Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" Certified Platinum

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Ray Dalton-assisted-"Can't Hold Us" was available almost two years at audio, and about two weeks at video before selling one million copies.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are two-for-two with The Heist singles. Following the platinum certification of "Thrift Shop," the Seattle, Washington duo's second single, "Can't Hold Us" has now reached platinum. RapRadar.com reported the benchmark for the gold-album-selling independent stars.

The single features Ray Dalton, and was actually released in August of 2011, over a year prior to The Heist's release. The video (posted below), released on April 17, already reaching over 6.5 million views on YouTube. The song is currently #2 on the Billboard charts.

RELATED: Producer's Corner: Ryan Lewis Explains Spending 3 Years With Macklemore Creating The Heist

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  • Prick James

    Can't stand listening to this gay shit.

  • Anonymous

    Slim Shady will die. It's Ja Rule who will reign supreme forever. Credit his diet regimen of 40's, blunts and Skittles.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    congrats macklemore is dope and the album is off the chain i just copped it last week

  • YESSIR

    NIGGAS SCARED TO REPLY BACK BECAUSE THEY KNOW WAYNE ROCKS AND THEIR FAVORITE RAPPER LOSES TO WAYNE!!

  • Anonymous

    WHY DOES HIP HOP HAVE TROLLS I THOUGHT WE WERE COOLER THAN THAT THATS WHY MACKELMORE CAN SELL RECORDS 50 WAS RIGHT THIS SITE IS FULL OF HIPSTERS

  • Anonymous

    hip hop was simple in the 70's and 80's the 90's where grimy and flows advanced the 98 - 2006 eminem ran shit then lil wayne started to blow up with the carter by 2010 we had 4 super lables mmg ymcmb shady, grand hustle and g.o.o.d music each of those lables got a sold out freshman yelawolf j.cole wale drake b.o.b the next step is either all hip pop or a come back

    • ETK

      nah man why would Em do that. hip-hop is also about unity. he even said it on Recovery "thank God I didn't do it, I'd have my ass handed to me" and it's true. not in a physical sense but hip-hop ain't about burning bridges. you can rep your hood, build yourself up but don't go and burn bridges cause some new cats are stinkin up the joint. and B.o.B didn't sell out. he always been like that. one of first bangers I'll be in the Sky was pop to begin with, but he spits dope bars in his mixtapes tho

    • Anonymous

      to sum it up every thing is whack after 2006 because proof died(r.i.p) eminem went crazy and the lil wayne took the crown ....eminem should of dissed the fuck outta all them instead of rapping with them

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  • Anonymous

    Can't say I like this duo... too much overproduction (I can stand Thrift Shop as a fun novelty song and Jimmy Iovine as a brilliant concept track with a message, but otherwise no) but I'd much rather have them ruling the radio then Wayne, Soulja Boy, Future, Rick Ross, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Another lame song.

  • YESSIR

    I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH THESE GUYS GOING PLATINUM. THEY ARE AT LEAST COMING UP WITH INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS. ONLY NAS, KENDRICK LAMAR AND YMCMB ARE PUSHING THE CREATIVE ENVELOPE. THESE GUYS ARE AT LEAST BETTER THAN 85% OF DOWN SOUTH RAPPERS. SHOOT, NOT MANY GREAT NY RAPPERS NOW EITHER. "YESSIR IS A LIVING LEGEND, LET ME TELL YOU WHY. EVERYBODY WANNA BE YESSIR AND YESSIR IS STILL ALIVE" ~JAY Z/YESSIR #PRAYFORBIRDMAN

    • YESSIR

      I VOLUNTEERED AT BOSTON TO HELP VICTIMS AND I SAW WAYNE CHATTING WITH VICTIMS AND PLACING A DONATION!!! YOU DON'T SEE KENDRICK DOING THAT!! IN ADDITION, TRUCKFITS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL!! AMERICAN IDOL IS POPULAR AND NICKI MINAJS NEW FILM WILL BE FAR MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN 8 MILE!! DRAKE CAN SING AND TREAT WOMEN RIGHT, YOU MUST BE CONFUSING DRAKE WITH CHRIS BROWN!! TYGAS CLOTHING LINE IS A HUGE HIT AND SO HIS ALBUM!! CASH MONEY RECORDS WILL RELEASE ALBUMS FROM EVERY MEMBER OF THE YMCMB BY THE END OF THE YEAR!!!!

