macklemore ryan lewis 2014 grammys best rap album Macklemore, Ryan Lewis sweep the rap Grammys before the awards show even startsThe 56th Annual Grammy Awards hadn’t even started yet and already Macklemore and Ryan Lewis had swept the rap awards, taking home the statues for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album — and that was all before the ceremony even began.

The awards were announced during the pre-telecast ceremony, but the duo couldn’t accept them because they were busy prepping for their massive performance of “Same Love” during the televised ceremony, which will see 34 couples (gay and straight) married in a ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah. Madonna and the “Same Love” vocalist, Mary Lambert, will also join in.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song trophies for “Thrift Shop,” and the Best Rap Album trophy for their disc “The Heist.”

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