Music's Hottest Breakout Artists

Macklemore

Twelve years after garnering an online following through independently-released music, rapper Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore) put his studio debut, The Heist, out to the masses. Declared an "indie rags-to-riches [story]" by Rolling Stone, Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis found their "Thrift Shop" music video viewed more than 140 million times on YouTube and performed the hit on Saturday Night Live in March 2013.

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