    • NOSIR

      No, You're the fucking idiot here. Everything you say is bullshit. Wayne has no charity work and his clothing line is a failure, Birdman is signing a bunch of tax write-offs that won't be successful, American Idol is one of the lowest rated shows ever, Nicki's new movie will flop harder that Ross' titties, her lipstick and fragrance lines are failing and not breaking records, Drake can't sing and treats women like shit, and Tyga's clothing line is a failure.

    • YESSIR

      NOSIR IS A FUCKING IDIOT! YOU KNOW WHY!! YMCMB IS PUSHING THE ENVELOPE!! LIL WAYNE HAS DONE CHARITY WORK AND ALSO HAS A SUCCESSFUL CLOTHING LINE OF TRUCKFIT!!! BIRDMAN HAS EXTENDED CASH MONEY RECORDS AND HAS SIGNED ROCK ARTISTS AND IS TALKING ABOUT GOING COUNTRY!! AMERICAN IDOL IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATED SHOWS ON TV, HELPING NICKI MINAJ AND HER LIVE ACTION DEBUT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL!! BTW, HER LIPSTICK SALES ARE BREAKING RECORDS AND SO IS HER FRAGRANCE! DRAKE CAN SING AND TREAT WOMEN BETTER THAN CHRIS BROWN!! TYGA HAS A SUCCESSFUL CLOTHING LINE NAMED LAST KINGS!! YOU THINK KENDRICK HAS ANY SUCCESS OUTSIDE OF THAT?!

    • NOSIR

      EVERYTHING YOU SAY IS A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT LIES. YMCMB ARE NOT PUSHING ANY CREATIVE ENVELOPE; JUST DICKRIDING AND RIPPING OFF THE NEW HOT TRENDS. DEWEEZY IS A FAILURE, NICKI'S ABOUT TO GET KICKED OFF OF AI, WHOSE RATINGS ARE DWINDLING, AND THAT MOVIE WILL FLOP AND GO STRAIGHT-TO-TV, BIRDMAN'S OIL BUSINESS DOES NOT EXIST, DRAKE'S LABEL DOES NOT EXIST EITHER AND HAS NO ARTISTS, AND TYGA'S NOT GONNA MAKE MORE PORN IN HIS FUTURE BECAUSE HE'S ABOUT TO GO BROKE.

    • YESSIR

      YMCMB IS PUSHING THE CREATIVE ENVELOPE!!! LET ME GIVE YOU MORE EXAMPLE! WAYNE LAUNCHED DEWEEZY TO HELP YOUTHS, NICKI MINAJ IS A JUDGE ON AMERICAN IDOL AND IS NOW AN ACTRESS WITH HER STARING IN A MOVIE WITH CAMERON DIAZ!! BIRDMAN DOES HAVE AN OIL BUSINESS AND IS PROVEN (MIGHT BE SHUT DOWN BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT BIRDMAN DOES OWN IT) DRAKE HAS HIS OWN LABEL AND TYGA WILL MAKE MORE PORN IN THE FUTURE!!

    • Anonymous

      "YMCMB IS PUSHING THE CREATIVE ENEVLOPE!! LIL WAYNE CAN SING AND SKATE, IN ADDITION TO RAP!!! BIRDMAN HAS AN OIL BUSINESS, NICKI MINAJ HAS FRAGRANCES, DRAKE IS A CHILD ACTOR, AND TYGA IS INTO STRAIGHT PORN!!" Let's set the record straight: YMCMB are not pushing any creative envelope. Wayne can't sing, skate, and rap at all, Birdman does not have an oil business (it's proven to be fake), nobody's buying Nicki's fragrances, fuck Drake being a child actor, and Tyga's porn site got shut down.

    • ^

      Everything you say is bullshit. Wayne's rapping gets worse over time. He went pop while Eminem stayed true to himself.

