The American artist was joined by Mary Lambert on stage to perform the track.
In the midst of a nationwide referendum on whether or not Australians in same-sex relationships should be given the right to officially marry one another, Sydney, Australia played host to the National Rugby League Grand Final over the weekend, with Macklemore taking to the stage to perform at the event.
Macklemore is a staunch supporter of equal rights
The American artist seemed to throw his weight behind the 'Yes' vote in the referendum, performing his critically-acclaimed track 'Same Love' alongside Mary Lambert as part of his set. His decision came after a petition to stop the performance reached over 18,000 signatures earlier this week, but that pressure wasn't something the National Rugby League, or Macklemore and Mary Lambert were going to give into. Even former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had called for the song to be excluded from the set. Fortunately, his pleas fell on deaf ears.
Singer Macklemore at Bravalla Festival 2016 on the first day - Norrkoping, Sweden - Friday 1st July 2016
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed live on NBC's 'Today' show. The pop/hip-hop duo played a number of songs including their 2015 single Downtown- Central New York, United States - Thursday 23rd June 2016
Justin Bieber picked up two awards last night and also performed single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two of the biggest awards at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan. The singer, who has made a career comeback in recent months, was named both best male and best worldwide act: North America, also taking to the stage to perform hit single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two awards at last night’s EMAs.
Accepting the best male award, Bieber said: “Wow, thank you. It’s been a long couple of years, um, I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognised for my music. I just want to say thank you to all of my fans, you guys are really incredible.”
Aliso Niguel High School won a nation-wide competition to win a $10,000 donation plus a performance from the rap duo on campus, but parents concerned about lyrical content had shut it down.
Following a successful protest conducted by outraged students, officials at an Orange County high school have announced that they will not be blocking hip-hop stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from appearing at the campus, reversing an earlier decision.
Students at Aliso Niguel High School had been disappointed earlier this week, when school principal Deni Christensen announced on Monday (October 12th) that it had turned down a $10,000 donation by online textbook rental company Chegg and an appearance by the rappers because some parents had expressed concerns about the lyrical content of the Seattle duo’s songs.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be performing at the O.C. high school after all
The annual awards show takes place this Sunday (August 30th).
Demi Lovato and Pharrell are among the names just announced as performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The event, which takes place on Sunday (August 30th) will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and hosted by Miley Cyrus.
Demi Lovato has been announced as performing at this year’s VMA’s.
Six performers were announced for the ceremony on Tuesday; Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots and Tori Kelly. They will join The Weeknd who was previously announced as performing hit single, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’.
Continue reading: Demi Lovato And Pharrell Among Performers For This Years MTV VMAs
Congratulations to the happy family.
Wait, did anybody even know that Macklemore is engaged? Well, if that’s news to you, wait till you read the next bit – the rapper is becoming a dad! Mr Haggerty and fiancée Tricia Davis made the announcement this week, but it seems they’ve been keeping it under wraps for a few weeks – the new addition is expected in May.
Congrats, Mr. Haggerty!
In fact, they were planning to keep quiet about the pregnancy for longer, but recent rumours forced their hand, the couple explained in a YouTube video.
Continue reading: Baby News Or Why Macklemore's Been Off The Radar Recently
Macklemore A.K.A. Ben Haggerty and his fiancée Tricia Davis are expecting their first child!
Macklemore is going to be a father! The 31-year-old rapper announced he and his fiancée Tricia Davis are expecting their first child together via social media on Saturday (3rd January).
Macklemore is going to be a father!
Te 31 year-old rapper recently opened up about whether white artists are being accepted within the hip-hop community.
After the recent conflict between Iggy Azalea and Azalia Banks over white and black rappers within the hip-hop industry, one of the genres biggest stars, Macklemore, is speaking out on if he has experienced any racism as a white artist.
Macklemore recently spoke about racism in the hip-hop industry
The 31-year-old rapper addressed the sensitive issue during Hot 97 radio interview this week, in which he explained how his position as a success in the industry can make him feel uncomfortable.
The legendary music scene of Seattle is visited ahead of Budweiser Made in America festival.
Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of Seattle
Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection as Budweiser Made in America festival quickly approaches.
Budweiser Made in America is all for musical diversity, celebrating the different subcultures of sound in all cities be it the country twang of Nashville, the superstar pop of LA or the Motown domination of Detroit. That's why Budweiser have put their heads together to release this series of nationwide music documentaries ahead of the festival, to cement that important ideology of variation and musical freedom.
Do you know what Ryan Lewis does?
Macklemore. You know Macklemore right? Yeah, you know that guys face. How about his collaborator and producer Ryan Lewis? No, you have no idea what Ryan Lewis looks like, do you? Well, Jimmy Fallon made his mission to find out and sent the real Ryan Lewis out to ask people who he was, during a hilarious episode of The Tonight Show.
Ryan Lewis performing with Macklemore at Wynn, Las Vegas [Photo: Getty Images: Credit: David Becker]
"A lot of self-confessed hip hop fans wouldn't even recognise Ryan Lewis if they were standing right next to him and talking to him," Fallon said. "Which is why we sent Ryan Lewis himself, no disguise, out to the streets of New York to ask people what they know about Ryan Lewis."
Continue reading: Ryan Lewis Asks The Public "Who Is Ryan Lewis?" (Hilarity Ensues)
Macklemore issued an apology after wearing a costume that many deemed anti-Semitic. Should he be forgiven?
Macklemore found himself in a bit of hot water after playing dress-up at a recent performance. The 30-year-old rapper played a secret show in his hometown of Seattle this past weekend, where his costume consisted of a black wig, a beard, and a prosthetic nose -- and some viewed the outfit as anti-Semitic as it was mocking Jewish stereotypes.
Should Macklemore be forgiven for his offensive costume?
After the controversy erupted on the web and social media, Macklemore issued a lengthy statement on his official website, apologizing for those he offended and claiming that his intentions were not to be harmful.
Continue reading: Macklemore's Apology: Should He Be Forgiven?
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 2013 MTV Music Awards held at the Barclays Center - Press Room - Brooklyn, New York, United States - Sunday 25th August 2013
Macklemore and Tricia Davis - 2013 MTV Music Awards held at the Barclays Center - Arrivals - New York, NY, United States - Sunday 25th August 2013
Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Much Music's, Music, New and Live - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appear on Much Music's 'New.Music.Live.' Friday 23rd November 2012 Featuring: Macklemore, Ben Haggerty Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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19th June, 1983