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Macklemore Has the No. 2 Song in America

Seattle based rapper Macklemore gave a live performance for the YouTube Presents program on Wednesday evening.

You were all warned, and still: That "Thrift Shop" song has crept past Rihanna's mediocre-but-still-Rihanna "Diamonds" and Taylor Swift's excellent "I Knew You Were Trouble" to the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. (Bruno Mars's "Locked Out of Heaven" is still tops. For now.) Is this the No. 1 you want, America? And if so, can you please explain why in the comments? Update: apparently you do! Okay!

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