    • YESSIR

      HIS RAPPING GETS BETTER OVER TIME!! EMINEMS GOT WORSE!! EMINEM WENT POP WHILE WAYNE STAYS TRUE TO HIS GAME!!

    • Anonymous

      lol great example! except that waynes rapping seems to be getting worse and worse over time

    • YESSIR

      WAYNE WILL IMPROVE HIS SKATING OVER TIME!! JUST LIKE HIS RAPPING!!

    • Anonymous

      wayne cannot skate. 2 years he still cant do an ollie lilwaynelilclaim.com claimed he was gonna be the best cant do a kickflip "I promise you, this day next year, I will be not ten times better, not a hundred times better, not a million times better, but the best."

    • Anonymous

      yo stfu ur ruining the site

    • YESSIR

      YMCMB IS PUSHING THE CREATIVE ENEVLOPE!! LIL WAYNE CAN SING AND SKATE, IN ADDITION TO RAP!!! BIRDMAN HAS AN OIL BUSINESS, NICKI MINAJ HAS FRAGRANCES, DRAKE IS A CHILD ACTOR, AND TYGA IS INTO STRAIGHT PORN!!

    • Anonymous

      LMAO @ YMCMB pushing the creative envelope. just stop it i would pay $50 to see a picture of your face

    • YESSIR

      WAYNE SOLD 22 MILLION COPIES OF THA CARTER 4 INCLUDING 20 MILLION UNACCOUNTED SALES!! THE OTHER 3 RAPPERS ARE PUSHING NO MORE THAN 1 MILLION!!

  • Anonymous

    This site is so full of trolls now, If DX had any integrity they would make people register to post here and ban these homos

  • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

    I REFER TO MYSELF AS A BITCH NAMED YESSIR BECAUSE I CLAIM TO BE RICH AND HAVE BITCHES YET I COMMENT ON EVERY COMMENT SECTION ABOUT YOUNG MONEY. THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A BITCH, HENCE WHY MY NAME IS A BITCH NAMED YESSIR. JUST REMEMBER PEOPLE, WHERE EVER YOU SEE THE NAME YESSIR, THAT DUDE IS A BITCHMADE FAGGOT.

  • Killah Casp

    Anybody need they dicks sucked??????

    • foreal

      I am after him, but i want to listen to Rebirth. I want to listen to an album that blows while i get blown

    • YESSIR

      YES PLEASE I NEVER TURN DOWN A SUCK. I HOPE YOU DONT MIND THAT I HAVE A MICRO PENIS AND WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO THA CARTER 3 WHILE YOU BLOW ME

  • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

    2PAC WOULD'VE BEAT MY PUSSY ASS BECAUSE I'M A YOUNG MONEY GROUPIE BITCH WHO LOVES BALLS IN HIS FACE.

    • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

      I REFER TO MYSELF AS A BITCH NAMED YESSIR BECAUSE I CLAIM TO BE RICH AND HAVE BITCHES YET I COMMENT ON EVERY COMMENT SECTION ABOUT YOUNG MONEY. THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A BITCH, HENCE WHY MY NAME IS A BITCH NAMED YESSIR. JUST REMEMBER PEOPLE, WHERE EVER YOU SEE THE NAME YESSIR, THAT DUDE IS A BITCHMADE FAGGOT AND A DICKRIDER.

    • YESSIR

      THE REAL ONE WOULD NEVER REFER TO HIMSELF AS A BITCH NAMED YESSIR!! FUCKING MORONS ON THIS SITE!!

    • anon

      no one believes you yessir, we all know that a bitch named yessir is the real yessir and you're just trying to be as big a faggot as he is because you're gay to.

    • YESSIR

      THATS YOU BITCH THAT SLEPT WITH MEN!! NOT ME!! I LIKE HOW YOU ADMITTED YOURE GAY!!

    • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

      IDK HOW BUT THIS FAKE KNOWS THAT I WENT HOME WITH SOME DUDES THAT LOOKED LIKE LADIES, AND THEY WERE ALL YOUNG MONEY FANS THAT MADE ME SUCK THEIR DICKS FOR TWO DOLLARS.

