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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis First Duo To Have First Two #1 Singles On Billboard Hot 100
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.08.2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made Billboard history as "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) climbs 2-1 on the Billboard 200, their second single on top. They are now the first duo to have their first two singles go to #1 in the entire history of the chart. This comes after "Thrift Shop" (ft. Wanz), was on top ofr six nonconsecutive weeks.

The song debuted the same week as "Same Love" (featuring Mary Lambert), which was only promoted to alternative radio. All three songs are from their new album The Heist. They are the first act to get its first two Hot 100 singles to #1 since Lady Gaga debuted with "Just dance" (three weeks) and "Poker Face" (one) in 2009. Bruno Mars did this with his first two lead act singles ("Just the Way You Are", "Grenade") in 2010-11 after he spent two weeks at #1 as a featured artist on B.o.B.'s "Nothin' On You" and peaked at #4 as a guest vocalist on Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" in 2010.

Meanwhile, the only new top ten entry this week belongs to Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", which climbs 13-9 in its 36th week. This ties with Creed's "Higher" (1999-2000) for the second-longest climb to the top ten. Only Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" (38 weeks in 2006-2007) took longer. "Cruise" got pop crossover success after it was first a country hit, much like Underwood's song did. "Higher" won pop and adult radio support after it started at rock.

Meanwhile, Macklemore and Lewis are followed in the top 5 by Pink's "Just Give Me A Reason", Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors", Rihanna's "Stay" and Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your man".

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis appear again on the list in the bottom half of the top ten, with "Thrift Shop". They are followed by Icona Pop's "I Love It", Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive", the previously mentioned "Cruise" and finally Pitbull's "Feel This Moment".

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Ray Dalton) - "Can't Hold Us"
2. Pink (ft. Nate Ruess) - "Just Give Me A Reason"
3. Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
4. Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko) - "Stay"
5. Bruno Mars - "When I Was Your Man"
6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Wanz) - "Thrift Shop"
7. Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX) - "I Love It"
8. Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
9. Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
10. Pitbull (ft. Christina Aguilera) - "Feel This Moment"

Mariah Carey's "#Beautiful", featuring Miguel, climbs onto Radio Songs at #44. It is from her thirteenth album that will get released this summer. It has 31 million impressions after only two days of airplay, which should give it an impressive debut on next week's chart.


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