, would you think a black artist would be gain the most success on the same lane as Macklemore. I highly doubt it cos 90% of the time u ppl here will not hesitate on calling them a faggot and some other shit.

  • Indie Grind

    @daredone ok M&L are white but that doesn’t explain why all the other white artists are not having the same success

    – even pop diva Christina Aguilera who is on “the voice” signed, major label & promotion released her album last november “lotus” debuted at #7 and sold less units than M&L “the heist”
    – one replubic released their album earlier this year #4 on billboard debuted with less than 70k

    all other white, half white, appear to be white artists in the u.s. – according to your theory should be platinum selling beasts

  • http://skamuzu.wordpress.com daredone

    @Indie Grind but they are though, look at Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, the list is endless how long have Christina Aguilera been around she has had platinum selling records, she was that person at her time, she aint anymore today. This is Mackelmore’s time right now and he is at his debut stage .