Macklemore are Ryan Lewis are now officially part of the elite Diamond club, thanks to their hit “Thrift Shop”. The RIAA recently announced that the duo’s breakout single had gone 10x Platinum, meaning it’s been sold over 10,000,000 copies since it was released.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis joins other acts with Diamond-selling hits, including Eminem, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. The group is only the first hip-hop artist to achieve the feat since Em did it with his “Not Afraid” and the Rihanna-assisted “Love the Way You Lie“.
“Thrift Shop” is featured on the duo’s 2012 debut LP “The Heist”. The track and its parent album earned them a total of four trophies at the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Performance, Best Rap song and Best Rap Album.
Other songs off the set like “Can’t Hold Us” and “Same Love” have gone 6x and 3x multi-Platinum respectively. Their new single “Downtown” from their next LP is currently certified Gold.