VIDEO: Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Surprise NY Bus Passengers with Pop Up Performance!
In the video, Lewis pays his fare, pulls off his hoodie and presses the 'play' button on his boom box while Macklemore walks down the bus aisle, tossing paper towels and rapping their hit single "Can't Hold Us," as their fellow passengers dance and sing along.
Macklemore's and Lewis' single "Thrift Shop" reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. It was the first time since 1994 that a song reached number 1 on the Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label. Their second single, "Can't Hold Us" also peaked at #1 of the Hot 100 Chart, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart's HISTORY to have their first two singles both reach number 1.
Macklemore and Lewis released their debut studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which charted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The pair is nominated for seven Grammy Awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, which includes Best New Artist, Album of the Year (The Heist), Song of the Year (Same Love), and Best Music Video (Can't Hold Us).