    • YESSIR

      THE WOMEN I SLEPT WITH ALL ARE YOUNG MONEY FANS!!!

    • anon

      If you had pussy all over you, you wouldn't be bigging up young money on an internet comment section.

    • YESSIR

      NO, I HAVE PUSSY ALL OVER ME!!

    • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

      THAT'S ALL TRUE ANON, YOU NOTICE HOW EVERY COMMENT I HAVE TO BIG UP YOUNG MONEY? IT'S CAUSE I'M A DICKRIDER. I LOVE BALLS AND COCK.

    • anon

      you are a dickrider, get that young money dick out of your mouth.

    • YESSIR

      CALL ME A STAN OR A DICKRIDER (WHICH DOES NOT MEAN LITERALLY RIDING ON DICK!) BUT YOU NIGGAS AINT GOT SHIT COMPARED TO YOUR FAVORITE RAPPERS!!

    • anon

      got it, anyone named yessir is a dickriding stan.

    • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

      IF YOU SEE THE NAME YESSIR ANYWHERE, YOU'LL KNOW THAT THAT PERSON IS A DICKRIDER AND A FAGGOT. JUST REMEMBER THAT FOR ANYONE WHO COMMENTS ON THE INTERNET.

    • YESSIR

      YOU GOT THE CONFESSION FROM THIS FAKE!! YES IM A HUGE FAN OF LIL WAYNE, NOT LIKE YOU ARENT A HUGE FAN OF EMINEM OR JAY Z OR WHATEVER RAPPER YOU LISTEN TOO!! RESPECT THE HUSTLE!!

    • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

      THAT SHIT THAT ANON JUST SAID IS ALL TRUE, I'M A GROUPIE A BITCH AND A STAN. BITCHMADE NIGGAS FOR LIFE. THIS FAKE IS JUST MAD BECAUSE HE'S A DICKRIDER TO BUT HE CAN'T DICKRIDE AS HARD AS ME, THE REAL YESSIR.

    • anon

      just admit you're a bitchmade faggot yessir, we all know it's true. You're a dickrider, a stan a groupie a fake bitch.

    • YESSIR

      STOP USING MY NAME NIGGA!! WE ALREADY HAVE QUASIMOTO DICKRIDING MY NAME!! I DONT NEED ANOTHER!!

    • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

      THIS FAKE IS JUST MAD HE CAN'T DICKRIDE AS HARD AS ME, THE REAL YESSIR.

    • YESSIR

      THIS BITCH IS NOT NAMED YESSIR!! WE MEASURE SUCCESS BY ALL SALES INCLUDING THE UNACCOUNTED SALES!! WAYNE HAS SOLD 22 MILLION COPIES OF THA CARTER $ TO DATE INCLUDING 20 MILLION UNACCOUNTED ONES!!

  • dentaldamboy

    As the accountant for cash money, I assure you that we measure revenue in dicks up our asses. Our assets are all the balls in our faces and we are all gay as fuck. On top of that, we haven't put out a record that isn't complete trash since the carter III. Now that is terrible business.

    • Anonymous

      Everything you say is bullshit.

    • dentaldamboy

      We are real men actually. So is Birdman. We're straight.

    • dentaldamboy

      incorrect, we satisfy birdman with our mouths and then let real men fuck the women.

    • dentaldamboy

      We find female bitches to satisfy birdman and ourselves. We help the girls solve their problems.

    • dentaldamboy

      *we get laid by no women. we save women from their problems like drake on his last album and then we lick birdman's balls.

    • dentaldamboy

      Wrong wrong wrong. We get laid by women!! That's our policy.

    • dentaldamboy

      incorrect, the term bitchmade refers to the fact that we are broke bitches with no money. birdman keeps all of it and forces us to get fucked in the ass.

    • dentaldamboy

      That's right bitchmade. As in we made female bitches for like. We fucked Nicki Minaj plus her female strippers.

