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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" was one of the biggest songs of 2012, and the hip hop duo has gone on to release a string of hits and take home the Grammy for Artist of the Year.

Yet, somehow, no one knows who Ryan Lewis is...at least not the people who crossed paths with the producer during the making of this sketch for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon:

Yes, he's not wearing any sort of disguise and he even asks people point blank if they know who Ryan Lewis is on several occasions...and still no recognition.

For one dude, it's only after Lewis holds up a freakin' picture of himself while continuing to grill him about the identity of Ryan Lewis that the connection is made.

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Ryan Lewis - the hip hop producer best known for his work with Macklemore - revealed today that his mother is HIV positive.

Ryan Lewis and Mother

Lewis made the announcement today via Twitter in a statement that also includes a link to donate to the 30/30 Project - an HIV/AIDS research charity that he founded with help from Macklemore. 

In his statement, the Grammy winner revealed that his mother contracted the illness after receiving a blood transfusion in 1984.

At that time, little was known about HIV and Julie Lewis' prognosis was grim. She pulled through, however, and the name of Ryan's foundation is a tribute to his mother's 30 years of survival.

Lewis concluded his statement by saying, "I am honored to be the first donor to the 30/30 Project...I am asking you to join my family and see how far we can take this."

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There once was a time when future heart throbs were a little dorky, would-be supermodels a tad awkward, and even the Kardashians were just regular kids.

Heck, even Justin Bieber was a kid once ... instead of a punk a-- kid.

Ever wonder what your favorite stars (and Kim Kardashian for that matter) looked like long before they became the people that dominated your Facebook feed?

Wonder no longer, THGers. We've got you covered and then some!

Some aged better than others, and some certainly looked more like their adult selves from a very early stage, but all were pretty darn adorable.

Scroll through 47 cute pics of celebrities from their childhood ...

Katy Perry as a Kid
Katy Perry back when she was just Katy Hudson. Yep, that's her actual last name!

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Many people were impressed by Macklemore texting Kendrick Lamar to say that he just robbed him of Best Rap Album honors at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Drake was not one of those people.

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The Canadian rapper-crooner, who was also nominated in that category, spoke with Rolling Stone about Macklemore's gesture, declaring, "that s--t was wack as f--k."

His reasoning behind that view?

Drake was nominated for his album, Nothing Was the Same, but didn't receive any text after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home the prize for The Heist.

Macklemore texting Kendrick Lamar may have seemed cool to some fans, but "To name just Kendrick? That s--t made me feel funny," Drake continued.

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Kirk Cameron, a former child actor who has referred to homosexuality as unnatural and destructive, took to Facebook this week and slammed the Grammy Awards for featuring 33 marriage ceremonies - many of them same-sex couples - on stage Sunday night.

The unusual event took place during a performance of performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Same Love," with Queen Latifah officiating the unions.

"How did you like the Grammy's all out assault on the traditional family last night?" the 43-year-old wrote in a post that has since been taken down from his account.

Cameron then went on to promote his new film, Mercy Rule, contrasting it with what he considers to be the abomination of gay marriage.

"Now more than ever, we must work together to create the world we want for our children," he wrote.

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Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar squared off in many categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards, and couldn't be more different as rappers, but they're actually friends.

This was evidenced by Macklemore's classy, apologetic text last night after he cleaned up and Lamar was shut out - something he feels was unfair.

With Macklemore winning four Grammys and Kendrick winning none, the Seattle rapper has morphed into quite the villain online for sweeping Lamar.

However, Macklemore agrees with the haters. He took to Instagram to post photos of text messages he sent Kendrick, all but apologizing for his win.

Admitting he robbed the up-and-coming Compton rapper of an award that even he felt belonged to Kendrick, Macklemore's Instagram photo caption read:

"My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album... I'm honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys."

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The 2014 Grammy Awards were full of powerhouse performances, but the most moving, by far, belonged to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Mary Lambert.

Their performance lit up L.A.'s Staples Center, and was made all the more stirring with Queen Latifah officiated 33 marriages, many of them same-sex.

As if that wasn't enough, Madonna, a champion of equality for decades, joined Macklemore, Ryan and Mary on their gay marriage anthem "Same Love."

Watch the powerful effort from the 2014 Grammy Awards winners, who received a thunderous ovation from the capacity crowd, for yourself below ...

Toward the end of the duo's hit, Madonna joined Mary Lambert to conclude the song with a mash-up of the “Same Love” chorus and “Open Your Heart.”

Queen Latifah joined the singers in unison, along with a gospel choir and horn aficionado Trombone Shorty amidst a backdrop of stained glass windows.

After introducing the performance, Latifah returned to the stage at the end to formally officiate 34 gay marriages in an incredibly emotional moment.

Thirty-four smiling couples exchanged rings in front of the arena audience, and 40 million viewers, as the ordained minister pronounced them married.

That's a hard act to tough ... even if you're Beyonce and Jay-Z and "Drunk in Love." What did you think of the performance? Tell us in the comments!

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be joined by Madonna at tonight's Grammy Awards for a rendition of their hit song "Same Love," and that's not nearly all:

While the hip hop duo performs their gay marriage anthem, 33 couples, many of them same-sex will marry in a collective, on-air wedding officiated by Queen Latifah.

Nominated for Song of the Year, and with marriage equality sparking intense national debate, "Same Love" was one of 2013's most talked-about records.

Lewis, the producer for Macklemore and the director of the music video (above), said the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality."

That, he says, is that "all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”

The segment follows what Grammy Awards organizers say is the ceremony's long, often profound history of addressing timely social issues through music.

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While January 1 is traditionally a day to turn the page and look ahead, rather than back, there's a certain comfort in still having the horn part of "Thrift Shop" stuck in your head.

That's likely the case for more than a few people who watched Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform their #1 track along with "Can't Hold Us" on New Year's Rockin' Eve.

The guys owned the frigid Times Square stage, with the rapper dressed for the occasion in his bright red sneakers and trademark thrift shop-esque poncho thing.

Damn ... that's a cold ass honkey!

The performance punctuated an incredible 12 months for the twosome.

An underground, unsigned and unheard of rap group when 2013 started, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are now one of the biggest acts in pop music.

Whether you love them, hate them or somewhere in between, there's no question that the Seattle duo brings it to the people ... spreading it across the country.

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At Sunday night's American Music Awards, Seattle duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Favorite Rap / Hip Hop Album for their indie smash The Heist.

Since they’re currently on tour, the two appeared via satellite from Miami, Fla., where they were performing and put on a spirited rendition of "Can't Hold Us."

Watch the guys (and their horn section) do their thing:

In his acceptance speech, the rapper known for his strong views on gay marriage with his anthem "Same Love," turned serious discussing another matter:

“Now that I’m sitting here in front of millions of people, I would like to address something extremely important to me," the 30-year-old said.

"I was talking to my friend before the show and he reminded me of a great Martin Luther King quote. He said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’"

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