"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis jumped to the No. 1 position this week, beating Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift. Earlier this month, the single went platinum with more than a million copies sold.
"Thrift Shop" topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart puts Macklemore and Lewis in a rare class. The last Seattle artist to reach that spot was Sir Mix-a-Lot with "Baby Got Back" in 1992. Macklemore has previously said he wanted Mix-a-Lot to be in the video for "Thrift Shop," but he didn't hear back.
The only other Seattle artists to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list are Heart ("Alone" in 1987 and "These Dreams" in 1986), Paul Revere and the Raiders ("Indian Reservation," 1971) and Olympia-based group The Fleetwoods, who recorded in Seattle ("Come Softly To Me" and "Mr. Blue," 1959).
The "Thrift Shop" was also the best selling song on iTunes and the most streamed track on Spotify.