    • dentaldamboy

      you're the one trying to imitate my life so clearly you have no life. Young money is bitchmade, in fact our company moto is "bitchmade for life". It's how we live our lives. Just remember people, wherever you see the name dentaldamboy remember that i'm a dickriding faggot.

    • dentaldamboy

      This faker has clearly no life. In the songs we rap about, we talk about money and women pussy.

    • dentaldamboy

      this faker seems to know that we spit rhymes however we spit rhymes about licking dick cheese and sucking balls.

    • dentaldamboy

      That guy is fake!! We actually have to get laid by women in order to go home. In fact, that's our job. In the spare time, we spit some rhymes in the studio.

    • dentaldamboy

      Incorrect, the official policy of young money records is to never fuck a single woman. If we were to violate this policy, birdman would take away the five dollars that we get on our paychecks. Birdman makes us his bitch and makes us lick his balls.

    • dentaldamboy

      Sorry, fake ass nigga again. It's true we might not make that much money but Birdman is paying for all of our expenses so we are happy. And we get laid by women every single day.

    • dentaldamboy

      that's incorrect and this faker is ruining the name of the young money bitch society. The truth is we never go home without getting balls in our faces. We have no money as birdman takes it all and makes us strip naked for just five dollars of it.

    • dentaldamboy

      Im sorry, I must be high. We actually have a rule that none of us could go home without getting laid by women. (Fake ass)

    • dentaldamboy

      disregard that, there is a strict no fucking of women policy at young money. We save strippers and then suck dick.

    • dentaldamboy

      That previous guy wasn't me. We measure our revenue with album sales which Tha Carter 4 stands at 22 million including unaccounted sales and the hundreds of women we fuck.

  • Anonymous

    i dont wanna hear no more one hit wonder disses now

  • Anonymous

    whack ass radio song people need to learn what makes a song hip hop and what makes it pop

  • YESSIR

    I VISITED BIGGIES MOM AND SHE TOLD ME THAT BIGGIE WAS GOING TO SIGN TO CASH MONEY RECORDS UNTIL JAY Z AND DIDDY GOT FUCKING PISSED AND KILLED HIM OFF!! 2PAC WAS GOING TO DO THE SAME THING AFTER THE HIT EM UP SONG BIRDMAN ADVISED HIM TO DO UNTIL DR DRE WAS FUCKING MAD AND HAD HIM KILLED OFF!!

    • Anonymous

      Both Yessir and dentaldamboy need to kill yourselves for thwe bullhit lies you say. Tupac and Biggie never met Birdman and never heard of him and Cash Money Records. They both died before anyone has even heard of Birdman and Cash Money.

    • Anonymous

      Both of you are fucking idiots. Everything you say are bullshit lies.

    • YESSIR

      SO BASICALLY 2PACS STORY YOURE TELLING ME IS THE SAME AS MINE!! ITS OKAY DUDE BUT BIRDMAN TELLING 2PAC TO DO HIT EM UP WAS BASICALLY TALKING HIM OUT OF SPLIT EM UP IN FAVOR OF A SONG OF HIS OWN CHOOSING!! YMCMB FOR LIFE!!

    • dentaldamboy

      Well, the Pac story is a little different. Pac's original "Hit Em Up" was supposed to be called "Split Em Up" and it was going to be only about Faith cheating on BIG with Pac. However, Birdman, who was a mentor to Pac, explained that using a girl to get back at a guy was NOT gangsta while shooting people was. Then Pac changed it to "Hit Em Up".

  • dentaldamboy

    Can't Hold Us is way better than Thrift Shop. I haven't heard any other cuts from this album, but I imagine it sucks compared to Carter III, which is what I use as my benchmark for judging other albums.

    • ReelWorld

      Still think its album of the year given its everyman appeal. If you listen to any other song off the album I recommend "A Wake", verse two.

    • Chris Etrata

      I can agree Can't Hold Us is better than Thrift Shop which was getting annoying. However, Tha Carter 3 is wack compared to the rest of the album. Not all the cuts work but overall, the album is better than Tha Carter 3.

  • Anonymous

    this is better than thrift shop, that song was wack as fuck

  • Anonymous

    These dudes is so rich right now!