Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ August, 2012 single “Thrift Shop” has reached a benchmark, confirming the latest accomplishment for the Seattle, Washington duo. This week, the Lewis-produced song maintained a #1 spot on Billboard‘s Hot Rap/R&B Songs chart for a 12th consecutive week.
That feat bests Miami, Florida-based DJ Khaled, whose “I’m On One” collaboration with Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross held the title 11 straight weeks in 2011. Billboard points out that the crossover single continues to climb in sales, to over 280,000 purchased downloads in the last week.
Yesterday (April 4), it was revealed that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be among the few non-Pitch Perfect performers at this year’s MTV Video Awards, which airs April 14.