Macklemore Becomes First Unsigned Artist to Hit #1 on Billboard 100

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macklemore Macklemore Becomes First Unsigned Artist to Hit #1 on Billboard 100

 

Yes, you read that correctly. Rapper Macklemore has become the first unsigned artist to hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100, changing the game FOREVER. His hit track, “Thrift Song”, produced by Ryan Lewis, has almost 65 million YouTube views and is now a #1 single. According to Silent Attraction:

 

“Macklemore’s achievement is a big warning sign to the mega-labels, United Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Corporation, who for the first time in quite a while, do not have a number one hit. Through just his massive online following, Macklemore was able to go to top without the help of a gigantic label covering his back or spending millions of dollars on marketing. These labels have to be nervous; no longer do artists need to go through them in order to be successful.”

 

Indie artists, REJOICE!!!

Source:
SilentAttraction

Macklemore Becomes First Unsigned Artist to Hit #1 on Billboard 100