Grammys 2014: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis win Best New Artist
It's been a life-changing year for the duo of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and their good fortune continued at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday (Jan. 26) when they swept the rap awards before the ceremony even began. And then they won Best New Artist.
Macklemore could hardly believe it when the walked onstage to accept their award. "Wow, we're here on this stage right now," he says with a big smile. "First and foremost I want to thank our fans, the people that got us on this stage."
He put aside any political statements and just wanted to focus on the music. "Before there was any media, before there was any story about us, there was just our music," Macklemore says. "We made this album without a record label. We made it independently and we appreciate all your support."
Congrats to both of you, but hey Macklemore, read your text messages, okay?