Just try to imagine it: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performing at your wedding, alongside Mary Lambert and Madonna (!). Superstars like Beyonce and Paul McCartney crying tears of joy watching you get married. Celebs like Anna Kendrick snapping shots of you while you say your vows, repeating the words after officiant Queen Latifah.
Wow. Just wow.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis didn't just perform 'Same Love,' their commanding and potent song about same-sex equality, at the 2014 Grammy Awards (Jan. 26). The Seattle rap duo had couples of all ages, races and orientations get married on their cathedral-like stage during the performance.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' song 'Same Love' is nominated for the 2014 Grammy for Song of the Year. It is a powerful and watershed track, since it's about equality for same-sex unions. The rappers are putting their money where their mouths are, since 34 couples are slated to marry during their performance of the song at this year's Grammys (Jan. 26).
One of the best parts of an artist releasing a single is the music video that accompanies it. This visual helps complete the musician's vision and gives listeners an additional way to enjoy the track. The Grammy for Best Music Video honors the best visuals and this year's candidates undoubtedly upped the bar for future artists.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis acknowledged that they were an underground rap group when 2013 started. Now, they are one of the biggest acts in pop music. The pair performed on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve,' and before they took the stage in frigid NYC, they spoke to host Ryan Seacrest about scratching and clawing their way to the top.
The nominees for Album of the Year at the 2014 Grammy Awards come from multiple genres, including pop, rap and country. The contenders are Sara Bareilles' 'The Blessed Unrest,' Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories,' Kendrick Lamar's 'Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City,' Macklemore + Ryan Lewis' 'The Heist' and Taylor Swift's 'Red.'
The competition for Song of the Year at the 2014 Grammy Awards is going to be tough! Honoring the songwriters and the composition processes, Song of the Year is one of the most prestigious music accolades. Although there were tons of amazing tunes released this year, the 2014 Grammy nominees for Song of the Year are Pink's 'Just Give Me A Reason' Feat. Nate Ruess, Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven,' Katy Perry's 'Roar,' Lorde's 'Royals' and Macklemore + Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love.' Who do you think should take home the Grammy?
One of the most coveted Grammy Awards is the honor of Best New Artist. Signifying the best upcoming talent, the winner of the trophy usually goes on to lead an amazing musical career. 2014's nominees cover a variety of genres, including rap and country. James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran are all up for the award. Who do you think should win Best New Artist?