WANZ WALKS AWAY WITH THREE GRAMMYS FOR MASSIVE HIT ‘THRIFT SHOP’
WINS BEST RAP SONG, BEST RAP PERFORMANCE, AND BEST RAP ALBUM AT THE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS
MEDIA ALERT New York, NY (January 31, 2013) – By now every person world round can recognize the catchy hook in Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit song ‘Thrift Shop’. The man behind that infamous chorus is none other than singer/rapper Michael Wansley AKA Wanz.
In total Macklemore & Ryan Lewis walked away with four awards at this year’s Grammy Award Ceremony, owing three of them, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album, to their collaboration with Wanz on ‘Thrift Shop’.
“What an amazing journey I am on!! It is unbelievable to me that the universe has chosen to bless me, Ben and Ryan for ‘Thrift Shop’ – although the REAL thanks must be given to the fans! Without their love and dedication, none of this would have happened to us, and I am so grateful for their continued support!!” – Wanz
Young Hollywood brings us an exclusive one on one with the man behind the hook:
Summer of 2012, rising hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recruited Wanz for a hook on their song about shopping for second-hand clothes, a humble and forward- thinking track against the traditionally flashy hip-hop status quo. Partly thanks to Wanz’s unforgettable hook, “Thrift Shop” quickly climbed the Billboard charts before landing at number one and holding that spot for six weeks total, certifying the single as seventimes platinum in the United States. Wanz now tours the world with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, charming fans from all walks of life with his captivating vocals and unparalleled stage presence.
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