Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Take “Thrift Shop” to the Top of the Charts

macklemore_0It’s been quite awhile since a bona-fide rap song hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and I’m pretty sure none of them have been about shopping for discount clothes. However, this week Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take their ode to the bargain basement “Thrift Shop” straight to the top, dethroning Bruno Mars after 6 weeks in the pole position. We’ll see how long this hysterical and catchy record reigns as it will have to fight off Justin Timberlake’s latest “Suit & Tie” which charges up from # 84 to # 4 in its first full week of release and becomes his 12th top ten solo hit on the Hot 100. For more on both of these songs and their chart accomplishments, head to Billboard here. And check out the new top ten below.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Thrift Shop”- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (last week~ 2)
2. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 1)
3. “Ho Hey”- The Lumineers (lw~ 3)
4. “Suit & Tie”- Justin Timberlake w/Jay Z (lw~ 84)
5. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 4)
6. “Scream & Shout”- Will.I.Am w/ Britney Spears (lw~ 6)
7. “Don’t You Worry Child”- Swedish House Mafia (lw~ 7)
8. “Diamonds”- Rihanna (lw~ 5)
9. “Beauty & a Beat”- Justin Bieber w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~8)
10. “Home”- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 9)

And here’s the new lyric video for JT’s “Suit & Tie”

Over on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, rapper A$AP Rocky grabs his first # 1 album as he debuts on top with Long.Live.A$AP. He holds off the latest Kidz Bop compilation and the Pitch Perfect soundtrack which hits a new peak at # 3. Take a look at the full top ten below.

Top Ten Albums on the Hot 100:
1. Long.Live.A$AP- A$AP Rocky (debut)
2. Kids Bop 23 Compilation (debut)
3. Pitch Perfect soundtrack (lw~ 5)
4. Red- Taylor Swift (lw~ 4)
5. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (lw~ 6)
6. Les Miserables soundtrack (lw~ 3)
7. The Lumineers- The Lumineers (lw~8)
8. The World from the Side of the Moon- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 14)
9. Babel- Mumford & Sons (lw~ 11)
10. Take Me Home- One Direction (lw~ 10)

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