Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Thrift Shop' passes 100 million YouTube views

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Thrift Shop' passes 100 million YouTube views

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Thrift Shop' passes 100 million YouTube views

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 6:04 PM

The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit "Thrift Shop" has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.

Seattle native Macklemore - whose real name is Ben Haggerty - posted a concert photo on his Facebook page Wednesday, with the caption "Celebrating the Thrift Shop video hitting 100,000,000 views with the people of Melbourne Australia."

"Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, is also No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100 for the fourth-straight week and has passed 3 million in sales.

The song is also No. 1 on the iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Feb. 11, 2013.

"There's a certain sound that has kind of flooded the mainstream airwaves as far as hip-hop music," Haggerty told Associated Press earlier this month. "The beat doesn't sound anything like that, the lyrics are kind of completely polar opposite from what you hear from most commercial rap records and it's got a hook that's very catchy. So I think that you combine those three things and it equates to an original sounding song that's refreshing to the audience that hears it."

It's first time a Seattle artist had a No. 1 song since Sir Mix-a-lot's "Baby Got Back" in 1992.

[Warning - song contains profanity]

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