Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' most popular song in nation

Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' most popular song in nation
In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, right, and his producer Ryan Lewis pose for a portrait, at Irving Plaza in New York. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision)
SEATTLE -- For the first time in more than two decades, Seattle artists have topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis jumped to the No. 1 position this week, beating Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift. Earlier this month, the single went platinum with more than a million copies sold.

"Thrift Shop" topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart puts Macklemore and Lewis in a rare class. The last Seattle artist to reach that spot was Sir Mix-a-Lot with "Baby Got Back" in 1992. Macklemore has previously said he wanted Mix-a-Lot to be in the video for "Thrift Shop," but he didn't hear back.

The only other Seattle artists to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list are Heart ("Alone" in 1987 and "These Dreams" in 1986), Paul Revere and the Raiders ("Indian Reservation," 1971) and Olympia-based group The Fleetwoods, who recorded in Seattle ("Come Softly To Me" and "Mr. Blue," 1959).

The "Thrift Shop" was also the best selling song on iTunes and the most streamed track on Spotify.