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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win 2014 Best New Artist Grammy

Ryan Lewis and Macklemore
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Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore

The rap duo were the first big winners of the night at the 56th Grammy Awards.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home the first of the major awards at the 56th Grammys on Sunday night.

The rap duo from Seattle won best new artist, following their phenomenal success with hits like "Same Love," "Can't Hold Us" and "Thrift Shop."

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Earlier in the day, they also took home awards for best rap album, best rap performance and best rap song for "Thrift Shop."

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They have been nominated for seven honors in total, including album of the year for The Heist